– Hey guys, this is Austin, and this is the Macbook Pro Project. So something that I’ve always
been really interested in is the ridiculous resale of Macs. I mean, when you look
at a PC versus a Mac, almost always the Mac holds it’s value for a lot longer, which is weird, because even though the hardware is solid, a lot of times the
actual operating system, the software support,
doesn’t last that long. Case in point, take a look at a super old Core2Duo Windows laptop. Odds are you can still throw a copy of Windows 10 on it and it will work fine. However when it comes to Mac
hardware, usually you’ve got six to eight years of
support and that’s it. Now there are of course third party tools to be able to side
load, and kind of update a bunch of the drivers
to still technically support a new operating system, but as far as I’m concerned, this
is about the oldest Mac which is still supported,
which gave me an idea. This is a mid-2012 Macbook Pro 13 inch. Now this is the 101 model,
which was sold in Apple stores for quite a while, and for good reason. This still has all the ports, it still has the optical drive, it’s pre-Retina. Now based on the listing,
this is not exactly in the world’s greatest shape, however, at 240 bucks, what I hope, especially with a few upgrades, is that I can get a Macbook which is actually
still very usable even today. Ah, yes, the good old days
of MagSafe, when you didn’t have to kick your USBC
cable across the room. Oh, that’s actually, oh, eh. Alright, well, it’s
definitely been well used. Okay, so the main problems
here is that it’s just dented, right, so there’s a big scratch here there’s a couple of major dents. It’s certainly not a
perfect looking Macbook, but I don’t really care about that. What I wanna do is just
see if I can actually get a very usable Macbook,
which is much much cheaper than anything you can buy today. Now there are a bunch of reasons why this Macbook was sold in Apple
stores for years and years beyond when it actually first came out. Now one of the big ones
is the port selection. This guy has pretty much everything you might want, short of USB-C I guess? I mean, we’ve got Thunderbolt 1, USB 3.0, SD card reader,
we’ve got MagSafe, gigabit Ethernet, there’s even FireWire, and there’s an optical drive. Open it up, and you’ll see the same great old school keyboard, and inside, this guy is actually properly upgradable. Now you might be wondering, why exactly a seven year old Macbook, which is not in great cosmetic shape,
is still worth a full $240. Well a big reason for that is
that it is still upgradable. When you look at the general spec, I mean, it’s still a
Core i5, and especially once you throw a little bit more RAM and an SSD and stuff, it could
be a properly modern machine. Contrast that with a brand new Macbook, which while it works great right now, it’s obviously much
faster, much more modern, but three, five, seven years from now, this system really has nowhere to go. I can’t add more RAM, I
can’t upgrade the SSD, there’s really nothing about the system which I can do anything
with in the future, which I think is going to hurt the resale, whereas a lot of the older
Macs, especially the ones with the optical drives, actually have a fair bit of resale value even today. So now let’s see if this actually works. (robotic whirring)
(gentle chord) I mean that sounds good,
although I don’t know, I guess the optical drive
was doing something. Okay, so we’ve got High Sierra, we can definitely upgrade that, 2.5 gigahertz Core i5, four gigs of RAM, as well as a 500 GB hard drive. That touch pad’s still so good! Okay, so we’ve got, okay, 290 cycles. So the battery still does hold a charge, however I do wanna swap out the battery, I wanna upgrade memory,
I wanna upgrade SSD, I wanna see what we can
do about that DVD drive. I legitimately think that
by the end of this video, I will have a very usable computer. Hopefully a computer
which is powerful enough to edit the video that
I’m shooting right now, ’cause I wanna do it all on this guy. But first I feel like I need to actually clean it up a little bit. Nothing I can really do about the dents and the scratches, but at the very least I can get rid of some of this
sort of grime, some of the… Look, used laptops, kind of gross. So after some cleaning,
the Macbook actually is looking pretty decent, so now it’s time to open it up and start upgrading, as well as, well, probably
dust it out. (laughs) Now as far as upgrades go, thankfully they are so much cheaper
than they used to be. So for example, I was able to pick up 16 gigs of RAM, which technically this only supports eight,
but I’m pretty sure 16 will work, and this was like 60 bucks. Same thing, I was able
to grab a 500 gig SSD which was around 55,
$60, was able to pick up a brand new battery,
which hopefully should be, even though the one here’s not bad, we might as well just swap it out. And the thing I’m really excited about, is even though this
shipped with a DVD drive, with a little bit of Frankenstein action, I think we actually
can get a Blu-Ray drive working inside the Macbook. Now the only thing that I wanna upgrade that I can’t right now is the WiFi card. So there actually is a
guy who custom builds WiFi cards which are
compatible with this Macbook, and it will give you
not only Bluetooth 4.0, but importantly it will work with Airdrop, however they’re out of stock
for the next couple months. So that might be an upgrade
I do a little bit later. After removing a few screws and some tape, I have the top shell of the DVD SuperDrive that was originally in our Macbook. We’re going to need to
transplant that onto this. So I’m following a
tutorial I’ll have linked in the description, but essentially this is a Blu-Ray drive,
which by all accounts should technically work
