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Apple MacBook Pro Retina 13-inch (Late 2012)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 823 reviews of Apple MacBook Pro Retina 13-inch (Late 2012). The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. People are impressed by the portability and screen. The design and usability are also mentioned favorably.

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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 Retina 13-inch (Late 2012) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Apple MacBook Pro Retina 13-inch (Late 2012)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 501 user reviews of Apple MacBook Pro Retina 13-inch (Late 2012) from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, 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 keyboard and size. The portability and design also get good feedback, whereas there are some mixed views about the reliability.

performance, design, portability, size, keyboard

90% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Apple 13-inch MacBook Pro (Intel Dual Core i5 2.5GHz, 4GB RAM, 500GB HDD, HD Graphics 4000, OS X Lion)Apple 13-inch MacBook Pro (Intel Dual Core i5 2.5GHz, 4GB RAM, 500GB HDD, HD Graphics 4000, OS X Lion)

Mar, 2019

Consumer review (amazon.com)

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

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 174 user reviews of Apple MacBook Pro Retina 13-inch (Late 2012) from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.com.

87% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Apple MacBook Pro MD212LL/A 13-Inch Laptop with Retina Display (OLD VERSION)Apple MacBook Pro MD212LL/A 13-Inch Laptop with Retina Display (OLD VERSION)

Mar, 2019

Expert review by : Ian Osborne (techradar.com)

MacBook Pro 13-inch with Retina display review

 

Apple's incredible Retina screen comes to its smaller MacBook Pro

Incredible screen ; Ivy Bridge processors ; Fast solid state storage ; Gestures trackpad ; Great battery life

Very expensive ; No FireWire 800 or Ethernet ports ; No optical drive ; Very difficult to repair or upgrade ; 15-inch model might be better value

We can't say it came as a surprise.

Nov, 2012

Expert review by (ixbtlabs.com)

MacBook Pro Retina Late 2012 Notebook

 

Made for travelling and daily mobile use.

In the spring of 2012, Apple made a breakthrough on the laptop market and released its first MacBook Pro with a Retina display, boasting a really high resolution of 2880x1800 pixels. Moreover, the much thinner novelty offered the same performance as...

Feb, 2013

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 : 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 (pcworld.idg.com.au)

13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina Display

 

Apple's Retina notebook display comes to its 13-inch MacBook Pro, as does a processor update and the introduction of flash-only storage. The portable Mac powerhouse does get harder to tinker with after you've bought it, though.

Ultra high-res Retina Display Updated processors Fast flash storage

No option for 1TB storage No discrete graphics No removable memory or hard drive

Oct, 2012

Expert review by : Craig Simms (cnet.com.au)

Apple MacBook Pro with Retina display (2012, 13.3-inch)

 

There's absolutely no doubt that the MacBook Pro Retina 13 has a beautiful display. Some will be phased by the weight and go for the MacBook Air, others will deem it to be worth it. We just wish it came with discrete graphics.

Great screen. Apple's usual excellent keyboard and trackpad. Dual thunderbolt and USB 3.0 gives decent port flexibility. Good battery life. HDMI.

The base near the monitor gets quite hot during heavy tasks. Still waiting for everything to be high DPI compatible. Weight will make some consider the Air instead.

There's absolutely no doubt that the MacBook Pro Retina 13 has a beautiful display. Some will be phased by the weight and go for the MacBook Air, others will deem it worth it. We just wish it came with discrete graphics.

Dec, 2012

Expert review by : Digit Laptops (digit.in)

Apple Macbook Pro MD212HN

 

The Apple Macbook Pro MD212HN ultrabook has a 13 inch Retina Display with LED Backlit and IPS Technology and 2560 x 1600 pixels display resolution. It runs on X Mountain Lion OS and has powerful Intel Core i5 (3rd generation) 2.5 GHz With Turbo Boost...

Aug, 2013

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 (crn.com.au)

Review: Apple MacBook Pro 13in

 

Meet the cheaper, but not cheap, and impressive retina display model.

What could be the best laptop ever just became truly portable.

Dec, 2012

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio system:HD / STEREO
Built-In Microphone:Y / Yes
Built-in subwoofer:Y / Yes
Number of built-in speakers:2

Battery

Battery capacity (Watt hours):63.5
Battery life (max):7
Battery technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo)

Camera

Front Camera: Yes
Front camera resolution:1280 x 720
Rear camera: No
Swivel webcam: No

Certificates

Energy Star certified:Y / Yes
EPEAT compliance:Gold
Wi-Fi certified: Yes

Design

Colour of product:Silver
Form factor:Clamshell
Product colour:Silver
Product Type:Notebook

