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Apple Macbook Pro Mid 2012
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Apple Macbook Pro Mid 2012 4 Core Intel Core I7 2.7GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 15.4" Laptop

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10 Reasons For

Apple Has Excellent Portable PC Reviews

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

Quite Fast Processor Clock Speed

The Apple Macbook Pro Mid 2012 has a fairly fast processor clock speed (2.7 gigahertz) compared to most of the other similar spec portable PCs that have been available for more than two years. The average processor clock speed of MacBooks that were released more than two years ago is 2.3GHz, and the processor clock speeds range from 1GHz to 3.1GHz.

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Has a Front Camera

The Macbook Pro Mid 2012 has a front camera, as do most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to the Macbook Pro Mid 2012.

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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 MacBooks that have been around for a comparable time 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 the most commonly found processor family on notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to it.

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Fairly Big Screen Size

Across all the laptops of this age and spec the screen sizes range from 11" to 16", and the average screen size is 14". With a screen size of 15.4 inches, the Macbook Pro Mid 2012 has a quite big screen size compared to most of the other laptops that were released more than two years ago.

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Very Big Processor Cache

With a processor cache of 8 megabytes, the Apple Macbook Pro Mid 2012's processor cache is one of the biggest amongst MacBooks that have been available for more than two years. The average processor cache of notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the Macbook Pro Mid 2012 is 4.5MB, and the processor caches range from 2MB to 8MB.

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Eight Processor Threads

The Macbook Pro Mid 2012 is a eight processor thread notebook PC.

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Quite Fast Maximum Turbo Frequency

At 3.7 gigahertz, the Macbook Pro Mid 2012 has a fairly fast maximum turbo frequency compared to most of the other MacBooks that have been available for a similar time to the Macbook Pro Mid 2012. MacBooks that were released more than two years ago have maximum turbo frequencies of between 2.5GHz and 4GHz.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This portable PC has an 802.11a|802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is typical of many MacBooks that have been on the market for a similar time to it.

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9 Reasons Against

Quite Small Internal Memory

The internal memory of notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to the Macbook Pro Mid 2012 range from 4GB to 16GB, and the average internal memory is 8.9GB. With an internal memory of only 4 gigabytes, the Macbook Pro Mid 2012 has one of the smallest internal memory amongst comparable spec notebook PCs of this age.

There are a number of alternative 4GB internal memory notebook PCs currently available that you might also want to consider including because of it's better review score, the Apple Macbook Pro Late 2011[plb_1786902_price].

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Very Short Battery Life

At only 7 hours, the Macbook Pro Mid 2012 has a fairly short battery life compared to most of the other laptops of a similar type and age to the Macbook Pro Mid 2012. The battery lifes of MacBooks that were launched around the same time as the Macbook Pro Mid 2012 range from 5h to 720h, and the average battery life is 17h.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Like most of the other MacBooks that were released more than two years ago, the Macbook Pro Mid 2012 does not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Very Heavy

Across all the MacBooks that are a similar age to the Macbook Pro Mid 2012 the weights range from 920g to 2.6kg, and the average weight is 1.9kg. The weight of the Macbook Pro Mid 2012 of 2.6 kilograms is one of the heaviest amongst notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory

The maximum internal memory of comparable spec laptops that have been available for more than two years range from 8GB to 16GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 12GB. The Macbook Pro Mid 2012 has one of the smaller maximum internal memory (only 8 gigabytes) amongst MacBooks of this age.

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Very Wide

Across all the MacBooks that came out around the same time as the Macbook Pro Mid 2012 the widths range from 280mm to 370mm, and the average width is 340mm. The Macbook Pro Mid 2012 is very wide (364 millimeters) compared to most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that have been around for a similar time to the Macbook Pro Mid 2012.

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Thick

At 24.1 millimeters, the Macbook Pro Mid 2012 is quite thick compared to most of the other MacBooks that have been available for a comparable time to the Macbook Pro Mid 2012. The thinnest portable PC of a comparable age and spec to the Macbook Pro Mid 2012 is 13mm thick, the thickest is 25mm, and the average height is 20mm.

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Quite Small Hard Drive Capacity

Across all the MacBooks that have been around for a similar time to the Macbook Pro Mid 2012 the hard drive capacity range from 120GB to 1TB, and the average hard drive capacity is 590GB. The Macbook Pro Mid 2012 has one of the smaller hard drive capacity (only 500 gigabytes) amongst MacBooks of this age.

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Only One Thunderbolt Port

The Macbook Pro Mid 2012 is a one thunderbolt port portable PC.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Apple Macbook Pro Mid 2012

Released Over Three Years Ago

This portable PC was released over three years ago.

Average Total Storage Capacity

At 500 gigabytes, the Macbook Pro Mid 2012 has a pretty average total storage capacity compared to most of the other MacBooks that have been around for a comparable time to 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 the most commonly found display resolution on MacBooks that have been available for around the same time as it.

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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 MacBooks that are a similar age to it. 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
Form Factor
Housing Material
Colour
Product Type
Docking Station
Processor
Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
Processor Cache
Processor Thread
Maximum Turbo Frequency
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
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
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
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology
Intel InTru 3D Technology
Intel Insider
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel Clear Video HD 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
Special Features
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
Technical Details
Other Features

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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

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers apple md103, apple md103l, apple md103ll, apple md103lla

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