Mid 2012 MBP a good buy?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by Tx_Mac, Jan 23, 2016.

  1. Tx_Mac macrumors newbie

    Jan 23, 2016
    I'm looking to upgrade my 2007 MacBook and noticed the mid 2012 MBP for a decent price compared to the newer models. I like the fact that it has 500gb hd and disc drive, but should I look at the air or a newer model? I won't be doing any heavy work, just a family computer used for documents, pictures, iTunes, etc. thanks for any help in Advance.
  2. Joe Rossignol Editor

    Joe Rossignol

    Staff Member

    May 12, 2012
    I wouldn't buy one, but here is an interesting article related to your question: https://marco.org/2016/01/04/md101ll-a
  3. Algus macrumors regular


    Jun 8, 2014
    I like them. They are still user upgradeable which makes them quite popular among some users. The only major thing you are giving up is battery life. Besides the fact that they're old, significant gains have been made in battery performance since 2013. if you get a refurb from Apple Store, issues with the age of the battery won't be as much of an issue. If you are looking to buy used, it could be a very serious issue.

    Performance wise, they are still fairly comparable to the 2015 MBPs.
  4. Tx_Mac thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jan 23, 2016
    I noticed them at bestbuy today, I was just curious. They seem to offer a lot for the price compared to the newer models.
  5. ApolloBoy macrumors 6502a


    Apr 16, 2015
    San Jose, CA
    I have one and it's been a great little computer, but I definitely wouldn't go for a new one considering it's overpriced for what it is. You can find some decent used ones for not too much if you look around, I got mine for $450 and aside from a few little scrapes and nicks it's in good condition.
  6. Tomorrow macrumors 604


    Mar 2, 2008
    Always a day away
    Of course it's a decent price "compared to the newer models," it's going on four years old. In computer terms, that's pretty long in the tooth.

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