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Apple Macbook Pro Mid 2012 4 Core Intel Core I7 2.7GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 15.4" Laptop

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10 Reasons For

Apple Has Excellent Reviews for Its Notebook PCs

On average Apple MacBooks have excellent ratings compared to other brands as do all portable PCs built by Apple.

Fairly Fast Processor Frequency

With a processor frequency of 2.7 gigahertz, the Macbook Pro Mid 2012 has a fairly fast processor frequency compared to most of the other portable PCs that have been on the market for more than two years. The average processor frequency of portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to the Macbook Pro Mid 2012 is 2.4GHz, and the processor frequencys range from 1.3GHz to 3GHz.

There are a number of other 2.7GHz processor clock speed laptops currently available that you might want to look at including because of it's better review score, the Apple Macbook Pro Retina[plb_1773437_price].

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Has a Front Camera

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

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other portable PCs with a front camera currently available including because of it's better review score, the Apple Macbook Air Early 2014[plb_2309587_price].

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The Macbook Pro Mid 2012 has a full-size keyboard, as do most of the other portable PCs of a similar type and age to the Macbook Pro Mid 2012.

Alternative notebook PCs with a full-size keyboard currently available that you might also want to consider include the Apple Macbook Air Early 2014[plb_2309587_price] which has better reviews.

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Intel Core I7 Processor Family

This portable PC has an Intel Core i7 processor family, which is the most commonly found processor family on similar spec laptops that have been on the market for a comparable time to it.

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Very Big Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of 15.4 inches, the Macbook Pro Mid 2012 has one of the bigger display diagonals amongst MacBooks of this age. Notebook PCs of this spec and age have display diagonals of between 11" and 16".

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 15.4" laptops currently available including the Apple Macbook Pro Retina[plb_2685254_price] which has better reviews.

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Very Big Processor Cache

Across all the MacBooks that have been available for around the same time as the Macbook Pro Mid 2012 the processor caches range from 3MB to 8MB, and the average processor cache is 4.5MB. The Macbook Pro Mid 2012 has one of the biggest processor caches (8 megabytes) amongst MacBooks of this age.

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Eight Processor Threadss

The Macbook Pro Mid 2012 is a eight processor threads portable PC.

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Fairly Fast Processor Boost Frequency

The Apple Macbook Pro Mid 2012 has one of the faster processor boost frequencys (3.7 gigahertz) amongst MacBooks of this age. The processor boost frequencys of laptops that were launched more than two years ago range from 2.6GHz to 4GHz, and the average processor boost frequency is 3.3GHz.

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802.11n Wi-Fi Standards

This notebook PC has an 802.11a|802.11b|802.11g|802.11n wi-Fi standards, which is typical of many laptops of this age and spec.

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8 Reasons Against

Only HDD Storage Media

The Macbook Pro Mid 2012 has a better storage medium than most notebook PCs that are a similar age to it. This portable PC has an HDD storage media, whereas most MacBooks that came out around the same time as it have an SSD storage media. 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 amongst all portable PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the Macbook Pro Mid 2012.

Amongst comparable types of notebook PC the best storage medium is SSD.

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Only 1440 X 900 Pixels Display Resolution

This portable PC has a display resolution of 1440 x 900 pixels, which is typical of many laptops of a comparable spec and age to it.

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Very Small Internal Memory

With an internal memory of only 4 gigabytes, the Macbook Pro Mid 2012 has a quite small internal memory compared to most of the other MacBooks that have been on the market for more than two years. The smallest internal memory of MacBooks that have been on the market for around the same time as the Macbook Pro Mid 2012 is 4GB, the biggest is 16GB, and the average internal memory is 8.5GB.

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Very Short Battery Life (max)

The average battery life (max) of comparable spec laptops that have been available for around the same time as the Macbook Pro Mid 2012 is 28h, and the battery life (max)s range from 5h to 720h. The Macbook Pro Mid 2012 has a fairly short battery life (max) (only 7 hours) compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to the Macbook Pro Mid 2012.

If this MacBook battery life (max) is not long enough for you then you might also want to consider the Apple Macbook Pro Retina[plb_2685254_price] (8h) which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a Touchscreen

Like most of the other MacBooks that have been around for more than two years, the Macbook Pro Mid 2012 does not have a touchscreen.

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Heavy

At 2.6 kilograms, the Macbook Pro Mid 2012 is quite heavy compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable age and type to the Macbook Pro Mid 2012. Portable PCs of a similar age and type to the Macbook Pro Mid 2012 have weights of between 920g and 2.6kg, and the average weight is 1.9kg.

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Very Small Maximum Internal Memory

Comparable spec portable PCs that have been available for more than two years have maximum internal memorys of between 8GB and 16GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 11GB. With a maximum internal memory of only 8 gigabytes, the Macbook Pro Mid 2012 has a quite small maximum internal memory compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to the Macbook Pro Mid 2012.

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Only One Thunderbolt Ports Quantity

The Macbook Pro Mid 2012 is a one thunderbolt ports quantity laptop. Most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that have been around for a similar time to the Macbook Pro Mid 2012 have one thunderbolt ports quantity.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Apple Macbook Pro Mid 2012

Released Over Four Years Ago

Apple released the Macbook Pro Mid 2012 over four years ago.

Average Total Storage Capacity

The Macbook Pro Mid 2012 has a relatively typical total storage capacity (500 gigabytes) compared to most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the Macbook Pro Mid 2012.

If you are looking for a bigger total storage capacity then you might want to consider the Apple Macbook Pro Mid 2014 Retina[plb_2392904_price] (512GB and higher rated).

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Specification

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Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
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Keyboard
Full-Size Keyboard
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Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT)
Intel® VPro™ Technology
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT)
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology)
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi)
InTru™ 3D Technology
Intel® Insider™
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD)
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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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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers apple md103, apple md103l, apple md103ll, apple md103lla

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