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Apple MacBook Pro Mid 2012 4 Core Intel Core I7 2.6GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 15.4" Laptop

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4 Intel Core I7 2.6GHz 4GB Jun 2013
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9 Reasons For

Excellent Brand

We checked 3,157 expert and user reviews for Apple portable PCs and found that on average Apple has excellent reviews. We also found that Apple has excellent reviews specifically within its MacBooks range.

Has a Front Camera

The MacBook Pro Mid 2012 has a front camera. Most of the other MacBooks that have been around for more than two years also have a front camera.

We compared this laptop to all the other laptops with a front camera 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 MacBooks that have been on the market for more than two years also have a full-size keyboard.

We compared all the other laptops with a full-size keyboard to this notebook 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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Intel Core I7 Processor Family

This laptop has an Intel Core i7 processor family, which is the most commonly found processor family on portable PCs that are a comparable age to it.

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Very Big Display Diagonal

The display diagonal of the Apple MacBook Pro Mid 2012 of 15.4 inches is one of the biggest amongst notebook PCs of this type and age. Comparable spec portable PCs that were launched around the same time as the MacBook Pro Mid 2012 have display diagonals of between 11" and 16".

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 15.4" laptops currently available including because of it's better review score, the Apple Macbook Pro Retina[plb_2685254_price].

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Quite Big Processor Cache

Portable PCs that have been around for more than two years have processor caches of between 3MB and 8MB. With a processor cache of 6 megabytes, the MacBook Pro Mid 2012 has one of the bigger processor caches amongst notebook PCs of this age.

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Eight Processor Threadss

The MacBook Pro Mid 2012 is a eight processor threads portable PC. Most of the other MacBooks that have been available for more than two years only have between two and seven processor threadss.

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Fairly Fast Processor Boost Frequency

The MacBook Pro Mid 2012 has a quite fast processor boost frequency (3.6 gigahertz) compared to most of the other comparable spec laptops that have been on the market for a similar time to the MacBook Pro Mid 2012. The average processor boost frequency of MacBooks that were released more than two years ago is 3.3GHz, and the processor boost frequencys 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 comparable spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years.

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8 Reasons Against

Only HDD Storage Media

The MacBook Pro Mid 2012 has an HDD storage media which is better than the SSD storage media found on most MacBooks that have been available for more than two years. HDD is a traditional storage drive which stores the information on magnetic disks. HDD drives are slower than other forms of storage such as solid state drives (SSD) and flash drives.

This notebook PC's storage medium (HDD) is actually the worst storage medium across all portable PCs of this age and spec.

The best storage medium across similar types of notebook PC is SSD.

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Only 1440 X 900 Pixels Display Resolution

This laptop has a display resolution of 1440 x 900 pixels, which is typical of many notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to it.

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Quite Small Internal Memory

The smallest internal memory of laptops of a comparable age and type to the MacBook Pro Mid 2012 is 4GB, the biggest is 16GB, and the average internal memory is 8.5GB. When compared to other laptops of this type and age that we have assessed, the internal memory of the MacBook Pro Mid 2012 of only 4 gigabytes is one of the smallest.

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Very Short Battery Life (max)

The MacBook Pro Mid 2012 has one of the shorter battery life (max)s (only 7 hours) amongst MacBooks of this age. MacBooks that have been around for more than two years have battery life (max)s of between 5h and 720h, and the average battery life (max) is 28h.

If this notebook PC battery life (max) is not long enough for you then you might also 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

The MacBook Pro Mid 2012 does not have a touchscreen. Most of the other MacBooks that have been around for more than two years also do not have a touchscreen.

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Very Heavy

When compared to other notebook PCs of a similar type and age to the MacBook Pro Mid 2012, the weight of the Apple MacBook Pro Mid 2012 of 2.6 kilograms is one of the heaviest. The weights of notebook PCs of a similar type and age to the MacBook Pro Mid 2012 range from 920g to 2.6kg.

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Very Small Maximum Internal Memory

The smallest maximum internal memory of MacBooks that have been around for a similar time to the MacBook Pro Mid 2012 is 8GB and the biggest is 16GB. The MacBook Pro Mid 2012 has a fairly small maximum internal memory (only 8 gigabytes) compared to most of the other MacBooks that were released more than two years ago.

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Only One Thunderbolt Ports Quantity

The MacBook Pro Mid 2012 is a one thunderbolt ports quantity portable PC.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Apple MacBook Pro Mid 2012

Released Over Three Years Ago

This portable PC was released over three years ago.

Average Processor Frequency

With a processor frequency of 2.6 gigahertz, the MacBook Pro Mid 2012 has a relatively average processor frequency compared to most of the other portable PCs of this type and age.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 2.6GHz processor clock speed notebook PCs currently available including the Apple Macbook Pro[plb_1773490_price] which has better reviews.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

The MacBook Pro Mid 2012 has a relatively average total storage capacity (500 gigabytes) compared to most of the other similar spec portable PCs that were released more than two years ago.

Notebook PCs with a bigger total storage capacity that might also be worth looking at include the Apple Macbook Pro Mid 2014 Retina[plb_2392904_price] (512GB) which also has a higher rating.

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Specification

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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® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology)
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA)
InTru™ 3D Technology
Intel® Insider™
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology
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Expert Reviews

(203)
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…

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...

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…

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User Reviews

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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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