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Apple MacBook Pro (Retina, 13-inch, Mid 2012) MD101 / MD102

Apple MacBook Pro (Retina, 13-inch, Mid 2012) MD101 / MD102
alaScore 88

4385 reviews

Apr, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 4385 reviews from magazines and websites. Opinions about the performance and screen are generally positive. The sound and portability are also appreciated, but there are some less positive opinions about the value for money.

usability, portability, sound, screen, performance

value for money

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Apple MacBook Pro (Retina, 13-inch, Mid 2012) MD101 / MD102 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 88/100 = Very good quality.

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Amazon review summary for Apple MD101LL/A


alaTest has collected and analyzed 483 user reviews of Apple MD101LL/A from The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Netbooks (Mini-laptops) on

performance, usability, screen, design, software

88% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Apple MacBook Pro MD101LL/A 13.3-Inch Laptop (NEWEST VERSION)

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good to go


Don\'t know whether to blame Apple or MS, but I wish I could just seamlessly transfer the Word software and documents from my old Macbook to this shiny new one. Doesn\'t work that way, alas. But I love the speed and the familiarity, and I can\'t wait...

Easy To Collaborate Across Programs","Easy to Customize","Easy to Navigate","Great Phone Support

Hard To Track Downloads","Won\'t Run Old Ms Word

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Finally MAC


i use for personal use and so far so good comparing to PC


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Perfect for a Graduate


Purchased the computer for my daughter for graduation.. So easy to use,plenty of memory, lightweight and cool :)

Easy To Collaborate Across Programs","Easy to Customize","Easy to Navigate","Versatile

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Nice when it works


I'm really disappointed in the longevity of this MacBook Pro considering how much it cost. I expect a lot better out of a $1,200 laptop. Before this I used a few cheap PC laptops, and while they were never super fast they did always seem to work. I got...

Looks good, feels well built. Screen looks nice (though I prefer matte finish). Hardware is pretty good, runs most things without a problem. Nice keyboard, nice trackpad. I honestly liked using this laptop, until

things started breaking. Now I baby my electronics, I don't throw them in a bag or toss them on the table or whatever that causes wear on other people's laptops. I had no dents, no scratches on this laptop, I even had a screen protector on it and a...

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Good to Have


Recently I bought Apple MacBook Pro 13" from mac connection. It's been one months now. performance is good so far. I would like to say it is cheapest and best deal from mac connection.

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Best Year-End Price


I priced this Mac at the Apple Store and several online sites. MacConnection came in lower than even the sites not charging sales tax. Concerned that Apple seems to be phasing out DVD drives.

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Excellent product.


Fast boot and shut down time, excellent battery life. average about 8 hrs.

bright screen, battery life, value for money, easy to use, Fast/High Speed

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Apple Does It again!


I was reluctant to buy a new lappy because I'm perfectly happy with my old MacBook, but after 6 years it can't handle new OS upgrades, so I bit the bullet and ordered this new MacBook Pro. Good design, solid hardware feel. I don't like black keys with...

bright screen, size & weight, battery life, Memory, value for money, easy to use, Fast/High Speed, very little heat/noise

trackpad awkward

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Great Computer


Elegantly packaged, smooth in initial operation, graceful in use.

size & weight, bright screen, battery life, Memory, value for money, easy to use, Fast/High Speed

Product Specifications


DVD Writer:DVD-Writer / No
Embedded 3G/4G: No
Embedded UMTS: 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


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


Aspect Ratio:16:10 / 16:9
LED Backlight:Edge LED
Touchscreen: No
True Resolution:Retina / WXGA

General Features

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


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


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