Find Out Which Model of MacBook Pro You Are Using

This post will teach how to detect the serial number of personal MacBook Pro as well as some other details on your favorite device.

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Get to Know a serial and part number along with model identifier

You can make a difference despite there are many models of Mac as for today. One of the ways to tell your MacBook Pro form the rest of its models is to find a serial number. Every MacBook Pro has an individual one. You may also discover some other unique attributes by having a look on the computer’s surface. Another treasury of information is the original packaging of your MacBook Pro. Many people make the same mistake and lose the packaging, but it matters in many situations. For instance, you can prove your ownership when the device is lost.

Use ‘About This Mac’ feature to get info

About This Mac is a very popular option, often underestimated by the Mac owners. It is possible to discover the serial number and other details in the window of this function.

Select Apple menu and choose About This Mac option. Pay attention to the popped-up window – it will name the MacBook Pro’s model accurately. It could be MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Mid 2015). A serial number also matters when detecting the exact model. Those are letters and numbers forming some kind of code. Apply this number to discover the technical specifications for your particular MacBook Pro. It also allows checking the service and support features.

With the help of the computer’s model identifier, you can retrieve more information. Pick System Report. It is in the About This Mac window. Pick Model Identifier from the System Information window. This tool is required to locate the Apple computer below.

Explore the computer’s surface carefully

It is amazing how many things people skip when having a first look at their devices. They often ignore the details mentioned on the device’s surface even though they contain valuable information about Mac.

If you have never noticed a serial number on the Apple computer’s surface, shut down the device and turn it over. You will see the desired code made of letters and numbers on the underside of Mac, next to the regulatory markings.

Grab the original Mac’s packaging or receipt

It is even possible to find a serial number on the original packaging of MacBook Pro. That is why it is important to keep it until you decide to sell or give away the product. Have a look at the packaging to find what you need on a barcode label on the box.

Moreover, you can see the special part number. The example could be MacBook Pro with a part number MPTX2xx/A. If you are not sure how exactly your Mac’s model is called, just find the corresponding part number in the list below to realize which MacBook Pro you are using. If you wonder what “xx” stands for, those are just the variables that are different for various countries.

Check the receipt or invoice if you prefer saving those things elsewhere. You will see the serial/model number as well as the configuration details over there as well.

MacBook Pro models

2017

MacBook Pro (15-inch, 2017)

Model Identifier: MacBookPro14,3

Part Numbers:

MPTR2xx/A
MPTT2xx/A
MPTU2xx/A
MPTV2xx/A
MPTW2xx/A
MPTX2xx/A

MacBook Pro (13-inch, 2017, Four Thunderbolt 3 ports)

Model Identifier: MacBookPro14,2

Part Numbers:

MPXV2xx/A
MPXW2xx/A
MPXX2xx/A
MPXY2xx/A
MQ002xx/A
MQ012xx/A

MacBook Pro (13-inch, 2017, Two Thunderbolt 3 ports)

Model Identifier: MacBookPro14,1

Part Numbers:

MPXQ2xx/A
MPXR2xx/A
MPXT2xx/A
MPXU2xx/A

2016

MacBook Pro (15-inch, 2016)

Model Identifier: MacBookPro13,3

Part Numbers:

MLH32xx/A
MLH42xx/A
MLH52xx/A
MLW72xx/A
MLW82xx/A
MLW92xx/A

MacBook Pro (13-inch, 2016, Four Thunderbolt 3 ports)

Model Identifier: MacBookPro13,2

Part Numbers:

MLH12xx/A
MLVP2xx/A
MNQF2xx/A
MNQG2xx/A
MPDK2xx/A
MPDL2xx/A

MacBook Pro (13-inch, 2016, Two Thunderbolt 3 ports)

Model Identifier: MacBookPro13,1

Part Numbers:

MLL42xx/A
MLUQ2xx/A

2015

MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Mid 2015)

Model Identifier: MacBookPro11,4

Part Number: MJLQ2xx/A

MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Mid 2015)

Model Identifier: MacBookPro11,5

Part Numbers:

