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Tx_Mac

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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.
 

Joe Rossignol

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

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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.
 

Tx_Mac

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I noticed them at bestbuy today, I was just curious. They seem to offer a lot for the price compared to the newer models.
 

ApolloBoy

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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.
 

Tomorrow

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I'm looking to upgrade my 2007 MacBook and noticed the mid 2012 MBP for a decent price compared to the newer models.

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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