MacBook Pro Retina 15-inch Mid 2015

The Apple MacBook Pro Retina 15-inch Mid 2015 is a notebook computer that was designed, manufactured, and sold by Apple from 2015 to 2018 as part of the MacBook Pro computers. The computer has been introduced on 19 May 2015, and its price started at $1999.

The new MacBook Pro features a 2.2 GHz / 2.5 GHz or 2.8 GHz Intel Core i7 processor, 15.4″ high-resolution LED-Backlit Retina Display, aluminum unibody case, 16 GB of RAM, 256 GB, or 512 GB flash drive, built-in Bluetooth 4.0, USB 3.0 ports, FaceTime HD camera, ambient light sensor, illuminated keyboard, new Thunderbolt 2 ports, Multi-Touch trackpad with Force Touch technology, and 1.5 GB Intel Iris Pro 5200 graphics in the base model. Models with 2.5 GHz and 2.8 GHz processors could be configurated with dual graphics 2 GB AMD Radeon R9 M370X and 1.5 GB Intel Iris Pro 5200.

This MacBook has been discontinued on July 12, 2018.

Today MacBook Pro Retina 15-inch Mid 2015 is 7 years old!

MacBook Pro Retina 15-inch
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MacBook Pro Retina 15-inch Mid 2015 Release Date and Original Price

IntroducedMay 9, 2015
DiscontinuedJuly 12, 2018
Model IdentifierMacBookPro11,4 (2.2 GHz)
MacBookPro11,5 (2.5 GHz and 2.8 GHz)
Model NumberA1398
EMC2909 (2.2 GHz)
2910 (2.5 GHz and 2.8 GHz)
Order NumberMJLQ2LL/A (2.2 GHz)
MJLT2LL/A (2.5 GHz)
MJLU2LL/A (2.8 GHz)
Original Price$1,999
$2,099
$2,299
$2,499

$2,699
$3,199
ColorsAluminum
Weight4.49 Ibs.
2.036 KG
Dimensions0.71” H x 14.13” W x 9.73” D
1.8 cm H x 35.89 cm W x 24.71 cm D

Tech Specs

Processor

ProcessorIntel Core i7 4770HQ “Haswell” (2.2 GHz)
Intel Core i7 4870HQ “Haswell” (2.5 GHz)
Intel Core i7 4980HQ “Haswell” (2.8 GHz)
Processor Speed2.2 GHz
2.5 GHz
2.8 GHz
Maximum Processor SpeedUp to 3.4 GHz (2.2 GHz)
Up to 3.7 GHz (2.5 GHz)
Up to 4.0 GHz (2.8 GHz)
Architecture64-bit
Number of Cores4
System BusIntel Direct Media Interface (DMI) at 5 GT/s
Cache6 MB shared L3

Storage & Media

Storage256 GB (SSD)
512 GB (SSD)
1 TB (SSD)
Media1 – MacBook Air SuperDrive (Optional)

Memory

Built-in Memory16 GB integrated memory PC3-12800 DDR3L 1600 MHz
Maximum Memory16 GB
Memory SlotsNone
Interleaving SupportYes

Display

Built-in Display15.4″ high-resolution LED-backlit glossy widescreen Retina Display
Pixel Density220 dpi
BrightnessUnknown
Resolutions1024 x 640
1280 x 800
1680 x 1050
1920 x 1200
2880 x 1800 (native)

Graphics

Graphics CardIntel Iris Pro 5200
AMD Radeon R9 M370X and Intel Iris Pro 5200
Graphics Memory2 GB GDDR5 (AMD Radeon R9 M370X)
Up to 1.5 GB DDR3 shared from main memory (Intel Iris Pro 5200)
Display Connection1 – Thunderbolt
1 – HDMI
Display SupportSupports an HDMI-compatible device, including 4K, while using one Thunderbolt display or support for two Thunderbolt displays
Display ModesDual display extended, video mirroring, and AirPlay Mirroring
External ResolutionUp to 5120 x 2880 pixels at 60Hz (Thunderbolt)
Up to 3840 x 2160 pixels at 30Hz or 4096 x 2160 pixels at 24Hz (HDMI)
CameraFaceTime HD (720p)

Expansion

Expansion Slots1 – Secure Digital (SDXC)
Hard Drive Interface1 – 8.0 GT/s PCIe x4
BaysNone

Connections

Wi-Fi802.11ac
EthernetApple Thunderbolt to Gigabit Ethernet Adapter (Optional)
ModemNone
BluetoothBluetooth 4.0
InfraredNone
FireWireApple Thunderbolt to FireWire Adapter (Optional)
USB2 – Up to 5 Gbps
Thunderbolt2 – Thunderbolt 2 (Up to 20 Gbps)
Audio In2 – Microphones
Audio Out1 – 3.5-mm analog/optical output jack
2 – Speakers
Display1 – Thunderbolt
1 – HDMI
Security SlotNone

Sensors

Motion SensorNone
Liquid SensorLiquid Contact Indicators (LCI)

Keyboard and trackpad

KeyboardFull-size backlit keyboard with 78 (U.S.) or 79 (ISO) keys
TrackpadMulti-Touch trackpad with Force Touch

Software

Original OSOS X 10.10.3
Later OSOS X 10.11
OS X 10.11.1
OS X 10.11.2
Maximum OSmacOS 12.6
FirmwareIntel Extensible Firmware Interface (EFI)
AirDropSupported
Power NapSupported
HandoffSupported
Unlock with Apple WatchSupported with macOS Sierra (Apple Watch (1st generation), Apple Watch Series 1, and Apple Watch Series 2)
macOS High Sierra or later (Apple Watch Series 3 or later)
Bundled SoftwareOS X 10.10
iPhoto
iMovie
GarageBand
Pages
Number
Keynote

Power

System Battery95.5 W Lithium-Polymer
Backup BatteryNone
Battery LifeUp to 9 hours
Standby TimeUp to 30 days
Maximum Battery Cycles1000
Maximum Continuous PowerUnknown
Line Voltage100-240 V AC
Power Adapter85 W MagSafe 2 Power Adapter

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References:
Apple Support – MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Mid 2015): Technical Specifications