MacBook Pro (15-inch, Mid 2010)


Family: MacBook Pro

Codename: ?

Gestalt ID: 406

Minimum OS: 10.6.3

Maximum OS: 10.10.4

Introduced: April 2010

Terminated: February 2011


CPU: Intel Core i5 ("Arrandale")

CPU Speed: 2.4/2.53/2.66 GHz

CPU Cores: 2

FPU: integrated

Bus Speed: 1066 MHz

Register Width: 64-bit

Data Bus Width: 64-bit

Address Bus Width: 64-bit

Level 1 Cache: 32 kB data, 32 kB instruction

Level 2 Cache: 256 kB per-core (512 kB total)

Level 3 Cache: 3 MB on-processor


RAM Type: PC3-8500 SO-DIMM

Minimum RAM Speed: 1066 MHz

Onboard RAM: 0 MB

RAM slots: 2

Maximum RAM: 8 GB

Expansion Slots: SD card


Screen: 15.4" LED-backlit TFT

GPU: NVIDIA GeForce 330M, Intel HD Graphics

VRAM: 256/512 MB GDDR3, 256 MB shared (see notes)

Max Resolution: 1440x900

Video Out: Mini DisplayPort

Camera: iSight


Hard Drive: 320/500 GB 5400 RPM

ATA Bus: Serial-ATA

Optical Drive: 24x/24x/10x/8x/8x/4x/4x CD-RW/DVD±RW/DVD±R DL


USB: 2 2.0

Firewire800: 1

Audio Out: stereo 24 bit mini, Optical S/PDIF, HDMI via Mini DisplayPort

Audio In: stereo 24 bit mini, Optical S/PDIF

Speaker: stereo

Microphone: mono


Ethernet: 10/100/1000BaseT

Wi-Fi: 802.11a/b/g/n

Bluetooth: 2.1+EDR


Power: 85 Watts

Battery Life: 8-9 hours

Dimensions: 0.95" H x 14.35" W x 9.82" D

Weight: 5.5 lbs.


The 2.66 GHz model used an Intel Core i7 CPU with 4 MB of L3 cache. The Intel HD Graphics chipset used a portion of main memory as VRAM. Though reported as a 256 MB graphics system, the chipset actually used up to 272 MB of RAM.

Introduced in April 2010, The MacBook Pro (15-inch, Mid 2010) was primarily a speed-bump of the The MacBook Pro (15-inch, Mid 2009). Improvements included faster processors, improved graphics chipsets, and larger hard disks for the low- and mid-range models.

The MacBook Pro (15-inch, Mid 2010) shipped in three configurations:

  • 2.4 GHz Core i5/4 GB RAM/320 GB HD/$1799
  • 2.53 GHz Core i5/4 GB RAM/500 GB HD/$1999
  • 2.66 GHz Core i7/4 GB RAM/500 GB HD/$2199

Built-to-order options included a 500 GB 7200 RPM hard drive, a 128, 256, or 512 GB solid-state drive, a 1680x1050 glossy or anti-glare display, and up to 8 GB of RAM. The MacBook Pro (15-inch, Mid 2010) was replaced in Febrary 2011 by the MacBook Pro (15-inch, Early 2011).

Picture Credits:
Apple, Inc.