Display

3D: No
Aspect Ratio:16:10 / 3:2, 4:3, 16:10
Display diagonal:33.8
Display number of colours:16.78 million colours
Display Resolution:1280 x 800
Display Surface:Gloss
HD type: No
LED Backlight:Y / Yes
Touchscreen:N / No

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter:N / No
Discrete graphics adapter model: No
Maximum Resolution:2560 x 1600
On-board graphics adapter:Y / Yes
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics 4000

Keyboard

Full-size keyboard:Y / Yes
Keyboard backlit: Yes
Keyboard layout:AZERTY / QWERTY
Keyboard number of keys:79
Numeric keypad:N / No
Pointing device:Touchpad / Trackpad
Windows keys: No

Memory

Internal Memory:4 / 8
Internal memory type:DDR3-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:8
Maximum internal memory (64-bit):8
Memory clock speed:1600
Memory form factor:SO-DIMM
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 4 / 2 x 2 / 2 x 4
Memory slots:2x SO-DIMM

Networking

3G:N / No
4G:N / No
Bluetooth:Y / Yes
Bluetooth version:4.0
Ethernet LAN:Y / Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100,1000 / 10,1000
Wi-Fi:Y / Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11a, 802.11ac, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11n / IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11n

Operational conditions

Non-operating altitude:0 - 4500 / 0 - 4570
Operating altitude:0 - 3000 / 0 - 3050
Operating relative humidity (H-H):0 - 90
Operating temperature (T-T):10 - 35
Storage relative humidity (H-H):0 - 90
Storage temperature (T-T):-24 - 45 / -25 - 45

Optical Drive

DVD-R read speed:8
DVD-R write speed:8
DVD+R read speed:8
DVD+R write speed:8
LightScribe: No
Optical Drive Type:DVD Super Multi DL / DVD±RW / No

Other features

Audio system:HD / STEREO

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y
Cables included:AC
Manual:Y
Power cord included:Y
Quick start guide:Y

Packaging Data

AC adapter included:Y / Yes
Cables included:AC
Manual:Y / Yes
Power cord included: Yes
Quick start guide:Y / Yes

Performance

GPS (satellite): No
TV tuner integrated: No

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type: No
Charging port type:DC-in jack
Combo headphone/mic port:Y / Yes
DC-in jack:Y / Yes
Docking connector:N / No
DVI port:N / No
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
ExpressCard slot: No
Firewire (IEEE 1394) ports:1
Headphone outputs:1
Micro HDMI ports quantity:1
Microphone in:No / Y / Yes
Mini DisplayPort/Thunderbolt combo port: Yes
S/PDIF out port: No
SmartCard slot: No
Thunderbolt ports quantity:1
TV Out:N
TV out port: No
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:2

Power

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter power:60
Power auto-sensing: Yes

Processor

Processor boost frequency:3.1 / 3.6
Processor cache:3 / 4
Processor cache type:L3
Processor Cores:2
Processor family:3rd gen Intel® Core™ i5 / 3rd gen Intel® Core™ i7 / Intel Core i5 / Intel Core i5-xxx / Intel Core i7
Processor frequency:2.5 / 2.9
Processor threads:4
System bus rate:5

Processor special features

Intel Turbo Boost Technology: Yes
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / Y / Yes

Security

Cable lock slot:Kensington / N / Y / Yes
Cable lock slot type:Kensington
Password protection: Yes

Software

Bundled software:- Photos\n- iMovie\n- GarageBand\n- Pages\n- Numbers\n- Keynote\n- iBooks\n- Safari\n- FaceTime\n- Time Machine\n- iTunes\n- Photo Booth\n- App Store / 220 - 240 V, 1 A / Photos, iMovie, GarageBand, Pages, Numbers, Keynote, iBooks, Safari, FaceTime, Time Machine, iTunes, Photo Booth, App Store / TV-RF In, DVI-D, D-SUB 15-Pin, AV1 (SCART 1) 21-Pin Scart (CVBS, RGB), AV2 (SCART 2) 21-Pin Scart (CVBS), Composite Video In, S-Video In, Component Video 1/2, Composite Video out
Drivers included: Yes
Operating System Architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite / Mac OS X 10.7 Lion / Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion / Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks / Mac OS X Mavericks

Storage

Card reader integrated:No / Y / Yes
Compatible memory cards:SD, SDHC, SDXC / SDHC / SDXC
Flash memory:128 / 256 / 512
Hard Drive Capacity:1000 / 500 / 750
Hard Drive Interface:SATA / SATA III / Serial ATA III
Hard drive speed:5400
Number of Hard Drives Installed:1
Number of SSDs installed:1
Solid-state drive capacity:128 / 256
Storage Media:Flash / HDD / SSD
Total Storage Capacity:1000 / 128 / 256 / 500 / 512 / 750

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:22.7 / 227
Height :2.41 / 24.1
Weight:2.06
Width:32.5 / 325