Apple MacBook Pro "Core 2 Duo" 2.4 13" Mid-2010 Specs
Identifiers: Mid-2010 13" - MC374LL/A - MacBookPro7,1 - A1278 - 2351*
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The MacBook Pro "Core 2 Duo" 2.4 13-Inch (Mid-2010) features a 45 nm "Penryn" 2.4 GHz Intel "Core 2 Duo" processor (P8600), with two independent processor "cores" on a single silicon chip, a 3 MB shared "on chip" level 2 cache, a 1066 MHz frontside bus, 4 GB of 1066 MHz DDR3 SDRAM (PC3-8500) installed in pairs (two 2 GB modules), a 250 GB Serial ATA (5400 RPM) hard drive, an 8X DL "SuperDrive", a NVIDIA GeForce 320M "graphics processor with 256 MB of DDR3 SDRAM shared with main memory", integrated iSight, and an LED-backlit 13.3" widescreen TFT active-matrix "glossy" display (1280x800 native resolution).
Connectivity includes AirPort Extreme (802.11a/b/g/n), Bluetooth 2.1+EDR, Gigabit Ethernet, a Firewire "800" port, two USB 2.0 ports, the same "combined optical digital output/headphone out (user-selectable analog audio line in)" port used by the iPhone, a "Mini DisplayPort" that supports an external display at 2560x1600 (it also passes an audio signal), and an SD card slot.
This model uses a "Unibody" aluminum case design -- milled from a single piece of aluminum -- and has a backlit keyboard, a new "no button" glass "inertial" multi-touch trackpad, and a non-swappable battery design that provides up to 10 hours of battery life.
Compared to its predecessor, this model has a very similar external enclosure, but an enhanced trackpad, and the same connectivity, except for the enhanced audio passing Mini DisplayPort. Internally, it has a similar architecture as well (with the same bus speed and memory), but has improved graphics and battery life.
- What are the differences between the "Mid-2010" 13-Inch, 15-Inch, and 17-Inch MacBook Pro models?
- What are the differences between the "Mid-2010" 13-Inch, 15-Inch, and 17-Inch MacBook Pro models and the "Mid-2009" MacBook Pro models that they replaced?
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||April 13, 2010
||February 24, 2011
||The "Introduction Date" refers to the date a model was introduced via press release. The "Discontinued Date" refers to the date a model either was replaced by a subsequent system or production otherwise ended.
Also see: All Macs introduced in 2010.
||1 (2 Cores)
|Geekbench 2 (32):
||Geekbench 2 (64):
||Geekbench 2 benchmarks are in 32-bit and 64-bit modes, respectively. These numbers reflect an average of user provided 32-bit and 64-bit results as submitted to the Geekbench website. Higher numbers are better.
You also might be interested in reviewing all 32-bit and 64-bit Geekbench 2 user submissions for Macs with the MacBookPro7,1 Model Identifier, which may include multiple models.
To dynamically compare Geekbench 2 results from different Macs side-by-side, see EveryMac.com's Ultimate Mac Comparison.
|Geekbench 3 (32):
||Geekbench 3 (32):
||These Geekbench 3 benchmarks are in 32-bit mode and are for a single processor core and all processor cores, respectively. Both numbers reflect an average of user provided results as submitted to the Geekbench website. Higher numbers are better.
You also might be interested in reviewing all 32-bit single core and multicore Geekbench 3 user submissions for Macs with the MacBookPro7,1 Model Identifier, which may include multiple models.
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|Geekbench 3 (64):
||Geekbench 3 (64):
||These Geekbench 3 benchmarks are in 64-bit mode and are for a single processor core and all processor cores, respectively. Both numbers reflect an average of user provided results as submitted to the Geekbench website. Higher numbers are better.
You also might be interested in reviewing all 64-bit single core and multicore Geekbench 3 user submissions for Macs with the MacBookPro7,1 Model Identifier, which may include multiple models.
To dynamically compare 64-bit Geekbench 3 results from different Macs side-by-side, see EveryMac.com's Ultimate Mac Comparison.
||Core 2 Duo (P8600)
||*The Intel "Core 2 Duo" 45 nm "Penryn" (P8600) processor includes two independent processor "cores" on a single silicon chip.
