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Apple Macbook Pro Mid 2012 Retina
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Apple Macbook Pro Mid 2012 Retina 2 Core Intel Core I7 2.9GHz 8GB 256GB Flash 13.3" Laptop

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2 Intel Core I7 2.9GHz 8GB Jan 2013
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Up To 2x Faster Processors And 2x Faster Graphics. Next-generation quad-core and dual-core Intel processors. The 13-inch MacBook Pro now features a 2.4GHz Intel Core i5 processor or the fastest... More
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10 Reasons For

Apple Has Excellent Notebook PC Reviews

We checked 3,157 owner and expert reviews for Apple portable PCs and found that on average Apple has excellent ratings compared to other brands. We also found that Apple has excellent ratings specifically within its MacBooks range.

SSD Storage Media

This laptop has a Flash storage media, which is typical of many MacBooks that came out more than two years ago. Flash drives store data in semiconductors on a circuit board rather than using magnetic or optical media. Flash have no moving parts which makes them very fast and reliable.

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Very Fast Processor Frequency

The average processor frequency of MacBooks that were released more than two years ago is 2.4GHz. When compared to other MacBooks that were released more than two years ago that we have checked, the processor frequency of the Macbook Pro Mid 2012 Retina of 2.9 gigahertz is one of the fastest.

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Has a Front Camera

The Macbook Pro Mid 2012 Retina has a front camera, as do most of the other laptops of a similar age and type to the Macbook Pro Mid 2012 Retina.

We think you might also be interested in some 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 Apple Macbook Pro Mid 2012 Retina has a full-size keyboard, as do most of the other laptops of this spec and age.

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

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Intel Core I7 Processor Family

This portable PC has an Intel Core i7 processor family, which is typical of many laptops that have been on the market for a similar time to it.

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Quite Fast Processor Boost Frequency

The average processor boost frequency of MacBooks that are a similar age to the Macbook Pro Mid 2012 Retina is 3.3GHz, and the processor boost frequencys range from 2.6GHz to 4GHz. The Macbook Pro Mid 2012 Retina has one of the faster processor boost frequencys (3.6 gigahertz) amongst MacBooks of this age.

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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 frequently found wi-Fi standards on portable PCs of this spec and age.

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Two Thunderbolt Ports Quantitys

The Apple Macbook Pro Mid 2012 Retina is a two thunderbolt ports quantity notebook PC. Most of the other portable PCs that came out more than two years ago only have one thunderbolt ports quantity.

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256 Solid-State Drive Capacitys

The Macbook Pro Mid 2012 Retina is a 256 gigabytes solid-state drive capacity laptop.

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2 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Touchscreen

Most notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years do not have a touchscreen. The Macbook Pro Mid 2012 Retina is no exception to this as it too does not have a touchscreen.

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Very Slow DVD+R Write Speed

At only 6 CD-speeds, the Apple Macbook Pro Mid 2012 Retina has a quite slow DVD+R write speed compared to most of the other MacBooks that are a similar age to the Macbook Pro Mid 2012 Retina. Laptops of this type and age have DVD+R write speeds of between 6x and 8x.

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6 Other reasons to consider the Apple Macbook Pro Mid 2012 Retina

Released Over Four Years Ago

This MacBook has been on the market for over four years.

Average Internal Memory

At 8 gigabytes, the Macbook Pro Mid 2012 Retina has a relatively standard internal memory compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar type and age to the Macbook Pro Mid 2012 Retina.

If you would prefer a bigger internal memory then you might want to consider the Apple Macbook Pro Mid 2014 Retina[plb_2392904_price] (16GB) which is also higher rated.

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Average Battery Life (max)

At 7 hours, the Macbook Pro Mid 2012 Retina has a relatively average battery life (max) compared to most of the other MacBooks that have been on the market for more than two years.

If you would prefer a longer battery life (max) 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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Average Weight

At 1.6 kilograms, the Macbook Pro Mid 2012 Retina has a relatively typical weight compared to most of the other MacBooks that have been available for more than two years.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

At 256 gigabytes, the Macbook Pro Mid 2012 Retina has a relatively standard total storage capacity compared to most of the other laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the Macbook Pro Mid 2012 Retina.

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Average Display Diagonal

The Apple Macbook Pro Mid 2012 Retina has a pretty standard display diagonal (13.3 inches) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this type and age.

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Expert Reviews

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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…

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…

The 13-inch Retina MacBook Pro is just a beautiful device in general from how it is designed and the quality of images the high-resolution display produces. Everything that is physically good from...

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User Reviews

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Reviewed 14 November 2013 by Anonymous

Resale value on Mac's tends to be a lot higher than PC Laptops. I was using a 2008 Macbook unibody before this and it was running great. The only reason i really upgraded was for retina...

I was on board to buy the 2013 model but I chose the late 2012 model instead. This model has the IVY bridge chipset so although its not haswell, its no dog either. The 8GB and slightly higher clock sp
The graphics are not as fast as the 2013 model but they are not as bad as you may think. OSX Mavericks has increased the performance and battery life. This Laptop is no slouch and the retina screen re
Boot times are about 10 seconds from cold
Windows users, it is possible to install and run Windows 8.1 from an external USB 3 drive. I have tested both an SSD and spinning drive in an external drive caddy and the SSD boots Windows 8 in about
I am not a gamer but I have installed several test games and they ran pretty well. SimCit 5 on mac oSX was unplayable. Installed under windows I could run on medium settings
No way to upgrade Memory, but 8GB is a nice amount. Hard drive is a pain to upgrade but it is possible
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Reviewed 2 March 2013 by MICHAEL V.

This thing is fun to use, it just has a very small storage capacity. If that is OK with you then pull the trigger. Very portable. I like it...

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