Who is still using MBP 13 2010 !!!

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by vivek28, Feb 2, 2017.

  1. vivek28 macrumors regular

    Sep 8, 2013
    Its not a appreciation thread officially but this macbook is still going strong in 2017..!!

    Upgraded the HDD to SSD, RAM to 8GB and a new battery.. and it can handle daily tasks at breeze.. I only find the resolution limiting(texts not as sharp as retina) now compared to today's standards.. and the processor is good old vanilla intel core2duo 2.4 GHz which gets slow only in heavy multitasking.

    Who else is rocking this and satisfied with it!!
  2. Samuelsan2001 macrumors 604

    Oct 24, 2013
    My brother has my old 2010 it's still his daily computer I did add an SSD and 8gb of ram in 2011 though.
  3. Mefisto macrumors 6502a


    Mar 9, 2015
    The North
    The guy I sold mine to a month ago says it's still working pretty well. The battery is basically dead, but when plugged in the computer still does it's thing with just minor hickups. I did add an SSD while I still had it, but that's it.

    Kind of amazing that in this day and age you can get seven (and maybe more) years out of a laptop. It could be that it happens more than I know, but I choose to be amazed by it.
  4. DanielDD macrumors 6502

    Apr 5, 2013
    I replaced my base model 2010 with the new non-touch Bar retina.
    Although it was a huge step forward, my old mac had the run for its money. It ran Sierra with no major strain (in fact some animations were smother than the new 2016 MBP). The battery was fine (82% of its original capacity with 120ish cycles). I did add an 128GB ssd, but besides that, everything was original to the day I bought it.
  5. vivek28 thread starter macrumors regular

    Sep 8, 2013
    Current Macbooks are not upgradable at all.. i dont think that they will last 7 years o_O

    Apple likes a Sandwich indeed !!
  6. ZapNZs macrumors 68020


    Jan 23, 2017
    I gave mine to a friend in school who wasn't in a good financial situation at the time I gave it to him...it had/has 8GB of RAM and one of the old Crucial C300 RealSSD SATA2 SSDs. Now he makes several times what I do, but he's still rocking it as he's not the type of person to replace something if it gets the job done, and he uses it mainly for internet, email, and word processing. He did buy a 5k iMac for a home-use desktop/TV...I like to think I influenced that decision. :D

    I have an older MacBook Pro with 10.6.8 I still rock now and then when I feel a need for a fresh blast from the past.
  7. Fishrrman macrumors P6


    Feb 20, 2009
    I used my own 2010 MBPro 13" until last December, when I replaced it with a 2015 model.

    The old one now is kept in the original box as a spare.
    I take it out each week, boot up, check the battery, charge if necessary.
    Original battery is still at about 86% of original capacity!
  8. CmdrLaForge macrumors 601


    Feb 26, 2003
    around the world
    Well my wife is still using her 2010 Macbook (white). I changed the HDD to a SSD. Still runs fine every day.
  9. saynax macrumors newbie

    Jul 8, 2016
    I am still on a late 2009 MBP. Have been wanting to update for 2+ years now and keenly awaited the 2016 MBP. Not happy with what came out though, so I guess my 2009 MBP will need to survive a little while longer.

    Very impressed with how long it lasted. I can still play LoL and CSGO on it too :)
  10. vivek28 thread starter macrumors regular

    Sep 8, 2013
    After this thread and response from you guys, I have returned the macbook 12 retina(Core M3 2016) i had for a week..

    that costed 980 dollars in best-buy sale (i got open-box), still wasnt worth the price..as my good old MBP 13 2010 with SSD, 8gb RAM and a new battery..

