The non-Retina MacBook Pro is back at the Apple Store

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by MisterAndrew, Feb 1, 2017.

  1. MisterAndrew macrumors 6502

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  3. caramelpolice macrumors regular

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    Just when we thought it was over.

    In any event, these are actually on clearance, so it's only temporary.
     
  4. MisterAndrew thread starter macrumors 6502

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    True that it's in the clearance section, but it's not really on clearance because it's the same price as it was before they discontinued it last year.

    Another weird thing about it is that it's not eligible for the student discount. If you try to navigate to it from the education store it disappears.
     
  5. Michael Scrip macrumors 601

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    I have no words for this.

    Literally the first line in the description reads: "Originally released June 2012"

    That's approaching 5 years ago, folks. Five. FIVE.

    And it's the same price today as it was at launch. What does that say?

    I know Apple laptops hold their value... but not THAT much.
     
  6. Naimfan macrumors 68040

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    Yikes!

    Very good machine, but not for $1100. If it were something like $799, maybe - it IS expandable to 16 GB RAM and whatever storage you want to put in it. But $1099? That's . . . absurd.
     
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  8. Wowereit macrumors 6502a

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    That Apple wants to make a quick buck by selling their last stock for astronomical prices?

    That thing isn't worth more than 400$, but I assume that there might be some businesses who still buy those things.
    I've seen companies getting some specific 2011 Thinkpad model in 2015 just because it's certified for a certain thing and official support was dropped for later hardware, because the software was EOL.

    Sure, the software works 100% fine on basically any hardware, but policy is policy...
     
  9. goobot macrumors 603

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    Apple should sell a gutted version for people to spec how they want.
     
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    Yeah. Not really sure who would get this over a MacBook Air that's $100 less and has twice as much RAM for new. If you're looking for something with an optical drive (only real reason to get this computer in today's market) there are far cheaper options.
     
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    If I had one of those things, I would put a SSD in it and a 4TB HDD in the optical bay. Boom, a portable workhorse, or a media streaming server with a UPS built right in. I agree the price is a bit off but the machine is still usable.
     
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    This is the Refurbished unit for $829.

    Still not worth the money for this machine IMO. Even if you spend an extra $100 to put a decent SSD in there, you're still stuck with a heavy machine with a terrible display. But if you think Apple overcharges for this, QVC is even worse. Better yet, there is nothing in their product description that states that its the 2012 model...
     
  14. Fishrrman macrumors G4

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    I've seen these being sold new on ebay for under $800 by a few "high-volume" sellers...
     
  15. MisterAndrew thread starter macrumors 6502

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    It's not the same price it was at launch. It was $1499 at launch.

    Yes, it's 5 years old, but a lot of Apple's current Macs are old. The Mac Pro is 4 years old. I would rather purchase this laptop that can be upgraded and easily repaired over any of the Retina models. Sure it's a bit slower than the newest models, but with 16gb of ram and an SSD it's perfectly adequate for most every day computing. And don't forget the newest MacBook Pros aren't really that fast. The base model would actually perform worse than this model upgraded. And the quad-core i7 2012 models are faster than all but the top spec current machines.
     
  16. tubeexperience macrumors 68030

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    The pricing is horrible.

    Sure, you get it for $1099, then how much more are you going to spend upgrading it?
     

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