Why The 2012 Non-Retina MacBook Pro Still Sells →

JANUARY 30, 2016

Marco Arment on 2012 non-Retina MacBook Pro:

A modern 13-inch Retina MacBook Pro with a similar CPU, 16 GB of RAM, and a 1 TB SSD is $2700. While it’s thinner and lighter and has better battery life, and the SSD is way faster than hard drives, it lacks the DVD drive, FireWire, Ethernet, and repairability. For many buyers, they’d rather save the $1100 and get the bulkier, slower, more expandable machine.

I recently replaced mine with an SSD. It’s way faster indeed.