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Apple Macbook Pro Mid 2012 4 Core Intel Core I7 2.7GHz 8GB 750GB HDD 15.4" Laptop

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4 Intel Core I7 2.7GHz 8GB Feb 2013
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14 Reasons For

Apple Notebook PCs Have Excellent Reviews

Based on 3,046 expert and user reviews, Apple has excellent reviews for its laptops. Apple also has excellent reviews specifically within its MacBooks range compared to other manufacturers.

Fairly Fast Processor Clock Speed

At 2.7 gigahertz, the Apple Macbook Pro Mid 2012 has a quite fast processor clock speed compared to most of the other laptops of this age and type. The processor clock speeds of comparable spec notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the Macbook Pro Mid 2012 range from 1GHz to 3.1GHz, and the average processor clock speed is 2.3GHz.

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Has a Front Camera

The Apple Macbook Pro Mid 2012 has a front camera, as do most of the other notebook PCs that are a similar age to the Macbook Pro Mid 2012.

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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 MacBooks that have been available for more than two years.

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Intel Core I7 Processor Family

This laptop has an Intel Core i7 processor family, which is the most frequently found processor family on laptops of this age and type.

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Quite Big Screen Size

With a screen size of 15.4 inches, the Apple Macbook Pro Mid 2012 has a quite big screen size compared to most of the other MacBooks that are a comparable age to the Macbook Pro Mid 2012. Across all the MacBooks that have been available for a comparable time to the Macbook Pro Mid 2012 the screen sizes range from 11" to 16", and the average screen size is 14".

There are a number of other 15.4" notebook PCs currently available which you might want to consider including the Apple Macbook Pro Retina (£2,999.99) which has better reviews.

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Quite Big Total Storage Capacity

Across all the laptops of this spec and age the total storage capacity range from 120GB to 1TB, and the average total storage capacity is 380GB. The Macbook Pro Mid 2012 has a fairly big total storage capacity (750 gigabytes) compared to most of the other MacBooks that were released more than two years ago.

If you want a portable PC with a bigger total storage capacity then you might also want to look at the Apple Macbook Pro Retina (£2,999.99) (1TB) which also has a higher rating.

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Very Big Processor Cache

MacBooks that have been available for more than two years have processor caches of between 2MB and 8MB, and the average processor cache is 4.5MB. With a processor cache of 8 megabytes, the Macbook Pro Mid 2012's processor cache is one of the biggest amongst MacBooks that have been around for a similar time to the Macbook Pro Mid 2012.

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Very Big L3 Cache

When compared to other MacBooks that were launched more than two years ago that we have checked the L3 cache of, the Macbook Pro Mid 2012's L3 cache of 8 megabytes is one of the biggest. Portable PCs of this type and age have L3 caches of between 3MB and 8MB.

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Fairly 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 were released around the same time as the Macbook Pro Mid 2012. The average maximum turbo frequency of MacBooks that are a comparable age to the Macbook Pro Mid 2012 is 3.3GHz.

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Very Fast Hard Drive Speed

When compared to other portable PCs of a similar spec and age to the Macbook Pro Mid 2012, the Macbook Pro Mid 2012's hard drive speed of 7,200 revolutions per minute is one of the fastest. MacBooks that were launched around the same time as the Macbook Pro Mid 2012 have hard drive speeds of between 5,400 RPM and 7,200 RPM.

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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 the most commonly found WiFi standard on laptops of a similar age and type to it.

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Very High Front Camera Resolution

Notebook PCs of this spec and age have front camera resolutions of between 0.9MP and 1MP, and the average front camera resolution is 0.93MP. The Macbook Pro Mid 2012 has one of the highest front camera resolutions (1 megapixel) amongst MacBooks of this age.

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Quite Big Hard Drive Capacity

The average hard drive capacity of portable PCs of a similar age and type to the Macbook Pro Mid 2012 is 590GB. The Macbook Pro Mid 2012 has a fairly big hard drive capacity (750 gigabytes) 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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7 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Most portable PCs of this age and type do not have a touch sensitive screen. The Apple Macbook Pro Mid 2012 is no exception to this as it too does not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Very Heavy

The lightest notebook PC of a comparable spec and age to the Macbook Pro Mid 2012 is 920g heavy, the heaviest is 2.6kg, and the average weight is 1.9kg. When compared to other MacBooks that have been around for around the same time as the Macbook Pro Mid 2012 that we have checked, the Macbook Pro Mid 2012's weight of 2.6 kilograms is one of the heaviest.

