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Apple MacBook Pro with Retina display (2012)

Apple MacBook Pro with Retina display (2012)
alaScore 86

4 reviews

Apr, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 4 reviews from magazines and websites. People really like the portability. The design is also mentioned favorably. Many are less positive about the value for money.

screen, design, portability

value for money

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Apple MacBook Pro with Retina display (2012) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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Apple MacBook Pro (15-Inch Retina Display, 2012 Version) Review and Ratings


Given that you'll want it—and even the most hardened Windows laptop user will want it—the question is, can you justify the $2,199 price of Apple's new MacBook Pro with Retina Display? The answer is easy: What resolution is your camera or camcorder?

Spectacular screen Thin and light for a 15-inch laptop Fast performance from CPU, graphics, and flash storage Good battery life

Expensive No optical drive or Ethernet port Third-party apps will need to be optimized to look their best

An incredible, super-high-resolution screen lifts Apple's 2012 flagship laptop to a pinnacle for video and graphics professionals—who'll be too wide-eyed to blink at its $2,199 price.

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Apple MacBook Pro with Retina Display review


The Apple MacBook Pro with Retina Display breaks new ground with its 2880 x 1800-pixel IPS display. It's ably supported by some of the most advanced notebook technology available anywhere. Our first-look explores some of the key elements of this...

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Apple MacBook Pro with Retina display (Core i7 Processor 2.3GHz, 8GB, 15-inch)


The newly redesigned MacBook Pro with Retina display combines an amazing screen with just enough of the MacBook Air design to feel like a new animal, and to take its place as the best of the current MacBook breed.

High-resolution screen makes images and text beautifully clear; powerful components in a lightweight chassis; HDMI and USB 3.0 ports.

Expensive; lack of onboard Ethernet; FireWire and optical drive; not as travel-friendly as the MacBook Air or an Ultrabook.


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REVIEW: Apple MacBook Pro With Retina Display (2012)


In amongst all the hype surrounding the iPhone and iPad, it's easy to overlook the fact that Apple's Macintosh computers—and its MacBook laptops in particular—have...

If you want a laptop for running Microsoft Office, the MacBook Pro with Retina display is complete overkill and impossible to justify at this price. That doesn’t alter the fact that it’s utterly desirable—and there are rumours of a less expensive...