Apple MacBook Pro 13-inch (mid 2012)

79
Engadget
Score
79

A good product that falls short of greatness.

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MacBook Pro review (13-inch, mid-2012)

Summary

Apple's new 13-inch MacBook Pro may not be the star of the show now that the Retina model is in on the scene, but it nonetheless offers solid performance and a attractive, sturdy design.

from $1549+
Pros
  • Lovely designComfortable keyboard and trackpadGood day-to-day performance
Cons
  • No discrete graphicsRelatively low-res display
MacBook Pro review (13-inch, mid-2012)

When the MacBook Pro with Retina display is in the game, Apple's "regular" Pros may seem a bit like also-rans. After all, why would you choose them when you could get a brilliant 15-inch 2,880 x 1,800 IPS panel and a Core i7 Ivy Bridge processor? Well, price, for one thing. While we walked away from our Retina MBP review mighty impressed, that model starts at $2,199. The latest crop of Pros, meanwhile, keep the same pricing scheme as last year's models ($1,199 and up), but step up to Intel's third-generation Ivy Bridge processors. We took the entry-level 13-incher for a spin to get a feel for how the dual-core Core i5 CPU, 4GB of RAM and Intel HD Graphics 4000 stack up to the competition. Read on to see how it fared.

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Scores

Engadget

79
 

Breakdown

Battery life
7.3
Expandability
8.0
Design and form factor
8.0
Durability
8.0
Speed and features
7.5
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Specs

MacBook Pro

Type
Midsize
Bundled OS
Mac OS
Processor speed
2.5 GHz
Video outputs
DisplayPort
System RAM
4 GB
Maximum battery life
Up to7 hour
Pointing device
Trackpad
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Specs

MacBook Pro

Type
Midsize
Bundled OS
Mac OS
Processor speed
2.5 GHz
Video outputs
DisplayPort
System RAM
4 GB
Maximum battery life
Up to7 hour
Pointing device
Trackpad
View Full Specs
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