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

2 Intel Core I5 2.5GHz 8GB Feb 2015
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The 13-inch MacBook Pro is powered by a dual-core Intel Core i5 processor with Intel HD Graphics 4000. It features Thunderbolt, USB 3, Gigabit Ethernet, an SDXC card slot and an optical drive. And... More
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7 Reasons For

Apple Has Excellent Reviews for Its Portable PCs

On average Apple MacBooks have excellent ratings compared to other manufacturers as do all laptops manufactured by Apple.

Fairly New PCI Express Slots Version

Laptops of this type and age have PCI Express slots versions of between 2 and 3, and the average PCI Express slots version is 2.2. With a PCI Express slots version of 3, the MacBook Pro Late 2012 Retina has a fairly new PCI Express slots version compared to most of the other MacBooks that have been on the market for around the same time as the MacBook Pro Late 2012 Retina.

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Very Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

The on-board graphics adapter base frequencys of similar spec notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the MacBook Pro Late 2012 Retina range from 200MHz to 650MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter base frequency is 330MHz. When compared to other MacBooks that have been on the market for a similar time to the MacBook Pro Late 2012 Retina that we have assessed, the MacBook Pro Late 2012 Retina's on-board graphics adapter base frequency of 650 megahertz is one of the fastest.

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Has a Front Camera

The MacBook Pro Late 2012 Retina has a front camera, as do most of the other notebook PCs of this age and type.

We compared all the other laptops with a front camera to this notebook PC and we think the Apple MacBook Air Early 2015[plb_2873713_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The Apple MacBook Pro Late 2012 Retina has a full-size keyboard, as do most of the other MacBooks that were launched more than a year ago.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative portable PCs with a full-size keyboard currently available including because of it's better review score, the Apple MacBook Air Early 2015[plb_2873713_price].

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Intel Core I5 Processor Family

This notebook PC has an Intel Core i5 processor family, which is the most frequently found processor family on laptops that have been on the market for more than a year.

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802.11n Wi-Fi Standards

The Apple MacBook Pro Late 2012 Retina has an 802.11n wi-Fi standards which is better than most similar spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than a year. Most comparable spec portable PCs that came out around the same time as it have an 802.11a wi-Fi standards. This laptop also have an 802.11b and 802.11g wi-Fi standards.

This laptop's Wi-Fi standard (802.11n) is in fact the best Wi-Fi standard amongst all portable PCs that were released more than a year ago.

Amongst comparable types of laptop the worst Wi-Fi standard is 802.11a.

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9 Reasons Against

Only One Maximum Number of PCI Express Lanes

The MacBook Pro Late 2012 Retina is a one maximum number of PCI Express lanes portable PC. Most of the other MacBooks that were released more than a year ago have between 1 and 15 maximum number of PCI Express laness.

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Quite Small Total Storage Capacity

With a total storage capacity of only 128 gigabytes, the MacBook Pro Late 2012 Retina has one of the smallest total storage capacitys amongst MacBooks of this age. The total storage capacitys of laptops of this spec and age range from 120GB to 520GB.

If you are looking for a notebook PC with a bigger total storage capacity then you might also want to consider the Apple Macbook Pro Mid 2014 Retina[plb_2392887_price] (256GB) which also has a higher rating.

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Heavy

With a weight of 1.6 kilograms, the Apple MacBook Pro Late 2012 Retina is quite heavy compared to most of the other MacBooks that have been on the market for around the same time as the MacBook Pro Late 2012 Retina. Across all the MacBooks that have been available for around the same time as the MacBook Pro Late 2012 Retina the weights range from 920g to 2.1kg.

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Quite Short Battery Life (max)

The Apple MacBook Pro Late 2012 Retina has one of the shortest battery life (max)s (only 7 hours) amongst MacBooks of this age. The battery life (max)s of similar spec laptops that were launched around the same time as the MacBook Pro Late 2012 Retina range from 7h to 12h, and the average battery life (max) is 9.8h.

If you are looking for a longer battery life (max) then you might want to consider the Apple Macbook Pro Mid 2014 Retina[plb_2392887_price] (9h) which is also higher rated.

