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Apple MacBook Pro Retina 15-inch, Mid 2012 (MC975 / MC976 / MD831 / Z0MV / Z0MW)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 923 reviews of Apple MacBook Pro Retina 15-inch, Mid 2012 (MC975 / MC976 / MD831 / Z0MV / Z0MW). The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. People are impressed by the design and usability. The portability and screen also get good feedback, whereas there are some critical views about the price.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Apple MacBook Pro Retina 15-inch, Mid 2012 (MC975 / MC976 / MD831 / Z0MV / Z0MW) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 88/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Apple MacBook Pro Retina 15-inch, Mid 2012 (MC975 / MC976 / MD831 / Z0MV / Z0MW)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 85 user reviews of Apple MacBook Pro Retina 15-inch, Mid 2012 (MC975 / MC976 / MD831 / Z0MV / Z0MW) from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.co.uk. People really like the performance and design. The usability and portability also get good feedback. Views about the battery and durability are different, while there are some critical reviews about the price and image quality.

screen, portability, usability, design, performance

image quality, price

93% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Apple 15-inch MacBook Pro with Retina Display (Intel Quad Core i7 2.3GHz, 8GB RAM, 256GB Flash Memory, HD Graphics 4000, 1GB GeForce GT 650M, OS X LioApple 15-inch MacBook Pro with Retina Display (Intel Quad Core i7 2.3GHz, 8GB RAM, 256GB Flash Memory, HD Graphics 4000, 1GB GeForce GT 650M, OS X Lio

Jul, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Apple MacBook Pro Retina 15-inch, Mid 2012 (MC975 / MC976 / MD831 / Z0MV / Z0MW)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 515 user reviews of Apple MacBook Pro Retina 15-inch, Mid 2012 (MC975 / MC976 / MD831 / Z0MV / Z0MW) from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.com. People really like the design and usability. The portability and performance are also mentioned favorably, whereas views are divided on the price.

screen, performance, portability, usability, design

91% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Apple MacBook Pro MC975LL/A 15.4-Inch Laptop with Retina Display (NEWEST VERSION)Apple MacBook Pro MC975LL/A 15.4-Inch Laptop with Retina Display (NEWEST VERSION)

Jul, 2016

Expert review by: Felix Sold (notebookcheck.net)

Review Apple MacBook Pro 15 Retina 2.3 GHz Mid 2012

 

MacBook Pro meets Retina. At the WWDC 2012, Apple let the proverb

An even slimmer chassis and less weight; Build quality, feel & rigidity; USB 3.0 and HDMI are now integrated; Input devices including backlit keyboard; High resolution display (220 DPI, IPS); Convincing display data; Good performance and powerful...

Chassis can get very hot; Port selection not overwhelming; Adapter is needed to add additional ports; Maintenance almost impossible; Only 12 months standard warranty; BTO options comparatively expensive; Many programs are not optimized yet (HiDPI);...

In Apple's own portfolio, the MacBook Pro 15 Mid 2012 without Retina display, the MacBook Pro 13 (which weighs about the same) and the even more mobile MacBook Air 13 Mid 2012. Both models are equipped with Intel Ivy processors. With Windows OS: Asus...

Aug, 2012

Expert review by: Vivek Gowri (anandtech.com)

The 2012 MacBook Pro Review

 

With most of the attention from Apple's hardware refresh event centered around iOS 6 and the new Retina MacBook Pro, the updated 2012 edition of the regular MacBook Pro has flown a little bit under the radar. Basically, it's just an Ivy Bridge-infused...

Jul, 2012

Expert review by: J.R. Nelson (NotebookReview.com)

Apple MacBook Pro with Retina Display Review (2012)

 

The MacBook Pro with Retina Display is a bit of the past and a bit of the future, wrapped up into one tasty, toasty present. Brilliant screen meets refined design.

