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Apple MacBook Pro 15-inch (mid 2012)

85
Global
Score
An all-around great product that's among the best in its category. You'll almost certainly be happy.
85

An all-around great product that's among the best in its category. You'll almost certainly be happy.

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Engadget Summary

Despite the release of the Must-have MacBook Pro with Retina Display, the 15-inch MacBook Pro remains a compelling option, given its lower price, strong performance, and more affordable storage options. However, optional upgrades can bring its price up to Retina-level, so choose your configuration based on your actual needs, and be prepared to consider the Retina model instead. It's not like you'll be disappointed.

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User Reviews

90
SmithLaw
POWERFUL, BEAUTIFUL MACHINE!The 2012 15 inch MacBook Pro without Retina Display...read more
90
racer951y
Having had a PowerBook G4 and a Acer Ferrari 3200 as my to main laptop I love...read more
90
falleninsea
the 15inch non Retina MacBook Pro is arguably one of the best if not the best...read more
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83
Average Critic Score

Design and form factor

80
 

Speed and features

87
 

Portability (size / weight)

73
 

Display

73
 

Expandability

80
 

Battery life

80
 

How It Stacks Up

84

Engadget

84
 

Critic

73
 

User

78
 
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Engadget

81
 

Critic

78
 

User

90
 
89

Engadget

89
 

Critic

86
 

User

80
 
84

Engadget

Not yet scored
 

Critic

88
 

User

93
 
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73
 

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78
 
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81
 

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89
 

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86
 

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84

Engadget

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Critic

88
 

User

93
 
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