Is a mid 2012 MBP good enough for Lightroom stuff?

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

  1. Ev0d3vil macrumors 6502

    Sep 22, 2014
    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 6502a


    Jan 8, 2007
    New York City
    It should be if you're using the latest Lightroom.
  3. scaredpoet macrumors 604


    Apr 6, 2007
    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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