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Apple Macbook Pro Mid 2012 4 Core Intel Core I7 2.3GHz 8GB 750GB HDD 15.4" Laptop

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4 Intel Core I7 2.3GHz 8GB May 2013
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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other MacBooks that are a similar age to the Macbook Pro Mid 2012, the Macbook Pro Mid 2012 has a front camera.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The Apple Macbook Pro Mid 2012 has a full-size keyboard, as do most of the other laptops of a comparable type and age to the Macbook Pro Mid 2012.

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Intel Core I7 Processor Family

This notebook PC has an Intel Core i7 processor family, which is typical of many laptops that were released around the same time as it.

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Fairly Big Total Storage Capacity

With a total storage capacity of 750 gigabytes, the Macbook Pro Mid 2012 has a fairly big total storage capacity compared to most of the other portable PCs of a similar age and spec to the Macbook Pro Mid 2012. Across all the portable PCs of a similar age and spec to the Macbook Pro Mid 2012 the total storage capacity range from 120GB to 1TB.

If this laptop total storage capacity is too small for you then you might want to consider the Apple Macbook Pro Retina[plb_2685254_price] (1TB) which is also higher rated.

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Fairly Big Processor Cache

The processor caches of MacBooks that have been available for more than two years range from 2MB to 8MB. The Apple Macbook Pro Mid 2012 has one of the bigger processor caches (6 megabytes) amongst MacBooks of this age.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This laptop has an 802.11a|802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is typical of many MacBooks that are a similar age to it.

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Fairly Big Hard Drive Capacity

At 750 gigabytes, the Macbook Pro Mid 2012 has a fairly big hard drive capacity compared to most of the other MacBooks that were launched around the same time as the Macbook Pro Mid 2012. The hard drive capacity of similar spec portable PCs that were released more than two years ago range from 120GB to 1TB.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

The Macbook Pro Mid 2012 does not have a touch sensitive screen, although it is worth noting that most of the other laptops of a comparable spec and age to the Macbook Pro Mid 2012 also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Heavy

The Apple Macbook Pro Mid 2012 is one of the heavier laptops of this age and type (2.6 kilograms) amongst MacBooks of this age. Portable PCs of this age and type have weights of between 920g and 2.6kg, and the average weight is 1.9kg.

We compared all the other 2.6kg heavy notebook PCs to this laptop and we think because of it's better review score, the Apple Macbook Pro[plb_1773490_price] is also worth considering.

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Thick

The heights of laptops of this age and spec range from 13mm to 25mm, and the average height is 20mm. At 24.1 millimeters, the Apple Macbook Pro Mid 2012 is fairly thick compared to most of the other notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the Macbook Pro Mid 2012.

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7 Other reasons to consider the Apple Macbook Pro Mid 2012

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was over three years ago when Apple released the Macbook Pro Mid 2012.

Average Processor Clock Speed

The Apple Macbook Pro Mid 2012 has a relatively typical processor clock speed (2.3 gigahertz) compared to most of the other portable PCs that were launched around the same time as the Macbook Pro Mid 2012.

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Average Internal Memory

At 8 gigabytes, the Macbook Pro Mid 2012 has a pretty average internal memory compared to most of the other MacBooks that came out more than two years ago.

There are a number of alternative 8GB internal memory laptops currently available that you might want to consider including because of it's better review score, the Apple Macbook Pro[plb_1773490_price].

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Average Screen Size

With a screen size of 15.4 inches, the Apple Macbook Pro Mid 2012 has a fairly average screen size compared to most of the other MacBooks that were released around the same time as the Macbook Pro Mid 2012.

We compared this portable PC to all the other 15.4" portable PCs and we think because of it's better review score, the Apple Macbook Pro Retina[plb_2685254_price] is also worth considering.

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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 a comparable type and age to it.

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Average Battery Life

At 7 hours, the Apple Macbook Pro Mid 2012 has a pretty average battery life compared to most of the other portable PCs that are a comparable age to the Macbook Pro Mid 2012.

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HDD Storage Medium

The Macbook Pro Mid 2012 has an HDD storage medium which is better than most portable PCs of this spec and age. Most MacBooks that were released more than two years ago have an SSD storage medium. 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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Specification

Features
Design
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Housing Material
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Product Type
Docking Station
Processor
Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
Processor Cache
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Processor Cache Type
Memory
Internal Memory
Memory
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Slot
Memory Layout
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory
Hard Drive
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Memory Card
Integrated Card Reader
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Capacity
Hard Drive Installed
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Touch Sensitive Screen
Aspect Ratio
LED Backlight
Display Surface
Video
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Open GL Graphics Adapter
Maximum Resolution
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Discrete Graphics Memory Type
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
Discrete Graphics Adapter
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
Optical Drive
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Built-In Subwoofer
Built-In Speaker
Camera
Front Camera
Networking
4G
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
Ethernet LAN Connection
WiFi Standard
Wireless LAN Connection
3G Network Access Module
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
Mini DisplayPort/Thunderbolt Combo Port
SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
Docking Connector
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in Port
Headphone Out Port
Thunderbolt Port
Firewire (IEEE 1394) Port
Ethernet LAN Ports
DVI Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Performance
Ambient Light Sensor
Keyboard
Full-Size Keyboard
Island-Style Keyboard
Backlit Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Operating System
Bundled Software
Processor Special Features
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Battery
Battery Life
Battery Capacity
Battery
Power
AC Adapter Input Voltage
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AC Adapter Power
Security
Cable Lock Slot
Cable Lock Slot
Special Features
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
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AC Adapter Included
Power Cord Included
Operational Conditions
Non-Operating Altitude
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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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User Reviews

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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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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers apple md104, apple md104l, apple md104ll, apple md104lla
Barcodes 07612392239543, 07612392241607

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Apple Macbook Pro Retina vs Apple Macbook Pro Mid 2012
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