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Apple Macbook Pro Mid 2012 4 Core Intel Core I7-3xxx 2.3GHz 8GB 750GB HDD 15.4" Laptop

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4 Intel Core I7-3xxx 2.3GHz 8GB Mar 2013
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10 Reasons For

Excellent Brand

MacBooks produced by Apple have excellent reviews on average compared to other manufacturers. We also checked the reviews for all laptops (not just MacBooks) and found that Apple also has excellent reviews across its entire range.

16 Maximum Number of PCI Express Laness

The Apple Macbook Pro Mid 2012 has more maximum number of PCI Express laness than most of the laptops of a comparable type and age to the Macbook Pro Mid 2012. Most of the laptops that were launched around the same time as the Macbook Pro Mid 2012 only have between 1 and 15 maximum number of PCI Express laness, however this Apple portable PC has 16 maximum number of PCI Express laness.

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Has a Front Camera

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

There are a number of other laptops with a front camera currently available which you might want to look at including the Apple Macbook Air Early 2014[plb_2309587_price] which has better reviews.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

Like most of the other portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as the Macbook Pro Mid 2012, the Macbook Pro Mid 2012 has a full-size keyboard.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative portable PCs with a full-size keyboard currently available including the Apple Macbook Air Early 2014[plb_2309587_price] which has better reviews.

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Intel Core I7 Processor Family

The Apple Macbook Pro Mid 2012 has an Intel Core i7 processor family which is better than the AMD E processor family found on most portable PCs that have been on the market for more than two years. Across all similar spec portable PCs that were launched around the same time as the Macbook Pro Mid 2012 the processor family ranges from AMD C to Intel Core i7-3xxx.

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Fairly Big Display Diagonal

The average display diagonal of portable PCs of a similar spec and age to the Macbook Pro Mid 2012 is 14", and the display diagonals range from 11" to 16". With a display diagonal of 15.4 inches, the Macbook Pro Mid 2012 has a fairly big display diagonal compared to most of the other MacBooks that were released more than two years ago.

We compared this notebook PC to all the other 15.4" laptops and we think because of it's better review score, the Apple Macbook Pro Retina[plb_2685254_price] is also worth considering.

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Quite Big Total Storage Capacity

The Macbook Pro Mid 2012 has a fairly big total storage capacity (750 gigabytes) compared to most of the other laptops of a similar age and spec to the Macbook Pro Mid 2012. The smallest total storage capacity of MacBooks that were released around the same time as the Macbook Pro Mid 2012 is 120GB, the biggest is 1TB, and the average total storage capacity is 410GB.

If you are looking for a bigger total storage capacity then you might also want to look at the Apple Macbook Pro Retina[plb_2685254_price] (1TB and higher rated).

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Quite Big Processor Cache

The smallest processor cache of MacBooks that are a comparable age to the Macbook Pro Mid 2012 is 3MB, the biggest is 8MB, and the average processor cache is 4.5MB. The Apple Macbook Pro Mid 2012 has a fairly big processor cache (6 megabytes) compared to most of the other MacBooks that have been on the market for around the same time as the Macbook Pro Mid 2012.

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Eight Processor Threadss

The Macbook Pro Mid 2012 has more processor threadss than most of the MacBooks that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Macbook Pro Mid 2012. Most of the notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago only have between two and seven processor threadss, however this notebook PC has eight processor threadss.

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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 typical of many MacBooks that have been on the market for more than two years.

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3 Reasons Against

Only HDD Storage Media

The Macbook Pro Mid 2012 has an HDD storage media which is better than most laptops of a similar age and type to it. Most MacBooks that have been on the market for a comparable time to 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 laptop's storage medium (HDD) is actually the worst storage medium across all laptops of this spec and age.

An SSD storage media is the best storage medium across similar types of laptop.

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Does Not Have a Touchscreen

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

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Heavy

The average weight of MacBooks that have been available for more than two years is 1.9kg, and the weights range from 920g to 2.6kg. At 2.6 kilograms, the Apple Macbook Pro Mid 2012 is fairly heavy compared to most of the other MacBooks that were released around the same time as the Macbook Pro Mid 2012.

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5 Other reasons to consider the Apple Macbook Pro Mid 2012

Released Over Three Years Ago

This Apple portable PC has been on the market for over three years.

Average Processor Frequency

With a processor frequency of 2.3 gigahertz, the Apple Macbook Pro Mid 2012 has a pretty average processor frequency compared to most of the other MacBooks that have been on the market for more than two years.

Notebook PCs with a faster processor frequency that might also be worth considering include the Apple MacBook Pro Late 2013 Retina[plb_2191590_price] (2.4GHz) which is also higher rated.

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Average Internal Memory

At 8 gigabytes, the Apple Macbook Pro Mid 2012 has a relatively average internal memory compared to most of the other similar spec portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as the Macbook Pro Mid 2012.

If this notebook PC internal memory is not big enough for you then you might want to consider the Apple Macbook Pro Mid 2014 Retina[plb_2392904_price] (16GB) which also has a higher rating.

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1680 X 1050 Pixels Display Resolution

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

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Average Battery Life (max)

With a battery life (max) of 7 hours, the Apple Macbook Pro Mid 2012 has a relatively average battery life (max) compared to most of the other portable PCs that have been available for a similar time to the Macbook Pro Mid 2012.

Laptops with a longer battery life (max) that might also be worth looking at include the Apple Macbook Pro Retina[plb_2685254_price] (8h and higher rated).

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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)
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi)
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
InTru™ 3D Technology
Intel® Insider™
Intel Clear Video Technology
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Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel 64
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Intel Flex Memory Access
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
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Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
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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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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
Barcodes 07612392239543, 07612392241607

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