What model year is your MBP?

What model year is your MBP?

  • 2015

    Votes: 40 18.4%
  • 2014

    Votes: 13 6.0%
  • 2013

    Votes: 32 14.7%
  • 2012

    Votes: 46 21.2%
  • 2011

    Votes: 47 21.7%
  • 2010

    Votes: 14 6.5%
  • 2009

    Votes: 21 9.7%
  • 2008 and earlier

    Votes: 23 10.6%

  • Total voters
    217

satchmo

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With the craziness going on in the Waiting for Skylake thread, I thought it would be interesting to know what model year users have. This MBP is ideally your primary machine.

I mean let's get a sense how long you've waited.
Do you really need a new machine?

If you're like me and getting the most out of a 2010, I feel for you. Not so much if you have a 2015. :)
 

Decimotox

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Jul 8, 2013
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With the craziness going on in the Waiting for Skylake thread, I thought it would be interesting to know what model year users have. This MBP is ideally your primary machine.

I mean let's get a sense how long you've waited.
Do you really need a new machine?

If you're like me and getting the most out of a 2010, I feel for you. Not so much if you have a 2015. :)
I still love my 2010, lol. Gonna go with it for another couple years, too. I'll change out the battery soon so it'll be fresh. It's got an SSD so it's pretty fast and I don't do much "heavy" stuff other than some "light" gaming (like Left 4 Dead). Mostly just web browsing, watching movies/streaming TV, that kind of thing.

If I'm going to upgrade anytime in the next year or two, I'll go for an Apple refurbished MBP. Otherwise, I'll try to go for the following update after this coming one. (As you can see from my sig, I still get some good use out of older Apple products, haha.)
 

aZZaneko

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Jul 21, 2012
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2012 here, and in all honesty I do not need a new machine. It's still reasonably fast and does well most of what I throw at it. I am in a desperate need of a new monitor though. And I have to know the connectivity of a new MBP before I get one. Or maybe there's a new Apple display with a docking solution. Or maybe I should just get an iMac instead. Either way I need to know what's coming to make up my mind.

So I don't really really need a new computer but I'm about as desperate for this Apple event as everyone else.
 
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senthor

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Jun 16, 2012
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You should add an option for 2012 non-retina, as that machine feels a lot more dated.
 

RohirrimV

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Mine is relatively new--an early '13 model--but it's the first laptop I ever bought for my personal use, so I accidentally got one that's a little underpowered.
 

maflynn

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May 3, 2009
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I have a 2012 rMBP, though its largely been retired in lieu of a Surface Book. I think I may drop some $$ into getting a new battery for that machine, though at this point the laptop is mostly used by my kids
 

satinsilverem2

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Nov 12, 2013
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Actually pretty surprised to see 2011 leading this poll. Would have expected more 2012s.
Im not really all that surprised. The 2011 machines were and still are very powerful machines. Apart from the graphics issues and the lack of AC and 4.0 they are still very capable machines. my dual core 13 inch is still humming along fine. The only reason I'm going to replace it is due to the video work that I do needs a faster CPU and GPU.
 

JTToft

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Apr 27, 2010
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Im not really all that surprised. The 2011 machines were and still are very powerful machines. Apart from the graphics issues and the lack of AC and 4.0 they are still very capable machines. my dual core 13 inch is still humming along fine. The only reason I'm going to replace it is due to the video work that I do needs a faster CPU and GPU.
- Indeed. I'm also using my 2011 still and plan to for some time. But 2012 models are more varied with them including both Classic models and Retina models, so I would have expected that to cover more people than the 2011s.
Add to that the fact that the 13" 2012 is still being sold, and I think it makes for a surprising outcome.
 

jerryk

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Nov 3, 2011
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2015 15" rMBP for me. Bought it this Spring. I would not mind upgrading though if something really interesting came along. Maybe next Spring.
 

tubeexperience

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Actually pretty surprised to see 2011 leading this poll. Would have expected more 2012s.
I am not surprise.

It's the last model with 17" display option.

The 2011 has Core i7 quad-core for the 15" and 17" and Core i5 dual-core for the 13".

It also supports up to 16 GB DDR3 and SATA 3.0 6Gb/s (for SSD), making it great for upgrades.
 
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JTToft

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The 2011 has Core i7 quad-core for the 15" and 17" and Core i5 dual-core for the 13".

It also supports up to 16 GB DDR3 and SATA 3.0 6Gb/s (for SSD), making it great for upgrades.
- All of which is also true for classic 2012 models, so it isn't a reason for 2011 to be more widespread.
The 17" wasn't very popular even in 2011, so I doubt that's what's moving the needle.

I suppose there was just a large influx of new purchases in 2011, at least on this forum.
 

tubeexperience

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- All of which is also true for classic 2012 models, so it isn't a reason for 2011 to be more widespread.
The 17" wasn't very popular even in 2011, so I doubt that's what's moving the needle.

I suppose there was just a large influx of new purchases in 2011, at least on this forum.
My point is this: the 2011 was a big upgrade at the time.

The 2011 MBP 15" and 17" were the first with Core i7 quad-core (2010 has Core i5/i7 dual-core).

The 2011 MBP 13" was the first with Core i5/i7 dual-core.

If you had an older MBP at the time, the 2011 was a great upgrade.

Since it supports 16 GB DDR3 and SATA III, it can be upgraded to keep relevant.

This applies especially to those who have retained their (2011 MBP) 17" and would have upgraded to a newer MBP had the 17" been available.
 
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tubeexperience

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2012 15" cMBP. I switched from a rMBP because I ran out of storage. I also have a 2011 13" MBP.
You can replace hard drive with a 4 TB Samsung 850 EVO and then replace the optical drive with a data doubler and a second 4 TB Samsung 850 EVO for a total of 8 TB. :D
 
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