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Apple MacBook Pro (Retina, Late 2012) (13-inch MD212 MD213, 15-inch MC975 MC976)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 285 reviews of Apple MacBook Pro (Retina, Late 2012) (13-inch MD212 MD213, 15-inch MC975 MC976). The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. People really like the portability and battery. The design and performance also get good feedback, but there are some negative reviews about the price.

screen, performance, design, battery, portability


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Apple MacBook Pro (Retina, Late 2012) (13-inch MD212 MD213, 15-inch MC975 MC976) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 91/100 = Excellent quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 172 user reviews of Apple MacBook Pro (Retina, Late 2012) (13-inch MD212 MD213, 15-inch MC975 MC976) from The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Laptops on

87% of the reviews on 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 MD212LL/A 13.3-Inch Laptop with Retina Display (NEWEST VERSION)

Mar, 2015

Expert review by: Maclife (

MacBook Pro with 13" Retina Display (Late 2013) Review


Slimmer and lighter than last year’s model. Battery lasts more than nine hours under normal use. SSD speeds soar thanks to new PCIe interface

Not substantially faster than previous model. Intel Iris gaming performance is still midrange

This ever-so-slimmer, ever-so-lighter take on a design introduced last year still packs a punch — and a longer-lasting one at that, with some green in the form of money saved to boot. As always, power users will want to look to its bigger sibling, but...

Jan, 2014

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Review Apple MacBook Pro 13 Retina 2.5 GHz Late 2012


Hot stuff. The Apple MacBook Pro 13 is now available with a high-resolution IPS display, a slimmer chassis, and new ports. The newcomer demands a price premium of 500 Euros (~$650) above the cost of the time-tested standard model. Do the changes really...

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, A third USB port, a way to quickly clean the system fans, additional...

Nov, 2012

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MacBook Pro con pantalla Retina (2012), análisis


Las cualidades técnicas de este atractivo MacBook Pro son innegables. Un potente procesador, un buen soporte gráfico, conectores de uso demandado y una impresionante pantalla que prácticamente quita el hipo son algunas de las características más...

Aug, 2012

Expert review by: Macworld (

video 13-inch Retina MacBook Pro review: Thinner, lighter, and faster never hurts


With its fast processor, spacious storage, and 8GB of RAM make this model of the 13-inch Retina MacBook Pro a portable powerhouse. While we like the improved performance and battery life, the 128GB of storage and the 4GB of RAM may not meet your daily...

Faster integrated graphics, Much improved battery life, Faster integrated graphics, Much improved battery life

RAM not user upgradable, Skimps on RAM, flash capacity, RAM not user upgradeable

Oct, 2013

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13" Apple MacBook Pro with Retina Display


Phenomenal display, luxury design and materials, very portable

The price! No dedicated graphics option

Undeniably, the 13" MacBook Pro with Retina display is a show-stopper when it comes to display quality, materials, design and fit and finish. The question is, in a worldwide depression, are these enough to sell a laptop that starts at $1,700 $1,500? I...

Oct, 2012

Expert review by: The Luminous Landscape (

Expert Review


It's been my experience, working with photographers all over the world at my workshops and seminars, that the vast majority use Mac laptops. Many use Windows machines at work, but when I see them on location as many as 80% are traveling with Macbook...

Jul, 2012

Expert review by: Pocket Lint (

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


Screen, design

No discrete graphics

There is no doubting that the MacBook Pro is a lovely machine. For day-to-day tasks it breezes by with little sign of effort, while still being light enough to take with you on the road. However, as soon as you start doing any real heavy lifting it...

Nov, 2012

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Apple 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina Display review


A beautiful Retina display, powerful Haswell processor and excellent integrated graphics make the 13-inch MacBook Pro simply awesome

Aug, 2014

Expert review by: Trusted Reviews (

Apple MacBook Pro 13-inch with Retina Display


Apple's MacBook Pro 13-inch laptop has an amazing 2560 x 1600 retina display and superb build quality.

Superb high-res screen, Excellent build quality, Attractive design, Powerful specs (aside from graphics)

Expensive, No dedicated graphics, No Touch, Decent but not great battery life

Aug, 2013

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Apple MacBook Pro 13in Retina Display review


The 15in MacBook Pro with Retina Display won us over with its awesome power, beautiful body and hi-res screen. The only hitch? Its wallet-shattering price. So say hello to the new 13in MacBook Pro with Retina Display. It's more affordable, portable......

Crystal clear, accurate display, Even more handsome

No ethernet connection, No optical drive

Nov, 2012

Product Specifications


Convertible: No
DVD Writer: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
LED Technology:Edge LED
Touchscreen: No
True Resolution:Retina / Retina (2880 x 1800) / WQXGA / WXGA

General Features

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


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


Chipset Brand:Intel® / Unknown
Chipset Type:HM77 / Unknown
Processor:Core™ i5
Processor Brand:Intel ® / Intel®
Processor Number:I5-2450M / I5-3210M / I5-3230M / I5-3450