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Does Not Have a Touchscreen

The MacBook Pro Late 2012 Retina does not have a touchscreen. Most of the other notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to the MacBook Pro Late 2012 Retina also do not have a touchscreen.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rates

This notebook PC ethernet LAN data rates, which is the most commonly found ethernet LAN data rates on comparable spec laptops that have been on the market for a similar time to it.

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Very Small Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)

At only 8 gigabytes, the MacBook Pro Late 2012 Retina has a fairly small maximum internal memory (64-bit) compared to most of the other similar spec portable PCs that were launched more than a year ago. Across all the portable PCs of a similar type and age to the MacBook Pro Late 2012 Retina the maximum internal memory (64-bit)s range from 8GB to 16GB.

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Quite Small Processor Cache

At only 3 megabytes, the MacBook Pro Late 2012 Retina has a very small processor cache compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar type and age to the MacBook Pro Late 2012 Retina. The average processor cache of similar spec laptops that were released one year ago is 3.7MB.

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Quite Slow Memory Clock Speed

When compared to other portable PCs of this spec and age that we have checked the memory clock speed of, the Apple MacBook Pro Late 2012 Retina's memory clock speed of only 1,600 megahertz is one of the slowest. Comparable spec laptops that have been available for a similar time to the MacBook Pro Late 2012 Retina have memory clock speeds of between 1,600MHz and 1,900MHz.

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

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when this Apple portable PC was released.

Average Processor Frequency

With a processor frequency of 2.5 gigahertz, the Apple MacBook Pro Late 2012 Retina has a pretty average processor frequency compared to most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that were released around the same time as the MacBook Pro Late 2012 Retina.

Portable PCs with a faster processor frequency that might be worth considering include the Apple MacBook Pro Early 2015 Retina[plb_2841845_price] (2.7GHz).

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Average Internal Memory

At 8 gigabytes, the MacBook Pro Late 2012 Retina has a pretty average internal memory compared to most of the other laptops of a similar spec and age to the MacBook Pro Late 2012 Retina.

Laptops with a bigger internal memory that might also be worth considering include the Apple Macbook Pro Mid 2014 Retina[plb_2392887_price] (16GB) which also has a higher rating.

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SSD Storage Media

This laptop has an SSD storage media, which is the most frequently found storage media on similar spec portable PCs that have been around for a comparable 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.

There are a number of alternative portable PCs that have an SSD storage media currently available which you might also want to look at including the Macbook Pro Mid 2014 Retina[pl_2392887_price], or the Macbook Pro Mid 2014 Retina[pl_2392887_price] both from Apple which has better reviews.

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Average Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of 13.3 inches, the MacBook Pro Late 2012 Retina has a pretty typical display diagonal compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and spec.

If you would prefer a bigger display diagonal then you might want to look at the Macbook Pro Mid 2014 Retina[pl_2392887_price] (15.4"), or the Macbook Pro Mid 2015[pl_2976989_price] (15.4") both from Apple which also has a higher rating.

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Specification

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Integrated 4G WiMAX
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Processor Codename
Processor Series
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Display
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Touchscreen
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3D
LED Backlight
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Graphics
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Number of Displays Supported (on-Board Graphics)
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Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT)
Intel® VPro™ Technology
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT)
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT)
Intel® Smart Response Technology
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology)
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA)
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi)
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
InTru™ 3D Technology
Intel® Insider™
Intel Clear Video Technology
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD)
Intel Trusted Execution Technology
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Intel Dual Display Capable Technology
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Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID)
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel® Smart Cache
Intel 64
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Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI)
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Wi-Fi Certified
RoHS Compliance
EPEAT Compliance
Energy Star Certified
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Graphics Adapter Family
Infrared Data Port
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Expert Reviews

(3)

On prend le même et on l'améliore un peu. C'est le résumé que l'on peut faire de ce MacBook Pro 13" saison 2012 . Changement du moteur avec le passage à Ivy Bridge (la troisième génération... Read more…

Les performances globalement en hausse
La triple interface USB 3
Thunderbolt et FireWire 800
Une bonne autonomie
Le disque dur poussif et pas d'option 7200 tmin
Peut chauffer de manire importante sur les tches soutenues
L'augmentation du prix
25 November 2012

Specs en dergelijke zijn al uitvoerig beschreven in de prima Tweakers review, maar ik vind het altijd wel fijn als ik van iemand wat gebruikerservaring kan terug lezen. Vandaar deze...

