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Apple MacBook Pro Mid 2012 4 Core Intel Core I7 2.6GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 15.4" Laptop

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4 Intel Core I7 2.6GHz 4GB Aug 2013
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Has a Front Camera

The Apple MacBook Pro Mid 2012 has a front camera. Most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to the MacBook Pro Mid 2012 also have a front camera.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The MacBook Pro Mid 2012 has a full-size keyboard. Most of the other comparable spec laptops that came out more than two years ago also have a full-size keyboard.

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Intel Core I7 Processor Family

This laptop has an Intel Core i7 processor family, which is typical of many notebook PCs of this spec and age.

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Fairly Big Screen Size

With a screen size of 15.4 inches, the Apple MacBook Pro Mid 2012 has one of the bigger screen sizes amongst MacBooks of this age. Across all the MacBooks that have been around for a similar time to the MacBook Pro Mid 2012 the screen sizes range from 11" to 16", and the average screen size is 14".

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Quite Big Processor Cache

MacBooks that have been around for more than two years have processor caches of between 2MB and 8MB, and the average processor cache is 4.5MB. At 6 megabytes, the MacBook Pro Mid 2012 has a quite big processor cache compared to most of the other MacBooks that were released more than two years ago.

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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 portable PCs of a comparable type and age to it.

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6 Reasons Against

Quite Small Internal Memory

The internal memory of MacBooks that have been around for a similar time to the MacBook Pro Mid 2012 range from 4GB to 16GB, and the average internal memory is 8.9GB. At only 4 gigabytes, the Apple MacBook Pro Mid 2012 has a quite small internal memory compared to most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 4GB internal memory portable PCs currently available including the Apple Macbook Pro Late 2011 which has better reviews.

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Very Short Battery Life

The battery lifes of similar spec notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the MacBook Pro Mid 2012 range from 5h to 720h. The Apple MacBook Pro Mid 2012 has a quite short battery life (only 7 hours) compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable age and type to the MacBook Pro Mid 2012.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

The MacBook Pro Mid 2012 does not have a touch sensitive screen, although keep in mind that most of the other similar spec portable PCs that were launched more than two years ago also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Heavy

At 2.6 kilograms, the Apple MacBook Pro Mid 2012 is quite heavy compared to most of the other portable PCs that have been around for more than two years. Across all the MacBooks that have been available for around the same time as the MacBook Pro Mid 2012 the weights range from 920g to 2.6kg.

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Very Small Maximum Internal Memory

The MacBook Pro Mid 2012 has a quite small maximum internal memory (only 8 gigabytes) compared to most of the other MacBooks that have been around for more than two years. MacBooks that were released around the same time as the MacBook Pro Mid 2012 have maximum internal memory of between 8GB and 16GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 12GB.

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Very Thick

The average height of notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to the MacBook Pro Mid 2012 is 20mm, and the heights range from 13mm to 25mm. With a height of 24.1 millimeters, the MacBook Pro Mid 2012 is one of the thicker comparable spec notebook PCs that are a similar age to the MacBook Pro Mid 2012 amongst portable PCs of this age.

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5 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

At 2.6 gigahertz, the MacBook Pro Mid 2012 has a fairly typical processor clock speed compared to most of the other MacBooks that have been around for more than two years.

We compared all the other 2.6GHz processor clock speed laptops to this notebook PC and we think because of it's better review score, the Apple Macbook Pro is also worth considering.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

With a total storage capacity of 500 gigabytes, the Apple MacBook Pro Mid 2012 has a relatively average total storage capacity compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this type and age.

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1440 X 900 Pixels Display Resolution

This notebook PC has a display resolution of 1440 x 900 pixels, which is the most frequently found display resolution on notebook PCs of this age and spec.

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HDD Storage Medium

The Apple MacBook Pro Mid 2012 has a better storage medium than most portable PCs that have been on the market for more than two years. This notebook PC has an HDD storage medium, whereas most laptops that are a similar age to it 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

Design
Form Factor
Housing Material
Colour
Product Type
Processor
Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
Processor Cache
Maximum Turbo Frequency
Processor Cache Type
Memory
Internal Memory
Memory
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Slot
Memory Layout
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory
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
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
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
AC Adapter Frequency
AC Adapter Power
Security
Cable Lock Slot
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
AC Adapter Included
Power Cord Included
Operational Conditions
Non-Operating Altitude
Operating Altitude
Storage Temperature Range
Operating Temperature Range
Certificates
Energy Star Certified

7 Awards

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Expert Reviews

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8 October 2012

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4 October 2012

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10 August 2012

If you absolutely can't wait to buy a laptop then the mid-2012 MacBook Pro will do you proud, otherwise we'd suggest waiting for a 2013 design refresh. Despite its power, great OS and speedy...

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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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