Hello, I have a 2014 bought June 2012 model MacBook Pro 13" A1278 Unibody. I've put 8GB ram and a 1TB SSHD into it myself in 2014 and it's fast enough. The battery is now in need of replacement, finding it hard to source a genuine Apple replacement battery to fit myself. The charger is hanging apart too, I've also discovered eBay can't offer a sealed, new genuine charger either as they're all refurbished / melting / blow-up copycats. So there's £80 for a new one. My 'D' key is falling off every two hits, and two other keys are following suite. I could replace this myself should I be able to find a cheap enough unit and I don't believe there's cheaply made keyboard out there. It's got a few chips in the aluminium and is showing black spots in some areas, wear and tear from use but that doesn't keep me up at night! A lot of money to spend on it! All I use it for is keeping my photos organised and downloaded LOCALLY to the HDD. Playing a bit of Minecraft though my Mac definitely can't hack the pace as much as it used to be able to! And as I'm a university student, Microsoft Office applications. I also have a large filesystem on my iCloud drive of old files from when I used SketchUp, things I found online I like to have a copy of and purchased software backups. I use iCloud services a lot, but on my Mac with it's 1TB drive I can keep it all locally downloaded. I'm actually using about 320GB of the drive now. I'm unsure whether to sell it and get myself an iPad to use for the remainder of university. I study finance so I won't be needing any specific multimedia / design software other than Microsoft Office, note taking and the likes. Though an iPad won't quite do Minecraft the same way or SketchUp (though I don't see these as deal breakers. I haven't used SketchUp in years, it was always a hobby as such). The other option is, for now, go to the bottom end (<£500) of HP's product line on an i3 processor - it won't move the world - but it'd technically speaking do what I need it to do for the remainder of university. As an Apple fan, I'd miss the light up keys, rock solid build quality and rich, non washed out screen. But as mentioned, in a few years when I had more money it'd be a shiny new Mac. Right now, those are the choices. Debt isn't an option as if you can't afford it cash, I don't consider myself able to buy it. What are your recommendations and why? What is my MB Pro worth with the problems I mentioned?