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Apple Macbook Pro Mid 2012 4 Core Intel Core I7 2.7GHz 8GB 750GB HDD 15.4" Laptop

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4 Intel Core I7 2.7GHz 8GB May 2013
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12 Reasons For

Apple Has Excellent Reviews for Its Portable PCs

Based on 3,157 user and expert reviews, Apple has excellent ratings for its portable PCs. Apple also has excellent ratings specifically within its MacBooks range compared to other manufacturers.

Fairly Fast Processor Frequency

Portable PCs of this age and type have processor frequencys of between 1.3GHz and 3GHz, and the average processor frequency is 2.4GHz. The Macbook Pro Mid 2012 has a fairly fast processor frequency (2.7 gigahertz) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this type and age.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 2.7GHz processor clock speed notebook PCs currently available including because of it's better review score, the Apple Macbook Pro Retina.

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Has a Front Camera

The Macbook Pro Mid 2012 has a front camera. Most of the other MacBooks that were launched around the same time as the Macbook Pro Mid 2012 also have a front camera.

Other laptops with a front camera currently available that you might also want to look at include the Apple Macbook Air Early 2014 which has better reviews.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The Macbook Pro Mid 2012 has a full-size keyboard. Most of the other MacBooks that came out more than two years ago also have a full-size keyboard.

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

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Intel Core I7 Processor Family

This laptop has an Intel Core i7 processor family, which is typical of many similar spec laptops that have been available for a comparable time to it.

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Quite Big Display Diagonal

The average display diagonal of laptops of a comparable type and age to the Macbook Pro Mid 2012 is 14". 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.

We compared all the other 15.4" laptops to this portable PC and we think because of it's better review score, the Apple Macbook Pro Retina is also worth considering.

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Quite Big Total Storage Capacity

Across all the MacBooks that are a comparable age to the Macbook Pro Mid 2012 the total storage capacitys range from 120GB to 1TB, and the average total storage capacity is 410GB. With a total storage capacity of 750 gigabytes, the Apple Macbook Pro Mid 2012 has a fairly big total storage capacity compared to most of the other MacBooks that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Macbook Pro Mid 2012.

Portable PCs with a bigger total storage capacity that might be worth looking at include the Apple Macbook Pro Retina (1TB and higher rated).

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Very Big Processor Cache

With a processor cache of 8 megabytes, the Apple Macbook Pro Mid 2012 has a very big processor cache compared to most of the other MacBooks that are a comparable age to the Macbook Pro Mid 2012. Across all the notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the Macbook Pro Mid 2012 the processor caches range from 3MB to 8MB.

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Fairly Fast Processor Boost Frequency

With a processor boost frequency of 3.7 gigahertz, the Macbook Pro Mid 2012 has one of the faster processor boost frequencys amongst MacBooks of this age. The average processor boost frequency of portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as the Macbook Pro Mid 2012 is 3.3GHz, and the processor boost frequencys range from 2.6GHz to 4GHz.

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Very Fast Hard Drive Speed

Portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as the Macbook Pro Mid 2012 have hard drive speeds of between 5,400 RPM and 7,200 RPM. The Macbook Pro Mid 2012 has a very fast hard drive speed (7,200 revolutions per minute) compared to most of the other MacBooks that have been available for a similar time to the Macbook Pro Mid 2012.

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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 comparable spec notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago.

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Very High Front Camera Resolution (numeric)

The average front camera resolution (numeric) of similar spec portable PCs that have been on the market for more than two years is 0.95MP. The front camera resolution (numeric) of the Apple Macbook Pro Mid 2012 of 1 megapixel is one of the highest amongst similar spec notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the Macbook Pro Mid 2012.

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5 Reasons Against

Only HDD Storage Media

The Macbook Pro Mid 2012 has a better storage medium than most notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to it. This Apple laptop has an HDD storage media, whereas most MacBooks that were released more than two years ago 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 laptop's storage medium (HDD) is actually the worst storage medium amongst all portable PCs that were released more than two years ago.

Amongst comparable types of laptop the best storage medium is SSD.

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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 MacBooks of this age. Laptops that are a similar age to the Macbook Pro Mid 2012 have battery life (max)s of between 5h and 720h.

If you want a longer battery life (max) then you might want to look at the Apple Macbook Pro Retina (8h) which is also higher rated.

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Does Not Have a Touchscreen

The Macbook Pro Mid 2012 does not have a touchscreen, although keep in mind that most of the other laptops of this spec and age also do not have a touchscreen.

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Heavy

With a weight of 2.6 kilograms, the Macbook Pro Mid 2012 is one of the heavier notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to the Macbook Pro Mid 2012 amongst laptops of this age. The weights of portable PCs of this age and spec range from 920g to 2.6kg, and the average weight is 1.9kg.

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Very Small Maximum Internal Memory

MacBooks that were launched around the same time as the Macbook Pro Mid 2012 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 Apple Macbook Pro Mid 2012 has one of the smaller maximum internal memorys amongst notebook PCs of this age.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Apple Macbook Pro Mid 2012

Released Over Three Years Ago

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

Average Internal Memory

The Macbook Pro Mid 2012 has a pretty typical internal memory (8 gigabytes) compared to most of the other portable PCs of this age and type.

If this Apple laptop internal memory is too small for you then you might want to consider the Apple Macbook Pro Mid 2014 Retina (16GB) which also has a higher rating.

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1680 X 1050 Pixels Display Resolution

The highest display resolution of the Apple Macbook Pro Mid 2012 is 1680 x 1050 pixels. That's 36% more display resolution than a 1440 x 900 pixels notebook PC, which is the most frequently found display resolution.

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Specification

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Processor Family
Processor Frequency
Processor Cache
L3 Cache
System Bus Rate
Processor Boost Frequency
Processor Cache Type
Memory
Internal Memory
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Slots
Memory Layout (slots X Size)
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory Type
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Media
Compatible Memory Cards
Card Reader Integrated
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive Capacity
Number of Hard Drives Installed
Display
Display Diagonal
Display Resolution
Touchscreen
Aspect Ratio
Glossy Display
LED Backlight
Display Surface
Display Number of Colours
Display Number of Colours
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Memory Type
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter
On-Board Graphics Adapter Family
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
DVD+R Write Speed
DVD+R Read Speed
DVD-R Write Speed
DVD-R Read Speed
LightScribe
Optical Drive Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Built-In Subwoofer
Speaker Power
Number of Built-In Speakers
Built-In Speaker(s)
Audio System
Camera
Swivel Webcam
Front Camera Resolution
Front Camera Resolution (numeric)
Front Camera
Networking
Cabling Technology
Bluetooth Version
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Ethernet LAN
Wi-Fi Standards
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
Thunderbolt Ports Quantity
Firewire (IEEE 1394) Ports
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
DVI Port
USB 3.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantity
Keyboard
Full-Size Keyboard
Pointing Device
Software
Operating System Installed
Processor Special Features
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)
InTru™ 3D Technology
Intel® Insider™
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD)
Battery
Battery Life (max)
Battery Capacity (Watt Hours)
Battery Technology
Power
Power Auto-Sensing
AC Adapter Input Voltage
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AC Adapter Power
Security
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Packaging Data
Cables Included
AC Adapter Included
Manual
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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Intel Visual Technology

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Expert Reviews

(51)
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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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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Manufacturer Part Numbers apple md103, apple md103l, apple md103ll, apple md103lla

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