Anyone else still using their 2012 non-retina MBP?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by johannnn, Mar 11, 2018.

  1. johannnn macrumors 65816

    johannnn

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    Back in the days I got the 2012 base model 13" non-retina MBP. Upgraded the RAM to 16GB myself, and changed the 4200rpm drive to an SSD. I'm just a casual user, but this machine is still really fast for me, running High Sierra without any problems at all. It's quite heavy, but I mostly use it at home on a desk anyway. Last year I got the 27" iMac with SSD, but now I'm contemplating whether to actually sell the iMac. The iMac screen is definitely light-years ahead of 2012 MBP, but I favor speed over screen resolution and I guess an SSD is enough for me regardless of the machine. I don't spend much time with Macs anymore (iOS is slowly taking over my life), and only booting the Mac when some workflow is too irritating on iOS. I guess the Intel HD 4000 can't even run games from the 90s, but I don't play games anyway.
    I always buy the latest iPhone on launch day, and I used to buy the latest Mac every year as well, but now the role of the Mac is really diminishing for me.

    Anyone else in a similar situation?

    edit: and it has a keyboard that doesn't stop working from a breadcrumb.
     
  2. Fishrrman macrumors P6

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    The 2012 that you have remains a very usable computer.
    You don't need our approval to keep using it.

    I have a 2010 MBP that I still boot and use occasionally (I keep the battery maintained).
    With an SSD, still runs fine.
    I'll bet yours runs even better.
     
  3. esk macrumors member

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    I'm still using my 2011 MacBook Pro. I love that machine.
     
  4. mikzn macrumors 65816

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    Still using a 2012 15 inch MBP non retina works great on Sierra with SSD
     
  5. chabig macrumors 603

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    I have a 2010 MacBook Pro that's very usable, though I replaced the HDD with an SSD.
     
  6. jerryk macrumors 601

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    The biggest issue I have with my 2012 is the screen. Other than the screen it works great. But, once you go retina, you cannot unsee the difference.
     
  7. Beachguy macrumors 6502a

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    I have a mid-2012 with the "Hi Resoluteion" (1680x1050) screen and I love it. 15.4", 16 GB RAM, SSD, i7 2.6 Ghz. I have yet to find any reason to buy a newer one, and believe me, I've tried. Yes, it looks a bit dated (but I still love the looks) but it has a great keyboard, is still quick, and the screen is just fine for my going-downhill-eyes. And (though I haven't used it in years) I still have the DVD drive, and the SD card slot I use occasionally. And I have seen the retina, but it isn't enough difference for me- I'm still fine with my 2011 Macbook Air, for crying out loud.
     
  8. vemac575 macrumors regular

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  9. Newfiejudd macrumors regular

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    Still rocking my id 2012 15" MBP. Waiting for a better GPU experience in 2018, if not I will head over to Windows. Sadly I'm on the road a lot more and enjoy a little gaming with my kids as it keeps us all connected. So here's hoping for an upgrade in 2018. I know over the next few months many vendors will be coming out with some refreshes, and if this new intel/AMD collaboration works out I will be looking forward to some more GPU power in these new smaller systems. (Please be gentle on me for the whole pc thing)
     
  10. Macdctr macrumors 6502a

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    I have a 2012 13 inch i7 2.9GHZ 16GB that I recently upgraded with a 1TB SSD and 1TB 7200rpm HDD. I use this little gem from time to time as it is still relatively fast and capable machine. :)
     
  11. Bobioden macrumors 68000

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    Still use my 2010 MBP. Sound doesn't work. Red light in the microphone jack that after trying every known fix is still not working.
     
  12. ajcgn macrumors regular

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    Still use 2011 high res version with SSD. Get to use OS and that is the main reason I like Apple.
     

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