Excellent build quality, good display, large trackpad with comprehensive gesture support, long battery life, compact dimensions, comparatively high performance
Lovely design
Comfortable keyboard and trackpad
Good daytoday performance
New processors
Low display resolution, slow hard drive
SSD at a premium, battery not user exchangeable, fan is loud under load
No discrete graphics
Relatively lowres display
Limited upgrade options
15 October 2014

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Excellent Battery life
Multi Gesture touch pad
Superb Processor Speed
Thunderbolt Port and iCloud
Batterijduur
Heavy on Wallet
Warming up on prolonged continuous use
5400 RPM HDD
Je zou de prijs als negatief kunnen ervaren
Scherm(resolutie) (dit is natuurlijk je eigen mening, want ik vind het scherm fantastisch)

User Reviews

(5)
Reviewed 19 November 2012 by RebelMC

This purchase represented my final step in becoming fully Apple converted. I had the iPad, the iPod (until it died through overuse) and then the iPhone 5. Did think long and hard about before... Read more…

Easy To Collaborate Across Programs
Easy to Customize
Easy to Navigate
Versatile
Comfortable Keyboard
It's a bit pricey. Some will say you can get a similar laptop for a lot less money. I don't think so (see below), but, if all you need is the same CPU, RAM and Graphics card, and don't need all of the
The aluminum enclosure is gorgeous, dissipates heat and thus stays cool, but may be very scratch prone. However, because it's such a popular laptop, there are lots of protective options
The screen is bright, glossy, and beautiful. However, it's smudge city. It's difficult to keep clean, and attracts fingerprints
Mini DisplayPort is the only video output option, which requires an adapter or dongle of some sort in order to handle most displays. Though there are miniDP to HDMI dongles, there is no HDMI port on t
It isn't also a spaceship
Reviewed 18 March 2014 by 12bucklemyshoe

Ordered this for my husbands birthday and paid for a quicker delivery service. Item arrived well within time. A friendly courier and of course the excellent John Lewis service. I already own a mac... Read more…

Easy To Collaborate Across Programs
Easy to Customize
Easy to Navigate
Versatile
Comfortable Keyboard
Not Enough Audio Tools
500 dollar Windows laptops have better specs then this
Pricey
Difficult to Navigate
Apple-exclusive Software
Reviewed 16 May 2013 by Kevin C.

I'm really disappointed in the longevity of this MacBook Pro considering how much it cost. I expect a lot better out of a $1,200 laptop. Before this I used a few cheap PC laptops, and while they... Read more…

Looks good, feels well built. Screen looks nice (though I prefer matte finish). Hardware is pretty good, runs most things without a problem. Nice keyboard, nice trackpad. I honestly liked using this l
Versatile
Ample Battery Life
Apple Store
Beautiful Display
. .. things started breaking. Now I baby my electronics, I don't throw them in a bag or toss them on the table or whatever that causes wear on other people's laptops. I had no dents, no scratches on t
I took it in to the Apple store and they had it for about a week, a defective heatsink they told me. I don't see how that's possible, a heatsink can't really be defective. .. maybe the fan, but I hear
Not Enough Audio Tools
Learning Curve From Wdws
Freezes or Crashes
Reviewed 21 April 2013 by DP
DP would recommend the Apple MacBook Pro 13.3 inch - Mid 2012 MD101/MD102 (Verified Purchase)

Great machine for the best price...

Easy To Collaborate Across Programs
Easy to Customize
Easy to Navigate
800 Firewire
Versatile
Needs More Ram
Speakers are quiet
Heavy
Not Very Powerful
Not Compatible Wfin Soft
Reviewed 3 August 2012 by Yogi
Yogi would recommend the Apple MacBook Pro 13.3 inch - Mid 2012 MD101/MD102 (Verified Purchase)

This is a great product from Apple. I wonder why didn't i buy it earlier. The experience working on it has been awesome, worth every penny . I haven't touched my other windows PC since i got this... Read more…

Awesome touchpad and make
Easy to Customize
Easy to Navigate
Easy to use
Too good resolution
Nothing i can think of
Limitations On Gaming

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