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Apple MacBook Pro Retina 13-inch, Late 2012 (MD212 / MD213 / ME116 / Z0MT / Z0MU / Z0N3 / Z0N4)

Apple MacBook Pro Retina 13-inch, Late 2012 (MD212 / MD213 / ME116 / Z0MT / Z0MU / Z0N3 / Z0N4)
alaScore 88

342 reviews

Feb, 2016

alaTest has collected and analyzed 342 reviews of Apple MacBook Pro Retina 13-inch, Late 2012 (MD212 / MD213 / ME116 / Z0MT / Z0MU / Z0N3 / Z0N4). The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the price and portability. The usability and screen are also mentioned favorably.

performance, screen, usability, portability, price

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Apple MacBook Pro Retina 13-inch, Late 2012 (MD212 / MD213 / ME116 / Z0MT / Z0MU / Z0N3 / Z0N4) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 88/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Apple MacBook Pro Retina 13-inch, Late 2012 (MD212 / MD213 / ME116 / Z0MT / Z0MU / Z0N3 / Z0N4)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 37 user reviews of Apple MacBook Pro Retina 13-inch, Late 2012 (MD212 / MD213 / ME116 / Z0MT / Z0MU / Z0N3 / Z0N4) from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.co.uk. People really like the usability and size. The portability and design are also mentioned favorably, whereas comments are divided on the reliability.

performance, design, portability, size, usability

92% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Apple 13-inch MacBook Pro (Retina Dual-Core i5 2.5GHz Processor, 8GB DDR3 SDRAM, 128GB Flash, HD Graphics 4000, Launched Oct 2102)Apple 13-inch MacBook Pro (Retina Dual-Core i5 2.5GHz Processor, 8GB DDR3 SDRAM, 256GB Flash, HD Graphics 4000, Launched Oct 2102)Apple 13-inch MacBook Pro (Retina Dual-Core i5 2.5GHz Processor, 8GB DDR3 SDRAM, 128GB Flash, HD Graphics 4000, Launched Oct 2012)

Feb, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Apple MacBook Pro Retina 13-inch, Late 2012 (MD212 / MD213 / ME116 / Z0MT / Z0MU / Z0N3 / Z0N4)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 174 user reviews of Apple MacBook Pro Retina 13-inch, Late 2012 (MD212 / MD213 / ME116 / Z0MT / Z0MU / Z0N3 / Z0N4) from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.com. Reviewers really like the design and price. The portability and screen are also mentioned favorably, but there are some mixed views about the size.

performance, screen, portability, price, design

87% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Apple MacBook Pro MD212LL/A 13-Inch Laptop with Retina Display (OLD VERSION)Apple MacBook Pro MD213LL/A 13.3-Inch Laptop with Retina Display (OLD VERSION)Apple MacBook Pro MD213LL/A 13.3-Inch Laptop with Retina Display (NEWEST VERSION)

Feb, 2016

Expert review by: Felix Sold (notebookcheck.net)

Review Apple MacBook Pro 13 Retina 2.5 GHz Late 2012

 

Hot stuff. The Apple MacBook Pro 13 is now available with a high-

Slimmer chassis with lower weight; Build quality, fit and feel, overall sturdyness; HDMI and USB 3.0 are on board; Very good input devices, keyboard backlight; High resolution IPS display with 227 DPI; Convincing performance; Speakers sound very good;...

Port selection somewhat limited; No dongles included; System is not expandable; Warranty is only 12 months; Not many BTO options; Display brightness fluctuates; bleeding is an issue

From Apple: MacBook Pro 15 with Retina display for those needing a lot of power, the still available MacBook Pro 13 Mid 2012 for 500 Euro (~$650) less, or the even slimmer MacBook Air 13 Mid 2012 with ULV processors. With Windows: Asus Zenbook Prime...

Nov, 2012

Expert review by: Anand Lal Shimpi (anandtech.com)

13-inch Retina MacBook Pro Review (Late 2012)

 

Earlier this year Apple introduced its first Mac equipped with a Retina Display. The 15.4-inch MacBook Pro with Retina Display (henceforth rMBP) introduced a brand new, thinner and lighter chassis to the MacBook family while serving as the launch...

Nov, 2012

Expert review by: Tim Stevens (engadget.com)

MacBook Pro with Retina display review (13-inch, late 2012)

 

Look down the aisles at any Apple launch event, across the laps of dozens of journalists liveblogging or in some other way documenting the goings-on, and it's inevitable that you'll see MacBooks. A lot of MacBooks. And, since many of those laps are...

Thinner and lighter than the other 13-inch Pro ; Near-comprehensive selection of ports ; Great I/O performance

Thicker than 15-inch Retina Pro ; No discrete graphics ; Price

Apple's new 13-inch MacBook with a Retina display effectively crosses the divide between Air and Pro, but at a premium cost.

Oct, 2012

Editor's Choice!

Expert review by: Mark Spoonauer (laptopmag.com)

Apple MacBook Pro with Retina Display (13-inch)

 

The 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina Display outclasses Ultrabooks with a much sharper screen, faster performance and longer battery life.

