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Apple MacBook Pro Mid 2012
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Apple MacBook Pro Mid 2012 4 Core Intel Core I7 3GHz 8GB 256GB SSD 13.3" Laptop

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11 Reasons For

Apple Portable PCs Have Excellent Reviews

Apple has excellent average ratings for its MacBooks as well as across its entire portable PC range.

Very Fast Processor Clock Speed

When compared to other laptops that were released around the same time as the MacBook Pro Mid 2012, the Apple MacBook Pro Mid 2012's processor clock speed of 3 gigahertz is one of the fastest. The processor clock speeds of MacBooks 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

Like most of the other portable PCs that were released more than two years ago, the MacBook Pro Mid 2012 has a front camera.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

Like most of the other portable PCs of this age and type, the Apple MacBook Pro Mid 2012 has 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 laptops of a similar age and type to it.

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SSD Storage Medium

This portable PC has an SSD storage medium, which is the most commonly found storage medium on MacBooks that have been around for a similar time to it. Solid State Drives (SSD) store data in semiconductors on a circuit board rather than using magnetic or optical media. Solid State Drives have no moving parts which makes them very fast and reliable.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative notebook PCs that have an SSD storage media currently available including the Apple MacBook Air Early 2014 which has better reviews.

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HD HD Type

The HD type of this laptop is Wide Quad HD, which is typical of many MacBooks that have been around for around the same time as it.

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Quite Fast Maximum Turbo Frequency

The maximum turbo frequencies of MacBooks that came out around the same time as the MacBook Pro Mid 2012 range from 2.5GHz to 4GHz, and the average maximum turbo frequency is 3.3GHz. At 3.7 gigahertz, the Apple MacBook Pro Mid 2012 has a fairly fast maximum turbo frequency compared to most of the other MacBooks that are a similar age to the MacBook Pro Mid 2012.

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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 MacBooks that came out more than two years ago.

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Two Thunderbolt Ports

The MacBook Pro Mid 2012 is a two thunderbolt port laptop.

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Narrow

With a width of only 314 millimeters, the MacBook Pro Mid 2012 is one of the narrower notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the MacBook Pro Mid 2012 amongst MacBooks of this age. The narrowest laptop of a similar spec and age to the MacBook Pro Mid 2012 is 280mm wide and the widest is 370mm.

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3 Reasons Against

Quite Small Screen Size

With a screen size of only 13.3 inches, the MacBook Pro Mid 2012 has one of the smaller screen sizes amongst MacBooks of this age. The screen sizes of laptops of a comparable age and type to the MacBook Pro Mid 2012 range from 11" to 16", and the average screen size is 14".

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Very Short Battery Life

The shortest battery life of laptops of a similar age and type to the MacBook Pro Mid 2012 is 5h and the longest is 720h. With a battery life of only 7 hours, the Apple MacBook Pro Mid 2012 has one of the shorter battery lifes 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, although it is worth noting that most of the other portable PCs that are a similar age to the MacBook Pro Mid 2012 also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Apple MacBook Pro Mid 2012

Released Over Two Years Ago

This Apple notebook PC has been on the market for over two years.

Average Internal Memory

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

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Average Weight

With a weight of 1.6 kilograms, the Apple MacBook Pro Mid 2012 has a pretty typical weight compared to most of the other MacBooks that are a similar age to the MacBook Pro Mid 2012.

If you would consider a laptop with a heavier weight then you might want to look at the Apple Macbook Pro Early 2013 Retina (1.6kg).

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Average Total Storage Capacity

At 256 gigabytes, the MacBook Pro Mid 2012 has a fairly standard total storage capacity compared to most of the other MacBooks that have been available for a similar time to the MacBook Pro Mid 2012.

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Specification

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Intel My WiFi Technology
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27 December 2013

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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

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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

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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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