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Apple MacBook Pro 13-inch (2012)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2600 reviews of Apple MacBook Pro 13-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 reliability and design. The portability and usability are also mentioned favorably. Reviews about the connectivity and price are mixed.

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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 13-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 13-inch (2012)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1 user review of Apple MacBook Pro 13-inch (2012) from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers really like the performance.

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100% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

Oct, 2020

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Amazon.com review summary for Apple MacBook Pro 13-inch (2012)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1325 user reviews of Apple MacBook Pro 13-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. People really like the portability and design. The price and usability also get good reviews, but the connectivity and reliability get mixed comments.

performance, usability, price, design, portability

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

Oct, 2020

Consumer review (amazon.ca)

Amazon.ca review summary for Apple MacBook Pro 13-inch (2012)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 24 user reviews of Apple MacBook Pro 13-inch (2012) from Amazon.ca. The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.ca.

83% of the reviews on Amazon.ca give this product a positive rating.

Oct, 2020

Expert review by (engadget.com)

MacBook Pro with Retina display review (13-inch, late 2012)

 

Apple's new 13-inch MacBook with a Retina display effectively crosses the divide between Air and Pro, but at a premium cost.

Thinner and lighter than the other 13-inch Pro ; Near-comprehensive selection of ports ; Great I/O performance

Thicker than 15-inch Retina Pro ; No discrete graphics ; Price

The 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display, the one we really wanted to see earlier this year when the 15-incher was unveiled, is finally here. But, it isn't quite the perfect blend of Pro performance and Air panache we'd hoped for. That it's actually...

Oct, 2012

Expert review by (engadget.com)

Apple MacBook Pro with Retina display review (mid 2012)

 

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.

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

Expensive ; MagSafe 2 connector requires an adapter

Is this the best Mac ever? You can't ignore the Air as an amazing piece of machinery, especially with the new, higher-powered Ivy Bridge processors and faster SSDs tucked inside its wedge profile. But, this new Pro is on another level of performance....

Jun, 2012

Expert review by : Dan Ackerman (cnet.com)

Apple MacBook Pro (15 inch) review

 

Not very long ago, to be the 15-inch MacBook was to be the life of the laptop party. Big and powerful, yet still slim and attractive, the college kids wanted MacBook Airs, while the designers and artists wanted the 15-inch MacBook Pro (or, in a few...

A faster processor, improved graphics, and USB 3.0 highlight a series of internal improvements in the new 15-inch MacBook Pro .

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 : David Pierce (theverge.com)

13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display review (2013)

 

Standing in a Best Buy is an odd time for an existential crisis. Yet it's an almost certain occurrence, at least when you're there shopping for a laptop. More so than with any other product category, buying a laptop forces you to make all manner of...

Gorgeous screen ; Excellent battery life ; Thinner and lighter than ever

Relatively small usable screen real estate ; Poor speakers ; Definite graphics restraints

Not quite a perfect mix, but an excellent middle ground

Expert review by : Anand Lal Shimpi (anandtech.com)

13-inch Retina MacBook Pro Review (Late 2012)

 

Earlier this year Apple introduced its first Mac equipped with a Retina Display. The 15.4-inch MacBook Pro with Retina Display (henceforth rMBP) introduced a brand new, thinner and lighter chassis to the MacBook family while serving as the launch...

Nov, 2012

Expert review by : Vincent Nguyen (slashgear.com)

MacBook Pro with Retina Display review (mid-2012)

 

Faced with one of the most news-packed WWDC keynotes so far, it takes a very special product to stand out but the MacBook Pro with Retina Display managed it. Apple's collective interpretation of what a “next generation” pro-level notebook should be,...

A more likely question is new MacBook Pro or MacBook Air. The Air is undoubtedly more portable again than the new Pro, but it loses out on the Retina Display, the discrete GPU and the second Thunderbolt port. The new MacBook Pro also has more memory as...

Jun, 2012

Expert review by : Lisa Gade (mobiletechreview.com)

Apple 13" MacBook Pro

 

The first major refresh of the MacBook Pro line in several years is controversial because Apple removed most ports and switched to a very low travel 12" MacBook style keyboard to make a thin laptop even thinner (14.9mm). It's also a half pound lighter...

Fantastic build and good looks. Superb display, OS X Sierra is a fine OS

Expensive- what a price hike! More for good looks than Pro work: oddball butterfly low travel keyboard, no legacy ports except headphone jack

I've been a Mac user since the late 1980's when they were tall beige boxes with floppy drives. Apple has had their ups and downs, but I've stuck with them because their OS is solid, their build and materials excellent, the hardware and features often...

Oct, 2016

Expert review by : Will Shanklin (gizmag.com)

Review: 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina Display (late 2012)

 

When Apple released the 15-inch MacBook Pro with Retina Display last June, it started at US$2,200. When the 13-inch model arrived last October, it rang up at only $1,800. Progress, I suppose – but still a pretty penny. Now, however, Apple has dropped...

For this review, we handled the entry-level (128 GB, 2.5 GHz) model. Apple recently upgraded the 256 GB model with a slightly-faster 2.6 GHz chip, but otherwise the two machines are identical.

Feb, 2013

Expert review by : James Hutchinson (goodgearguide.com.au)

Apple Macbook Pro (13in)

 

Apple's smallest MacBook Pro laptop has plenty of power and a long battery life

Fantastic build quality and design, extremely long battery life, multi-touch trackpad, beefy processor and RAM options

RAM upgrades are expensive through Apple, no anti-glare display coating option, battery can't be removed

The 13in Apple MacBook has gone Pro, with more memory, beefier processors and an embedded battery that outlasts similar-sized notebooks we've tested. We would prefer an option for a more powerful graphics card though.

Jun, 2009

Expert review by : James Hutchinson (goodgearguide.com.au)

Apple MacBook Pro (13in)

 

Apple's 13in MacBook Pro is the smallest notebook in the company's "Pro" range, but it still packs quite a punch. This laptop is a fantastic compromis...

Fantastic build quality and design, extremely long battery life, multi-touch trackpad, beefy processor and RAM options

RAM upgrades are expensive through Apple, no anti-glare display coating option, battery can't be removed

The 13in Apple MacBook has gone Pro, with more memory, beefier processors and an embedded battery that outlasts similar-sized notebooks we've tested. We would prefer an option for a more powerful graphics card though.

Mar, 2009