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I have a MacBook Pro (Retina, 13-inch, Late 2013). I'd like to know what type of motherboard I have so I can figure out if it's using UEFI or BIOS.

I've tried cmd+fing through the specs for EFI, BIOS, and motherboard but didn't find anything.

  • How do I learn about what kind of motherboard is on my laptop?

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I'm aware there are folks who already know that Intel Macs are EFI based. I'm curious how one would go about discovering what my motherboard is, which is a not the same question being explored here. What tools are used, what are you looking for in specs, a link to a reference is appreciated but I'm more interested in how one is to use that reference to discover what type of motherboard is being used on a Apple computer.

marked as duplicate by Ramhound, Pimp Juice IT, Run5k, music2myear, Paul Mar 30 '17 at 23:36

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  • This is not a duplicate, see edit. – mbigras Mar 20 '17 at 5:25
  • Knowing WHY you need this information could be helpful. Laptop mainboards are usually identified by a part number rather than a model number, as they are typically unique to that specific laptop model and are not found (or available) anywhere else. The way they are typically identified for replacement is by the laptop they go into, as will likely be the case here. In other words, the mainboard for the late 2013 MacBook Pro 13" is the MacBook Pro 13" Retina laptop mainboard. – music2myear Mar 29 '17 at 22:30
  • Taken from the Arch installation guide If UEFI mode is enabled on an UEFI motherboard, Archiso will boot Arch Linux accordingly via systemd-boot. So I'm curious if my macbook is a UEFI motherboard. – mbigras Mar 29 '17 at 22:41
  • Then make that your question. We can only really answer the question that is asked, and as it is asked, this question is basically a duplicate as it has been flagged. – music2myear Mar 30 '17 at 19:54
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Specs for every Apple product: http://www.everymac.com

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    You do not provide an answer to the question. OP asks the model of his MBP motherboard, you provide a link to (presumably) all MBP models. Edit your answer as @FleetCommand suggested. – alljamin Mar 20 '17 at 1:34
  • As others have said providing a link with no context is not helpful. It is helpful to always quote the most relevant part of an important link. Please refer to the How to Answer help section for more info. – mbigras Mar 20 '17 at 5:28
  • There is not a mainboard identifier listed in this parts catalog for that system. – music2myear Mar 29 '17 at 22:32

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