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Apple MacBook Pro Mid 2012 Retina
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Apple MacBook Pro Mid 2012 Retina 2 Core Intel Core I5 2.5GHz 8GB 128GB SSD 13.3" Laptop

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2 Intel Core I5 2.5GHz 8GB Jul 2013
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Clearly Our Most Advanced Notebook Ever.A groundbreaking Retina display. All-flash architecture. The latest Intel processors. Remarkably thin and light 13 inch and 15 inch designs. Together, these... More
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5 Reasons For

Excellent Brand

We checked 3,046 expert and user reviews for Apple notebook PCs and found that on average Apple has excellent reviews compared to other brands. We also found that Apple has excellent reviews specifically within its MacBooks range.

Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other MacBooks that were launched more than two years ago, the MacBook Pro Mid 2012 Retina has a front camera.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

Like most of the other portable PCs that came out more than two years ago, the MacBook Pro Mid 2012 Retina has a full-size keyboard.

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SSD Storage Medium

This laptop has an SSD storage medium, which is typical of many MacBooks that were released more than two years ago. 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.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This notebook PC has an 802.11n WiFi standard, which is typical of many MacBooks that are a comparable age to it.

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8 Reasons Against

Very Small Total Storage Capacity

At only 128 gigabytes, the MacBook Pro Mid 2012 Retina has a fairly small total storage capacity compared to most of the other portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as the MacBook Pro Mid 2012 Retina. The smallest total storage capacity of similar spec notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago is 120GB, the biggest is 1TB, and the average total storage capacity is 380GB.

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Quite Small Screen Size

With a screen size of only 13.3 inches, the MacBook Pro Mid 2012 Retina has a fairly small screen size compared to most of the other portable PCs of a similar age and type to the MacBook Pro Mid 2012 Retina. The screen sizes of laptops of this spec and age range from 11" to 16".

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Very Short Battery Life

The Apple MacBook Pro Mid 2012 Retina has one of the shorter battery lifes (only 7 hours) amongst laptops of this age. The battery lifes of portable PCs of this age and type 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 laptops of a comparable spec and age to the MacBook Pro Mid 2012 Retina, the Apple MacBook Pro Mid 2012 Retina does not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Only One Built-In Speaker

The MacBook Pro Mid 2012 Retina is a one built-in speaker portable PC.

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Only 128 Solid-State Drive Capacity

Most MacBooks that were launched more than two years ago have between 128 and 999 solid-state drive capacity, including the Apple MacBook Pro Mid 2012 Retina which has 128 solid-state drive capacity.

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Very Small Processor Cache

The MacBook Pro Mid 2012 Retina has a fairly small processor cache (only 3 megabytes) compared to most of the other similar spec laptops that have been around for a comparable time to the MacBook Pro Mid 2012 Retina. Portable PCs of this spec and age have processor caches of between 2MB and 8MB, and the average processor cache is 4.5MB.

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Very Small Flash Memory

Across all the laptops that have been around for a similar time to the MacBook Pro Mid 2012 Retina the flash memory range from 120GB to 1TB, and the average flash memory is 300GB. At only 128 gigabytes, the MacBook Pro Mid 2012 Retina has a quite small flash memory compared to most of the other MacBooks that were released more than two years ago.

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5 Other reasons to consider the Apple MacBook Pro Mid 2012 Retina

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when this notebook PC was released.

Average Processor Clock Speed

With a processor clock speed of 2.5 gigahertz, the MacBook Pro Mid 2012 Retina has a pretty average processor clock speed compared to most of the other MacBooks that have been around for around the same time as the MacBook Pro Mid 2012 Retina.

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Average Internal Memory

The Apple MacBook Pro Mid 2012 Retina has a relatively average internal memory (8 gigabytes) compared to most of the other laptops of a similar type and age to the MacBook Pro Mid 2012 Retina.

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Intel Core I5 Processor Family

The Apple MacBook Pro Mid 2012 Retina has a better processor family than most MacBooks that have been around for more than two years. This notebook PC has an Intel Core i5 processor family, whereas most laptops that were released more than two years ago have an Intel Core i7 processor family.

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Average Weight

With a weight of 2.1 kilograms, the MacBook Pro Mid 2012 Retina has a relatively average weight compared to most of the other MacBooks that have been available for more than two years.

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Specification

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34 Awards

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Expert Reviews

(187)
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…

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…

The 13-inch Retina MacBook Pro is just a beautiful device in general from how it is designed and the quality of images the high-resolution display produces. Everything that is physically good from...

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User Reviews

(2)
Reviewed 14 November 2013 by Anonymous

Resale value on Mac's tends to be a lot higher than PC Laptops. I was using a 2008 Macbook unibody before this and it was running great. The only reason i really upgraded was for retina...

I was on board to buy the 2013 model but I chose the late 2012 model instead. This model has the IVY bridge chipset so although its not haswell, its no dog either. The 8GB and slightly higher clock sp
The graphics are not as fast as the 2013 model but they are not as bad as you may think. OSX Mavericks has increased the performance and battery life. This Laptop is no slouch and the retina screen re
Boot times are about 10 seconds from cold
Windows users, it is possible to install and run Windows 8.1 from an external USB 3 drive. I have tested both an SSD and spinning drive in an external drive caddy and the SSD boots Windows 8 in about
I am not a gamer but I have installed several test games and they ran pretty well. SimCit 5 on mac oSX was unplayable. Installed under windows I could run on medium settings
No way to upgrade Memory, but 8GB is a nice amount. Hard drive is a pain to upgrade but it is possible
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Reviewed 2 March 2013 by MICHAEL V.

This thing is fun to use, it just has a very small storage capacity. If that is OK with you then pull the trigger. Very portable. I like it...

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Manufacturer Part Numbers apple 6, apple 6c, apple 6co, apple 6cor, apple 6core, apple md212, apple md212l, apple md212ll, apple md212lla
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