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Apple MacBook Pro 13" 3rd Gen Retina (2012-) / ME662 / MD212 / MD213 / ME865 / ME864 / ME866
9.0 out of 10

Apple MacBook Pro 13" 3rd Gen Retina (2012-) / ME662 / MD212 / MD213 / ME865 / ME864 / ME866

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Overall 8
8.0

MacBook Pro with 13" Retina Display (Late 2013) Review

Maclife
3 January 2014
  • Conclusion: This ever-so-slimmer, ever-so-lighter take on a design introduced last year still packs a punch — and a longer-lasting one at that, with some green in the form of money saved to boot.
  • Pros: Slimmer and lighter than last year’s model. Battery lasts more than nine hours under normal use. SSD speeds soar thanks to new PCIe interface.
  • Cons: Not substantially faster than previous model. Intel Iris gaming performance is still midrange.
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Overall 8
8.0

13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina Display Review

Maclife
26 December 2012
  • Conclusion: You can shave nearly a pound of weight and save $500 by choosing this over the 15-inch Retina MBP. The only reasons not to are if you edit huge video files frequently, or you want to wait to see what Apple’s got coming next — say, quad-core chips, next-gen Wi-Fi, a higher RAM limit, maybe even 4G...
  • Pros: Amazing display. Thin and light, only about half a pound heavier than MacBook Air. Flash memory is super fast. $500 cheaper than 15-inch version. Many more apps are Retina-enhanced than when the 15-inch model first came out.
  • Cons: Can’t upgrade RAM at all. Can’t upgrade storage after initial purchase. No quad-core option or discrete graphics card. Apps not updated for Retina display are unbearably blurry.
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Overall 8
7.6
Performance 9
8.5
Sound 9
8.5
Battery performance 9
8.9
Display 9
8.8
Weight 8
7.7
Noise 9
9.3
Gaming performance 8
8.0
Connectivity 7
7.3
Keyboard 9
9.1
Temperature 9
8.7

Review Apple MacBook Pro 13 Retina 2.5 GHz Late 2012

Notebookcheck
30 November 2012
  • Summary: 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.
  • Pros: Slimmer chassis with lower weight, Build quality, fit and feel, overall sturdyness, HDMI and USB 3.0 are on board, Very good input devices, keyboard backlight, High resolution IPS display with 227 DPI, Convincing performance, Speakers sound very good, Battery life (Mac OS X) on par with other sys...
  • Cons: Port selection somewhat limited, No dongles included, System is not expandable, Warranty is only 12 months, Not many BTO options, Display brightness fluctuates; bleeding is an issue, A third USB port, a way to quickly clean the system fans, additional BTO options, and a battery that is not glued ...
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Overall 8
8.0

13" Apple MacBook Pro with Retina Display

MobileTechReview.com
14 October 2012
  • Conclusion: 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 $1,500?
  • Pros: Phenomenal display, luxury design and materials, very portable.
  • Cons: The price! No dedicated graphics option.
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Overall 7
7.0

MacBook Pro 15-inch and 13-inch non-Retina models (mid 2012)

MacWorld
12 February 2013
  • Conclusion: The traditional MacBook Pros hold fast to their unibody form factor and design, upgradability and price and target the mid-market of non-creative professionals that seeks to balance features with affordability.
  • Pros: RAM and Hard Drives are upgradeable; faster processing; best battery life of the mid-2012 MacBook Pros, RAM and Hard Drives are upgradeable; fast processing with i7, Gloss, anti-glare display options; RAM and Hard Drives are upgradeable; fast processing with i7
  • Cons: Inferior speakers; bested by 2.9GHz 13-inch version in almost every benchmark, Inferior speakers; worst battery life of the mid-2012 MacBook Pros, Heavy
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Overall 8
8.0

Apple 13in Retina MacBook Pro

MacWorld
12 February 2013
  • Excerpt: You may not know it to look at them, but the latest 13in MacBook Pro with Retina display models are thinner and lighter than the Retina systems they replace. Lighter is always better in a portable – but factor in the new MacBook Pro ’s increased battery life and the faster integrated graphics, and...
  • Pros: Much improved battery life; faster integrated graphics, Faster integrated graphics; much improved battery life
  • Cons: RAM not user upgradeable; skimps on RAM, flash capacity, RAM not user upgradable
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Overall 8
8.3
Performance 8
8.3

Review: Apple MacBook Pro 13in with Retina display

PC Authority
9 February 2013
Overall 8
8.3

Review: Apple MacBook Pro 13in with Retina display

PC Authority
9 February 2013
  • Summary: Perfect for creative professionals with money to burn.
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Overall 8
8.0

Apple MacBook Pro 13-inch with Retina Display

Trusted Reviews
23 December 2012
  • Summary: Apple's MacBook Pro 13-inch laptop has an amazing 2560 x 1600 retina display and superb build quality.
  • Pros: Superb high-res screen, Excellent build quality, Attractive design, Powerful specs (aside from graphics)
  • Cons: Expensive, No dedicated graphics, No Touch, Decent but not great battery life
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Overall 8
8.0

MacBook Pro 13-inch with Retina display (Late 2012)

Pocket Lint
20 November 2012
  • Conclusion: There is no doubting that the MacBook Pro is a lovely machine. For day-to-day tasks it breezes by with little sign of effort, while still being light enough to take with you on the road.
  • Pros: Screen, design
  • Cons: No discrete graphics
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