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Published on June 19, 2020 By Frogboy In Personal Computing

I have a 2012 MacBook Pro that I'm using to type this on.

As a Windows/PC user mainly, I am used to my PC laptops and desktops start to feel slow and obsolete after a few years.  

Yet, this laptop feels as good as ever.  The display is still amazing, arguably better than my Surface Book 3 (Which I have here and yet find myself using the Mac when doing light work) and the GUI remains as smooth and responsive as ever.

That is one big benefit of MacBook Pros over every PC laptop I've ever used, they retain their value.


Comments
on Jun 19, 2020

I love my Mac Book Pro!   

on Jun 19, 2020

I really enjoyed my MBP when I had one quite a while ago. When I did buy a new laptop I went with a Dell XPS mostly for work, and I have been very happy with it.

 

on Jun 19, 2020

The only Apple I've ever bought was a complete 2c ...for $5 AUD ....I'm fairly certain they were considerably more new...

Just checked....in current AUD they would have been $5 with three zeros after it...

on Jun 20, 2020

My company gave me a MacBook Pro seven years ago, and I used it daily ever since without problems! Too bad GalCiv III doesn’t run under macOS...

on Jun 20, 2020

I'm now using the Surface Book 3 to type this to get a better feel.  So it is very fast.   But the MacBook has one feature that absolutely kills Windows: 4 finger full screen mode.

This Mac feature lets me, on a touchpad, use 4 fingers to swipe between various full screen windows.  It's super useful.  I wish we had something like that on Windows.

on Jun 20, 2020

I used a MacBook Air for 4 years when I worked at the newspaper. Never had a problem. Smooth and fast.   

Wasn't as customizable as Windows.   

I'm a a PC kinda guy!   

on Jun 24, 2020

Will be interesting to see what the impact on PC/Mac people will be when Apple switches Macs to ARM chip. People I know who are primarily PC people for gaming and development that have Macs utilize bootcamp or Parallels to bridge the gap.

on Jun 25, 2020

Reminds me I still have a couple old macbooks lying around. Though one is certainly not in a good state. There was a time when they were very well built. From what I've heard though I think the construction has gone downhill in recent years.

on Jun 25, 2020

I have a late 2013 Macbook Pro Retina that still hums along just as well as it did from day 1.

Also at work I have a Late 2017 one. That one will not charge and shows the battery in good condition. Not going to spend the $$ to have it repaired either.

Additionally, I came across a iMac (4K, 21.5 inch, Late 2015). It had a 1Tb 5400 rpm hard drive in it.

With that drive they are TOTALLY unusable!! I put a 512 Gb SSD in it and it's a champ now!! Putting that drive in was an interesting challenge as well!

on Jul 10, 2020

Apple just make quality products.