inside macOS, and fit, just with some minor modifications. Mostly I need to replace the metal shell with something that actually has the correct mounting
holes for our Macbook. So time for a little more surgery. Alright, so things are coming together. So the Blu-Ray swap isn’t the worst thing, but it’s definitely the
most challenging part. It ended up taking maybe 25, 30 minutes. Now however, we need to install the SSD, we need to put our 16 gigs of RAM in, throw the battery, and we actually should be good to start installing the wonderfully supported macOS Catalina. Alright, so, it is another day and the Macbook is finally done. So one thing you missed is that I had to install Catalina
by way of installing Mavericks first, and then upgrading, but after 45 minutes or
so, it’s up and running, and I’ve gotta say it’s
actually surprisingly usable. Would you like to try the Macbook extravaganza that I have created? – Yeah, for sure, I mean I haven’t used this body style since, what, 2013? Obviously, it has the
keyboard that everyone likes. – [Austin] The keyboard they just brought back for the 16 inch? – [Ken] Yeah, probably just
a little more shallower, but- – No, it’s pretty much
the exact same I think. – Is it, I thought-
– I think it’s almost the same. – That’s an interesting
point, I would like to try the 16 inch Mac, we can actually see how- – [Austin] Hey, wrong video! 2012 Macbook, that’s where it’s at. – Okay, okay. I mean, the body style is pretty big, but I mean it’s not that bad. We still definitely see thicker laptops. – [Austin] Well the problem is
is that this, well actually, not the problem, the advantage of this one is that I picked it up in
fairly poor cosmetic condition, but it’s just purely on the outside. So it’s all dented up.
– Oh, I see all that here. – [Austin] But the thing is, the inside is fine, The keyboard’s fine, trackpad, screen.
– This is totally clean, I didn’t see the front side of this. For now the bezels are kinda thick. – [Austin] Yeah, and the
screen’s 1,280 by 800. So it’s not great.
– Yeah, you can see pixels, I mean it’s not perfect,
but I mean, for 200 bucks? – [Austin] Well it’s looking
a little like 230, 240. – 230, and then how much for the upgrades? – Realistically, I was trying
to go a little bit overkill with this, if this was a system that I was trying to be a little
more price sensitive with, I would not have done the Blu-Ray drive, I probably wouldn’t have done the battery, although that’s a pretty decent upgrade, and realistically, eight gigs of RAM would probably be fine here, which means that this actually would
be a roughly $300 upgrade. For everything I’ve done here,
it’s a little less than 400. – [Ken] Including buying the computer? – Including buying the
computer, all the upgrades, the Blu-Ray drive, everything. As you will be seeing here shortly, all the footage from the video has been imported to this Macbook. So this is 4K footage that I just shot, alright, so pull it up here. Obviously still in log, so
it’s not full quality, but. – [Ken] Oh, it’s playing back fine. This 4K?
– 4K. – [Ken] Oh wow! – [Austin] It’s definitely
slower than something like a current Macbook Air, but also I bought this thing
for a little over $200. – I actually just came
back from an anime con, so I picked up, yeah, so I just got a Blu-Ray, Liz and the Blue Bird. This is a DVD though,
we’ll pop in the DVD first just to even see if it’s
working, which I don’t like that. Assuming your tolerances
are just a little off, I’m just gonna let this grind, ’cause it is the one I don’t care about. – [Austin] This is bad. We’re just gonna cut this part
of the video out. (laughs) – No, I think you get to live with your- – (laughing)
– you get to live with your failure. – Okay, you know what,
I will open this up, I’ll figure it out, I have an edit to do. Let me have some victory, let
me have some success here. I’m proud of my Macbook, even
though that was probably, this was not my finest idea here, I guess. My next challenge is to
see if I can actually edit this entire video
on this 13 inch Macbook. I actually think it’s going to be doable. – [Ken] Ooh! – Cut to montage! (singing) Wait, no, wait, I shouldn’t
do any crazy effects, ’cause I don’t think this
thing can handle. (laughs) (laid back electronic music) Okay, so I’ve just
spent the last two hours editing the video you’re
watching right now on the 13 inch Macbook, and you know what? Totally fine, actually totally fine. So come take a look at this. So I’ve got my timeline
here, so for reference this is all 4K Sony footage
coming off of an A7 III, but I’m playing back right now, and you can see if I unplug my headphones. – World’s greatest shape, however – Look at that, no problem, I can scrub. Nice and smooth. Now I am editing on the internal SSD that I installed, but you can see it is not really working hard at all. So obviously I don’t have
color and whatnot on here, but that’s the last stage
of any of my edits anyway, and real talk, as far as
editing this Sony footage goes, this feels almost as snappy
as a brand new Macbook. Which is crazy to me. Now is it gonna be slower to render, is it gonna be slower
to export, definitely, but as far as being able to
edit a 4K video, it works. I am so impressed with
what we were able to do for just a few hundred dollars. Now is it the best looking Macbook? Definitely not, however, for light, even fairly intensive
tasks, it does a good job. I mean, this, I don’t
know, I have always been a little bit skeptical
about Mac resale value, but this video really
kind of has opened my eyes to just how good even a seven
year old Macbook can be. No wonder they sold these
things for years and years after the rest of the non-Retina
line was discontinued. Let’s just not worry
about the Blu-Ray player, I’ll fix that one later. – [Ken] Please do.

