Close

Loading image...
Apple MacBook Pro Mid 2012
+ 42 Videos

Apple MacBook Pro Mid 2012 2 Core Intel Core I5 2.3GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 13.3" Laptop

Techradar Recommended CNET.com Editor's Choice Pocket Lint Hot Product Trusted Reviews Recommended Expert Reviews Ultimate
2 Intel Core I5 2.3GHz 4GB Feb 2014
Processor Core Processor Family Processor Clock Speed Internal Memory Release Date
Enjoy beautiful graphics and intuitive control with the Apple MacBook Pro MD101B/A 13"Laptop. Intel performance Powered by a 3rd generation Intel i5 processor and running the expressive Mac OS X... More
Available from international sellers only
Tell Me When It Becomes Available
You are subscribed to price alerts for this product
Unsubscribe
Searching for international prices ...

Assumed Exchange Rates

Searching for prices in ...
Review: MacBook Pro 15 Retina (Mid 2012)
Apple Macbook Pro Retina Display Unboxing and First Look (Mid 2012) 15
MacBook Pro 15 inch Mid 2012 Unboxing (Life Time Windows User)
MacBook Pro 13 Unboxing (Mid 2012)

6 Reasons For

Apple Has Excellent Notebook PC Reviews

Apple is one of the top rated portable PC manufacturers according to average expert and user reviews, and Apple also has excellent reviews for its MacBooks.

Has a Front Camera

The MacBook Pro Mid 2012 has a front camera, as do most of the other MacBooks that have been on the market for more than two years.

We compared this notebook PC to all the other laptops with a front camera and we think the Apple MacBook Pro Late 2012 Retina which has better reviews is also worth considering.

Read more Less Chart Edit

Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The MacBook Pro Mid 2012 has a full-size keyboard, as do most of the other notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the MacBook Pro Mid 2012.

We compared all the other laptops with a full-size keyboard to this laptop and we think the Apple MacBook Pro Late 2012 Retina which has better reviews is also worth considering.

Read more Less Chart Edit

802.11n WiFi Standard

This portable PC has an 802.11n WiFi standard, which is the most commonly found WiFi standard on laptops of a similar age and spec to it.

Chart Edit

Three Point Five Headphone Out Ports

The Apple MacBook Pro Mid 2012 is a three point five headphone out port portable PC. Most of the other laptops of this spec and age only have between one and three headphone out ports.

Chart Edit

HDD Storage Medium

This laptop has an HDD storage medium, which is the most commonly found storage medium on comparable spec portable PCs that were released around the same time as it.

Chart Edit

6 Reasons Against

Very Small Internal Memory

The MacBook Pro Mid 2012 has a fairly small internal memory (only 4 gigabytes) compared to most of the other laptops of a similar type and age to the MacBook Pro Mid 2012. The internal memory of MacBooks that are a similar age to the MacBook Pro Mid 2012 range from 4GB to 16GB, and the average internal memory is 9.4GB.

Portable PCs with a bigger internal memory that might also be worth looking at include the Apple MacBook Pro Early 2015 Retina (8GB).

Read more Less Chart Edit

Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Most MacBooks that came out around the same time as the MacBook Pro Mid 2012 do not have a touch sensitive screen. The MacBook Pro Mid 2012 is no exception to this as it too does not have a touch sensitive screen.

Chart Edit

Very Slow CD-R Read Speed

The MacBook Pro Mid 2012 has a fairly slow CD-R read speed (only 8 CD-speeds) compared to most of the other comparable spec laptops that have been on the market for more than two years. The average CD-R read speed of MacBooks that were released around the same time as the MacBook Pro Mid 2012 is 22x, and the CD-R read speeds range from 8x to 24x.

Chart Edit

Very Slow CD-RW Read Speed

The slowest CD-RW read speed of portable PCs of a comparable type and age to the MacBook Pro Mid 2012 is 8x, the fastest is 24x, and the average CD-RW read speed is 20x. With a CD-RW read speed of only 8 CD-speeds, the Apple MacBook Pro Mid 2012 has one of the slower CD-RW read speeds amongst comparable spec notebook PCs of this age.