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Very Small Maximum Internal Memory

At only 8 gigabytes, the Apple Macbook Pro Mid 2012 has a quite small maximum internal memory compared to most of the other MacBooks that are a similar age to the Macbook Pro Mid 2012. Notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the Macbook Pro Mid 2012 have maximum internal memory of between 8GB and 16GB.

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Only 1680 X 1050 Pixels Display Resolution

This notebook PC has a display resolution of 1680 x 1050 pixels, which is the most commonly found display resolution on notebook PCs of this spec and age.

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Very Wide

Across all the portable PCs that came out more than two years ago the widths range from 280mm to 370mm. When compared to other comparable spec notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the Macbook Pro Mid 2012, the width of the Macbook Pro Mid 2012 of 364 millimeters is one of the widest.

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Thick

The Macbook Pro Mid 2012 is one of the thicker notebook PCs of this spec and age (24.1 millimeters) amongst MacBooks of this age. MacBooks that were released more than two years ago have heights of between 13mm and 25mm, and the average height is 20mm.

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Only One Thunderbolt Port

The Macbook Pro Mid 2012 is a one thunderbolt port portable PC. Most of the other MacBooks that have been around for more than two years have one thunderbolt port.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Apple Macbook Pro Mid 2012

Released Over Three Years Ago

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

Average Internal Memory

At 8 gigabytes, the Apple Macbook Pro Mid 2012 has a relatively average internal memory compared to most of the other portable PCs of this type and age.

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Average Battery Life

The Macbook Pro Mid 2012 has a relatively standard battery life (7 hours) compared to most of the other laptops of this spec and age.

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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 age and type. 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

Design
Form Factor
Device Type
Colour
Product Type
Processor
Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
Processor Cache
Processor Cache
L3 Cache
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Maximum Turbo Frequency
Processor Cache Type
Memory
Internal 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 Interface
Hard Drive Capacity
Hard Drive Installed
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Touch Sensitive Screen
Aspect Ratio
Glossy Display
Full HD
LED Backlight
Display Surface
Display Number of Colours
Supported Number of Colours Display
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Memory Type
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
DVD+R Write Speed
DVD+R Read Speed
DVD-R Write Speed
DVD-R Read Speed
LghtScribe Feature
Optical Drive
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Built-In Subwoofer
Speaker Power
Built-In Speaker
Built-In Speaker
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera Resolution
Front Camera Resolution
Front Camera
Networking
Cabling
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
Ethernet LAN Connection
WiFi Standard
Wireless LAN Connection
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
Microphone Connection
TV Out Port
Headphone Connection
DC-In Jack
Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in Port
Headphone Out Port
Thunderbolt Port
Firewire (IEEE 1394) Port
Ethernet LAN Ports
DVI Port
USB 3.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
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 InTru 3D Technology
Intel Insider
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel Clear Video HD Technology
Battery
Battery Life
Battery Capacity
Battery
Power
Power Auto-Sensing
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Adapter Frequency
AC Adapter Power
Security
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
Cable Included
AC Adapter Included
Manual
Quick Start Guide
Operational Conditions
Non-Operating Altitude
Operating Altitude
Storage Relative Humidity Range
Operating Relative Humidity Range
Storage Temperature Range
Operating Temperature Range
Other Features
Intel Visual Technology

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Expert Reviews

(51)
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...

26 October 2012

When Apple released the , it was only a matter of time before the Retina display made its way to other Apple laptops. That time is now, and with the , a compelling argument can be made that... Read more…

8 October 2012

There's no Retina display in the updated Macbook Pro 13in, but this little laptop retains its pint-sized appeal. Design At 2.06kg, it's relatively light, and the build quality is superb; the... Read more…

4 October 2012

Fast, fantastic looking and, for the moment, upgradable I'd recommend this MacBook over even the Retina version. As hard as other laptops try to compete, they're going to struggle against this....

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

(376)
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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Manufacturer Part Numbers apple md104, apple md104l, apple md104ll, apple md104lla

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