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Apple Macbook Pro Mid 2012 4 Core Intel Core I7 2.6GHz 8GB 750GB HDD 15.4" Laptop

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12 Reasons For

Apple Has Excellent Portable PC Reviews

Based on 3,046 expert and owner reviews, Apple has excellent ratings for its notebook PCs. Apple also has excellent ratings specifically for its MacBooks compared to other brands.

Fairly Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

Notebook PCs of a similar age and type to the Macbook Pro Mid 2012 have on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies of between 1,000MHz and 1,300MHz. At 1,250 megahertz, the Macbook Pro Mid 2012 has a quite fast on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency compared to most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the Macbook Pro Mid 2012.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

Like most of the other portable PCs of this spec and age, the Macbook Pro Mid 2012 has a full-size keyboard.

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Intel Core I7 Processor Family

This portable PC has an Intel Core i7 processor family, which is typical of many portable PCs of this age and type.

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Fairly Big Internal Memory

With an internal memory of 8 gigabytes, the Apple Macbook Pro Mid 2012 has one of the bigger internal memory amongst MacBooks of this age. Laptops of this spec and age have internal memory of between 4GB and 16GB, and the average internal memory is 8.9GB.

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Quite Big Screen Size

Laptops of a similar type and age to the Macbook Pro Mid 2012 have screen sizes of between 11" and 16". With a screen size of 15.4 inches, the Apple Macbook Pro Mid 2012 has a fairly big screen size compared to most of the other portable PCs of this age and type.

Other 15.4" portable PCs currently available which you might want to consider include the Apple Macbook Pro Retina[plb_2685254_price] which has better reviews.

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Fairly Big Total Storage Capacity

The Macbook Pro Mid 2012 has one of the bigger total storage capacity (750 gigabytes) amongst MacBooks of this age. Across all the MacBooks that are a comparable age to the Macbook Pro Mid 2012 the total storage capacity range from 120GB to 1TB.

Notebook PCs with a bigger total storage capacity that might also be worth considering include the Apple Macbook Pro Retina[plb_2685254_price] (1TB) which also has a higher rating.

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Fairly Big Processor Cache

The average processor cache of similar spec laptops that have been around for more than two years is 4.5MB. With a processor cache of 6 megabytes, the Macbook Pro Mid 2012 has one of the bigger processor caches amongst MacBooks of this age.

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Eight Processor Threads

The Macbook Pro Mid 2012 is a eight processor thread portable PC. Most of the other MacBooks that have been around for around the same time as the Macbook Pro Mid 2012 only have between two and seven processor threads.

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Fairly Fast Maximum Turbo Frequency

The Macbook Pro Mid 2012 has one of the faster maximum turbo frequencies (3.6 gigahertz) amongst similar spec laptops of this age. MacBooks that have been on the market for more than two years have maximum turbo frequencies of between 2.5GHz and 4GHz.

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Quite Fast Hard Drive Speed

The Macbook Pro Mid 2012 has one of the faster hard drive speeds (7,200 revolutions per minute) amongst notebook PCs of this age. MacBooks that came out around the same time as the Macbook Pro Mid 2012 have hard drive speeds of between 5,400 RPM and 7,200 RPM, and the average hard drive speed is 5,700 RPM.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This laptop has an 802.11a|802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is the most frequently found WiFi standard on comparable spec laptops that have been around for around the same time as it.

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10 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Front Camera

The Macbook Pro Mid 2012 does not have a front camera, unlike most of the other notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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Very Short Battery Life

Across all the comparable spec portable PCs that have been available for a similar time to the Macbook Pro Mid 2012 the battery lifes range from 5h to 720h, and the average battery life is 17h. The Macbook Pro Mid 2012 has one of the shorter battery lifes (only 7 hours) amongst MacBooks of this age.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

The Macbook Pro Mid 2012 does not have a touch sensitive screen. Most of the other MacBooks that have been available for more than two years also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Very Heavy

At 2.6 kilograms, the Macbook Pro Mid 2012 is very heavy compared to most of the other MacBooks that came out more than two years ago. The lightest laptop that came out more than two years ago is 920g heavy and the heaviest is 2.6kg.

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Very Wide

With a width of 364 millimeters, the Macbook Pro Mid 2012 is very wide compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable age and type to the Macbook Pro Mid 2012. The widths of comparable spec portable PCs that came out around the same time as the Macbook Pro Mid 2012 range from 280mm to 370mm, and the average width is 340mm.

