non retnia macbook pro?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by verseafterverse, Sep 13, 2014.

  1. verseafterverse macrumors member

    Mar 17, 2013
    So I was wondering will the non retnia macbook pro hold up for the next 4 years I only plan doing school work and running logic.( I would be upgrading the ram to 8gb.)
  2. Ann P macrumors 68020

    Jun 29, 2009
    Don't see why it wouldn't. Still have an old 2010 MBP here.
  3. yjchua95 macrumors 604

    Apr 23, 2011
    GVA, KUL, MEL (current), ZQN
    I wouldn't buy it, because:

    1. The display isn't retina. Once you see how good a retina display is, you'll never turn back.
    2. The Ivy Bridge architecture is already 2 years old.
    3. The Iris 5100 on the rMBP is far faster than the HD 4000.
    4. You're most probably going to buy it with a 5400rpm HDD, which is bloody slow.
  4. Bobjob186 macrumors 6502a


    Apr 16, 2005
    Laguna Beach
    He's not asking if there are better options. For sure the machine will last at least another 4 years. Get a mid 2012 13 inch pro. Best deals to be found and the most capable machine. Enjoy.
  5. capathy21 macrumors 65816


    Jun 16, 2014
    Houston, Texas
    Yep it would likely last far longer than that being that is it more upgradable than other models.

    If you are comfortable with its display not being hi res, and the overall thickness and weight, it is a great work machine.

    I would definitely make your first priority changing out the HD for a SSD. It would help your performance even more than a ram upgrade would.

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