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Apple MacBook Pro Retina 13 inch 2012-10

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Apple MacBook Pro Retina 13 inch 2012-10Notebook: Apple MacBook Pro Retina 13 inch 2012-10 (MacBook Pro 13 Series)
Processor: Intel Core i5 3210M
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics 4000 768 MB
Display: 13.3 inch, 16:10, 2560x1600 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 1.624kg
Price: 2049 euro
Average Score: 84.69% - good
Average of 29 scores (from 38 reviews)
price: 70%, performance: 83%, features: 75%, display: 88% mobility: 85%, workmanship: 98%, ergonomy: 89%, emissions: 91%

Reviews for the Apple MacBook Pro Retina 13 inch 2012-10

88% Review Apple MacBook Pro 13 Retina 2.5 GHz Late 2012 | Notebookcheck
Hot stuff. The Apple MacBook Pro 13 is now available with a high-resolution IPS display, a slimmer chassis, and new ports. The newcomer demands a price premium of 500 Euros (~$650) above the cost of the time-tested standard model. Do the changes really warrant the lofty starting price of 1750 Euros (~$2275)?
90% Apple MacBook Pro 13″ Retina - Klaus
Source: PC World English
Dopo l’originale MacBook Pro classe Retina da 15 pollici, l’arrivo di un 13 pollici appare quasi scontato. Nel nuovo modello, il display Retina conta il doppio dei pixel, da 1.280×800 a 2.560×1.600, con tanto di modalità HiDPI, che rende più definita l’interfaccia di dimensioni e proporzioni simili alla precedente.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 04/23/2013
Rating: Total score: 90%
83% Review: Apple MacBook Pro 13in with Retina display
Source: PC Authority English
This isn’t a MacBook for the average consumer – the Retina display is overkill for most people, and the price premium is substantial. If, however, you’re a creative professional who is constantly on the move, then the appeal is obvious. With a glorious high-DPI display crammed into a 1.63kg chassis, Apple’s new MacBook Pro is one of a kind.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 02/15/2013
Rating: Total score: 83%
80% Apple Macbook Pro 13in Retina review
Source: Computer Active English
A small laptop with a very big screen. The 13in Macbook Pro Retina is a very desirable lightweight laptop, but it is expensive with the even the cheapest 128GB SSD model costing a high £1,449. The expense can't be justified for most people, but if you have the cash then it's definitely worth considering over other lightweight laptops.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 01/28/2013
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Apple MacBook Pro 13-inch with Retina Display review
Source: Trusted Reviews English
Apple’s MacBook Pro 13-inch with Retina Display is a worthy smaller sibling to the earlier 15-inch version, bringing the MacBook Pro and Air lines closer together than ever with its gorgeous, sleek chassis. It’s beautifully crafted, offers great ergonomics, and its ‘Retina’ screen is simply superb. Even connectivity is superior to that offered by most ultraportable laptops. However, its battery life is merely on the good side of average; it doesn’t match the power of its other components and that beautiful screen with a decent graphics solution; and its high price means there are plenty of rivals which offer more features – sometimes even for less money. In other words, you probably won’t regret buying it, but make sure an alternative doesn’t suit your needs better.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/23/2012
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 70% performance: 80% features: 80% display: 100% mobility: 70% workmanship: 100%
90% Apple MacBook Pro 13in with Retina display review
Source: PC Advisor English
The essential specifications of the 13in Apple MacBook Pro with Retina display closely follow the groundbreaking original 15in version. Reduced size here necessitates integrated-only graphics, as well as a more efficient dual-core rather than quad-core processor. But this choice of components really delivers, and crucially in a state-of-the-art 13in notebook that takes the second-finest laptop display money can buy – beaten only by the 15in Retina model of the Apple MacBook Pro.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 12/07/2012
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 60% performance: 90% features: 90% workmanship: 100%
70% Apple MacBook Pro 13-inch Retina
Source: CNet English
With its sturdy unibody design and high performance, Apple's MacBook Pro quickly became the must-have laptop for on-the-go media professionals.  The 13-inch MacBook Pro boasts a superb high-resolution display and a slimmer, lighter physical design than its predecessor. Sadly, its average performance doesn't justify the astonishingly high price.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/06/2012
Rating: Total score: 70%
90% Apple MacBook Pro (13-Inch Retina Display, 2012 Version) Review
Source: Computer Shopper English
Speaking of software, Mac OS X Mountain Lion is a model of how to introduce new features without sending users over a speed bump as Windows 8 does. Welcome additions in Apple's latest operating system range from Power Nap, which (like Intel's Smart Connect) updates e-mail and social-network data while the computer sleeps, to iOS-style notes, reminders, and pop-up notifications.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/03/2012
Rating: Total score: 90%
100% Apple 13" MacBook Pro with Retina Display
Source: Digital Versus English
The standard MacBook Pro design hasn't changed. After the stellar 15" version, this year's 13" MacBook Pro with Retina Display won us over with its impeccable finishing, quality screen, silent fan, battery life and processing power. All Apple has to do to reach perfection is add Ethernet and lower the price... Hey, you can always dream, right?
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/23/2012
Rating: Total score: 100% performance: 70% display: 100% mobility: 100%
83% Apple MacBook Pro 13in with Retina display review
Source: PC Pro English
This isn’t the right MacBook for the average consumer – we struggle to see the benefit of a Retina display outside professional use, and the premium is substantial. If, however, you’re a creative professional who’s constantly on the move, or just obscenely well-off, then this pint-sized MacBook Pro is uniquely attractive. With a colour accurate high-DPI display, great battery life and nippy application performance crammed into a 1.63kg chassis, Apple’s updated MacBook Pro is one of a kind.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/22/2012
Rating: Total score: 83% price: 67% performance: 67% features: 100% ergonomy: 100%
