Unibody Macbook Pro 13" 2012 still going strong!

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by 0x100, Sep 11, 2016.

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Will it make it to 2017?

Poll closed Dec 10, 2016.
  1. Yes

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  2. No

    16.7%
  1. 0x100, Sep 11, 2016
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  2. JackieInCo Suspended

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    Apple store employees have said it is still today one of the top sellers. Of course many people have no idea how old it really is but they really don't care either. I bought mine a Year ago at BestBuy and paid just over $700 for it. It was $300 off plus I had reward certificates from buying my 2015 15" i7 so that brought it down to just over $700. One hell of a deal that I don't regret at all today.
     
  3. janitor3 macrumors regular

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    Still using my 2011 13" MacBook Pro, not having any problems with it. Not planning to upgrade anytime soon. :)
     
  4. 0x100, Sep 11, 2016
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  5. towg, Sep 12, 2016
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    I've got a late 2011 MBP 15" and just upgraded it with a Sandisk SSD. Still runs fine without any problems and the battery capacity is still at 89.5 percent.
     
  6. maflynn Moderator

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    I have a 15" MBP and its doing fine, though I no longer use it. My kids now use it for their homework and other stuff. It seems to be doing fine, though the battery at this point is getting close to the point where I need to replace it.
     
  7. irontiger82 macrumors member

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    Late 2013 13" MBP here. It's been great for the last 2 years that I had it. One of the best laptops I've owned both PC laptops and other Macbook/MacbookPro sizes.
     
  8. Fishrrman macrumors G5

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    Keep enough free space on the SSD (30-40gb), and it should run well for a long time.

    My April 2010 MBPro is still doing quite well going on 7 years old...
     
  9. Blues003 macrumors 6502

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    Bought mine, upgraded it with an extra 4GB of RAM and a 256GB SSD on the optibay. First Mac, and not expecting to need to upgrade any time soon! (unless it blows up)
     
  10. satinsilverem2 macrumors 6502a

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    My early 2011 13 is still going strong. its the i7 model and I've put 16gb ram and RAIDed two 500GB 850 evos together and its still keeping up with newer models. however I'm probably going to replace it this fall with a new 15 inch when they come out.
     
  11. brdeveloper macrumors 68020

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    Do you get 2x SATAIII bandwith (~1000MB/s) this way?
     
  12. satinsilverem2 macrumors 6502a

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    I get around 960MB/s writes and about 940-960MB/s reads.
     
  13. OrangeInc macrumors regular

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    I have an early 2011 13" i5 MBP. It runs great. The only issue I foresee is higher quality websites embedding higher definition video/media etc as the terribly weak graphics card and somewhat outdated processor (although still good) would not be able to handle. I remember when I had a C2D MB and I sold it as soon as I could not play HD video without stuttering. I guess that's when I know when to upgrade, when I can't watch youtube videos in HD/UHD etc lol. I know at 1080P my MBP can play it smoothly if that's all I'm doing. But as soon as you multitask the 1080P video will start to stutter. Aside from that, I don't see any reason why it can't last until 2018-2019.....higher definition video is the only thing that will force an upgrade.
     
  14. RHD 42 macrumors member

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    I'll see your 13" 2012 and raise you a 17" MBP 2009.

    OK the battery is now dead weight, don't know why, it says it's only done 27 cycles but it's still dead.

    Apple say my 17" 2009 MacBook Pro is a Vintage product and so no longer supported and I can't buy a new battery.

    I updated it to Yosemite last year and thought I'd killed it but a few Disk Utility disc repairs and it's back, if a tad slow but you know, SEVEN YEARS OLD!!!

    It was maxed to the hilt with HRZ and RAM at the time, as is my way to make these things last as long as possible, and I think it was well worth it.

    I'm holding out until the new ones to replace it.
    Unless Apple decide in their infinite wisdom to remove ALL the ports I actually use in which case I'll give in and pick up an older one cheap instead.

    I've done my time with expensive Apple gear you can't connect to anything, I bought the original Bondi iMac as my first ever computer and it was a month before somebody could post me a disc with a working printer driver on it.
     
  15. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    I still use my 2008 15" mbp as my co main machine! its great!

    Also love my 2012 13" mbp that i bought day 1 and is STILL being sold new by applee
     
  16. RHD 42 macrumors member

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    How's the battery on the 2008?
     
  17. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    Ive replaced it a few years ago with a generic one from amazon and its been great for my needs
     

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