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Apple MacBook Pro Late 2012 Retina
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Apple MacBook Pro Late 2012 Retina 2 Core Intel Core I5 2.5GHz 8GB 128GB SSD 13.3" Laptop

2 Intel Core I5 2.5GHz 8GB Mar 2014
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The 13-inch MacBook Pro is powered by a dual-core Intel Core i5 processor with Intel HD Graphics 4000. It features Thunderbolt, USB 3, Gigabit Ethernet, an SDXC card slot and an optical drive. And... More
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Apple Has Excellent Laptop Reviews

We calculated the average ratings for all Apple portable PCs and also specifically for Apple MacBooks and found that in both cases Apple had excellent ratings.

Very Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

At 650 megahertz, the MacBook Pro Late 2012 Retina has a very fast on-board graphics adapter base frequency compared to most of the other MacBooks that have been on the market for a similar time to the MacBook Pro Late 2012 Retina. The on-board graphics adapter base frequencies of notebook PCs of this spec and age range from 200MHz to 650MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter base frequency is 410MHz.

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other laptops of a similar age and type to the MacBook Pro Late 2012 Retina, the Apple MacBook Pro Late 2012 Retina has a front camera.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The Apple MacBook Pro Late 2012 Retina has a full-size keyboard. Most of the other notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the MacBook Pro Late 2012 Retina also have a full-size keyboard.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Apple MacBook Pro Late 2012 Retina supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than most comparable spec laptops that have been available for around the same time as it. Most portable PCs of a similar age and type to it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. In addition, this portable PC supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

A 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed is in fact the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst all MacBooks that have been on the market for more than two years.

The worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across similar types of laptop is 133MHz.

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SSD Storage Medium

This laptop has an SSD storage medium, which is typical of many portable PCs of a comparable type and age to it. Solid State Drives (SSD) store data in semiconductors on a circuit board rather than using magnetic or optical media. Solid State Drives have no moving parts which makes them very fast and reliable.

There are a number of alternative notebook PCs that have an SSD storage media currently available which you might want to look at including because of it's better review score, the Apple MacBook Air Early 2014[plb_2213130_price].

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This notebook PC has an 802.11n WiFi standard, which is typical of many portable PCs of a comparable age and type to it.

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Shallow

The shallowest comparable spec notebook PC that has been on the market for more than two years is 7.5" deep, the deepest is 9.9", and the average depth is 9.3". At only 8.62 inches, the MacBook Pro Late 2012 Retina is quite shallow compared to most of the other portable PCs of this type and age.

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Very Narrow

At only 12.35 inches, the MacBook Pro Late 2012 Retina is quite narrow compared to most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that are a similar age to the MacBook Pro Late 2012 Retina. Across all the laptops of this type and age the widths range from 11" to 15", and the average width is 13".

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16 Reasons Against

Only One PCI Express Lane (max)

The Apple MacBook Pro Late 2012 Retina is a one PCI Express lane (max) notebook PC. Most of the other MacBooks that came out more than two years ago have between 1 and 15 PCI Express lanes (max).

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Quite Small Total Storage Capacity

When compared to other MacBooks that have been available for a comparable time to the MacBook Pro Late 2012 Retina, the total storage capacity of the MacBook Pro Late 2012 Retina of only 128 gigabytes is one of the smallest. Across all the portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the MacBook Pro Late 2012 Retina the total storage capacity range from 120GB to 1TB.

If you would prefer a notebook PC with a bigger total storage capacity then you might also want to look at the Apple MacBook Air Early 2014[plb_2213130_price] (256GB) which also has a higher rating.

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Heavy

The MacBook Pro Late 2012 Retina is one of the heavier MacBooks that were launched more than two years ago (2.1 kilograms) amongst portable PCs of this age. The average weight of MacBooks that have been available for around the same time as the MacBook Pro Late 2012 Retina is 1.9kg, and the weights range from 920g to 2.6kg.

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Quite Short Battery Life

The shortest battery life of laptops that are a comparable age to the MacBook Pro Late 2012 Retina is 5h and the longest is 720h. The Apple MacBook Pro Late 2012 Retina has one of the shortest battery lifes (only 7 hours) amongst MacBooks of this age.

If you would prefer a laptop with a longer battery life then you might want to consider the Apple Macbook Pro Retina[plb_2649154_price] (8h).

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Like most of the other MacBooks that came out around the same time as the MacBook Pro Late 2012 Retina, the Apple MacBook Pro Late 2012 Retina does not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)

With a maximum internal memory (64-bit) of only 8 gigabytes, the MacBook Pro Late 2012 Retina has a fairly small maximum internal memory (64-bit) compared to most of the other similar spec portable PCs that have been on the market for more than two years. MacBooks that were released more than two years ago have maximum internal memory (64-bit) of between 8GB and 16GB, and the average maximum internal memory (64-bit) is 11GB.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory

Notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to the MacBook Pro Late 2012 Retina have maximum internal memory of between 8GB and 16GB. At only 8 gigabytes, the Apple MacBook Pro Late 2012 Retina has a very small maximum internal memory compared to most of the other MacBooks that have been around for a similar time to the MacBook Pro Late 2012 Retina.

