2012 MBP still worth getting?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by FutureStar, Nov 14, 2013.

  1. FutureStar macrumors newbie

    Dec 23, 2010
    I'm planning to get a MBP next month, but I'm not really interested in the new MBP's with Retina since they don't have a CD drive and less memory capacity. Best Buy has the 13" on sale, and I was wondering if it's still a good deal (I do plan to expand the memory and the hard drive). My current computer is almost 7 years, so any new computer is an upgrade.
  2. old-wiz macrumors G3

    Mar 26, 2008
    West Suburban Boston Ma
    In my opinion the cMBPs (the ones with the optical drive) are still very good computers. You can upgrade memory and the disk drive and even put a 2nd disk in if you remove the optical drive.

    I have 2 cMBPs and plan to hold on to them, even though my new MBA is my laptop of choice - it's lighter.

    Get a decent CPU and upgrade the RAM yourself and it's a great system, despite many detractors. The screen is stil perfectly good - I can't tel it from the retina, but I am older..

    On thes forums, cMBP refers to any Macbook with the optical drive, and rMBP refers to the new ones with retina display, no optical drive, and no user upgradeable parts.
  3. KeegM480 macrumors 6502a


    Aug 13, 2013
    Orlando, FL
    absolutely. I love my late 2011, I don't see the reason (besides Retina screen, which I don't need) to get a newer one. My 2.2GHz i7 is plenty for editing, my 2.3 i5 was good too, just wanted 15"

    So in short, yes :)
  4. Voca macrumors member


    Nov 3, 2013
    Atlanta, GA
    Check Fry's and Microcenter as well. In the long run you gonna hate Best Buy. If you ever gonna have any issues with your MBP, Best Buy is gonna send it out, where Fry's and Microcenter have Apple repair in-house.
  5. bobcan macrumors 6502a


    Jan 8, 2007
    Sunny but Cold.. Canada
    I Gotta say YES.. but depends what You Need..

    Agreed with MANY above replies.. My mid-2011 Hi-Res 15" 2.3 i7 is all I'll need for a while yet.. I put 16GB of RAM into it, and replaced the HD with a M4-512GB and it is like a NEW machine since.. ** and Refurbs are ALWAYS a good idea, as far as myself and my friends have been concerned anyway!! :apple:


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