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...
Available from international sellers only
Tell Me When It Becomes Available
You are subscribed to price alerts for this product Unsubscribe
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.
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.
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.
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].
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.
+2 More reasons for
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
+6 More reasons against
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
+3 Other reasons
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.
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.
Colour of Product
Intel Core i5
Compatible Processor Series
System Bus Rate
Processor Boost Frequency
Conflict Free Processor
Integrated 4G WiMAX
Maximum Number of PCI Express Lanes
Processor Operating Modes
PCI Express Slots Version
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
PCI Express Configurations
1x16, 1x1, 2x8, 1x8, 1x8+2x4, 2x4
CPU Multiplier (bus/core Ratio)
Processor Cache Type
Number of Processors Supported
Maximum Number of SMP Processors
ECC Supported by Processor
Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Layout (slots X Size)
2 x 4
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory Type
Total Storage Capacity
Compatible Memory Cards
Card Reader Integrated
Solid-State Drive Interface
Solid-State Drive Capacity
Number of SSDs Installed
Display Number of Colours
16.78 million colours
Wide Quad HD, HD, Quad HD
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Intel HD Graphics, Intel HD Graphics 4000, Intel HD Graphics 400
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
Number of Displays Supported (on-Board Graphics)
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency (max)
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
On-Board Graphics Adapter Family
Intel HD Graphics
Discrete Graphics Adapter
DVD+RW Write Speed
DVD+RW Read Speed
DVD+R Double Layer Write Speed
DVD+R Double Layer Read Speed
DVD+R Write Speed
DVD+R Read Speed
DVD-RW Write Speed
DVD-RW Read Speed
DVD-R Double Layer Write Speed
DVD-R Double Layer Read Speed
DVD-R Write Speed
DVD-R Read Speed
CD-RW Write Speed
CD-R Write Speed
CD-R Read Speed
Number of Built-In Speakers
Front Camera Resolution
1280 x 720
Front Camera Resolution (numeric)
Ethernet LAN Data Rates
802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n
Ports & Interfaces
TV Out Port
Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out Port
Thunderbolt Ports Quantity
Firewire (IEEE 1394) Ports
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
HDMI Ports Quantity
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantity
Keyboard Number of Keys
Operating System Installed
Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion
IPhoto,iMovie,GarageBand,Pages,Numbers,Keynote,Maps,iBooks,Safari,Mail,FaceTime,Messages,Calendar,Contacts,Reminders,Time Machine,Photo Booth,iTunes,Game Center,Preview,Notes,Mac App Store
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
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
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
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
Not Enough Audio Tools
500 dollar Windows laptops have better specs then this
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
Ample Battery Life
. .. 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
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…