Also see: How fast are the "Mid-2010" 13-Inch, 15-Inch, and 17-Inch MacBook Pro models compared to one another? How fast are they compared to the models each replaced?
|| Custom Speeds:
||Also see: Can you upgrade the processor in the "Unibody" MacBook Pro?
|System Bus Speed:
||Cache Bus Speed:
||2.4 GHz (Built-in)
||1066 MHz frontside bus.
||3 MB (on chip)
||Includes a 3 MB shared "on chip" level 2 cache that runs at processor speed.
||Min. RAM Speed:
||Supports 1066 MHz PC3-8500 DDR3 SDRAM.
Also see: How do you upgrade the RAM in the "Mid-2010" 13-Inch, 15-Inch, and 17-Inch MacBook Pro Core 2 Duo models? How much RAM of what type do they support?
||4 GB of RAM pre-installed as two 2 GB modules, no slots free.
*Originally, both the official and actual maximum RAM was 8 GB. However, as confirmed by site sponsor OWC, if running OS X 10.7.5 or higher, updated with the latest EFI, and equipped with proper specification memory modules, this model can support up to 16 GB of RAM.
In the US (and many other countries), site sponsor Other World Computing sells memory -- as well as other upgrades -- for this MacBook Pro.
In the UK, site sponsor Flexx sells memory and other upgrades for this MacBook Pro.
In Australia, site sponsor RamCity sells memory and other upgrades for this MacBook Pro.
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Also see: Actual Max RAM of All G3 & Later Macs.
||This model has a "48 core" NVIDIA GeForce 320M that shares memory with the system.
Also see: What type of video processor is provided by the "Unibody" MacBook Pro models? Is it upgradable? Which models have "dedicated" and "integrated" video memory?
||Apple reports that "memory available to Mac OS X may vary depending on graphics needs. Minimum graphics memory usage is 256 MB".
||13.3" color widescreen LED-backlit TFT active-matrix "glossy" display with a 1280 by 800 native resolution.
Apple reports that this system also supports "1152 by 720, 1024 by 640, and 800 by 500 pixels at 16:10 aspect ratio; 1024 by 768, 800 by 600, and 640 by 480 pixels at 4:3 aspect ratio; 1024 by 768, 800 by 600, and 640 by 480 pixels at 4:3 aspect ratio stretched; 720 by 480 pixels at 3:2 aspect ratio; 720 by 480 pixels at 3:2 aspect ratio stretched."
|2nd Display Support:
||2nd Max. Resolution:
||The maximum resolution supported on an external display is 2560x1600.
Also see: Are there any adapters or "hacks" that make it possible to connect a second external display to a MacBook, MacBook Pro, or MacBook Air model?
|Standard Hard Drive:
||250 GB (5400 RPM)
||Int. HD Interface:
||Serial ATA (3 Gb/s)
||By custom configuration, this model could be equipped with a 320 GB or 500 GB Serial ATA hard drive for an additional US$50 or US$150, respectively. It also could be configured with a 128 GB, 256 GB, or 512 GB SSD for an additional US$350, US$800, or US$1450, respectively.
Also see: How do you upgrade the hard drive in the "Mid-2010" 13-Inch, 15-Inch, and 17-Inch MacBook Pro Core 2 Duo models? What type of hard drive do these models support? Can one replace the hard drive with an SSD?
In the US (and many other countries), site sponsor Other World Computing sells storage upgrades for this MacBook Pro.
In the UK, site sponsor Flexx sells storage upgrades for this MacBook Pro.
In Australia, site sponsor RamCity sells storage upgrades for this MacBook Pro.
||8X DL "SuperDrive"
||Apple reports that this slot-loading "SuperDrive" (DVD±R DL/DVD±RW/CD-RW) has a maxium write speed of "8x DVD-R, DVD+R; 4x DVD-R DL (double layer), DVD+R DL (double layer), DVD-RW, DVD+RW; 24x CD-R; 10x CD-RW" and a maximum read speed of "8x DVD-R, DVD+R, DVD-ROM; 6x DVD-ROM (double layer DVD-9), DVD-R DL (double layer), DVD+R DL (double layer), DVD-RW, and DVD+RW; 24x CD".
Site sponsor Other World Computing offers a "Data Doubler" mounting kit that may be of interest. It makes it simple to install a second hard drive or SSD in the optical drive bay of this MacBook Pro.
||AirPort Extreme (802.11a/b/g/n) and Bluetooth 2.1+EDR standard.