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100 thoughts on “The $240 MacBook Project

  • November 20, 2019 at 9:41 pm
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    $400 this a joke right

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  • November 20, 2019 at 9:43 pm
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    Yeet

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  • November 20, 2019 at 9:45 pm
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    I'm still using a 2011 base MacBook Pro. I've upgraded to a SSD, 6GB RAM and removed the optical drive…. Still so fast

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  • November 20, 2019 at 9:52 pm
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    Ironic. I have this exact mac and just restored mine.

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  • November 20, 2019 at 9:52 pm
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    My friend recently found a 2012 15 inch MacBook Pro for $160

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  • November 20, 2019 at 9:54 pm
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    Just few weeks ago I bought a Mac mini late 2012(2.5Ghz i5) with 16GB memory and 250GB SSD(Samsung Evo 860) for around 225USD and it's awesome! The system feels really fast and I can't really say that it's a computer from 2012(7 years old). The main reason for this is MacOs I believe – I have a few generations newer windows laptop which performs worse than the Mac mini. Great video as always!

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  • November 20, 2019 at 9:54 pm
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    0:16 I usually agree with you, but I have a 2010 macbook pro and its it's updated to the lates latest software

    Edit: I didn't use any external port or software download to get it

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  • November 20, 2019 at 9:55 pm
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    I kind of wish you hand done some before and after tests for comparison, benchmarks, data read and write, battery life, just really showcase the improvements. Maybe even compare to something this year or last year. Either way, great video.