Chart Edit

Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This portable PC Ethernet LAN data rate, which is typical of many notebook PCs of this spec and age.

Chart Edit

Very Small Internal Memory

The average internal memory of MacBooks that have been available for around the same time as the MacBook Pro Mid 2012 is 8.7GB, and the internal memory range from 4GB to 16GB. At only 4,000 megabytes, the Apple MacBook Pro Mid 2012 has a fairly small internal memory compared to most of the other MacBooks that were released around the same time as the MacBook Pro Mid 2012.

Chart Edit

8 Other reasons to consider the Apple MacBook Pro Mid 2012

Released Over Two Years Ago

This notebook PC has been on the market for over two years.

Average Processor Clock Speed

With a processor clock speed of 2.3 gigahertz, the Apple MacBook Pro Mid 2012 has a fairly typical processor clock speed compared to most of the other portable PCs of this spec and age.

If this portable PC processor clock speed is not fast enough for you then you might also want to look at the Apple MacBook Pro Early 2015 Retina (2.9GHz).

Read more Less Chart Edit

Intel Core I5 Processor Family

The Apple MacBook Pro Mid 2012 has a better processor family than most MacBooks that have been around for a comparable time to it. This notebook PC has an Intel Core i5 processor family, whereas most notebook PCs of this age and spec have an Intel Core i7 processor family.

Chart Edit

Average Total Storage Capacity

The MacBook Pro Mid 2012 has a pretty typical total storage capacity (500 gigabytes) compared to most of the other MacBooks that have been on the market for a similar time to the MacBook Pro Mid 2012.

If you would prefer a notebook PC with a bigger total storage capacity then you might also want to look at the Apple MacBook Pro Early 2015 Retina (512GB).

Read more Less Chart Edit

1440 X 900 Pixels Display Resolution

This laptop has a display resolution of 1440 x 900 pixels, which is typical of many laptops that have been available for around the same time as it.

Chart Edit

Average Battery Life

At 7 hours, the MacBook Pro Mid 2012 has a pretty average battery life compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to the MacBook Pro Mid 2012.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 7h battery life notebook PCs currently available including because of it's better review score, the Apple MacBook Pro Late 2012 Retina.

If this notebook PC battery life is too short for you then you might also want to consider the Apple MacBook Pro Early 2015 Retina (10h).

Read more Less Chart Edit

HDD Storage Medium

The MacBook Pro Mid 2012 has an HDD storage medium which is better than the SSD storage medium found on most laptops of a similar spec and age to it. HDD is a traditional storage drive which stores the information on magnetic disks. HDD drives are slower than other forms of storage such as solid state drives (SSD) and flash drives.

If you would prefer a portable PC with a better storage medium then you might want to consider the Apple MacBook Pro Late 2012 Retina (SSD) which also has a higher rating.

Read more Less Chart Edit

Average Screen Size

The Apple MacBook Pro Mid 2012 has a pretty typical screen size (13.3 inches) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this spec and age.

There are a number of other 13.3" portable PCs currently available which you might also want to consider including the Apple MacBook Pro Late 2012 Retina which has better reviews.

Read more Less Chart Edit

Specification

Design
Colour
Processor
Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
Processor Technology
Processor
Processor Cache
Processor Cache
Processor Model
Processor Clock Speed
Memory
Internal Memory
Internal Memory
Internal Memory Size
Hard Drive
Storage Medium
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Memory Card
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Touch Screen
Touch Technology
Display Manufacturer
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Maximum Resolution
Optical Drive
CD/DVD Maximum Speed
CD-RW/DVD-ROM Interface
CD-RW Read Speed
CD-R Read Speed
CD Read Speed
Optical Drive
Audio
Built-In Speaker
Camera
Networking
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
WiFi Standard
Integrated Wireless LAN
Ports & Interfaces
Wireless Communication Version
USB Port
Headphone Connection
Combo Headphone/mic Port
Headphone Out Port
Ethernet LAN Ports
ESATA/USB 3.0 Port
USB 3.0 Port
Keyboard
Keyboard
Operating System/software
Operating System
Bundled Software
Battery
Battery Life
Battery
Weight & Dimensions
Technical Details
Touchpad
Display
Wireless Feature
Other Features
Additional Accessory
Ethernet Specification
Optical Drive Read Speed
Optical Drive Speed
Supplied Battery
Wireless Standard
Keyboard Illumination
Memory Type
Speaker
Display
Storage Capacity
USB Version
Internal Memory
Audio Output
Compatible Operating System
Display Diagonal
Ethernet Interface Type
Wireless Transmission
Display Illumination
Wireless Technology
Display
Battery Type
Speaker
Type

