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Apple MacBook Pro 15-inch (2012)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2553 reviews of Apple MacBook Pro 15-inch (2012). The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Reviewers really like the portability and design. The price and usability also get good reviews, but views are divided on the reliability.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Apple MacBook Pro 15-inch (2012) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 87/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Apple MacBook Pro 15-inch (2012)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 147 user reviews of Apple MacBook Pro 15-inch (2012) 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 products in the same category on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers are impressed by the performance.

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

Feb, 2020

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Apple MacBook Pro 15-inch (2012)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1805 user reviews of Apple MacBook Pro 15-inch (2012) from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.com. Reviewers are impressed by the portability and design. The price and usability also get good reviews. Comments are divided on the reliability.

performance, usability, price, design, portability

89% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Feb, 2020

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

Expert review by : Dan Ackerman (cnet.com)

Apple's 15-inch MacBook Pro with Retina Display is amazing, and amazingly expensive (review)

 

Thin, fast, and sporting a high-resolution screen, the new MacBook Pro with Retina Display pairs high-end computing power with a superstylish MacBook Air-inspired design.

The unprecedented high-resolution screen on the new ; makes images -- even simple text -- look beautifully clear. Despite a redesigned, lightweight body, the powerful components, including an Nvidia GPU, compare well to recent high-end desktop...

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.

Oct, 2012

Expert review by : Dan Ackerman (cnet.com)

Apple MacBook Pro (15 inch) review: Apple MacBook Pro (15 inch, Summer 2012)

 

Apple MacBook Pro (15 inch, Summer 2012)

A faster processor, improved graphics, and USB 3.0 highlight a series of internal improvements in the new ; .

The unchanged design is starting to feel a little dated. Any real structural changes, HDMI, higher-res displays, were reserved for the Retina display version of the MacBook Pro.

Another year of incremental improvements for the 15-inch Apple MacBook Pro help it maintain its lead as a useful, powerful, attractive midsize laptop, but the competition is closer than ever to catching up.

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 : 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 : 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 : J.R. Nelson (NotebookReview.com)

Apple MacBook Pro with Retina Display Review (2012)

 

Retina. That's the defining feature of Apple's new 15-inch MacBook Pro. Can a really good screen, even one with a resolution of 2880x1800 really change how you use a computer? Maybe. Read on and find out.

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 ; The MacBook Pro with Retina Display is a bit of the past and a bit of...

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.

Jun, 2012

Expert review by : ubergizmo.com (ubergizmo.com)

Macbook Pro Review

 

The new Macbook Pro is a great computer with an amazing world-class design. I think that very few would question how well it is built and how much attention to details went into it. If anything, Mac OS X users who can afford it are damn lucky. If you...

Apr, 2010

Expert review by : Brian Westover (techreviewsource.com)

Apple MacBook Pro 15-Inch (Mid-2012)

 

The latest Apple MacBook Pro 15-inch (Mid-2012), updates the classic laptop with Intel's latest third-generation quad-core processor and adds USB 3.0 connections, which are arguably much more useful than the niche Thunderbolt port that Apple has...

Quad-core Ivy Bridge processor. Switchable Nvidia graphics technology. Long battery life. OS X Mountain Lion improves on an already great user experience ; Cons: Multimedia performance lags. No 1080p display. Editor Rating: 4.00 ; By Brian Westover

Multimedia performance lags. No 1080p display. Editor Rating: 4.00 ; By Brian Westover

The Apple MacBook Pro 15-inch (Mid 2012) is still one of the best laptops around, with solid performance and a superb user experience, but after five-years with no change, the overall design is getting old. Pros: Quad-core Ivy Bridge processor....

Aug, 2012

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