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Apple MacBook Pro Mid 2012 2 Core Intel Core I5 2.3GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 13.3" Laptop

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6 Reasons For

Apple Notebook PCs Have Excellent Reviews

Apple MacBooks have excellent reviews on average and across all laptops Apple is one of the leading brands.

Has a Front Camera

The MacBook Pro Mid 2012 has a front camera, as do most of the other MacBooks that have been available for more than two years.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The MacBook Pro Mid 2012 has a full-size keyboard, as do most of the other portable PCs of a comparable age and type to the MacBook Pro Mid 2012.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This laptop has an 802.11n WiFi standard, which is typical of many similar spec notebook PCs that are a comparable age to it.

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Three Point Five Headphone Out Ports

The MacBook Pro Mid 2012 has more headphone out ports than most of the laptops that have been available for around the same time as the MacBook Pro Mid 2012. Most of the MacBooks that were released more than two years ago only have between one and three headphone out ports, however this notebook PC has three point five headphone out ports.

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HDD Storage Medium

This notebook PC has an HDD storage medium, which is the most commonly found storage medium on laptops that have been available for more than two years.

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6 Reasons Against

Very Small Internal Memory

The average internal memory of MacBooks that are a comparable age to the MacBook Pro Mid 2012 is 8.9GB, and the internal memory range from 4GB to 16GB. With an internal memory of only 4 gigabytes, the Apple MacBook Pro Mid 2012 has a fairly small internal memory compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable age and type to the MacBook Pro Mid 2012.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 4GB internal memory portable PCs currently available including the Apple MacBook Air Early 2014[plb_2213130_price] which has better reviews.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Like most of the other laptops of this type and age, the Apple MacBook Pro Mid 2012 does not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Very Slow CD-R Read Speed

The slowest CD-R read speed of MacBooks that have been around for more than two years is 8x and the fastest is 24x. The MacBook Pro Mid 2012 has one of the slower CD-R read speeds (only 8 CD-speeds) amongst MacBooks of this age.

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Very Slow CD-RW Read Speed

With a CD-RW read speed of only 8 CD-speeds, the MacBook Pro Mid 2012 has one of the slower CD-RW read speeds amongst similar spec notebook PCs of this age. The slowest CD-RW read speed of notebook PCs of this spec and age is 8x, the fastest is 24x, and the average CD-RW read speed is 20x.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This laptop Ethernet LAN data rate, which is the most frequently found Ethernet LAN data rate on similar spec portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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Very Small Internal Memory

The MacBook Pro Mid 2012 has one of the smaller internal memory (only 4,000 megabytes) amongst similar spec portable PCs of this age. The smallest internal memory of notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the MacBook Pro Mid 2012 is 4GB and the biggest is 16GB.

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8 Other reasons to consider the Apple MacBook Pro Mid 2012

Released Over Two Years Ago

Apple released the MacBook Pro Mid 2012 over two years ago.

Average Processor Clock Speed

With a processor clock speed of 2.3 gigahertz, the Apple MacBook Pro Mid 2012 has a pretty average processor clock speed compared to most of the other similar spec portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as the MacBook Pro Mid 2012.

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Intel Core I5 Processor Family

The MacBook Pro Mid 2012 has an Intel Core i5 processor family which is better than the Intel Core i7 processor family found on most MacBooks that are a similar age to it.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

The MacBook Pro Mid 2012 has a pretty average total storage capacity (500 gigabytes) compared to most of the other MacBooks that came out around the same time as the MacBook Pro Mid 2012.

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1440 X 900 Pixels Display Resolution

This laptop has a display resolution of 1440 x 900 pixels, which is typical of many laptops of this age and type.

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Average Battery Life

At 7 hours, the MacBook Pro Mid 2012 has a pretty typical battery life compared to most of the other MacBooks that came out more than two years ago.

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HDD Storage Medium

The MacBook Pro Mid 2012 has an HDD storage medium which is better than the SSD storage medium found on most laptops of this age and spec. HDD is a traditional storage drive which stores the information on magnetic disks. HDD drives are slower than other forms of storage such as solid state drives (SSD) and flash drives.

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Average Screen Size

With a screen size of 13.3 inches, the MacBook Pro Mid 2012 has a fairly average screen size compared to most of the other notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the MacBook Pro Mid 2012.

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Expert Reviews

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17 July 2014

The MacBook Pro with Retina display (please, Apple; how about a shorter product name?) is considered by many to be a whole new take on what a notebook can be. Starting with a gorgeous Retina... Read more…

27 December 2013

Apple's latest MacBook is thin, light and boasts excellent battery life, but the premium price doesn't offer the value of the previous MacBook Pro which remains on sale...

The screen is the best that we've seen on a 13inch laptop and the battery life is still the best in the business
Stunning display
Faster
Beautiful screen
Excellent backlit keyboard
The premium price for the Retina display account for almost a third of the price, meaning a non Retina version costs substantially less
Memory not upgradeable
Noticeable Display Lag
NonRetina supported apps look terrible
No dedicated graphics card
2 November 2013

How fast is the 2013 Retina MacBook Pro compared to the 'best' early 2012 Retina MacBook Pro? And how do both compare to the 'best' 2013 iMac? We have a sampling of games plus Heaven and Valley... Read more…

27 August 2013

The Macbook Pro Mac MD101HN/A is an excellent laptop with a host of features that will make the steep price seem nothing when compared performance-wise with other similarly priced models. It is an...

10 April 2013

In the latest update to the Retina MacBook Pro, some models got price cuts, some received slightly faster processors, and some got a healthy bump in the amount of RAM. Anyone who purchased a... Read more…

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Reviewed 27 October 2013 by JBS123

I had stuck to Windows through good (XP) and bad ( Vista) telling myself that all Operating Systems had issues and after all, buying a Mac was so self indulgent, wasn't it? Then I bought a laptop... Read more…

Reviewed 5 July 2012 by GD0602

Absolutely, most probably, the most beautifully put together thing I have ever owned absolutely ever. Just gorgeous. The solid aluminium body, the backlit keyboard, the beautifully sharp screen... Read more…

Reviewed 9 December 2014 by BUSINESS

This is an excellent laptop, bought for my wife. I have the larger version and this is every bit as powerful and good to use. We bought her a Sony Vaio with Windows 8 and she had a year of trouble... Read more…

Reviewed 6 April 2013 by Will0101

After many weeks deliberating which laptop to purchase I finally made the decision to buy this macbook pro from john lewis. Click and collect service from my local waitrose, allowed me to get the... Read more…

Reviewed 24 December 2012 by Goaty

MacBook Pro. This is the first apple laptop I have purchased,after having windows computers for years,I thought it may have been difficult to make the jump to an iOS operating system,at my age as... Read more…

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