2012 rMBP still worth it?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by SNKETR, Oct 22, 2014.

  1. SNKETR macrumors newbie

    Oct 22, 2014
    My current ASUS is on the rocks and everything else i use is MAC (IPAD, IPHONE, and IMAC at work) so i am looking to make the switch to a rMBP as my personal computer. My current laptop is a 2012, bought new, so I'm hesitant to get another laptop that is 2 years old.

    The rMBP I'm looking at has the following specs: 2012, 2.6 Ghz i7, 8 GB ram, 512 GB, Retina Display.

    A similar rMBP refurb newer 2013 would be around $2000 and this one is almost half that. I would mainly use this for work and light photo/video editing.

    Any suggestions?
  2. mad3inch1na macrumors 6502a

    Oct 21, 2013
    Honestly, unless you need the maxed out model, the 2012 model is a great purchase. Externally, the computers are exactly the same, and the internals aren't that vastly improved.
  3. Spink10 Suspended


    Nov 3, 2011
    If you can get the 2012 rMBP with those specs for 1k - do it
  4. LV426 macrumors 6502a

    Jan 22, 2013
    I'm using one of those right now. It's a fantastic machine. Wouldn't be without it.
  5. SNKETR thread starter macrumors newbie

    Oct 22, 2014
    Thanks. I have been talking with the seller some more and this is the information i got. The photos he provided look good. Got a picture of the serial/part/model number and the specs check out online. So as long as the serial number matches on the comp when i look at it, i feel pretty safe about buying it. Serial number says it has a valid purchase date on Apple.com but it is out of warranty.

  6. SNKETR thread starter macrumors newbie

    Oct 22, 2014
    Well i ended up getting it. $1k, and it's in great shape. Really happy with the whole deal.
  7. ilu21 macrumors newbie

    Feb 9, 2014
    What site do you use to check the serial number? And how do you know once you run it, it's legit and not stolen? Looking to get a 2012 Retina also. Thanks!
  8. mad3inch1na macrumors 6502a

    Oct 21, 2013
    Congrats! Enjoy your computer :)
  9. magbarn macrumors 68000

    Oct 25, 2008
    Congrats! If it tells you anything the 2012 rMBP is the only macbook I haven't replaced in the 6 years I've bought/sold 4 other MBPs lol.
    2008 mbp 15 had gpu problem - fixed and then sold
    2010 mbp 15 had igpu issue - sold
    2011 mbp 15 gpu issue - sold
    2012 rMBP running strong after over 2 years of heavy use. Battery still 94% capacity even!
  10. SNKETR thread starter macrumors newbie

    Oct 22, 2014

    It didn't tell me anything about it being stolen, just when it was purchased and its warranty status.
  11. ilu21 macrumors newbie

    Feb 9, 2014
    What are the main reasons to run the serial number again? Just to see if the specs is really what it is specified by the seller?

    I've looked up other sites and they supposedly tell you if its stolen or not.

    Can anyone else comment on this?

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