Just bought a mid-2012 15" MacBook Pro

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Ds6778, Mar 9, 2017.

  1. Ds6778 macrumors 6502a


    Sep 9, 2016
    So I just bought a mid 2012 retina MBP.
    2.3 i7
    8gb RAM

    Not sure about the graphics..says integrated but in other settings it shows something else.

    I only bought it because someone was selling locally for next to nothing, paid 450 for it.

    Im actually quite impressed how snappy it feels being 5 years old...seriously feels quick lol

    Anyone here rocking a 2012 retina? Curious as to how much longer this thing has in it! haha
  2. SDColorado Contributor


    Nov 6, 2011
    Highlands Ranch, CO
    I had one that I just passed on to my wife. Still quite snappy and absolutely meets her needs, which are primarily web browsing, email, word processing, some publishing in swift publisher and route planning with Basecamp
  3. macgeek18 macrumors 68000


    Sep 8, 2009
    Northern California
    I have a 2012 non-retina 13" MBP that all I did was slap 16GB RAM and an SSD in and it still flies. My wife has it now and uses it daily.
  4. bhayes444 macrumors 6502a

    Jul 13, 2013
    I still own my 2012 rMBP with the base 2.3 i7, 256 GB of storage, and 16 GB of RAM. I got it refurbished from Apple in 2013 and it still is quite quick. Not as fast as the newest machines obviously, but for most tasks it performs admirably. The only downside is the integrated graphics. The Intel HD 4000 graphics definitely shows some stutter when doing basic tasks in the OS; and these same tasks are much smoother using the discrete NVidia 650m graphics chip.

    Depending on your usage I'd say you could definitely use it for a few more years of everyday light tasks. That, or just pound it to death with 24/7 encodes or data processing. Sure it won't work as fast as newer machines, but it will work well enough.
  5. Ds6778 thread starter macrumors 6502a


    Sep 9, 2016

    Ive always been a niche Mac user. I don't need a pro by any means...but I also like a bigger display. I love the format of the MacBook, but its too small. I also can't justify dropping 2,500$ on a new 2016 model due to my lack of need for that power. A 15 MacBook Pro without touchbar would be awesome lol I am curious to see how much power this thing has vs a 2016 MacBook 12" or a 2015 13."

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