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  • November 20, 2019 at 9:55 pm
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    I’m rocking this set up right now 🙌

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  • November 20, 2019 at 9:56 pm
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    I have a 2011 Macbook, new battery, 250GB Samsung Evo SSD drive, and upgraded to 4Gb ram. Anybody want it make me an offer. I'm in Canada btw.

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  • November 20, 2019 at 9:57 pm
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    i still have one of those it works just fine. i personally still us it for coding on.

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  • November 20, 2019 at 9:57 pm
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    Eyy thats my primary laptop

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  • November 20, 2019 at 9:57 pm
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    @saddytech

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  • November 20, 2019 at 9:58 pm
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    What laptop is it at 1:17 ?

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  • November 20, 2019 at 10:01 pm
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    Is mac OS just better optimised ? That cpu should be dead in 2019

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  • November 20, 2019 at 10:02 pm
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    I actually used this laptop to build my youtube channel. Just sold it around august and it performs really well.

    Anyway my kind of upgrade is almost exactly the same like Austin here except I change my optical drive becoming the second storage using Macbook's old HDD. More storage for me 🙂

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  • November 20, 2019 at 10:03 pm
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    I have this exact macbook and haven't used it in years but you've inspired me to upgrade it and try get it working effectively again.

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  • November 20, 2019 at 10:04 pm
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    Holy shit you can upgrade a laptop with ram and disk? And even change battery? Impossible! Lol apple miracles are other peoples day bread.

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  • November 20, 2019 at 10:05 pm
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    I have a mid 2012 13" with an i5 and 8gb DDR3 1333mhz! All it really needs is a new battery and i need to fix the tension screw with the trackpad (i can't use mechanical click and hte screw is stripped)

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  • November 20, 2019 at 10:06 pm
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    I can’t believe Austin Evans actually knows about (Dosdude1’s macOS Catalina patcher)

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  • November 20, 2019 at 10:06 pm
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    I still use a MacBook Pro Mid 2012. Core i5, 512gb SSD, 8gb Ram, 1TB HDD in CD bay, and a battery that has less than 50% capacity but still lasts 3 hours on a charge. Throw in Macs fan control to keep thermals in check and it’s a great little machine for basic school work.

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  • November 20, 2019 at 10:08 pm
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    I bought that exact laptop in 2015, swapped the HDD for a 500Gb SSD and put 16 Gigs of ram on it and it served me well for years. Ingot a new laptop this summer, but Ingave my mac to my mom, so it’s still in use daily. Honestly, imo thats the best laptop Apple has made. You can even swap the DVD drive for another HHD or SSD if you buy the mounting bracket.

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  • November 20, 2019 at 10:08 pm
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    The battery went up in the video

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  • November 20, 2019 at 10:09 pm
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    buys a $240 dollar macbook

    gets all of the upgrades turns out all of the upgrades combined are more expensive than the macbook itself

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  • November 20, 2019 at 10:10 pm
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    A MUCH more practical upgrade over the BD-ROM would be one of those DVD-ROM size expansion bays for 2.5” HDDs. Give the laptop an SSD and a large HDD for storage.

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  • November 20, 2019 at 10:11 pm
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    The reason why it's still snapy is not only cuz the os is well optimized, but also decade long intel dominance with lack of huge innovations and improvements

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  • November 20, 2019 at 10:13 pm
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    Yay! I can’t afford any of this!

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  • November 20, 2019 at 10:15 pm
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    so many wrong informations in this video..

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  • November 20, 2019 at 10:16 pm
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    So where is the part where in editing you skip ahead to whats happening right now in the video, I mean Spaceballs did it 32 years ago.

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  • November 20, 2019 at 10:17 pm
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    This video has the feel of Luke Miani

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  • November 20, 2019 at 10:18 pm
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    I'm still using one of these for my daily at college, an 8, 1 running Windows 10 with 8gb ram and original spinny disk. It's snappy enough, but I do get annoyed sometimes

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  • November 20, 2019 at 10:19 pm
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    Just FYI for anyone wanting to put two SSD’s in raid 0. Catalina does not support it.

