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Apple MacBook Pro 13 Mid 2012

Specifications

Apple MacBook Pro 13 Mid 2012
Apple MacBook Pro 13 Mid 2012 (MacBook Pro 13 Series)
Processor
Graphics adapter
Memory
4096 MB 
, DDR3 SDRAM PC3-12800
Display
13.3 inch 16:10, 1280x800 pixel, LG Philips LP133WX3-TLA4, glossy: yes
Mainboard
Intel HM77 (Panther Point)
Storage
Hitachi Travelstar 5K750 HTS547550A9E384, 500 GB 
, 5400 rpm
Soundcard
Intel Panther Point PCH - High Definition Audio Controller
Connections
2 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 1 Firewire, 1 Thunderbolt, 1 Kensington Lock, Audio Connections: Audio jack, 3.5 mm, microphone, Card Reader: SD, MMC (SDHC, SDXC)
Networking
Broadcom NetXtreme BCM57765 Gigabit Ethernet PCIe (10/100/1000MBit), Broadcom 802.11n (a/b/g/n), Bluetooth 4.0
Optical drive
HL-DT-ST DVDRW GS31N
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 24.1 x 325 x 227 ( = 0.95 x 12.8 x 8.94 in)
Battery
64 Wh Lithium-Polymer
Operating System
Apple Mac OS X 10.7 Lion
Camera
Webcam: FaceTime HD, 1280x720
Additional features
Speakers: Stereo, Keyboard: Chiclet, Keyboard Light: yes, 12 Months Warranty
Weight
2.06 kg ( = 72.66 oz / 4.54 pounds), Power Supply: 240 g ( = 8.47 oz / 0.53 pounds)
Price
1249 Euro

 

Average Score: 76.83% - good
Average of 6 scores (from 10 reviews)
price: - %, performance: 80%, features: 46%, display: 71% mobility: 72%, workmanship: 93%, ergonomy: 73%, emissions: 86%

Reviews for the Apple MacBook Pro 13 Mid 2012

86% Review Apple MacBook Pro 13 2.5 GHz Mid 2012 Notebook | Notebookcheck
Entry-level "Pro". Apple's MacBook Pro series has been enjoying great popularity for many years now. The notebooks from Cupertino offer high performance, look great, and seem to retain their value better than any competitor's product. In the past, the 13-inch MacBook Pro appeared to be the unloved stepchild of the family. Have things changed in 2012?
60% Apple MacBook Pro 13-inch
Source: Comp Reviews English
With the latest product releases from Apple, the MacBook Pro 13 is certainly looking like a product that will soon reach the end of its life. The 2012 update has very little change to it other than a new processor with corresponding graphics and USB 3.0 ports. Beyond this, it is nearly identical to last years version. In the meantime, the company improved and dropped the price of the MacBook Air 13.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/05/2012
Rating: Total score: 60%
MacBook Pro review (13-inch, mid-2012)
Source: Engadget English
Equipped with a new Core i5 Ivy Bridge processor and Intel HD Graphics 4000, this year's MacBook Pro is a capable machine. Is it the highest-performing system out there? Nah -- and without discrete graphics or an SSD, that's hardly a surprise. This is a solid laptop, even with the entry-level specs, but if you can part ways with a bit more dough, you'll be a happier camper with a Core i7, SSD-equipped configuration.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/30/2012
75% Apple MacBook Pro 13in
Source: Reg Hardware English
When my esteemed colleague Dabbsie reviewed the 2011 model last November he bemoaned the MacBook’s high price but concluded that it was justified as this was ‘the best bloody entry-level laptop in the world’. This year’s model is just as good, but the Windows PC competition is now catching up and, at this price, it’s hard to argue that it’s still the best.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/12/2012
Rating: Total score: 75%
80% Apple MacBook Pro 13-inch review
Source: Techradar English
The mid-2012 MacBook Pro is a formidable machine. Like the 15-inch models, the refresh sees it take a significant - if unremarkable - step forwards. The new processors and their improved graphical capabilities give the new releases a considerable power boost over their predecessors, and the USB 3.0 ports makes available a wealth of already-released high-speed storage peripherals.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/10/2012
Rating: Total score: 80%
70% Apple MacBook Pro review (13-inch, Summer 2012)
Source: CNet English
13-inch MacBook Pro, we need to have a talk. I want to like you. I really do. And you're making it so hard. The 13-inch MacBook Pro, back when it was simply called the MacBook, was a truly envy-inducing laptop. While the 13-inch MacBook Pro remains a well-built laptop, it's fallen behind the MacBook Air and Retina Display MacBook Pro in design, lacks higher-end upgrades, and feels too expensive compared with the competition.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/21/2012
Rating: Total score: 70%

Foreign Reviews

Endspurt – 13 Zoll MacBook Pro mit Ivy Bridge
Source: Notebookjournal German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/02/2012
Rating: performance: 70% features: 30% display: 60% mobility: 50% workmanship: 90% ergonomy: 40%
90% Ohne Retina nur Durchschnitt?
Source: Notebookinfo German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/02/2012
Rating: Total score: 90% performance: 90% display: 80% mobility: 100% ergonomy: 100% emissions: 75%
Test: MacBook Pro 13 Zoll mit Ivy-Bridge
Source: HardwareLuxx German DE→EN
The most powerful competitors are Apple devices. Good Display; a very good battery runtime; low display resolution; loud fan
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/26/2012
Обзор Apple Macbook Air 13’’ пятого поколения: эту песню не задушишь, не убьешь
Source: Zoom RU→EN
Positive: Exemplary design and ergonomics; long baterry life (7 hours). Negative: LCD + Film displays with low resolution.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/10/2012
Apple MacBook Pro 13 teszt (2012)
Source: Laptopkalauz HU→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/27/2012
Rating: display: 60% mobility: 50% ergonomy: 60% emissions: 100%

Comment

Intel HD Graphics 4000: Processor graphics card in the high end Ivy Bridge models. Offers a different clock speed in the different CPU models (ULV to desktop quad core) and therefore a different performance.

Non demanding games should be playable with these graphics cards.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.


3210M: Fast Ivy-Bridge-based dual-core, includes HD 4000 GPU, core clock 2.5 - 3.1 GHz» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


13.3":

Above all, this display size is used for subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles. For all three types, this size is quite large. The biggest variety of subnotebooks is represented with this size.

Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. So, details like letters are bigger. On the other hand, the power consumption is lower with small screen diagonals and the devices are smaller, more lightweight and cheaper.

» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


2.06 kg:

Usually subnotebooks, ultrabooks and quite lightweight laptops with 12-16 inch display-diagonal weigh as much.


Apple: Apple Inc. is an American multinational corporation which designs and manufactures consumer electronics and software products. Apple software includes the Mac OS X operating system but nowadays Macbooks are also able to run Windows. Apple has at least sporadically been considered the most valuable company in the world since 2011 and has consistently ranked among the Top 10 companies in the world.

In the laptop sector, Apple's market share was 9.3% in 2014 and 10.3% in 2016. The latter corresponds to the 5th place. In the smartphone segment, Apple achieved 15.3% in the first quarter of 2016, which means a market share loss when compared to the 18.3% in same quarter of the previous year.
Nevertheless, Apple ranked second place behind Samsung in both years.

There are tons of reviews on Apple laptops, smartphones and tablets. The ratings are significantly above-average (as of 2016).


76.83%: This rating is not convincing. The laptop is evaluated below average, this is not really a recommendation for purchase.


» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

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Stefan Hinum, 2012-06-27 (Update: 2012-06-27)