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

Apple MacBook Pro (Retina, Late 2012) (13-inch MD212 MD213, 15-inch MC975 MC976)
alaScore 87

222 reviews

Oct, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 222 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers are impressed by the portability and battery. The design and performance are also mentioned favorably, whereas there are some mixed reviews about the value for money.

design, performance, screen, keyboard, 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 / ME662) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 87/100 = Very good quality.

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Review analysis

(Based on 222 reviews)

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Amazon.com review summary for Apple MacBook Pro (Retina, Late 2012) (13-inch MD212 MD213, 15-inch MC975 MC976)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 172 user reviews of Apple MacBook Pro (Retina, Late 2012) (13-inch MD212 MD213, 15-inch MC975 MC976) from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.com.

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 MD212LL/A 13.3-Inch Laptop with Retina Display (NEWEST VERSION)

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

 

'Slimmer and lighter than last year\x92s 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 \x97 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,...

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'MacBook Pro con pantalla Retina (2012), an\xe1lisis'

 

'Las cualidades t\xe9cnicas de este atractivo MacBook Pro son innegables. Un potente procesador, un buen soporte gr\xe1fico, conectores de uso demandado y una impresionante pantalla que pr\xe1cticamente quita el hipo son algunas de las...

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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

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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...

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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...

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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.\xa0However, as soon as you start doing any real heavy lifting it...

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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

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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

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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\x92s more affordable,...

Crystal clear, accurate display, Even more handsome

No ethernet connection, No optical drive

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Product Specifications

Configuration

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

Connectivity

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

Display

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
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
Processor Brand:Intel ®
Processor Number:I5-3210M / I5-3230M / I5-3450
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