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Apple MacBook Pro Mid 2012
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Apple MacBook Pro Mid 2012 2 Core Intel Core I7 3GHz 8GB 768GB SSD 13.3" Laptop

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2 Intel Core I7 3GHz 8GB Apr 2013
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12 Reasons For

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Very Fast Processor Frequency

Laptops that are a comparable age to the MacBook Pro Mid 2012 have processor frequencys of between 1.3GHz and 3GHz. When compared to other laptops of a similar age and type to the MacBook Pro Mid 2012, the processor frequency of the Apple MacBook Pro Mid 2012 of 3 gigahertz is one of the fastest.

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the MacBook Pro Mid 2012, the MacBook Pro Mid 2012 has a front camera.

We compared all the other laptops with a front camera to this portable PC and we think the Apple Macbook Air Early 2014[plb_2309587_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The Apple MacBook Pro Mid 2012 has a full-size keyboard. Most of the other notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the MacBook Pro Mid 2012 also have a full-size keyboard.

We compared this laptop to all the other portable PCs with a full-size keyboard and we think because of it's better review score, the Apple Macbook Air Early 2014[plb_2309587_price] is also worth considering.

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Intel Core I7 Processor Family

This portable PC has an Intel Core i7 processor family, which is typical of many MacBooks that were launched around the same time as it.

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Fairly Big Internal Memory

The MacBook Pro Mid 2012 has a quite big internal memory (8 gigabytes) compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable spec and age to the MacBook Pro Mid 2012. Across all the MacBooks that were released more than two years ago the internal memorys range from 4GB to 16GB.

Notebook PCs with a bigger internal memory that might be worth looking at include the Apple Macbook Pro Mid 2014 Retina[plb_2392904_price] (16GB and higher rated).

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Fairly Big Total Storage Capacity

The total storage capacitys of MacBooks that are a comparable age to the MacBook Pro Mid 2012 range from 120GB to 1TB, and the average total storage capacity is 410GB. With a total storage capacity of 768 gigabytes, the Apple MacBook Pro Mid 2012 has one of the bigger total storage capacitys amongst MacBooks of this age.

If you want a notebook PC with a bigger total storage capacity then you might also want to look at the Apple Macbook Pro Retina[plb_2685254_price] (1TB) which also has a higher rating.

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HD HD Type

The HD type of this portable PC is Wide Quad HD, which is typical of many laptops of this age and type.

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Fairly Fast Processor Boost Frequency

At 3.7 gigahertz, the MacBook Pro Mid 2012 has a fairly fast processor boost frequency compared to most of the other portable PCs of this spec and age. The processor boost frequencys of comparable spec portable PCs that were released around the same time as the MacBook Pro Mid 2012 range from 2.6GHz to 4GHz.

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802.11n Wi-Fi Standards

This laptop has an 802.11a|802.11b|802.11g|802.11n wi-Fi standards, which is the most commonly found wi-Fi standards on MacBooks that are a similar age to it.

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Two Thunderbolt Ports Quantitys

The MacBook Pro Mid 2012 has more thunderbolt ports quantitys than most of the portable PCs of this age and type. Most of the notebook PCs of this age and spec only have one thunderbolt ports quantity, however this portable PC has two thunderbolt ports quantitys.

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Quite Big Flash Memory

The smallest flash memory of MacBooks that have been available for a comparable time to the MacBook Pro Mid 2012 is 120GB, the biggest is 1TB, and the average flash memory is 330GB. With a flash memory of 768 gigabytes, the Apple MacBook Pro Mid 2012 has one of the bigger flash memorys amongst comparable spec portable PCs of this age.

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4 Reasons Against

Quite Small Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of only 13.3 inches, the MacBook Pro Mid 2012 has a fairly small display diagonal compared to most of the other similar spec portable PCs that are a comparable age to the MacBook Pro Mid 2012. The average display diagonal of MacBooks that are a similar age to the MacBook Pro Mid 2012 is 14".