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  • November 20, 2019 at 10:22 pm
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    You’re wrong about the new keyboard being the same, but good video. Watch Snazzy’s video about the new 16” MacBook. He’s the only person I’ve seen that has not just assumed they slapped the old keyboard in the machine.

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  • November 20, 2019 at 10:22 pm
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    I replaced my optical drive with another hard drive. Pretty good upgrade

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  • November 20, 2019 at 10:23 pm
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    My Macbook pro 13 mid 2012 i5
    16 gb memory
    1 TB ssd card
    Is just faster like a new computer
    I am not joking
    Startup in less then 15 seconds

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  • November 20, 2019 at 10:23 pm
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    I have one of these, with 16GB of ram and an SSD, and even though I have a more modern windows laptop as well I love using my MacBook just because of how smooth everything still feels.

    Also I have a working optical drive still lmao

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  • November 20, 2019 at 10:25 pm
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    I like to buy this from you bro
    Its cheap and better than my laptop lol

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  • November 20, 2019 at 10:25 pm
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    Who was 4 hours late?

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  • November 20, 2019 at 10:26 pm
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    Watch Liz and the Blue Bird ya'll

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  • November 20, 2019 at 10:27 pm
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    Is that Porter Robinson shirt?

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  • November 20, 2019 at 10:28 pm
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    Austin: “290 cycles… I want to upgrade the battery.”

    My MBP with 700+ cycles: “Those are rookie numbers.”

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  • November 20, 2019 at 10:28 pm
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    hahah watching from that mac

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  • November 20, 2019 at 10:28 pm
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    I'm watching this video on that same Mac, I do need a new SSD tho, however with 10 GB of RAM once the computer starts, it is perfect.

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  • November 20, 2019 at 10:31 pm
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    Hey @Austin Evans, on Aluminum Macbooks, use Comet Cleanser/Bleach, its a course powder that can clean aluminum macbooks to take minor scratching out!!!

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  • November 20, 2019 at 10:32 pm
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    the shelter shirt!! 😀

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  • November 20, 2019 at 10:32 pm
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    I really miss the glowing Apple logo 🥺

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  • November 20, 2019 at 10:32 pm
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    I got mine for 300€ ish

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  • November 20, 2019 at 10:34 pm
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    Actually, if it had been a 4th or 5th gen i5 or so, it would have been a decent price.

    Now it's just overpriced compared to a PC and I wouldn't consider it, but it's also not completely 'out there'.

    Also the way it edits 4k, that's properly optimized. Makes you wonder why Mac addicts buy new ones all the time. Apparently they age gracefully.

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  • November 20, 2019 at 10:35 pm
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    I got one of these for school and I put a upgraded ssd and 8gb of ram, it was plenty got school

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  • November 20, 2019 at 10:36 pm
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    Watching this on an ssd swapped mid 2012 Macbook Pro. This computer is honestly still great, and a good buy compared to some other $200-$300 laptops.

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  • November 20, 2019 at 10:39 pm
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    wow
    a decent laptop on austin evans
    now do a thinkpad t420 video

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  • November 20, 2019 at 10:41 pm
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    I actually got a top spec 2012 15" a while ago for about $250 spent a little bit on 16 GB of RAM and and SSD works great

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  • November 20, 2019 at 10:42 pm
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    As someone who has a 15in. After upgrading ram and adding an SSD, it runs really fast. It also comes with an i7cpu. Imo the 2012 is the last great model.

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  • November 20, 2019 at 10:43 pm
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    Hey, what about changing the blue ray with a second SSD then format both as RAID? I think you can buy an adaptor for that on Amazon 🤔

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  • November 20, 2019 at 10:43 pm
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    Macs do “last longer” I replaced my 2015 hp with a 2014 mac after just a couple years. With windows computers sure you may be able to run the latest software longer but at a price. Whereas with Apple you don’t get the same software support but for a reason, they actually tweak their software specifically for each device. Yeah you can still run latest on older “unsupported” hardware, and even pc hardware but then you don’t get that optimization.

