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Apple MacBook Pro (Retina, 13-inch, Late 2012) MD212 / MD213 / ME662

Apple MacBook Pro (Retina, 13-inch, Late 2012) MD212 / MD213 / ME662
alaScore 87

226 reviews

Apr, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 226 reviews from magazines and websites. People really like the portability and usability. The design and screen also get good comments. Reviews about the reliability and value for money are mixed.

performance, screen, design, usability, portability

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 / ME662 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 87/100 = Very good quality.

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Review analysis

(Based on 226 reviews)

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Consumer review by:

I choose this over 2013


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 speed make this machine very good ; The graphics are...

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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Awesome display - Lightweight and cool


I was able to load Windows 7 with a little help (web searches) for some instructions.

Display is crystal clear and smooth ; Lightweight and very portable ; Runs quiet (no noisy fan) ; It gets slightly warm to the touch but not much ; FAST ; Backlit keyboard (keys are really smooth and very even (for someone who use a computer all day, I...

No FireWire ports ; No Ethernet port ; No optical drive (not a big deal for me but some people might consider this a con) ; I don't think it's Windows 8 compatible ; No recovery disks or partition that I saw (you hit OPTION+R to get to recovery menu...

Consumer review by:

Nice MAC Book Pro ;-)


Starting at SFSU, will be very useful for Word Processing, browsing and other tasks. Great speed sleek design, worryless SSD :-)

Comfortable Keyboard","Fast","Long Battery Life","Quality Display","Quiet


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Incredible, Simply Incredible.


First off, let me start by saying the display on this laptop is incredible! I am use to having a larger display, but hardly notice that it\'s only 13in because of the incredible resolution. I use this laptop primarily as a student, but have tested it...

Fast","Lightweight","Long Battery Life","Quality Display","Quiet

Too Hot

Consumer review by:

Love it. J&R is great!


Love this! Used to be anti Apple but their devices are just a pleasure to use. This MacBook Pro is my favorite yet. J&R got it shipped out pronto!

Comfortable Keyboard","Fast","Lightweight","Long Battery Life","Powerful","Quality Display","Quiet

Consumer review by:

Apple MacBook Pro MD213LL/A 13.3" LED Notebook


product in perfect condition

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Apple MD212LL/A 13.3" MacBook Pro with Retina Display, Core i5, 8GB, 128GB SSD, OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion


Poweful computer than mac air, nicer or lighter than other brand computer available in marketHowever, the price is 300 or 400 dollars more than other computer with equivalent hardware

Consumer review by:

Apple MD212LL/A 13.3" MacBook Pro Notebook with Retina Display


good screen

Product Specifications


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


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


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

General Features

Intel ® Centrino Technology: No
Media Centre Edition: No
Operating System Version:Mac OS X Mountain Lion


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


Chipset Brand:Intel® / Unknown
Chipset Type:Unknown
Processor:Core™ i5
Processor Brand:Intel ®
Processor Number:I5-3210M / I5-3230M