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MacBook Pro with Retina display (2012)

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Sep, 2015

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 1 review of MacBook Pro with Retina display (2012). The average rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the battery. The portability is also mentioned favorably, but opinions are divided on the screen.

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Expert review by: Joel Santo Domingo (pcmag.com)

Apple MacBook Pro 15-inch (Retina Display)

 

The Apple MacBook Pro 15-inch (Retina Display) is the laptop you want if you care about performance, thinness, and the screen. It's not the vaunted "15-inch MacBook Air" that was rumored prior to 2012's WWDC—it's better, thanks to an up-to-date...

Brilliant Retina display. Thin profile. Good port selection. Discrete graphics. Speedy storage. Has 8GB of memory. Ready for Mac OS X Mountain Lion.

Ethernet use requires adapter. Not all apps currently work well with Retina display.

With a higher-resolution display, thin chassis, and up-to-date components, the Apple MacBook Pro 15-inch with Retina Display is the new king of high-end desktop replacement laptops.

Jun, 2012

Expert review by: TechSpot (techspot)

Apple MacBook Pro with Retina Display Review

 

Since this system is all about the Retina display, it's worth delving into it a bit more to really understand the technology behind it, and the incredible engineering that Cupertino put into the hardware and software to make it work. Most people might...

Jul, 2012

Expert review by: MobileTechReview.com (mobiletechreview.com)

15" Apple MacBook Pro with Retina Display

 

Slim, light, fast and that Retina display

Expensive, parts not upgradable

A Pro workstation that weighs 4.5 lbs. and has a display like none other? Check. A laptop that walks circles around the 13" MacBook Air (also refreshed with third generation Intel processors)? Check. A more portable 15" MacBook Pro. Check. One of the...

May, 2012
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Expert review by: Good Gear Guide.au (goodgearguide.com.au)

Apple's 15in MacBook Pro with Retina display is perhaps the finest notebook on the Australian market

 

There's no doubt that Apple's 2012 MacBook Pro is a great piece of kit. Its Retina display and Ivy Bridge CPU are the main attractions, but its keyboard and overall build quality are still among the best in the business and make this laptop a worthy...

Excellent screen, Sturdy build quality, Great keyboard, Runs quietly

Some noticeable warmth, Screen reflections can be annoying

Nov, 2012

Expert review by: Trusted Reviews (trustedreviews.com)

Apple MacBook Pro 15-inch with Retina Display

 

With a stunning 2,880 x 1,800 IPS ‘Retina' screen, Apple's thinnest 15in MacBook Pro is its best yet.

Gorgeous, unrivalled IPS screen, Superb, class-leading connectivity, Sleek, attractive design, Relatively slim and light, Powerful, balanced specifications

Very expensive, Not upgradeable, No Gigabit Ethernet, Non-standard screen resolution

Jul, 2012

Expert review by: Macworld UK (macworld.co.uk)

MacBook Pro Retina review (15in, 2.6GHz, 2012)

 

The new Apple MacBook Pro with Retina display (Late 2013) is almost upon us. But before the launch of the 2013 version of the Retina MacBook Pro, it's high time to take a closer look at the world's finest notebook computer – the 15-inch Apple MacBook...

Retina display, fast SSD, quad-core processor, dual Thunderbolt

Lost ethernet and FireWire ports, not upgradeable

Sep, 2013

Expert review by: IT PRO (itpro.co.uk)

Apple MacBook Pro 2012 with Retina display review

 

With 5.1 million pixels on the 15.4in display, the latest Intel Ivy Bridge processors and up to 768GB of SSD storage, Apple has raised the bar for laptops.

Jun, 2012

Expert review by: Naaptol (naaptol.com)

Expert Review

 

Perfect on every front-looks, design, power, performance, storage, battery

The high price tag

Apple MacBook Pro MC975HN/A is an absolutely perfect notebook. It seems to have no flaws and delivers a stealth performance that has no match. It has extra-ordinary battery backup too and the storage, memory, design -everything is just fabulous about...

May, 2012

Consumer review by: N/A (newegg.com)

Do not buy Apple

 

I have decided to no longer purchase any Apple products or services. I'm extremely dissatisfied. I don't even need to say anything to my friends and family about my experience with Apple. All have witnessed the above 90'C temperatures this computer has...

Looks nice and brand recognition makes you feel professional

Apple does not stand by their warranty. No service unless you live near a certified Apple repair dealership. Computers overheat easily. Do not use the GPU and CPU at the same time it will cause temps above 90'C (194'F)

Jun, 2014

Consumer review by: aduck (newegg.com)

Best computer I've ever owned

 

A few of these other reviewers complained about the video card but I've really had no problem with it (I've run Bioshock 2, BF3 and X-Plane with no issues). Battery life is down to around 4.5 hours after 300 charge cycles.

This is easily the best laptop I've owned in the last 25 years due to its build quality, reliability and overall usability. I'm an IT pro so I've used the high-end pro gear from IBM, HP, Dell, Fujitsu, etc.. this is as good as it gets ; Boots in...

Only two USB 3.0 ports, no line input, non-upgradeable ram (I got the 16gb model for this reason). Biggest con- having to adjust and look at non-Retina LCD panels at work ; The price seems like a con, but it was truly worth every penny I spent

Oct, 2013

Product Specifications

Configuration

Convertible: No
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: Yes

Connectivity

Bluetooth: Yes
Card Reader:Multi 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
LED Technology:Edge LED
Touchscreen: No
True Resolution:Retina / Retina (2880 x 1800) / WSXGA+

General Features

Intel ® Centrino Technology: No
Media Centre Edition: No
Operating System Version:Mac OS X Leopard / Mac OS X Lion
RAM Type:DDR3 SDRAM

Graphic

Brand of Graphic Chip:Intel ® / nVidia
GPU Model (Graphic Card):GeForce GT 650M / GEFORCE GT650M / HD Graphics 4000

Processor

Chipset Brand:Intel®
Chipset Type:HM77 / Unknown
Processor:Core™ i7
Processor Brand:Intel ® / Intel®
Processor Number:I7-3610QM / i7-3615QM / I7-3720QM / I7-3820QM
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