Apple MacBook Pro 13 Mid 2012
Average of 6 scores (from 10 reviews)
Reviews for the Apple MacBook Pro 13 Mid 2012
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?
Source: Comp Reviews
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%
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
Source: Reg Hardware
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%
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%
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%
Source: Notebookjournal DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/02/2012
Rating: performance: 70% features: 30% display: 60% mobility: 50% workmanship: 90% ergonomy: 40%
Source: Notebookinfo 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%
Source: HardwareLuxx 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
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
Source: Laptopkalauz HU→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/27/2012
Rating: display: 60% mobility: 50% ergonomy: 60% emissions: 100%
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.
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.
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.
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. The company operates more than 250 retail stores in nine countries and an online store where hardware and software products are sold. Established in California in 1977, Apple has about 35,000 employees worldwide and had worldwide annual sales of US$ 32.48 billion in its fiscal year 2008. Market share regarding sales of personal computers in 2007 (market research IDC): HP 18.9 %, Dell 16.4 %, Acer 9.9 %, Lenovo 7.5 %, Apple 5.7 %
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.