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Price Check: MacBook Pro mid-2012 i7
Posted by: TLB
Date: May 15, 2018 11:44AM
I'm being offered a 13.3" MacBook Pro 9,2 2.9 i7 750GB HD USB3 + TB. Is this still a viable machine? What is a fair price; I was thinking around $400-500? This will replace a 2009 MacBook for me so it is an upgrade.
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Re: Price Check: MacBook Pro mid-2012 i7
Posted by: riley5108
Date: May 15, 2018 12:27PM
That's a very fine machine. I have the 2.9 GHz Intel Core i7, 8 GB Ram, 750 GB spin drive, and optical drive. Just because it's a mid 2012 machine doesn't mean it's not fast, plus the last laptop you can upgrade the drive and memory. It will run High Sierra, though I think Sierra is the sweet spot for now given HS many little problems. What's it worth? Depends on Condition -- I wouldn't sell mine for $500...



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Re: Price Check: MacBook Pro mid-2012 i7
Posted by: Ombligo
Date: May 15, 2018 12:54PM
That is the pinnicle of MBP's in my opinion. The last machine that can upgraded, runs fast enough for even the above average user, built solid. The mid-2012 was only discontinued in late 2016, so should be Apple supported until 2021. Drop a SSD drive in, maybe some ram (8gb is plenty with a SSD), and you will have a great machine.

Currently the i5 version routinely sells for $750-$850, add small amount for the i7.



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Re: Price Check: MacBook Pro mid-2012 i7
Posted by: clay
Date: May 15, 2018 01:07PM
I'm seeing base model i5's used for $400.
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Re: Price Check: MacBook Pro mid-2012 i7
Posted by: PeterW
Date: May 15, 2018 01:41PM
Prices on eBay indicate your $400-$500 thought to be spot on.
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Re: Price Check: MacBook Pro mid-2012 i7
Posted by: ka jowct
Date: May 15, 2018 01:55PM
I have one. Very zippy with a SSD in there. Still running Mavs on that one for the sake of iTunes 12. Doubt I’ll ever go beyond Sierra with it.
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Re: Price Check: MacBook Pro mid-2012 i7
Posted by: jdc
Date: May 15, 2018 01:58PM
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Ombligo
That is the pinnicle of MBP's in my opinion.

A bit overstated in mine. But I agree with the rest. Solid build, and fast enough for everyone.

memory and drive are "meh" for me.

But you prob want to figure in another $150 for a 500 GB SSD.



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Re: Price Check: MacBook Pro mid-2012 i7
Posted by: anonymouse1
Date: May 15, 2018 02:06PM
Joining the chorus-put an SSD in, and you're good to go.
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Re: Price Check: MacBook Pro mid-2012 i7
Posted by: DavidS
Date: May 15, 2018 04:47PM
I have this with a 2.9 i7 and 8GB RAM. I replaced the SuperDrive with a 256GB SSD. I could buy a new computer easily enough and work would reimburse me $1000 of the cost. I don’t see the need to do so, however. After almost 6 years, this one is chugging along great.
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Re: Price Check: MacBook Pro mid-2012 i7
Posted by: hal
Date: May 15, 2018 04:48PM
$400 is a bargain, but I would still think about it at $500 IFFFF it is in great shape, the DVD drive works and the battery was original apple with 85%+ capacity. I can put $150 into that machine and sell it for $900.
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Re: Price Check: MacBook Pro mid-2012 i7
Posted by: ka jowct
Date: May 15, 2018 05:00PM
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Ombligo
That is the pinnicle of MBP's in my opinion. The last machine that can upgraded, runs fast enough for even the above average user, built solid. The mid-2012 was only discontinued in late 2016, so should be Apple supported until 2021. Drop a SSD drive in, maybe some ram (8gb is plenty with a SSD), and you will have a great machine.

This.
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Re: Price Check: MacBook Pro mid-2012 i7
Posted by: Lew Zealand
Date: May 15, 2018 05:46PM
I have a single problem with that machine and it's the low rez screen. No I don't need a Retina display or similar but at least 1440x900 instead of the 1280x800 would be much preferable. I use an older 15" 1440 MBPro and a 11.6" 1366 MBAir, which just scrapes the width necessary for many web pages to render with no side scrolling.

1280 just doesn't cut it anymore and there was no damn excuse at the time as the 2010 13.3" MBAir came with a 1440 screen and the pre-Retina 13.3" MBPro only ever came with a 1280. Laaaaaaaaame.
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Re: Price Check: MacBook Pro mid-2012 i7
Posted by: max
Date: May 17, 2018 03:44AM
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Ombligo
That is the pinnicle of MBP's in my opinion. The last machine that can upgraded, runs fast enough for even the above average user, built solid. ...
Totally agree, it is my traveling machine, and an OS testbed for the business, built like a rock. It has been dropped so many times i stopped counting after the first twenty. Two SSDs, 1TB and a 500GB.
Full software suite of everything we run, plus,
Every new version OS gets thrown at it and it so far it handles all well.
Yes, display could be better, but it is 13".
At $500 it is a bargain....
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Re: Price Check: MacBook Pro mid-2012 i7
Posted by: Bill in NC
Date: May 17, 2018 06:45AM
Use the 2011 model all the time.

Be aware I've had the top RAM slot fail on my 2011 models, don't know if it will be the same with my 2012 13" MBPs.
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