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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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
+3 Other reasons
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.
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).
Colour of Product
Intel Core i7, Intel Core i7-3xxx
System Bus Rate
Processor Boost Frequency
Conflict Free Processor
Integrated 4G WiMAX
Maximum Number of PCI Express Lanes
Processor Operating Modes
PCI Express Slots Version
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
PCI Express Configurations
1x16, 1x1, 2x8
CPU Multiplier (bus/core Ratio)
Processor Cache Type
Number of Processors Supported
Maximum Number of SMP Processors
ECC Supported by Processor
Memory Form Factor
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Layout (slots X Size)
2 x 4
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory Type
Total Storage Capacity
Compatible Memory Cards
Card Reader Integrated
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive Capacity
Number of Hard Drives Installed
1680 x 1050
Display Number of Colours
16.78 million colours
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Intel HD Graphics, Intel HD Graphics 4000, Intel HD Graphics 400
Graphics Adapter Open GL Support
2560 x 1600
Number of Discrete Graphics Adapters Supported
Discrete Graphics Memory Type
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
Number of Displays Supported (on-Board Graphics)
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency (max)
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
Number of Discrete Graphics Adapters Installed
On-Board Graphics Adapter
On-Board Graphics Adapter Family
Intel HD Graphics
Discrete Graphics Adapter
DVD+R Write Speed
DVD+R Read Speed
DVD-R Write Speed
DVD-R Read Speed
Optical Drive Type
DVD Super Multi, DVD Super Multi DL
Number of Built-In Speakers
Ethernet LAN Data Rates
802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n
Ports & Interfaces
TV Out Port
Mini DisplayPort/Thunderbolt Combo Port
Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out Port
Thunderbolt Ports Quantity
Firewire (IEEE 1394) Ports
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantity
Ambient Light Sensor
Operating System Installed
Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion
Mail, Address Book, iCal, Mac App Store, iTunes, Safari, Time Machine, FaceTime, Photo Booth, Mission Control, Launchpad, AirDrop, Resume, Auto Save, Versions, Quick Look, Spotlight, QuickTime, iLife, iPhoto, iMovie, GarageBand
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