2012 Apple Macbook Pro 13 Inch With Retina Display Late 2012

How khổng lồ Upgrade Mid 2012 Mac
Book Pro (Non-Retina Display) và Turbo-Charge Your Old Mac

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From there you can drag and drop whatever documents you need from the Mac
Book Finder or simply use it as an extra external storage. Be sure lớn keep it safe!

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Here’s a clip from the tech guy Austin doing it himself and low-key failing. But it should work on the Mid 2012 Mac
Book Pro (Non-Retina Display). Please keep in mind I have not installed a Blu Drive myself & I heard only the Panasonic ones work for the Mid 2012 Mac
Book Pro.

Here’s the video:

Final Thoughts

Hopefully by now you have completed your upgrade and now have a fully upgraded Mid 2012 Mac
Book Pro!

Now that you know how lớn upgrade your Mid 2012 Mac
Book Pro, be sure to lớn help to nói qua this guide with your friends so they won’t have to lớn buy the next $1500 M1 Mac
Book Pro!

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When the Mac
Book 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 reviews 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 & up), but step up to Intel"s third-generation Ivy Bridge processors. We took the entry-level 13-incher for a spin lớn get a feel for how the dual-core vi xử lý core i5 CPU, 4GB of RAM & Intel HD Graphics 4000 stack up to lớn the competition. Read on to lớn see how it fared. %Gallery-161394%


Apple Mac
Book Pro 13-inch (mid 2012)

4 reviews
27 reviews


Lovely design
Comfortable keyboard and trackpad
Good day-to-day performance


No discrete graphics
Relatively low-res display

Look và feel


The latest Mac
Book Pros look nearly identical lớn their 2011 predecessors, with the same aluminum, unibody construction, backlit, island-style keyboard and glass trackpad. The dimensions và weight also remain unchanged: the 13-inch version tips in at 4.5 pounds và measures 0.95 inches thick, while the new 15-inch Pro weighs 5.6 pounds. Those who salivated when táo bị cắn dở revealed the Retina model"s 0.71-inch-thick, 4.46-pound body may be unimpressed by this guy"s slightly beefier profile, but the Pro looks as polished as ever, & is definitely compact enough that toting it around shouldn"t be an issue.

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The latest system ships with two USB 3.0 sockets (up from USB 2.0), but otherwise you"re looking at a very familiar selection of ports. Most of those connections, including Gigabit Ethernet, Thunderbolt & the SDXC thẻ slot, are crammed on the left edge of the machine, with the slot-loading optical drive occupying the right side. While the Retina Pro & the latest Mac
Book Airs sport new Mag
Safe 2 connectors, the 13-inch Pro (along with its 15-inch sibling) still has the last-gen version.

We won"t spend too much time rehahsing the Mac
Book Pro"s keyboard and touchpad, as they haven"t changed since we last took a peek. Still, it"s worth reiterating that these are two of the strongest weapons in Apple"s hardware arsenal. Typing on the chiclet-style keys is a pleasure, and the glass trackpad is smooth và responsive. Similarly, the display & sound don"t pack any surprises. The 1,280 x 800 panel delivers crisp images with accurate colors, & viewing angles are wide enough lớn comfortably watch movies from off-center. That said, we wouldn"t mind a higher resolution -- after all, the 13-inch Samsung Series 9 boasts a stellar 1,600 x 900 panel, and ASUS" Zenbook Prime lineup includes systems with up to full 1080p resolutions. And while we appreciate that the speakers pump out sufficiently loud audio, songs have a thin, somewhat tinny quality to them. If you"re going khổng lồ spend $1,200-plus on a laptop, you may as well spring for some desktop speakers too.


