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Apple MacBook Pro 13 Mid 2012

Specifications

Apple MacBook Pro 13 Mid 2012Notebook: Apple MacBook Pro 13 Mid 2012 (MacBook Pro 13 Series)
Processor: Intel Core i5 3210M
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics 4000
Display: 13.3 inch, 16:10, 1280x800 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 2.06kg
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.

Modern games should be playable with these graphics cards at low settings and resolutions. Casual gamers may be happy with these 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": This is a common display format for subnotebooks. Netbooks, UMPC and some subnotebooks have tinier displays. Nevertheless, the majority of standard laptops has a higher format. The advantage of a small display is, that the subnotebook can be small dimensioned and can be carried easily. Further the small display needs few energy, which improves the battery runtime and in consequence the mobility. The disadvantage is that the reading of texts is a bit exhausting for the eyes, especially with high resolutions.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


2.06 kg: These sub-notebooks weight less than the average of all notebooks, but represent a heavier class of weight among the sub-notebooks. 13 inch displays are normal for this class of weight.


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 %

Apple reviews


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


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