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Apple Macbook Pro Mid 2012 Retina
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Apple Macbook Pro Mid 2012 Retina 2 Core Intel Core I7 2.9GHz 8GB 13.3" Laptop

2 Intel Core I7 2.9GHz 8GB Jan 2014
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9 Reasons For

Excellent Brand

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

Very Fast Processor Clock Speed

The processor clock speeds of similar spec laptops that have been on the market for more than two years range from 1GHz to 3.1GHz, and the average processor clock speed is 2.3GHz. When compared to other MacBooks that were released more than two years ago, the processor clock speed of the Macbook Pro Mid 2012 Retina of 2.9 gigahertz is one of the fastest.

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other notebook PCs of this age and type, the Macbook Pro Mid 2012 Retina has a front camera.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The Macbook Pro Mid 2012 Retina has a full-size keyboard, as do most of the other MacBooks that have been around for more than two years.

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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 type and age.

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SSD Storage Medium

This portable PC has an SSD storage medium, which is typical of many MacBooks that have been on the market for around the same time as 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.

We compared all the other portable PCs that have an SSD storage media to this laptop and we think the Apple MacBook Air Early 2014[plb_2213130_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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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 were launched more than two years ago.

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Shallow

The Macbook Pro Mid 2012 Retina is fairly shallow (only 8.62 inches) compared to most of the other portable PCs that are a comparable age to the Macbook Pro Mid 2012 Retina. Across all the portable PCs of a similar age and type to the Macbook Pro Mid 2012 Retina the depths range from 7.5" to 9.9", and the average depth is 9.3".

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Very Narrow

The widths of comparable spec notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago range from 11" to 15". At only 12.35 inches, the Macbook Pro Mid 2012 Retina is fairly narrow compared to most of the other laptops of this type and age.

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3 Reasons Against

Very Slow DVD+R Write Speed

The Apple Macbook Pro Mid 2012 Retina has one of the slower DVD+R write speeds (only 6 CD-speeds) amongst MacBooks of this age. The slowest DVD+R write speed of MacBooks that were released more than two years ago is 6x and the fastest is 8x.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Like most of the other notebook PCs of this type and age, the Apple Macbook Pro Mid 2012 Retina does not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Very Small Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)

The Macbook Pro Mid 2012 Retina has a fairly small maximum internal memory (64-bit) (only 8 gigabytes) compared to most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that were launched more than two years ago. MacBooks that were released more than two years ago have maximum internal memory (64-bit) of between 8GB and 16GB.

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6 Other reasons to consider the Apple Macbook Pro Mid 2012 Retina

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 Retina has a fairly average internal memory compared to most of the other MacBooks that have been around for more than two years.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other 8GB internal memory notebook PCs currently available including because of it's better review score, the Apple Macbook Pro[plb_1773490_price].

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Average Battery Life

With a battery life of 7 hours, the Macbook Pro Mid 2012 Retina has a relatively typical battery life compared to most of the other MacBooks that were released around the same time as the Macbook Pro Mid 2012 Retina.

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Average Weight

At 2.1 kilograms, the Apple Macbook Pro Mid 2012 Retina has a fairly typical weight compared to most of the other portable PCs of this spec and age.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

With a total storage capacity of 256 gigabytes, the Macbook Pro Mid 2012 Retina has a fairly standard total storage capacity compared to most of the other portable PCs of this age and spec.

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Average Screen Size

The Macbook Pro Mid 2012 Retina has a pretty typical screen size (13.3 inches) compared to most of the other portable PCs that came out around the same time as the Macbook Pro Mid 2012 Retina.

If this notebook PC screen size is not big enough for you then you might also want to look at the Apple Macbook Pro Retina[plb_2685254_price] (15.4") which also has a higher rating.

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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 (64-Bit)
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Slot
Memory Layout
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory
Hard Drive
Storage
Memory Card
Integrated Card Reader
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Touch Sensitive Screen
Aspect Ratio
LED Backlight
Display Surface
Video
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Open GL Graphics Adapter
Maximum Resolution
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
Optical Drive
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Built-In Subwoofer
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
SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
Docking Connector
S/PDIF Out 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
Backlit Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Operating System
Bundled Software
Processor Special Features
Intel Turbo Boost 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
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
Cable Included
AC Adapter Included
Power Cord Included
Manual
Operational Conditions
Operating Altitude
Storage Temperature Range
Operating Temperature Range
Certificates
EPEAT Compliance
Energy Star Certified
Technical Details
Other Features

Brochures and Manuals

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Product Identifiers

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Apple Macbook Pro Retina
4 core Intel Core i7 2.3GHz 16GB 512GB SSD 15.4"
Apple Macbook Pro Mid 2012 Retina
2 core Intel Core i7 2.9GHz 8GB 13.3"
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Four Processor Cores
Two Thunderbolt Ports
A Lot Bigger Maximum Internal Memory
256GB Bigger Total Storage Capacity
Over One Year Older
27% Slower Processor Clock Speed

Macbook Pro Retina vs Macbook Pro Mid 2012 Retina

Apple Macbook Pro Retina vs Apple Macbook Pro Mid 2012 Retina
Apple Macbook Pro Retina
4 core Intel Core i7 16GB 512GB SSD 15.4"
Apple Macbook Pro Mid 2012 Retina
2 core Intel Core i7 2.9GHz 8GB 13.3"
£ 1,699.00
A Lot Bigger Total Storage Capacity
Four Processor Cores
8GB Bigger Maximum Internal Memory
Two Hundred and Fifty-Six Bigger Solid-State Drive Capacity
Wider
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