Apple MacBook Pro 15" Retina - Summer 2012

  • Apple MacBook Pro 15
89
Based on 73 scores, 149 reviews available
  • Excellent:
    50
  • Good:
    22
  • Average:
    1
  • Bad:
    0

The Apple MacBook Pro with Retina Display is equipped with a third generation Intel Core i7 processor clocked at 2.3GHz, 8GB of DDR3L 1600MHz RAM, 256GB of flash storage, Intel HD 4000 Graphics, a discrete Nvidia GeForce GT 650M GPU with 1GB of GDDR5 memory and a built-in FaceTime HD camera. It sports a SDXC card reader, HDMI port, two USB 3.0 ports, MagSafe 2 power connector and a dual Thunderbolt ports.

Expert reviews and ratings

By TechSpot on 90

Apple has once again set a high bar in the notebook industry. Simply put, this system is in a class of its own with regards to system-wide performance and display technology. Sure, there are other systems that have more powerful...

By tech.uk.msn.com on 90

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 set the standard for its rivals to follow.The headline...

By Bare Feats on

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 results. GRAPH LEGEND2013 iMac = 2013 iMac (27") with...

By delimiter.com.au on

There's no doubt that the 15” MacBook Pro with Retina Display isn't the perfect laptop. Now that iPads and MacBook Airs are so popular, it feels a little heavy, it could do with a couple more USB ports, and Apple has removed some features over time,...

By iXBT Labs on

In the spring of 2012, Apple made a breakthrough on the laptop market and released its first MacBook Pro with a Retina display, boasting a really high resolution of 2880x1800 pixels. Moreover, the much thinner novelty offered the same performance as...

By APC Magazine on 90

Apple's new Retina-spec'd MacBook Pro is more than just the desirable screen its name suggests. Instead, Apple has addressed all four of the key areas we look toward in a laptop upgrade: screen, speed, battery life and portability. On the...

By Stuff.tv on 100

What could be the best laptop ever just became truly portable. Expect hi-res-tops galore in 2013. ...

By Bare Feats on

The 13" Retina MacBook Pro is for consumers who want an "insanely great" small screen but don't have heavy computing requirements. The 15" Retina MacBook Pro is for professionals who run demanding pro...

By Business Computing World on 90

In amongst all the hype surrounding the iPhone and iPad, it’s easy to overlook the fact that Apple’s Macintosh computers—and its MacBook laptops in particular—have also enjoyed booming sales in recent years. In fact, Apple claims to have just taken the...

By bit.com.au on 100

Update: Read the review of the Apple MacBook Pro 13in with Retina display here] While PC manufacturers have been busily updating their ranges with Intel's Ivy Bridge processors, Apple has gone a step further. Not content with updating the internals,...

By NotebookCheck on 88

The hype surrounding the new Apple MacBook Pro 15 with Retina display immediately after the WWDC 2012 was immense. After several weeks of testing, we are able to draw our own conclusion and share our opinion. The now even slimmer aluminum unibody...

By InfoWorld on 96

Introduced in 2006, redesigned with a unibody aluminum chassis in 2009, and upgraded to quad-core CPUs in 2011, Apple's 15-inch MacBook Pro has long been a go-to notebook for professionals of all stripes. Available since June, the new 15-inch MacBook Pro...

By Computeractive on

All of Apple's handheld devices, namely the iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch, have so-called ‘Retina' screens. These are displays that have so many pixels that they are indistinguishable from one another, so onscreen text and images look incredibly smooth...

By Layers Magazine on

This post is courtesy of Matt Kloskowski. You can read more on his blog, “The Ski Report” over at www.mattk.com One of the questions I’ve been getting asked a TON lately is about the new MacBook Pros with Retina display and how they work for...

By Gadget Guy Australia on 90

Apple’s latest revision to its MacBook Pro series of computers not only makes everything faster, but also thinner, with a new hardware design that also incorporates the highest resolution screen to ever grace a laptop. Is this Apple’s best laptop...

By PC Advisor on 90

The specifications and benchmark results clearly excel yet they fail to define the precision build, meticulous design and the essential comfort of this pioneering laptop. If the £2399 price alarms, know that the £1799 model carries as much class and...

By gadgetshow.channel5.com on 80

The Apple MacBook Pro with Retina Display is an amazing laptop that once again sets the benchmark for many laptops to follow. Its performance is exemplary, and the display is a thing of beauty, but the price will for many be difficult to justify. ...

By Mac|Life on 90

The gorgeous, bright, color-saturated Retina display is the first thing you notice when cracking open Apple's newest machine. Its resolution is 2880x1800 pixels, but it would be a bit of an oversimplification to call that the "native resolution."...

By Computerworld on

The now-top-end MacBook Pro, which starts at $2,199, represents a serious leap forward in screen technology. Words don't really do the 2880-x-1800-pixel screen justice, but let me try. It's stunning, amazing, unparalleled, hyper-sharp, crystal clear, film-like, bright, saturated, radical and...

By T3 Magazine on 80

Apple's mid-2012 MacBook Pro 15-inch model is essntially a refresh of the existing model (along with a 13-inch option) though the 17-inch MacBook Pro was discontinued.The two 15-inch MacBook Pros covered here retain the form factor used in the previous...