Anyone still usingMacBook Pro (13-inch, Mid 2012)

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by gobikerider, Mar 20, 2017.

  1. gobikerider macrumors 65816

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    I am curious as to whether anyone here is stil using the now soon to be 5 year old Macbook Pro. I know the new ones are tempting but with a SSD and 16gb of ram this one still does my general tasks without a hitch. I have MacOS Sierra currently and it runs perfectly fine with no issues.
     
  2. klappco macrumors newbie

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    I use mine but I did put an ssd in it and maxed the ram. Works fine for me!
     
  3. Freakonomics101, Mar 20, 2017
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    Freakonomics101 macrumors 6502a

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    I have the 11 inch. No issues or slowdowns on mine either.

    Edit: misread the title. I have the AIR, not Pro.
     
  4. GoldfishRT macrumors 6502

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    i7. 512GB Samsung 850 Pro. 16GB of ram. No signs of slowing down. Love it. The screen is poop though.
     
  5. gobikerider thread starter macrumors 65816

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    The Macbook Air, those are pretty quick themselves wih the flash storage
     
  6. mcpryon2 macrumors 6502

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    I still use my base mid-2012, but I also added an SSD and 16GB of RAM. It's a little tank and still does what I need it to for work, but maaaaaaan the display on my 2016 15" just puts it to shame.

    I've edited a lot of videos and made a lot of music on my 2012 so it feels like it's part of the family now.
     
  7. Freakonomics101 macrumors 6502a

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    I love it! And you are correct, I have the MacBook Air. I misread your title lol
     
  8. KieranDotW macrumors 6502a

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    Mine's been my daily driver since release date. Works good enough since I put an SSD in last year. Still, I'll probably upgrade either this year or next due to its 2-3hr battery life (not worth replacing this late in its lifetime IMO), display, and some performance issues (crashes on anything newer than CS6)
     
  9. maflynn Moderator

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    My 15" 2012 rMBP is getting used, mostly by my kids but I've been using it more because I like the larger display. The battery doesn't last as long as it used too, but its still a solid computer
     
  10. macgeek18 macrumors 68000

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    My wife is still using mine. If she didn't have it I'd be using it. i5, 8GB, 256GB SSD and that thing flies.
     
  11. gobikerider thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Yah I'd like to replace my battery but I'm honestly tempted to jump to a new MacBook or something but we'll see. I was also curious how it handles Pro type applications such as Adobe since those are intense. I'm lucky as the most intense thing I do is having Safari open with maybe 10 tabs and iTunes in background. Very simple uses and then my iPad is actually what I take with me everywhere and it does the same tasks great if not alittle smoother and quicker than my Pro does.
     
  12. BarracksSi macrumors 68040

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    My non-retina Mid-2012 13" is going well, too, especially after getting its HD and cable replaced a couple months ago. I've only now gotten the "service battery" warning and am considering getting the battery replaced rather than buying a whole new laptop.

    My iPad 2, though, is getting laggy, and won't support iOS 10, either...
     
  13. KieranDotW macrumors 6502a

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    It's just getting laggy now? Mine's been unusable since iOS 8
     
  14. oldmacs macrumors 68040

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    Love mine. IMHO the last truly worthwhile Mac. I bought my original in September 2012, then Apple replaced it in June 2015 with a Retina Pro in warranty, I sold that and bought an i7 Mid 2012 non retina pro plus a 1TB SSD. Still very very happy with it and hope to get many more years out of it :)
     
  15. gobikerider thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Yah I might just replace my cable and battery on my Mac but idk today there announcing refreshes of something and I'm going to be tempted
     
  16. BarracksSi macrumors 68040

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    If you can replace your MBP with a red iPhone, then the wait was worth it. ;)
     
  17. gobikerider thread starter macrumors 65816

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    I would expect I like my Jet Black Better
     

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