OS X benchmarks Geekbench Xbench Battery life
Book Pro (mid-2012, 2.5GHz bộ vi xử lý core i5, hãng intel HD Graphics 4000)
6,817 368 6:51
Book Air (mid-2012, 1.8GHz chip core i5, intel HD Graphics 4000)
6,195 321 6:34
Book Air (mid-2011, 1.7GHz core i5-2557M, intel HD Graphics 3000)
5,373 N/A 5:32
Book Pro with Retina display (mid-2012, 2.6GHz bộ vi xử lý core i7)
11,591 486 7:49
Book Pro with Retina display (mid-2012, 2.3GHz chip core i7)
11,082 457 9:22
Book Pro (early 2011, 2.2GHz core i7-2720QM, Radeon HD 6750M / intel Graphics 3000)
9,647 340.1 (Radeon) / 157.78 (Intel) 7:27
Book Pro (early 2010, 2.66GHz core i7-620M, Ge
Force GT 330M)
5,395 228.22 5:18
Book Air (late 2010, 1.83GHz vi xử lý core 2 Duo, Ge
Force 320M)
2,717 117.38 4:34
Note: higher scores are better.

Along with just about every recently released máy tính xách tay hitting the market, the mid-2012 Mac
Book Pro steps up khổng lồ Ivy Bridge. All models, including our entry-level unit with a 2.5GHz bộ vi xử lý core i5 processor, 4GB of RAM & a 5,400RPM 500GB hard drive, benefit from this upgrade. On synthetic performance tests such as Geekbench và Xbench, at least, the 13-inch Pro doesn"t phối any records. The Retina model scored more than 4,000 points higher on Geekbench, and Mac
Book Pros of years past with discrete graphics also blew this guy out of the water. In Xbench, this system proved its mettle a bit more. Its score of 368 tops all older Macs we"ve tested -- save, of course, for the new Retina-toting model.

Windows benchmarks PCMark Vantage 3DMark06
Book Pro (mid-2012, 2.5GHz chip core i5, hãng sản xuất intel HD Graphics 4000)
6,712 5,804
Acer Aspire Timeline Ultra M3 (1.7GHz Intel bộ vi xử lý core i7 2637M, hãng sản xuất intel HD 3000 / NVIDIA Ge
Force GT 640M, 1GB)
11,545 11,128
Lenovo Idea
Pad U310 (1.7GHz bộ vi xử lý core i5-3317U, hãng intel HD Graphics 4000)
8,345 4,549
Sony VAIO T13 (1.7GHz vi xử lý core i5-3317U, intel HD Graphics 4000) 8,188 3,847
Dell XPS 14z (2.8GHz chip core i7-2640M, intel HD Graphics 3000 / NVIDIA Ge
Force GT520M, 1GB)
7,982 10,508
Dell XPS 13 (1.6GHz vi xử lý core i5-2467M, hãng sản xuất intel HD Graphics 3000) N/A 4,130
Note: higher scores are better

We used Bootcamp to install Windows so that we could put the máy tính xách tay through its paces in PCMark Vantage và 3DMark06. Interestingly, its results painted a similar picture to lớn what we saw when running Lion (we ran these tests before the Mountain Lion nâng cấp hit, though as we said in our nhận xét of the new OS, performance gains are negligible). The Acer Aspire Timeline Ultra M3, with discrete graphics and a bộ vi xử lý core i7 processor, crushed the Pro with a more than 5,000-point delta in 3DMark06, but other systems with integrated graphics, such as the Lenovo Idea
Pad U310, landed in the same ballpark, though most still scored a bit higher.


While intel HD Graphics 4000 are an improvement from the 3000 edition, the lack of discrete graphics holds you back from any soul-crushing gaming power. Still, that doesn"t mean you can"t fire up your favorite titles. When we played some World of Warcraft, frame rates stayed within the 30 to lớn 60 fps range. When running Windows, the system averaged a respectable 60 fps in Batman: Arkham Asylum.

