Is a mid 2012 MBP good enough for Lightroom stuff?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Ev0d3vil, May 29, 2015.

  1. Ev0d3vil macrumors 6502

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    Doing some basic photo editing, is it good or would you recommend a retina model 13 inch? I read there's this oilgate or something, where the screen would corrode on the retina models?
     
  2. EvilEvil macrumors 6502

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    It should be if you're using the latest Lightroom.
     
  3. scaredpoet macrumors 604

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    Staingate isn't happening to everyone, just a small percentage of users, though the cause is still not known. By and large you should be okay on that.

    As for whether a 2012 MBP would be fine for Lightroom, absolutely. It's more than capable of running it. The only question is whether the increased resolution on a retina display is worth the upgrade for you. If the lower resolution is fine, or if you think you might be attaching an external display a lot of the time to your laptop, then the 2012 MBP will be fine for your needs.

    If you have an Apple Store nearby or a Best Buy selling Macs, you might want to compare screens. I doubt they have 2012 MBPs lying around, but they most likely have 21" iMacs and MacBook Airs that you can compare against a retina MacBook Pro, to see if the difference is that big a deal to you.
     

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