With the launch of Apple’s new MacBook Pros, the company is officially discontinuing the outdated 13-inch MacBook Pro with optical drive. This laptop has sat in the company’s MacBook lineup for 4 years and is now at the end of its lifespan. Why this didn’t occur sooner is beyond me, but it’s likely due to Apple holding off until the debut of the new, $1499 13-inch MBP similar to its big brother who has a Touch Bar and Touch ID.
If you recall, this MacBook Pro had a 13.3-inch 1280×800 display, a 2.5 GHz Dual-core Intel Core i5 processor, 4GB of DDR3 RAM, a 500GB hard drive, the infamous SuperDrive DVD/CD combo, and Intel HD Graphics 4000. This thing could last you 7 hours on a full charge, while plenty of IO like a MagSafe connector (something absent from the latest MacBooks), USB-A ports, an Ethernet jack, and even a Kensington lock slot were all present. Surely, Apple could’ve sold this thing for about $800-$900, but they chose $1099, one reason why many probably didn’t opt for this model.
It’s worth noting that while you can’t get this laptop anymore new, you can still grab a refurbished model with shipping times as early as October 31st. So if you’re still in the market to buy this thing (in other words, you have no idea new MacBook Pros and the 13-inch way-faster-than-this-machine MacBook Air exist), you can pick it up here for $829, a much more reasonable price for a computer released in 2012 and includes everything it does.
R.I.P 2012 MacBook Pro.
- VIA: The Verge