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Quite Slow Maximum Turbo Frequency

Across all the portable PCs of this age and type the maximum turbo frequencies range from 2.5GHz to 4GHz. When compared to other MacBooks that have been available for around the same time as the MacBook Pro Late 2012 Retina that we have assessed the maximum turbo frequency of, the MacBook Pro Late 2012 Retina's maximum turbo frequency of only 2.5 gigahertz is one of the slowest.

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Only 128 Solid-State Drive Capacity

Most laptops of this type and age have between 128 and 999 solid-state drive capacity, including the Apple MacBook Pro Late 2012 Retina which has 128 solid-state drive capacity.

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Quite Small Processor Cache

With a processor cache of only 3 megabytes, the Apple MacBook Pro Late 2012 Retina's processor cache is one of the smallest amongst similar spec laptops that have been around for more than two years. The processor caches of notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to the MacBook Pro Late 2012 Retina range from 2MB to 8MB.

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Quite Small L3 Cache

The L3 cache of the MacBook Pro Late 2012 Retina of only 3 megabytes is one of the smallest amongst comparable spec laptops that were launched around the same time as the MacBook Pro Late 2012 Retina. Portable PCs that were released around the same time as the MacBook Pro Late 2012 Retina have L3 caches of between 3MB and 8MB, and the average L3 cache is 4.3MB.

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Very Slow CD-RW Write Speed

The average CD-RW write speed of MacBooks that have been around for around the same time as the MacBook Pro Late 2012 Retina is 12x, and the CD-RW write speeds range from 10x to 16x. With a CD-RW write speed of only 10 CD-speeds, the MacBook Pro Late 2012 Retina has a quite slow CD-RW write speed compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to the MacBook Pro Late 2012 Retina.

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Quite Small Flash Memory

The average flash memory of portable PCs of this age and type is 300GB, and the flash memory range from 120GB to 1TB. With a flash memory of only 128 gigabytes, the MacBook Pro Late 2012 Retina has a very small flash memory compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar age and type to the MacBook Pro Late 2012 Retina.

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Only Four Processor Threads

Most notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to the MacBook Pro Late 2012 Retina have between two and seven processor threads, including the Apple MacBook Pro Late 2012 Retina which has four processor threads.

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Quite Small Battery Capacity

With a battery capacity of only 63.5 watt-hours, the MacBook Pro Late 2012 Retina has a fairly small battery capacity compared to most of the other MacBooks that have been available for a comparable time to the MacBook Pro Late 2012 Retina. The average battery capacity of MacBooks that were released more than two years ago is 75Wh.

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Only One Thunderbolt Port

The MacBook Pro Late 2012 Retina is a one thunderbolt port portable PC.

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5 Other reasons to consider the Apple MacBook Pro Late 2012 Retina

Released Over Four Years Ago

This Apple laptop was released over four years ago.

Average Processor Clock Speed

At 2.5 gigahertz, the MacBook Pro Late 2012 Retina has a fairly typical processor clock speed compared to most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the MacBook Pro Late 2012 Retina.

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Average Internal Memory

The Apple MacBook Pro Late 2012 Retina has a relatively typical internal memory (8 gigabytes) compared to most of the other MacBooks that were launched more than two years ago.

If this portable PC internal memory is too small for you then you might want to consider the Apple Macbook Pro Retina[plb_1763161_price] (16GB).

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Intel Core I5 Processor Family

The MacBook Pro Late 2012 Retina has a better processor family than most notebook PCs of this age and type. This notebook PC has an Intel Core i5 processor family, whereas most MacBooks that have been available for a comparable time to it have an Intel Core i7 processor family.

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Average Screen Size

The MacBook Pro Late 2012 Retina has a pretty typical screen size (13.3 inches) compared to most of the other portable PCs of a similar type and age to the MacBook Pro Late 2012 Retina.

If you are looking for a portable PC with a bigger screen size then you might also want to consider the Apple Macbook Pro Retina[plb_2685254_price] (15.4") which also has a higher rating.

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Specification

Features
Design
Form Factor
Housing Material
Colour
Product Type
Docking Station
Processor
Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
Processor
Compatible Processor Series
Processor Cache
Maximum Turbo Frequency
Processor Cache Type
Processor
Memory
Internal Memory
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory
Hard Drive
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Memory Card
Integrated Card Reader
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
LED Backlight
Video
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
LghtScribe Feature
Optical Drive
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Built-In Speaker
Built-In Speaker
Camera
Front Camera
Networking
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Connection
WiFi Standard
Wireless LAN Connection
3G Network Access Module
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
DC-In Jack
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in Port
Headphone Out Port
Thunderbolt Port
DVI Port
HDMI Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Performance
Keyboard
Full-Size Keyboard
Backlit Keyboard
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Operating System
Included Driver
Processor Special Features
Battery
Battery Life
Battery Capacity
Battery
Power
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Adapter Frequency
AC Adapter Power
Security
Special Features
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
Cable Included
AC Adapter Included
Manual
Operational Conditions
Non-Operating Altitude
Operating Altitude
Operating Relative Humidity Range
Storage Temperature Range
Operating Temperature Range
Certificates
EPEAT Compliance
Energy Star Certified
Technical Details
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