What is the oldest MacBook Pro that you're using?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by RegularGuy09, Aug 23, 2018.

  1. RegularGuy09 macrumors member

    Feb 20, 2015
    Inspired by similar threads in the MB and MBA forums. What is the oldest MBP that you still use on a daily basis? I still use my dad's 2013 13" MBP(base model). Still works fine for day to day light work.
  2. keysofanxiety macrumors G3


    Nov 23, 2011
    2012 15" cMBP (16GB RAM/1TB SSD). Really want a new one because it's struggling running my Logic projects but don't quite have the cash at the moment.
  3. RegularGuy09 thread starter macrumors member

    Feb 20, 2015
    A friend is still using his 2012 13" base cMBP. Runs great, but he should probably get an SSD.
  4. Upeo macrumors newbie

    Aug 23, 2018
    I’m using my mid 2010 13”MBP still. I updated the RAM and put an SSD in it, but it’s still struggling to keep up now. I was waiting for the right time to upgrade, i have no use for a dGPU but i do need the processing power, so this year’s update to the 13” was just about perfect for me, it’s gonna arrive on Monday.
  5. abcdefg12345 macrumors 6502


    Jul 10, 2013
    im using early 2011 13" mbp, upgraded ram to 8gb and storage to 500gb ssd, changed wifi/bluetooth card to a 2012 model for handoff and continuity, still runs great, I have Mojave, windows 10, and High Sierra all running smoothly. I plan on getting a 2018 15" mbp soon but still keeping the 2011.
  6. afir93 macrumors 6502a

    Jan 5, 2018
    A 2018 15“ MacBook Pro that I use since about a month. Still going strong for its age ;)
  7. tomscott1988 macrumors 6502


    Apr 14, 2009
    I have a 2006 17" macbook pro that i often use as a netflix/youtube machine. My office is in the attic and unfortunately the window doesnt open so in the summer is unbearably hot. I move my Mac Pro downstairs with one display so put the 17" next to me and watch while I work.

    Impressive a 12 year old machine can still do this.

    its a 2.33ghz C2D with a 500gb HDD and 3gbs of ram. First Apple machine I bought when I was at university.
  8. p8blr macrumors newbie


    Sep 12, 2016
    Wichita, KS
    My day to day machine is a 2013 13" MBP, replaced the battery last year and it's still going strong. I've also got a 2008 17" MBP that I use as a knock-around machine for browsing the web and slicing 3D prints. (However, I might be upgrading the 2013 if Apple can fix all the (hopefully) software bugs in the next couple months ;))
  9. janitor3 macrumors regular

    Aug 11, 2010
    Glasgow, Scotland
    Early 2011 13" MBP with a 240GB SSD and 8GB Ram, also a 1TB drive in place of optical drive for extra storage.
  10. Fishrrman macrumors G5


    Feb 20, 2009
    My 2010 MPB still boots and runs fine (with added SSD), although it's not my "daily driver" any more.

    A friend still uses an OLD "iBook", still works well enough for him!
  11. SOLLERBOY macrumors 6502a

    Aug 8, 2008
    I have a 2011 17" that I will always keep. it runs fine and had an Ssd and more ram in it in 2012. I just upgraded to a 2018 15" and it is like a spaceship in comparison. Still love the behemoth though and will continue to use it.
  12. jeyf macrumors 6502a

    Jan 20, 2009
    i have a junk 2017 MBP, it is a frustration to use.
  13. maflynn Moderator


    Staff Member

    May 3, 2009
    I have a 2012 rMBP, but its more my kids now that I have a 2018 model.
  14. RegularGuy09 thread starter macrumors member

    Feb 20, 2015
    Did you have to change the battery? Arent those glued to the back for the retina MBPs?
  15. filmbuff macrumors 6502a


    Jan 5, 2011
    My Mom still uses a 2007 C2D MBP as her main computer. Apparently it works fine, except a lot of apps don't have current updates. I've used it. The old silver, backlit keyboard and matte screen are really nice.
  16. Frieg macrumors member

    May 9, 2017
    Got a late 2011 13" that was "broken" for free from a friend, just needed a new battery and keyboard. Added a 500GB SSD, 16GB RAM and renewed the thermal paste, peaks at 2.8 ghz. Is my new main laptop, runs better than my newer (but cheap) dell vostro.
    I cut hd in Final Cut Pro with it and throw small private parties with djay pro and a controller with it, rock solid machine, love it!
  17. itegypt macrumors 6502


    Aug 6, 2011
  18. DrBrush macrumors newbie

    Apr 27, 2016
    Same here! Daily pretty heavy use with mine, and it has a new battery (still pretty rubbish) and another HDD in place of the optical drive.
  19. keysofanxiety macrumors G3


    Nov 23, 2011
    Yeah mine gets heavily daily use. Fans always on even though it’s squeaky clean in the fans. Don’t have the balls to replace the thermal paste though I’m more likely to damage something than help it really.

    Hitting the GPU bottleneck I think, mine’s the earliest Mac to Support Metal and you can really tell in FCPX/LPX.

    It’s running okay, certainly better than a Windows machine, but boy will it be a step up when I finally upgrade.
  20. skyaflya macrumors newbie

    May 16, 2010
    I have a mid 2010 17 inch 8 mb 120 ssd. runs fine except for slight delamination on screen edge viewable only off angle. Just updated to latest high sierra, no problem. Still great for video.
  21. SDColorado macrumors 68020


    Nov 6, 2011
    Highlands Ranch, CO
    The oldest one I was still using was a 2011 17" MBP. Still works and looks as good as it did when unboxed, but it was getting a bit long in the tooth.
  22. killawat macrumors 65816

    Sep 11, 2014
    2006 1,1 MBP all the way up to 2017 MBP.

    That's why I laugh when people think they can guess which model will have "the least" issues or to "avoid the first rev". Fact is, any model can have issues.
  23. vaugha macrumors 6502

    Nov 3, 2011
    My one and only 2012 rmbp. Still works like a champ.
  24. SandboxGeneral Moderator emeritus


    Sep 8, 2010
    I have a 2012 cMBP and it still runs great and strong today. With an SSD inside and nothing at all wrong with it, I have no intention of replacing it anytime soon.
  25. Glockworkorange macrumors 65816


    Feb 10, 2015
    Chicago, Illinois
    It's great you've gotten at least six years out of that machine and it's still viable today.

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