1. pjcloninger's Avatar
    Looking at a 2012 Macbook Pro. Would this still be a good computer?

    This will be my first Mac. Primary uses will be for work, which include web browsing, email, text (Word, Excel, etc.), photo uploading to various work websites, and accounting via Quickbooks. Don't really do photo or video editing and no gaming.

    Wanting a well made computer that will last.

    2012 model
    MacBook Pro 2.9GHz Dual-core Intel i7

    13.3-inch (diagonal) LED-backlit glossy widescreen display, 1280-by-800 resolution
    8GB (2 x 4GB) of 1600MHz DDR3 SDRAM
    750GB Serial ATA @ 5400 rpm
    8x double-layer SuperDrive (DVDR DL/DVDRW/CD-RW)
    Intel HD Graphics 4000
    02-11-2014 10:20 AM
  2. rayz336's Avatar
    That is certainly a good computer
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    02-11-2014 10:43 AM
  3. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    That is certainly a good computer
    No doubt about it…
    02-11-2014 10:51 AM
  4. warcraftWidow's Avatar
    Yep. Great for those uses.
    02-11-2014 11:29 AM
  5. pjcloninger's Avatar
    Thank you everybody!

    What would be some reasons to go with the newer late 2013 MacBooks?
    02-11-2014 12:27 PM
  6. warcraftWidow's Avatar
    The retina screens are beautiful.
    Better CPU and GPU. But the 2012 one has plenty for your uses.
    Better battery life if you will be using it on the road.
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    02-11-2014 01:11 PM
  7. pr1nce's Avatar
    That's a quality computer. Good luck!

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    02-11-2014 01:47 PM
  8. pjcloninger's Avatar
    Thanks again!

    I'm always worried about buying a little older tech, but the price seems very good for what you get. I'm the type of person who holds on to computers and I don't upgrade every 2-3 years like some, so I'm looking for something that will last.
    02-11-2014 03:40 PM
  9. cardfan's Avatar
    It's ok. Not great but not bad. Whether it'll last a long time depends. There's a reason why many get warranties with laptops. You should probably mention the price as that plays into it.
    02-12-2014 07:07 AM
  10. pjcloninger's Avatar
    It's an Apple refurbished model for $1269.00.
    02-12-2014 07:18 AM
  11. Speedygi's Avatar
    It won't hold up on super graphical intensive games these days, but in other respects it still runs most tasks well, although overloading it wouldn't be the greatest of ideas.

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    02-12-2014 07:26 AM
  12. warcraftWidow's Avatar
    That's also a model that allows user upgrades to hardware really easily. So if it starts to feel slow a couple of years in the future, upping the RAM to 16GB and the hard drive to an SSD is something that's easy to do yourself.
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    02-12-2014 10:27 AM
  13. tech guy4's Avatar
    You can not go wrong with it I would get one if I had the money

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    02-12-2014 01:45 PM
  14. tech guy4's Avatar
    A bit pricy but it may be worth it

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    02-12-2014 01:48 PM
  15. EmceeGeek's Avatar
    I still have my mid 2009 MacBook Pro and it's great.

    Sent from my [Gold] iPhone 5S
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    02-12-2014 08:03 PM

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