80% MacBook Pro 13-inch with Retina display (Late 2012) review
Source: Pocket Lint English
As a MacBook Pro we worry that this won't be powerful enough for you; as a MacBook Air it's a lot fatter and heavier for a device that doesn't give you much above and beyond what the Air delivers. That leaves us wanting more from the MacBook Pro 13-inch, and suggests that if you want real power you'll have to go for the much larger 15-inch model.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/20/2012
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% MacBook Pro 13-inch with Retina display review
Source: Techradar English
Apple's late 2012 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display isn't for everyone. Many will baulk at the price, and even those who are willing to pay it should ask themselves whether the small saving and slightly smaller size is enough to recommend the 13-inch Retina notebook over its 15-inch counterpart.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/16/2012
Rating: Total score: 80%
75% Apple MacBook Pro 13in Retina display review
Source: Reg Hardware English
In all fairness, the 13in MacBook Pro with Retina Display is undoubtedly a terrific laptop. It provides good performance and battery life, lightweight design, and a screen that none of its PC rivals can even come close to matching. But at almost £1500 it’s very expensive indeed, and I’d have thought that the professional users who can afford that price would be more likely to opt for the 15in model anyway. It’d be a tempting upgrade at around £1300, but at this price I reckon Apple is pushing its luck.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/13/2012
Rating: Total score: 75%
13-inch Retina MacBook Pro Review
Source: AnandTech English
When I reviewed it, I really liked the 15-inch Retina MacBook Pro. It's very fast, amazingly portable given its size and has a wonderful display. Its 13-inch counterpart, takes the portability to a completely different level. While I loved toting the 15 around (especially compared to its 2011 predecessor), it'd still feel like a burden after a long day of meetings. Using it in coach on most airlines was also problematic at times.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/13/2012
80% MacBook Pro 13-inch Retina review
Source: T3 English
The new MacBook Pro is the best MacBook yet but it can’t offer the value of the 2011 version. You’re paying almost 50 percent more for the best laptop screen around and faster flash memory. That saving could get you a new iPad with a Retina display, iPad Mini or an iPhone 5.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 11/12/2012
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Apple 13-inch MacBook Pro With Retina Display
Source: BCW - Business Computing World English
It’s hard not to admire the sheer quality of the MacBook Pro’s design. However, Apple’s pricing makes it difficult to see exactly whom this model is aimed at. Home and business users on a budget will prefer the standard £999 model, while high-end users who might be prepared to pay for the Retina display seem more likely to opt for the larger 15-inch model.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/12/2012
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Apple 2012 MacBook Pro 13 with Retina Display
Source: Comp Reviews English
The Apple MacBook Pro 13 with Retina is everything that many people hoped would have been announced back in the summer with the 15-inch version. It features the highest resolution display in this class with outstanding color and solid performance to back it. It is as small as many of the latest ultrabooks as well but with higher performance and just as long of running times.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/01/2012
Rating: Total score: 80%
100% Apple MacBook Pro 13in Retina Display Review
Source: Stuff TV English
Until the next crop of Ultrabooks (or Chromebooks?) turn up with better-than-Retina displays, it’s safe to say this is the laptop we’d choose if money were no object. The 15in Retina Display MacBook Pro does offer more processing power, but the 13in size and relatively light weight mean you can take this eye-popping laptop anywhere without thinking about it.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/01/2012
Rating: Total score: 100%
80% 13" MacBook Pro with Retina Display
Source: Mobile Tech Review English
Undeniably, the 13" MacBook Pro with Retina display is a show-stopper when it comes to display quality, materials, design and fit and finish. The question is, in a worldwide depression, are these enough to sell a laptop that starts at $1,700? I have a feeling that Apple doesn't expect this notebook to be a huge volume product like their bestselling standard 13" MacBook Pro that happens to also be their most affordable notebook.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/30/2012
Rating: Total score: 80%
MacBook Pro with Retina display review
Source: Engadget English
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 thicker than its big brother, the 15-incher, is a bit of a bummer but, with its weight falling closer to Air territory than the Pro, the decision between the two models will be a tough one for frequent travelers who need a little more oomph.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/29/2012
90% Apple MacBook Pro 13-inch (Retina Display)
Source: PC Mag English
The Apple MacBook Pro 13-inch (Retina Display) is the best way to carry the pixels of a large-screen monitor with you on the road. It's ideal for people who make their living with visuals.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/26/2012
Rating: Total score: 90%
80% 13-inch Apple MacBook Pro with Retina Display Review
Source: Laptop Mag English
The 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina Display is a lot like the iPhone 5. Apple took a winning formula and perfected it by making it thinner, lighter and faster. But in this case the display isn't bigger. It's a quantum leap better than the regular MacBook Pro and other ultaportable notebooks. Are all of these improvements worth $500 more?
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/25/2012
Rating: Total score: 80%
82% A rebooted MacBook Pro for the ultrabook era
Source: CNet English
By adding a high-res Retina Display to a new 13-inch MacBook Pro, Apple has taken the odd man out of its MacBook line. While the Retina MacBook Pro is easily the most desirable 13-inch Mac laptop to date, the high price and lack of discrete graphics make it a tough call versus either the more powerful 15-inch Retina Pro or the more affordable 13-inch Air.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/24/2012
Rating: Total score: 82% performance: 80% mobility: 80%