Screen, screen, screen ; Thin ; Strong performance ; Excellent speakers

Very expensive for performance level ; Increased costs for repair and battery replacement ; Few applications ready for Retina at this time ; Performance issues with some browsing

I understand that this review may seem overly effusive – but it’s hard to deny that the MacBook Pro with Retina Display provides a superlative experience for that specific set of users who require what this machine provides.

Jun, 2012

Expert review by: Christina Bonnington (wired.com)

Review: Apple MacBook Pro with Retina Display

 

Apple's latest top-of-the-line laptop is an expensive, factory-sealed machine with a stunning display -- a PC that's the first of its breed.

Extremely sharp 2880×1800 resolution display is pure eye candy. Excellent springy keyboard and trackpad. Even the cheapest model, with 8GB of flash memory and an SSD, is super speedy. Never thought I’d be comfortable holding a 15-inch notebook in one hand

Price is hard to swallow — upgrades, add-ons and accessories can bump the cost up nearly ,000 more. Sealed unibody design is impossible to upgrade yourself once you’ve purchased the device — but come now, you knew that going in

Jun, 2012

Editor's Choice!

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

Apple MacBook Pro 15-inch (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.

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

Jun, 2012

Expert review by: Tim Stevens (engadget.com)

Apple MacBook Pro with Retina display review (mid 2012)

 

Product categories come and go, grow and wither, revolutionize the world and then slowly fade into a state of cold, quiet, everlasting obsolescence. It

Beautiful Retina display ; Thinner and lighter than previous Pros ; World-class performance ; Improved battery life

Expensive ; MagSafe 2 connector requires an adapter

The MacBook Pro with Retina display is a top-shelf laptop with a world-class display. It isn't cheap, but it's worth it.

Jun, 2012

Editor's Choice!

Expert review by: Mark Spoonauer (laptopmag.com)

Apple MacBook Pro with Retina Display

 

The MacBook Pro with Retina Display boasts a breathtakingly gorgeous screen, super-fast performance and long battery life in a slim and portable design.

Click to EnlargeStarting at $2,199, the new MacBook Pro wasn't designed for the masses. It's for those who demand the very best and are willing to pay for it. The Retina Display is a positively sublime canvas for both content consumption and creation....

Jun, 2012

CNET Editors' Choice

Expert review by: Dan Ackerman (cnet.com)

Apple MacBook Pro with Retina Display review:

 

The release of a brand-new Apple laptop design is rare, and always accompanied by much fanfare. The new MacBook Pro with Retina Display is no exception, especially as it introduces a new screen technology to laptops, while pulling in influences from...

The unprecedented high-resolution screen on the new MacBook Pro with Retina Display makes images -- even simple text -- look beautifully clear. Despite a redesigned, lightweight body, the powerful components, including an Nvidia GPU, compare well to...

With a $2,199 entry-level price tag, the MacBook Pro with Retina Display costs more than the typical American mortgage. The lack of onboard Ethernet jack, FireWire, or an optical drive can be inconvenient at times. Despite being thinner and lighter,...

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.

Jun, 2012

Expert review by: Sanjiv Sathiah (macnn.com)

Review: MacBook Pro with Retina display (mid-2012)

 

Apple brings Retina display to MacBook Pro

Cutting-edge connectivity ; Bleeding-edge display ; Beautiful, thin minimalist design ; Sturdy, seamless build quality ; Blend of power and mobility

Virtually non upgradeable after purchase ; Many websites and apps are not currently optimized for the display ; No optical drive ; Adapters required for Firewire and Ethernet ; Price premium for privilege

Apple has attempted to redefine the full power professional notebook with the next-generation MacBook Pro. In doing so it has delivered a notebook that is incredibly thin and light for the performance it offers. However, as is often the case with App

Jun, 2012

Expert review by: Eric Grevstad (computershopper.com)

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.

Jun, 2012

Product Specifications

Configuration

Convertible: No
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: 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+ / WXGA+

General Features

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