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Need Sugestion on buying a MBP 2012

Milanst88

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May 24, 2016
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Should i buy a good condition MBP retina 2012 (2.7 i7, 500GB SSD, 16GB RAM) for $1022 ???

im worried about the lifespan and or some hardware failure...but the price is really cheap.

what do you think guys? need as many opinion as possible.
 

MacInTO

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Apr 25, 2005
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Canada, eh!
That's a pretty good price for that machine! It's almost top of the line. The only other thing that wasn't maxed out was the SSD. I had the same one but with a 750GB SSD. I sold mine last month for $1300.

Mine was pretty reliable. I got the display replaced because it had image retention/ghosting issues. After that, it was fine.

Apparently, some machines may have video card issues. However, if that happens, it is covered until the end of 2016.

https://www.apple.com/ca/support/macbookpro-videoissues/
 
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Milanst88

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May 24, 2016
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That's a pretty good price for that machine! It's almost top of the line. The only other thing that wasn't maxed out was the SSD. I had the same one but with a 750GB SSD. I sold mine last month for $1300.

Mine was pretty reliable. I got the display replaced because it had image retention/ghosting issues. After that, it was fine.

Apparently, some machines may have video card issues. However, if that happens, it is covered until the end of 2016.

https://www.apple.com/ca/support/macbookpro-videoissues/
How much do you pay for the display? And did yours have heat problem or not? Thanks for replying
 
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MacInTO

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Apr 25, 2005
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Canada, eh!
How much do you pay for the display? And did yours have heat problem or not? Thanks for replying
The screen was covered under Applecare. However, I think if I had to pay, it would have been about $700. I did not have heat issues. However, I never really used the machine to its fullest capacity. I mainly use Aperture and Photoshop.

I actually downgraded machines. I'm on a 2012 2.3 cMBP and I can hardly tell any difference in speed. I installed a Samsung 850 PRO. The SSD in the 2012 rMBP is actually slower than the Samsung 850 PRO. I might have gained speed with my new setup.
 
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kevinkyoo

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Feb 5, 2016
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Wouldn't pay for a 2012 rMBP. They're notorious for hardware failures, as I've had to bring mine in 5 separate times for logic board and graphics card failures. Buying one is a gamble, and spending >$1000 is not worth the gamble. I'd recommend spending a bit more for a refurbished 2014/2015 rMBP, or a MBA.
 
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