Need Buying Advice 2012 MacBook Pro?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by vbctv, Jul 26, 2017.

  1. vbctv macrumors 6502

    vbctv

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    I currently own a 2014 Mac mini with 4GB Ram & a 500GB SSD and also a 2012 MacBook Air with 4GB Ram & 128SSD.
    I was thinking about buying a 2012 MacBook Pro and making it my new desktop, upgrading it to 8 or 16GB Ram and sticking an SSD in it. Would it be worth it or would I be better just staying with my 2014 Mac mini.
     
  2. hallux macrumors 68030

    hallux

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    The Macbook Pro has a different class of CPU, as well as a discrete video card (if getting a 15"). One of those should outperform both of those computers you have now, even though it's 5 years old.

    The memory and drive upgrades are easy to do.
     
  3. vbctv thread starter macrumors 6502

    vbctv

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    No I'm looking at the 13inch 2012 MBP with the 2.5ghz i5-3210M. I would upgrade to 8GB Ram and likely 500GB SSD from the 4Gb Ram & 500GB HDD it comes with. And I'm reading mixed things online because my Mac mini gets a 3188/5735 in Geekbench scoring and I don't know if it's worth the price to go to a 2012 or not.
     

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