Still, you"re not buying a Mac
Book Pro to lớn get your frag on (or you shouldn"t be, anyway), so the MBP"s modest graphics performance is far less important than its day-to-day capabilities. In that regard, this machine is more than passing. Throughout our testing, we worked across three browsers, ran a chat client, wrote in Text
Edit and did some light gaming, all without noticing any glitches or sluggishness.

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Battery life

máy vi tính Battery life
Book Pro (13-inch, 2012)
6:51 (OS X) / 4:25 (Windows)
Book Pro with Retina display (mid-2012, 2.3GHz bộ vi xử lý core i7)
Book Pro with Retina display (mid-2012, 2.6GHz bộ vi xử lý core i7)
Samsung Series 9 (15-inch, 2012) 7:29
Book Pro (early 2011, 2.2GHz bộ vi xử lý core i7)
Lenovo Think
Pad X230
Samsung Series 9 (13-inch, 2012) 7:02
Book Air (13-inch, mid-2012)
6:34 (OS X) / 4:28 (Windows)
HP Folio 13 6:08
Toshiba Portege Z835 5:49
hãng asus Zenbook UX31 5:41
Book Air (13-inch, 2011)
5:32 (OS X) / 4:12 (Windows)
HP Envy 14 Spectre 5:30
Book Pro (early 2010, 2.66GHz chip core i7)
Lenovo Idea
Pad U300s
Samsung Series 5 Ultrabook (14-inch, 2012) 5:06
Dell XPS 13 4:58
Samsung Series 9 (13-inch, 2011) 4:20
hãng asus Zenbook Prime UX21A 4:19
Acer Aspire S3 4:11

In our clip rundown test, the 13-inch Pro lasted six hours & 51 minutes in OS X, which is in line with Apple"s rated battery life of up to seven hours. That longevity is also on par with other Macs, including the early-2011 Pro, which lasted about 40 minutes longer. When we ran the demo on the Windows side, the system logged four hours và 25 minutes, which puts it in line with ultraportables such as the 13-inch Series 9.

More anecdotally, the laptop"s 63.5Wh battery gave us roughly five hours of runtime when we had about six programs running in the background while surfing the web, writing emails, working in the word processor and doing occasional photo editing.

Software và warranty

The new Pro originally shipped with OS X 10.7 (Lion), though if you"re a regular reader of this site you know that Mountain Lion has arrived. If you purchase the new Pro or one of Apple"s Ivy Bridge-powered Mac
Book Airs now, you"ll get 0S X 10.8 out of the box. If you don"t have a 2012 Mac, the tăng cấp will cost you $20.

You can get a more in-depth look at the OS in our full review, but a few highlights include deep i
Cloud integration, all-new features such as Messages & the Notification Center. Lượt thích other táo computers, the Mac
Book Pro is covered by the company"s one-year limited warranty, which includes 90 days of không tính phí phone support. You can extend that coverage for up lớn three years with the táo bị cắn dở Care plan, which will set you back $249.

Configuration options & the competition


Our configuration of the 13-inch Pro goes for $1,199. That price gets you a 2.5GHz bộ vi xử lý core i5 CPU, 4GB of RAM, a 500GB hard drive spinning at 5,400 RPM và Intel HD Graphics 4000. The $1,499 configuration offers a 2.9GHz bộ vi xử lý core i7 processor, 8GB of RAM, a 5,400RPM 750GB hard drive và Intel HD 4000 Graphics. You can opt for a 128GB SSD for $200 (512GB of solid-state storage is a $1,000 option). Though our version of the Pro ships with a 13-inch display, the laptop is also available in the 15-inch khung factor. Incidentally, the larger version is configurable with a 1,680 x 1,050 screen, which could be reason enough for some to make the step up. (The larger mã sản phẩm also offers quad-core processors, which this smaller guy doesn"t.) Still, let"s take a look at the larger playing field. For the sake of keeping the danh sách relatively tidy, we"ll stick khổng lồ similarly speced systems in the 13- to lớn 15-inch range.

