Should i buy, yes/no

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by asian199808, Apr 2, 2015.

  1. asian199808 macrumors newbie

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    So recently I came across the opportunity to purchase a mid 2012 mac book 13.3 inch notebook, Specs are as follows-
    intel hd4000 graphics
    core i7 2.9 ghz
    8 gb ram
    750 gb harddrive

    Now I am wondering how long this mac will be viable and will i be able to run Yosemite with the specs(I saw some posts where some peoples MBP from 2012 would run it well)

    This would be my first mac product ever
     
  2. snaky69 macrumors 603

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    My old (now my girlfriend's) 2008, non-unibody MBP runs Yosemite just fine. There's no reason a 2012 machine wouldn't.
     
  3. maflynn Moderator

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    I have a 2010 MBP that is still going strong, I think the 2012 has years in the old girl :)
     
  4. leman macrumors 604

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    For around $600-700 it would be a reasonable purchase if you don't need the latest and greatest. And you can always upgrade the storage to an SSD to make the machine feel snappier.
     
  5. RUGGLES99 macrumors 6502

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    I just bought a used mBP 15" from mid 2010, it has 4 gb 500 gb sdd and it's like a new computer.
     
  6. asian199808 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Mbp 2012

    So i went ahead and bought the 2012 MBP 13 inch and it runs amazing, now my work associate is getting rid oh his mid 2012 retina 15 incher, only thing is no OS. I have windows 7 bootcamped onto my current 15 and was wondering if i could somehow transfer it onto a usb or something and then install it on the 15 retina

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    The 15 incher has these specs, wondering if the 13 i have currently of 15 will run better
    2.3 Ghz Intel Core i7
    8 GB 1600 Mhz DDr3
    Intel Graphics HD 4000 1025 MB
    NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M with 1 GB of dedicated GDDR5 memory
    256 GB Flash SSD (Fastest and most reliable type of hard drive on any macbook)
    Retina LCD 2880 x 1800
     
  7. Samuelsan2001 macrumors 603

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    Yes

    Well that is a much more powerful machine with a much better screen.

    USB boot drive for OSX

    http://osxdaily.com/2014/10/16/make-os-x-yosemite-boot-install-drive/
     
  8. nanogirl21 macrumors 6502a

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    The only thing that I would be iffy about is the graphics and the fact that it is not rMBP. Also, how much is it? If it is near rMBP price I would go with the newer one. $500-$600 would be a good price for the one you are looking at. Yosomete will be able to run on the 2012 MBP for a few years.
     

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