36 Awards

alphr.com Recommended theregister.co.uk Recommended computershopper.com Editor's Choice Cnetfrance.fr Editor's Choice tweakers.net Good pcforalla.idg.se Good Choice digitallife.se Recommended MacPro.se Recommended 3dnews.ru Innovative Design macworld.idg.se Good Buy parentesis.com Editor's Choice pcactual.com Recommended winmagpro.nl Editor's Choice f1cd.ru Recommended PC Mag Editor's Choice Digital Versus 5 Star Techradar Recommended CNET.com Editor's Choice uk.hardware.info Gold hardware.info Gold Award 01net.com 5 Star Pocket Lint Hot Product laptops.co.uk Recommended Les Numeriques.com 5 Star chinese.vr-zone.com Editor's Choice Good Gear Guide.com.au Editor's Choice Laptopmag.com Editor's Choice Trusted Reviews Recommended shiftdelete.net Editor's Choice itpro.co.uk Recommended Expert Reviews Ultimate gagadget.com Recommended PC Advisor.co.uk Recommended M3.idg.se Recommended notebookjournal.de Good Value for Money macworld.co.uk Editor's Choice

Expert Reviews

(195)
17 July 2014

The MacBook Pro with Retina display (please, Apple; how about a shorter product name?) is considered by many to be a whole new take on what a notebook can be. Starting with a gorgeous Retina... Read more…

27 December 2013

A starting price of £1,799 means the new MacBook Pro with Retina display will be out of reach for most people. However, there's no doubt Apple has once again raised the bar for laptop design and... Read more…

2 November 2013

How fast is the 2013 Retina MacBook Pro compared to the 'best' early 2012 Retina MacBook Pro? And how do both compare to the 'best' 2013 iMac? We have a sampling of games plus Heaven and Valley... Read more…

27 August 2013

The Macbook Pro Mac MD101HN/A is an excellent laptop with a host of features that will make the steep price seem nothing when compared performance-wise with other similarly priced models. It is an...

10 April 2013

In the latest update to the Retina MacBook Pro, some models got price cuts, some received slightly faster processors, and some got a healthy bump in the amount of RAM. Anyone who purchased a... Read more…

« Prev 1 of 39 Next »

User Reviews

(377)
Reviewed 27 October 2013 by JBS123

I had stuck to Windows through good (XP) and bad ( Vista) telling myself that all Operating Systems had issues and after all, buying a Mac was so self indulgent, wasn't it? Then I bought a laptop... Read more…

Reviewed 5 July 2012 by GD0602

Absolutely, most probably, the most beautifully put together thing I have ever owned absolutely ever. Just gorgeous. The solid aluminium body, the backlit keyboard, the beautifully sharp screen... Read more…

Reviewed 9 December 2014 by BUSINESS

This is an excellent laptop, bought for my wife. I have the larger version and this is every bit as powerful and good to use. We bought her a Sony Vaio with Windows 8 and she had a year of trouble... Read more…

Reviewed 6 April 2013 by Will0101

After many weeks deliberating which laptop to purchase I finally made the decision to buy this macbook pro from john lewis. Click and collect service from my local waitrose, allowed me to get the... Read more…

Reviewed 24 December 2012 by Goaty

MacBook Pro. This is the first apple laptop I have purchased,after having windows computers for years,I thought it may have been difficult to make the jump to an iOS operating system,at my age as... Read more…

« Prev 1 of 76 Next »

+- Manufacturer's Description

Feedback