What model year is your MBP?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by satchmo, Oct 12, 2016.


What model year is your MBP?

  1. 2015

    40 vote(s)
  2. 2014

    13 vote(s)
  3. 2013

    32 vote(s)
  4. 2012

    46 vote(s)
  5. 2011

    47 vote(s)
  6. 2010

    14 vote(s)
  7. 2009

    21 vote(s)
  8. 2008 and earlier

    23 vote(s)
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. satchmo macrumors 68000

    Aug 6, 2008
    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. :)
  2. Decimotox macrumors 6502a

    Jul 8, 2013
    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.)
  3. aZZaneko macrumors newbie


    Jul 21, 2012
    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.
  4. ThisBougieLife macrumors 68000


    Jan 21, 2016
    SF Bay Area, California
    Mine was from 2012 but it crapped out this March, so I haven't had one since. :(
  5. Muizon macrumors member

    Mar 9, 2015
  6. senthor macrumors regular

    Jun 16, 2012
    You should add an option for 2012 non-retina, as that machine feels a lot more dated.
  7. Exile714 macrumors 6502a

    Jan 14, 2015
    Where's the, "I don't own a MacBook Pro" or "I don't own a Mac" options?
  8. Benjinator macrumors newbie

    Jun 17, 2016
    Ugg thats why this wait is so frustrating for some of us!
  9. RohirrimV macrumors regular


    Aug 29, 2016
    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.
  10. tubeexperience macrumors 68040

    Feb 17, 2016
    Late 2011.

    Apple stopped making 17" MacBook Pro after that.
  11. ajcgn macrumors regular


    Oct 19, 2014
    Toronto, Ontario
    A reballed 2011, aside from needing to fix it, I am still happy with it.
  12. suuuii macrumors newbie

    Oct 12, 2016
  13. baypharm macrumors 65816


    Nov 15, 2007
  14. maflynn Moderator


    Staff Member

    May 3, 2009
    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
  15. Floris macrumors 68020


    Sep 7, 2007
    Voted for my dad. 2010 model, and he's considering a new one in 2017.
  16. JTToft macrumors 68040

    Apr 27, 2010
    Aarhus, Denmark
    Actually pretty surprised to see 2011 leading this poll. Would have expected more 2012s.
  17. satinsilverem2 macrumors 6502a


    Nov 12, 2013
    Richmond, VA
    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.
  18. JTToft macrumors 68040

    Apr 27, 2010
    Aarhus, Denmark
    - 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.
  19. jerryk macrumors 601

    Nov 3, 2011
    SF Bay Area
    2015 15" rMBP for me. Bought it this Spring. I would not mind upgrading though if something really interesting came along. Maybe next Spring.
  20. tubeexperience macrumors 68040

    Feb 17, 2016
    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.
  21. fluamsler macrumors member


    Mar 5, 2016
    near Basel, Switzerland
    Mine is a mid 2015 15" rMBP with 2.8GHz Intel Core i7, 16GB RAM and 1TB SSD. Bought mine this june. It's my first MacBook and I love it! :)
  22. JTToft macrumors 68040

    Apr 27, 2010
    Aarhus, Denmark
    - 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.
  23. tubeexperience macrumors 68040

    Feb 17, 2016
    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.
  24. MacInTO macrumors 65816


    Apr 25, 2005
    Canada, eh!
    2012 15" cMBP. I switched from a rMBP because I ran out of storage. I also have a 2011 13" MBP.
  25. tubeexperience macrumors 68040

    Feb 17, 2016
    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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