Also see: What is 802.11n? How is it different from 802.11b, 802.11g, and 802.11a?
|| Firewire Ports:
||Two 480-Mbps USB 2.0 ports, one 800-Mbps Firewire "800" port.
||SD Card Slot
||This model has an SD card slot. No expansion bays are provided.|
In the US (and many other countries), site sponsor Other World Computing sells a wide variety of external expansion options and accessories, including docking stations, adapters, input devices, cases, and more for this MacBook Pro.
In Australia, site sponsor Macfixit offers an extensive selection of external expansion options and accessories like docks, stands, chargers, cases, security products, and more for this MacBook Pro.
Also see: Are SD Card slot storage expansion options available for the "Unibody" MacBook Pro models? Which are compatible? Is this type of storage a good idea for these models?
||Apple reports that the backlit integrated keyboard has "78 (US) or 79 (ISO) keys, including 12 function keys, 4 arrow keys (inverted "T" arrangement)."
The glass multi-touch trackpad supports "inertial scrolling, pinch, rotate, swipe, three-finger swipe, four-finger swipe, tap, double-tap, and drag capabilities".
||This MacBook Pro uses a black and silver "unibody" case design milled from a single piece of aluminum with a "catchless" magnetic latch.
|Apple Order No:
||The Apple model number should be unique to this system.
|Apple Model No:
||A1278 (EMC 2351*)
||*Please note that these identifiers refer to more than one model. In this case, please also note that the EMC number is not externally listed on the notebook so it cannot be used readily for identification.
Also see: All Macs with the A1278 Model Number, the 2351* EMC Number, and the MacBookPro7,1 Model Identifier.
For more about these identifiers and how to locate them on each Mac, please refer to EveryMac.com's Mac Identification section.
||63.5 W h Li-Poly
||Apple reports that this model has a "63.5-watt-hour lithium-polymer battery" that provides "up to 10 hours of wireless productivity".
Also see: What is the "real-world" battery life of the "Mid-2010" 13-Inch, 15-Inch, and 17-Inch MacBook Pro models? How does the battery life of each compare to the model each replaced?
In the US (and many other countries), site sponsor Other World Computing sells quality batteries for this MacBook Pro.
In Australia, site sponsor Macfixit is a local distributor of OWC batteries for this MacBook Pro.
In Southeast Asia, site sponsor SimplyMac.sg sells OWC batteries for this MacBook Pro.
||X 10.6.3 (10D2125)
||*This system fully supports the last version of OS X 10.8 "Mountain Lion" as well as OS X 10.9 "Mavericks" except for "Power Nap" and "AirPlay Mirroring" (which also requires an Apple TV 2nd Gen or higher). It also supports the last version of OS X 10.10 "Yosemite" and OS X 10.11 "El Capitan" -- including Mac-to-Mac AirDrop capability -- but no other advanced features are supported. It is capable of running macOS Sierra (10.12) as well, although it does not support the Universal Clipboard, Auto Unlock, or Apple Pay features.
Please note that OS X "Lion" 10.7 and subsequent versions of OS X are not capable of running Mac OS X apps originally written for the PowerPC processor as these operating systems do not support the "Rosetta" environment. To run PowerPC applications on this Mac, it will be necessary to use Mac OS X 10.6 "Snow Leopard."
Also see: Which Macs are compatible with macOS Sierra (10.12)? What are the system requirements? Which Macs support which features?
||XP SP2 (32-Bit)*
||*Apple's Boot Camp 4 formally supports the 32-bit version of Windows XP SP2 as well as the 32-bit and 64-bit versions of Windows Vista and Windows 7. However, the system does meet Microsoft's minimum requirements for Windows 8 and readers have reported successfully running the 32-Bit and 64-bit versions of this operating system with appropriate drivers.
|MacOS 9 Support:
||Also see: Are there any third-party programs to run Mac OS 9/Classic applications on Intel Macs?
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For more on running Windows on Intel Macs, please refer to the exhaustive Windows on Mac Q&A.
||0.95 x 12.78 x 8.94
||4.5 lbs (2.04 kg)
||In inches while closed - height by width by depth, (2.41 cm, 32.5 cm, 22.7 cm).
|Original Price (US):
||Est. Current Retail:
||Please note that on average the estimated current retail pricing of used systems is updated twice a year (please refer to the date on the bottom of the page for the date last updated).
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