    I really liked the form factor(and adequate power) of retina macbook 12 though.. maybe i wud get one in 2017 when it refreshes in April.. may be not ;)
  11. Spudlicious macrumors 6502


    Nov 21, 2015
    Bedfordshire, England
    To have only ~120 cycles on a 2010 computer is remarkable, and 82% capacity even more so. I always tell people their batteries will degrade in a few years whatever they do, maybe I've been wrong about that.
  12. Acorn macrumors 68020


    Jan 2, 2009
    My sister is still using my macbook pro 2010 13 inch. I put 16 gigs of ram in it as its the one model that allowed it. all of the memory shows up ect. I didnt install an ssd but im thinking about it to speed it up a bit for my sister. She is actually running it as a desktop with windows 7 on it. The only issue it has is sometimes the charge led on the cable goes out even though it is still charging. The entire power cable is a bit sketchy imho. sometimes you have to fiddly **** with it and wiggle it. so we try and keep it unmoved as a desktop.
  13. Altis macrumors 68030

    Sep 10, 2013
    I've got around 225 cycles on my 2010 17", original battery... still get 6-8 hours of normal use as it goes into its 8th year.
  14. vivek28 thread starter macrumors regular

    Sep 8, 2013
    Is 16gb worth it ? Go for a SSD definitely.
  15. seadragon Contributor

    Mar 10, 2009
    Still using my 2010 after being disappointed with the latest MBP which I had intended to buy. I installed a new battery, 16 GB RAM and an SSD to breathe new life into it. Unfortunately, the processor is noticeably slow compared to current machines.
  16. vivek28 thread starter macrumors regular

    Sep 8, 2013
    I did the same things as yours and same feeling.. processor is good for light tasks and screen resolution is archaic!! But hey it just Works ;)
  17. MacBH928 macrumors 68040


    May 17, 2008
    Are you kidding me?
    I am still using 2008 unibody as my main driver, 2.0GHz core2duo upgraded 6GB, changed battery, and 2nd HDD replacement.
  18. vivek28 thread starter macrumors regular

    Sep 8, 2013
    Great!! 6GB like as in (4+2) or single strip? Does it work fine?
  19. MacBH928 macrumors 68040


    May 17, 2008
    Yes, 2+4 DDR3.
    Works like new if you ask me but the screen looks tired a bit. Maybe its because I am used to the retina ipads+iphones but not sure. But 7 years of use must have made it dull a bit.
  20. k2743 macrumors member

    Dec 28, 2016
    I just replaced my 2010 MBP 15 inch with a 2016 nTB MBP 13 inch. I was deciding whether to just upgrade the 2010 to 8GB RAM, SSD and replacing the battery, but I'm a university student and carrying it around wasn't the easiest and I felt I was due an entire machine upgrade.
  21. Altis macrumors 68030

    Sep 10, 2013
    My 2010 i5 struggles noticeably with some tasks in El Capitan... but I also have Windows and Linux installed, and it absolutely runs like a champ in those.

    So, if you're looking to breathe some life into it, consider that as an option. I use El Cap for a lot of my office stuff and the Windows side for most everything else.

    For example, El Cap struggles to playback 1080p YouTube videos and scrubbing usually breaks it. I can have 3 1080 streams in Windows and scrub no problem at all, at the same time.
  22. parajba macrumors 6502

    Apr 19, 2008
    Me. Still going strong. Battery at 86% capacity. Good health. 8GB and 512 GB SSD. Really fast and reliable. Admittedly not seeing much use since I purchased an iPad Pro 9.7 1 year ago. For this reason I don't think I will even ever replace it...
  23. errin macrumors member

    Feb 7, 2007
    My brother is still with 2008 the first unibody with SSD max RAM and new battery and it's still good for him.

    Mine is 2012 last unibody and I like it better than retina model except the weight.
  24. Czo macrumors 6502

    Dec 30, 2008
    Debrecen, Hungary
    I'am still using an older, non unibody 17" MacBook Pro (Early 2008, 2.6GHz/6GB RAM/256 SSD/8600M GT) with one USB3.0 and one eSATA ExpressCard and an upgraded 802.11ac/BT4 (for Watch Unlock) with 10.12.3. Everything is working fine.
  25. loby macrumors 6502a


    Jul 1, 2010
    Have a 13" MacBook Pro with 16 GB of RAM and put a SSD into it and it still rocks! Battery is still good.

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