MJLT2xx/A
MJLU2xx/A

MacBook Pro (Retina, 13-inch, Early 2015)

Model Identifier: MacBookPro12,1

Part Numbers:

MF839xx/A
MF840xx/A
MF841xx/A
MF843xx/A

2014

MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Mid 2014)

Model Identifier: MacBookPro11,2

Part Number: MGXA2xx/A

MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Mid 2014)

Model Identifier: MacBookPro11,3

Part Number: MGXC2xx/A

MacBook Pro (Retina, 13-inch, Mid 2014)

Model Identifier: MacBookPro11,1

Part Numbers:

MGX72xx/A
MGX82xx/A
MGX92xx/A

2013

MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Late 2013)

Model Identifier: MacBookPro11,2

Part Number: ME293xx/A

MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Late 2013)

Model Identifier: MacBookPro11,3

Part Number: ME294xx/A

MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Early 2013)

Model Identifier: MacBookPro10,1

Part Numbers:

ME664xx/A
ME665xx/A

MacBook Pro (Retina, 13-inch, Late 2013)

Model Identifier: MacBookPro11,1

Part Numbers:

ME864xx/A
ME865xx/A
ME866xx/A

MacBook Pro (Retina, 13-inch, Early 2013)

Model Identifier: MacBookPro10,2

Part Numbers:

MD212xx/A
ME662xx/A

2012

MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Mid 2012)

Model Identifier: MacBookPro10,1

Part Numbers:

MC975xx/A
MC976xx/A

MacBook Pro (15-inch, Mid 2012)

Model Identifier: MacBookPro9,1

Part Numbers:

MD103xx/A
MD104xx/A

MacBook Pro (Retina, 13-inch, Late 2012)

Model Identifier: MacBookPro10,2

Part Numbers:

MD212xx/A
MD213xx/A

MacBook Pro (13-inch, Mid 2012)

Model Identifier: MacBookPro9,2

Part Numbers:

MD101xx/A
MD102xx/A

2011

MacBook Pro (17-inch, Late 2011)

Model Identifier: MacBookPro8,3

Part Number: MD311xx/A

MacBook Pro (17-inch, Early 2011)

Model Identifier: MacBookPro8,3

Part Number: MC725xx/A

MacBook Pro (15-inch, Late 2011)

Model Identifier: MacBookPro8,2

Part Numbers:

MD322xx/A
MD318xx/A

MacBook Pro (15-inch, Early 2011)

Model Identifier: MacBookPro8,2

Part Numbers:

MC723xx/A
MC721xx/A

MacBook Pro (13-inch, Late 2011)

Model Identifier: MacBookPro8,1

Part Numbers:

MD314xx/A
MD313xx/A

MacBook Pro (13-inch, Early 2011)

Model Identifier: MacBookPro8,1

Part Numbers:

MC724xx/A
MC700xx/A

2010

MacBook Pro (17-inch, Mid 2010)

Model Identifier: MacBookPro6,1

Part Number: MC024xx/A

MacBook Pro (15-inch, Mid 2010)

Model Identifier: MacBookPro6,2

Part Numbers:

MC373xx/A
MC372xx/A
MC371xx/A

MacBook Pro (13-inch, Mid 2010)

Model Identifier: MacBookPro7,1

Part Numbers:

MC375xx/A
MC374xx/A

2009

MacBook Pro (17-inch, Mid 2009)

Model Identifier: MacBookPro5,2

Part Number: MC226xx/A

MacBook Pro (17-inch, Early 2009)

Model Identifier: MacBookPro5,2

Part Number: MB604xx/A

MacBook Pro (15-inch, Mid 2009)

Model Identifier: MacBookPro5,3

Part Numbers:

MB985xx/A
MB986xx/A

MacBook Pro (15-inch, 2.53GHz, Mid 2009)

Model Identifier: MacBookPro5,3

Part Number: MC118xx/A

MacBook Pro (13-inch, Mid 2009)

Model Identifier: MacBookPro5,5

Part Numbers:

MB991xx/A
MB990xx/A

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