It may be puzzling to some why exactly Apple is still offering their non-retina MacBook Pro on their site and in stores for $1,099. It features specs congruent to that of the Mac Mini before its recent update, which results in 2012 caliber specs.
What may be even more puzzling is that I bought one this August. But, apparently, I’m not alone.
According to the representative that sold me the device, the model that I had chosen was one of, if not the best selling model for MacBooks at my particular store. Though he reported that it was due to the larger storage option for a much lower price.
When I was making the decision prior to actually purchasing the device, I did keep that in mind. On a stock level, you get a 500 GB 5200 RPM drive, 4 GB of RAM, and the option to upgrade both. As a result, mine now has a 1 TB 7200 RPM drive, and 8 GB of RAM. For people who know what they are doing, this is essential freedom. It allows the upgrade of both the Memory and Storage, yet keeps the warranty intact (both are considered user-serviceable). It is also the ability to repair a broken HDD or faulty set of RAM on your own, without dealing with the zoo of an Apple Store.
Also note that although the MacBook is sporting 2012 specs, they’re not bad 2012 specs. (click HERE to learn more) For most normal users, who do general mainstream tasks and use the occasional intensive application, the 2012 MacBook Pro is a great option. It supplies plenty of storage, the option to upgrade, and even a built in SuperDrive, all in a portable package. Though the screen is… well, old, and some of the ports are… outdated (Hmm…. FireWire), on a general outlook, the 2012 MacBook Pro is still an incredible option for a good deal of users.
I am a student who loves to write, use Photoshop, and maintain my website (You can check my site out HERE) and my 2012 MacBook Pro does all of that just fine.
So what is your opinion on the Mid-2012 MacBook Pro? Be sure to leave a comment down below, and thanks for reading.