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Thick

The heights of notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago range from 13mm to 25mm. At 24.1 millimeters, the Macbook Pro Mid 2012 is quite thick compared to most of the other notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the Macbook Pro Mid 2012.

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Thick

The Apple Macbook Pro Mid 2012 is one of the thicker MacBooks that have been on the market for around the same time as the Macbook Pro Mid 2012 (0.95 inches) amongst MacBooks of this age. The average height of portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as the Macbook Pro Mid 2012 is 0.83".

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Very Deep

The average depth of laptops that have been around for a similar time to the Macbook Pro Mid 2012 is 9.3". At 9.82 inches, the Apple Macbook Pro Mid 2012 is very deep compared to most of the other MacBooks that were launched around the same time as the Macbook Pro Mid 2012.

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Only One Thunderbolt Port

The Macbook Pro Mid 2012 is a one thunderbolt port laptop. Most of the other laptops of this spec and age have one thunderbolt port.

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Very Wide

The Macbook Pro Mid 2012 is very wide (14.35 inches) compared to most of the other laptops that came out around the same time as the Macbook Pro Mid 2012. The widths of laptops that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Macbook Pro Mid 2012 range from 11" to 15", and the average width is 13".

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4 Other reasons to consider the Apple Macbook Pro Mid 2012

Released Over Four Years Ago

This Apple portable PC has been on the market for over four years.

Average Processor Clock Speed

At 2.6 gigahertz, the Apple Macbook Pro Mid 2012 has a fairly standard processor clock speed compared to most of the other MacBooks that have been on the market for around the same time as the Macbook Pro Mid 2012.

Other 2.6GHz processor clock speed laptops currently available that you might also want to consider include the Apple Macbook Pro[plb_1773490_price] which has better reviews.

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1440 X 900 Pixels Display Resolution

This notebook PC has a display resolution of 1440 x 900 pixels, which is typical of many similar spec portable PCs that are a comparable age to it.

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HDD Storage Medium

The Macbook Pro Mid 2012 has a better storage medium than most laptops of a comparable age and type to it. This portable PC has an HDD storage medium, whereas most comparable spec notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as 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

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Docking Station
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Processor Family
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Processor Thread
Maximum Turbo Frequency
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Conflict Free Processor
Integrated 4G WiMAX
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Processor Codename
Processor Series
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Stepping
PCI Express Configuration
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Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
Memory
Internal Memory
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Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory
Hard Drive
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Memory Card
Integrated Card Reader
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive Capacity
Hard Drive Installed
Display
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Display Resolution
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LED Backlight
Display Surface
Supported Number of Colours Display
HD Type
Video
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
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On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
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On-Board Graphics Adapter
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Built-In Microphone
Built-In Subwoofer
Built-In Speaker
Audio System
Camera
Networking
Bluetooth Version
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Ethernet LAN Connection
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Wireless LAN Connection
Bluetooth
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TV Out Port
DC-In Jack
Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in Port
Headphone Out Port
Thunderbolt Port
Firewire (IEEE 1394) Port
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DVI Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Performance
Keyboard
Full-Size Keyboard
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Operating System
Processor Special Features
Intel Anti-Theft Technology
Intel VPro Technology
Intel My WiFi Technology
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel Identity Protection Technology
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel InTru 3D Technology
Intel Insider
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel Clear Video HD Technology
Intel Trusted Execution Technology
Supported Instruction Set
Processor Code
Intel FDI Technology
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology
Intel Fast Memory Access
Intel Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Thermal Monitoring Technology
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel Smart Cache
Intel 64
Processor Package Size
Intel Flex Memory Access
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Idle States
Graphics & IMC Lithography
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel AES New Instructions
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Battery
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Power
Power Auto-Sensing
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AC Adapter Power
Security
Special Features
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
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Height
Depth
Depth
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Packaging Data
Cable Included
AC Adapter Included
Manual
Quick Start Guide
Operational Conditions
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Storage Relative Humidity Range
Operating Relative Humidity Range
Storage Temperature Range
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Certificates
Energy Star Certified
Technical Details
Other Features
Graphics Adapter Family
Infrared Data Port
Display

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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 00885909580415, 00885909595075

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