Superb Retina display; Excellent overall performance; High-quality speakers; Comfortable keyboard and touchpad; Long battery life

Pricier than most ultraportables; Integrated graphics

Click to EnlargeThe 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina Display is a lot like the iPhone 5. Apple took a winning formula and perfected it by making it thinner, lighter and faster. But in this case the display isn't bigger. It's a quantum leap better than...

Oct, 2012

Expert review by: Dan Ackerman (cnet.com)

Apple MacBook Pro with Retina Display (13-inch) review: A rebooted MacBook Pro for the ultrabook era

 

By adding a high-res Retina Display to a new 13-inch MacBook Pro, Apple has taken the odd man out of its MacBook line -- the previous 13-inch Pro -- and turned it into a sleek, modern laptop sitting at the midway point between slim ultrabook and...

The new 13-inch Apple MacBook Pro with Retina Display adds a screen that's nearly as high-res as the 15-inch version, making for incredibly crisp text and images. The slimmer body feels much more modern, and the excellent keyboard and trackpad remain.

Considering that this looks and feels a lot like the 13-inch MacBook Air, you may be in for a bit of sticker shock, especially as the base model only includes 128GB of SSD storage.

While the Retina MacBook Pro is easily the most desirable 13-inch Mac laptop to date, the high price and lack of discrete graphics make it a tough call versus either the more powerful 15-inch Retina Pro or the more affordable 13-inch Air.

Oct, 2012

Expert review by: David Pierce (theverge.com)

13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display review (2013)

 

Standing in a Best Buy is an odd time for an existential crisis. Yet it's an almost certain occurrence, at least when you're there shopping for a laptop. More so than with any other product category, buying a laptop forces you to make all manner of...

Gorgeous screen ; Excellent battery life ; Thinner and lighter than ever

Relatively small usable screen real estate ; Poor speakers ; Definite graphics restraints

Not quite a perfect mix, but an excellent middle ground

Expert review by: Will Shanklin (gizmag.com)

Review: 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina Display (late 2012)

 

When Apple released the 15-inch MacBook Pro with Retina Display last June, it started at US$2,200. When the 13-inch model arrived last October, it rang up at only $1,800. Progress, I suppose – but still a pretty penny. Now, however, Apple has dropped...

For this review, we handled the entry-level (128 GB, 2.5 GHz) model. Apple recently upgraded the 256 GB model with a slightly-faster 2.6 GHz chip, but otherwise the two machines are identical.

Feb, 2013

Expert review by: Ian Osborne (techradar.com)

MacBook Pro 13-inch with Retina display review

 

Apple's incredible Retina screen comes to its smaller MacBook Pro

Incredible screen ; Ivy Bridge processors ; Fast solid state storage ; Gestures trackpad ; Great battery life

Very expensive ; No FireWire 800 or Ethernet ports ; No optical drive ; Very difficult to repair or upgrade ; 15-inch model might be better value

We can't say it came as a surprise.

Nov, 2012

Expert review by: Campbell Simpson (pcworld.idg.com.au)

Apple 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina Display (preview)

 

The new slimmer, lighter 13-inch Mac notebook gets a high-res display

Ultra high-res Retina Display ; Updated processors ; Fast flash storage

No option for 1TB storage ; No discrete graphics ; No removable memory or hard drive

Oct, 2012

Expert review by: Campbell Simpson (goodgearguide.com.au)

Apple 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina Display (preview)

 

The new slimmer, lighter 13-inch Mac notebook gets a high-res display

Ultra high-res Retina Display ; Updated processors ; Fast flash storage

No option for 1TB storage ; No discrete graphics ; No removable memory or hard drive

Apple’s Retina notebook display comes to its 13-inch MacBook Pro, as does a processor update and the introduction of flash-only storage. The portable Mac powerhouse does get harder to tinker with after you’ve bought it, though.

Oct, 2012

Product Specifications

Configuration

Convertible: No
DVD Writer:DVD-Writer / No
Embedded 3G/4G: No
Fingerprint Reader: No
Hard Drive Type:Flash Hard Drive / Hard Disk Drive
Remote Control: No
TV Card: No
Video Editing Card: No
Web Cam:No / Yes

Connectivity

Bluetooth: Yes
Card Reader:Single Card Reader
Firewire: No
TV Output:No / Yes
WiFi Connectivity: Yes
Wireless LAN: Yes

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:10 / 16:9
LED Backlight:Edge LED
LED Technology:Edge LED
Touchscreen: No
True Resolution:Retina / Retina (2880 x 1800) / WQXGA / WXGA

General Features

Convertible: No
Intel ® Centrino Technology: No
Media Centre Edition: No
Operating System Version:Mac OS X Lion / Mac OS X Mountain Lion / OS X MAVERICKS / OS X YOSEMITE
RAM Type:DDR3 SDRAM

Graphic

Brand of Graphic Chip:Intel ®
GPU Model (Graphic Card):HD GRAPH. 4000 / HD Graphics 2500 / HD Graphics 4000

Processor

Chipset Brand:Intel® / Unknown
Chipset Type:HM77 / Unknown
Processor:Core™ i5 / Core™ i7
Processor Brand:Intel ® / Intel®
Processor Number:I5-2450M / I5-3210M / I5-3450 / I7-3520M
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