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Very Short Battery Life (max)

With a battery life (max) of only 7 hours, the MacBook Pro Mid 2012 has one of the shorter battery life (max)s amongst comparable spec notebook PCs of this age. The shortest battery life (max) of MacBooks that have been available for more than two years is 5h and the longest is 720h.

If you would prefer a longer battery life (max) then you might want to look at the Apple Macbook Pro Retina[plb_2685254_price] (8h) which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a Touchscreen

Most comparable spec notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the MacBook Pro Mid 2012 do not have a touchscreen. The MacBook Pro Mid 2012 is no exception to this as it too does not have a touchscreen.

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Quite Small Processor Cache

At only 3 megabytes, the MacBook Pro Mid 2012 has a fairly small processor cache compared to most of the other MacBooks that were released around the same time as the MacBook Pro Mid 2012. Across all the comparable spec notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago the processor caches range from 3MB to 8MB, and the average processor cache is 4.5MB.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Apple MacBook Pro Mid 2012

Released Over Three Years Ago

This MacBook was released over three years ago.

SSD Storage Media

This notebook PC has an SSD storage media, which is the most frequently found storage media on laptops of a similar age and type 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 also looking at one of the alternative notebook PCs that have an SSD storage media currently available including the MacBook Pro Late 2013 Retina[pl_2191590_price], or the MacBook Air Early 2014[pl_2213130_price] both from Apple which has better reviews.

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Average Weight

With a weight of 1.6 kilograms, the MacBook Pro Mid 2012 has a fairly average weight compared to most of the other portable PCs of a similar age and spec to the MacBook Pro Mid 2012.

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Specification

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Memory Clock Speed
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Compatible Memory Cards
Card Reader Integrated
Flash Memory
Display
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Touchscreen
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LED Backlight
Display Surface
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Graphics
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Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
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Discrete Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
LightScribe
Audio
Built-In Microphone
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Audio System
Camera
Swivel Webcam
Front Camera
Networking
4G WiMAX
4G
Data Network
WWAN
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN
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Wi-Fi
3G
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
Microphone Connectivity
TV Out Port
Headphone Connectivity
SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
Docking Connector
Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in
Headphone Outputs
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DVI Port
HDMI Version
HDMI Ports Quantity
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantity
Keyboard
Full-Size Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Pointing Device
Software
Operating System Installed
Processor Special Features
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT)
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT)
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT)
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology)
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA)
InTru™ 3D Technology
Intel® Insider™
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD)
Battery
Battery Life (max)
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Battery Technology
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Power Auto-Sensing
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Packaging Data
Warranty Card
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AC Adapter Included
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Quick Start Guide
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Storage Relative Humidity (H-H)
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
Storage Temperature (T-T)
Operating Temperature (T-T)
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Wi-Fi Certified
RoHS Compliance
Energy Star Certified

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Expert Reviews

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27 August 2013

The Macbook Pro Mac MD101HN/A is an excellent laptop with a host of features that will make the steep price seem nothing when compared performance-wise with other similarly priced models. It is an...

26 October 2012

When Apple released the , it was only a matter of time before the Retina display made its way to other Apple laptops. That time is now, and with the , a compelling argument can be made that... Read more…

8 October 2012

There's no Retina display in the updated Macbook Pro 13in, but this little laptop retains its pint-sized appeal. Design At 2.06kg, it's relatively light, and the build quality is superb; the... Read more…

4 October 2012

Fast, fantastic looking and, for the moment, upgradable I'd recommend this MacBook over even the Retina version. As hard as other laptops try to compete, they're going to struggle against this....

10 August 2012

If you absolutely can't wait to buy a laptop then the mid-2012 MacBook Pro will do you proud, otherwise we'd suggest waiting for a 2013 design refresh. Despite its power, great OS and speedy...

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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

After many weeks deliberating which laptop to purchase I finally made the decision to buy this macbook pro from john lewis. Click and collect service from my local waitrose, allowed me to get the... Read more…

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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