Foreign Reviews

95% Kaufempfehlung bestätigt
Source: Notebookinfo German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/15/2013
Rating: Total score: 95% performance: 90% display: 90% mobility: 100% ergonomy: 100% emissions: 93%
92% Kleiner Pixel-Gigant (Apple MacBook Pro 13,3'' Retina Display 2,5GHz 256GB (2012))
Source: Mac Welt - 1/13 German
Comparison, , Length Unknown, Date: 01/01/2013
Rating: Total score: 92%
91% Kleiner Pixel-Gigant (Apple MacBook Pro 13.3'' Retina Display 2,5GHz 128GB (2012))
Source: Mac Welt - 1/13 German
Comparison, , Length Unknown, Date: 01/01/2013
Rating: Total score: 91%
Pixelmillionär: Apple MacBook Pro mit 13,3 Zoll Retina-Display im Test
Source: Netzwelt German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/28/2012
92% Scharfes, kleines MacBook Pro
Source: Chip.de German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/21/2012
Rating: Total score: 92% price: 83% performance: 97% features: 79% display: 79% mobility: 100% ergonomy: 99%
Verschärft – 13 Zoll MacBook Pro mit Retina Display
Source: Notebookjournal German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/09/2012
Rating: performance: 90% features: 30% display: 70% mobility: 50% workmanship: 100% ergonomy: 40%
95% Lang erwartet, endlich da!
Source: Notebookinfo German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/06/2012
Rating: Total score: 95% performance: 90% display: 90% mobility: 100% ergonomy: 100% emissions: 93%
Apple MacBook Pro 13 mit Retina Display: Den Sehnerv getroffen
Source: Tom's Hardware German DE→EN
Positive: very good workmanship; good keyboard and trackpad; extraordinary display
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/10/2013
13" MacBook Pro mit Retina-Display
Source: HardwareLuxx German DE→EN
Positive: low weight; comfortable size; very good display
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 12/03/2012
Macbook Pro 13 Zoll Retina im Test
Source: Mac Welt German DE→EN
Positive: extraordinary display quality; fast-speed device; very good battery runtime
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/08/2012
70% MacBook Pro 13 Retina Display
Source: MuyComputer Spanish ES→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/19/2012
Rating: Total score: 70%
80% MacBook Pro 13 pouces Retina: pas vraiment pro, mais vraiment bien
Source: 01Net French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 11/07/2013
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% APPLE MACBOOK PRO RETINA 13 POUCES SSD 256 GO
Source: 01Net French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/19/2012
Rating: Total score: 80%
APPLE MacBook Pro Retina
Source: Zone-Numerique French FR→EN
Postive: Compact size; screeen resolution (2560x1600); connectivity; battery life.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/24/2012
Обзор Apple MacBook Pro 13 Retina: ноутбук с лучшим 13-дюймовым экраном
Source: Hi-Tech Mail RU→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/12/2012
Предварительный обзор 13-дюймового Apple MacBook Pro Retina
Source: 3DNews.ru RU→EN
Positive: One of the best displays with high resolution; compact design; silent cooling system.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/01/2012

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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.

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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.


1.624 kg: This sub-notebook weighs less than the average of all notebooks and represents a medium class of weight among the sub-notebooks. 11 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 %

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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2012-10-31 (Update: 2012-10-31)