The Retina display model may be an expensive alternative to lớn the standard Pro, but the new Mac
Book Air is similarly priced (starting at $1,199 for the 13-inch model) and offers faster performance thanks to its SSD. The Pro does offer more storage (up khổng lồ 750GB) và an optical drive, but it"s also heavier.

The $1,400 HP Envy Spectre 14 offers a vi xử lý core i5 Ivy Bridge CPU, intel HD Graphics 4000, a 128GB SSD and, most importantly, a gorgeous 1,600 x 900 display. If you prefer the 15-inch size, the Envy 15 -- going for $1,100 for a bộ vi xử lý core i5 CPU, 6GB of RAM, a 750GB hard drive and AMD Radeon graphics -- is a solid contender. Its design unabashedly evokes the Mac
Book Pro, though, which depending on where you stand could be a bad or a good thing. The 1080p, IPS Radiance display offers great viewing angles, but colors, especially red & purple, were a bit off when we tested the machine.

If you want discrete graphics in this price range, you"re in luck. The $1,300 Dell XPS 14z comes with NVIDIA"s Ge
Force GT520M CPU along with hãng intel HD Graphics 3000, plus a vi xử lý core i7 CPU. Its performance on graphics benchmarks isn"t much different than the Pro"s, though it"s worth mentioning it runs a Sandy Bridge processor. What the laptop does have in its favor, though, is a comfortable keyboard and a nearly bezel-less kiến thiết that gives you plenty of screen real estate. Likewise, the XPS 15z is a worthwhile option for those of you who prefer a slightly larger screen. A $1,100 configuration gives you a core i5 CPU, NVIDIA graphics with 2GB of dedicated memory & a 750GB hard drive.

For $1,000, Sony"s VAIO S 13 runs a vi xử lý core i5 Ivy Bridge CPU clocked at 2.5GHz, includes 500GB of storage và offers discrete graphics courtesy of NVIDIA"s Ge
Force GT640M chip. For the same price, the 15-inch VAIO S 15 includes the same processor, a 1,920 x 1,080 display & NVIDIA Ge
Force GT640M LE graphics, all in a magnesium alloy body that weighs 4.42 pounds. If you"re willing to lớn venture north of the Mac
Book Pro"s asking price but need to stop short of the Retina"s realm, the 13-inch VAIO Z (now $1,600) is very nice indeed. It packs a bộ vi xử lý core i5 Ivy Bridge CPU with 128GB of solid-state storage, & its 2.6-pound, carbon fiber design is both lightweight và understated. The external Power truyền thông Dock offers discrete graphics, not to lớn mention a Blu-ray drive, so you can get more solid graphics performance if you"re willing to shell out $500 more.

We"ll only mention the Retina display mã sản phẩm in passing. The Mac
Book Pro"s aspirational older brother is costly, yes, but the screen is amazing, và with a quad-core CPU, NVIDIA Ge
Force GT 650M graphics & up to 16GB of RAM, it"s an ace performer.



Equipped with a new chip core i5 Ivy Bridge processor & Intel HD Graphics 4000, this year"s Mac
Book Pro is a capable machine. Is it the highest-performing system out there? Nah -- & 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 bộ vi xử lý core i7, SSD-equipped configuration. If your heart isn"t set on the 13-inch form factor, you can always go for the 15-inch Pro, which is available with an NVIDIA GT 650M GPU, not lớn mention a higher-res display.

More broadly, though, Apple"s new Mac
Book Pro with Retina display has put a wrench in the company"s otherwise straightforward lineup. If you"re an OS X fan, you"re no longer making a simple decision between the Air"s portability and the Pro"s graphics chops / ample storage -- a brilliant screen is vying for your dollars now, too. If your needs are fairly simple, just go for the Air: it"s a faster performer, & your back will thank you. If you need discrete graphics and an optical drive (or just can"t afford the Retina model), the Pro remains a solid bet.