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Apple MacBook Pro Retina 13-inch (Late 2012)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 829 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 4.0/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Reviewers really like the portability and screen. The design and usability also get good feedback.

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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 84/100 = 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. Reviews about the keyboard and size are on the whole positive. The portability and design are also appreciated. Comments are divided on the reliability.

performance, design, portability, size, keyboard

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

Nov, 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.

Nov, 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