    Cost of ownership is actually lower, you can keep it longer, no paying for antivirus, no paying $200 for updates, actual resale value and not just recycle,

    Of course if you buy the most basic MacBook Air instead of a fully specked pro it won’t last long with non upgradability you need to shell out the extra cash for the long run instead of buying a $1,000 air every couple years you can get a decent spec pro for 2,500 and have it 5+ years.

    My 2014 13 inch almost pure base model with only the ram updated (at purchase because soldered) still is a beast and it is almost base, I can do everything I want, even edit 4K videos, with some stuttering and abysmal render times but it can do it, earlier this year for the first time I had to do a full reset because it got gummed up with crap, and I’ve had it for about 4 years where as with a windows machine it’s infected to hell, and plagued with spam ware, and crap in just one. Sure it’s got 128gb hard drive but that is still manageable today, a pain yes but manageable. And never been bothered to upgrade it🤷🏼‍♂️

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  • November 20, 2019 at 10:44 pm
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    The optical drive in my late 2011 mbp 13 has been replaced by a second SSD a few years ago…still a good home computer (after replacing TIM, HDDs, RAM, OS…)

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  • November 20, 2019 at 10:46 pm
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    Lots of my friends are still holding this one right here it just works. It helps you as a student it’ll be just fine.

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  • November 20, 2019 at 10:48 pm
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    My Mom uses a used Mid 2012 MBP that we got on Craigslist for $300 🙂

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  • November 20, 2019 at 10:49 pm
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    Hey guys this is exhausting!

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  • November 20, 2019 at 10:49 pm
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    liz to aoi tori…good way to test the BD

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  • November 20, 2019 at 10:49 pm
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    are you sure you want to add a bluray on a 2012 MBP with terrible screen resolution . the most you can get out of it is 720p.

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  • November 20, 2019 at 10:50 pm
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    Hell yeah Ken wearing the same shirt I am

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  • November 20, 2019 at 10:52 pm
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    I got a austin evans oculus quest ad while watching this video

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  • November 20, 2019 at 10:58 pm
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    I got a 15inch late 2012 i7. And I love it

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  • November 20, 2019 at 10:58 pm
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    How did you install Catalina(assuming it’s early 2011). The OS is not compatible with it as per my knowledge.

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  • November 20, 2019 at 10:59 pm
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    It's possible to "transplant" a Retina display to that mac?

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  • November 20, 2019 at 11:00 pm
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    I did the same thing like 6 months ago. I write iOS & web app with it.

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  • November 20, 2019 at 11:02 pm
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    Ken, which anime con? AnimeNYC just happened… I was there and I didn't see you 🙁

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  • November 20, 2019 at 11:05 pm
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    Old macbooks look better than the new ones.. Thicker & many ports.

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  • November 20, 2019 at 11:06 pm
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    damn this 2012 macbook pro has less cycles on the battery than my 2016 one (290vs432)

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  • November 20, 2019 at 11:06 pm
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    No reapplying thermal paste???

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  • November 20, 2019 at 11:07 pm
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    Lmao I use the 2012 mid 13 inch MacBook for school

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  • November 20, 2019 at 11:11 pm
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    This is sponsored by one plus

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  • November 20, 2019 at 11:11 pm
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    But how much does it cost? it is not cheaper to do a hackintosh or use linux on some old laptop?

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  • November 20, 2019 at 11:12 pm
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    I'm actually watching this on my MacBook Pro MD101.

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  • November 20, 2019 at 11:12 pm
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    Nice!!!

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  • November 20, 2019 at 11:13 pm
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    My favorite MacBook pro

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  • November 20, 2019 at 11:14 pm
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    Swapping out a battery with only 290 cycles… why? The batteries on these don't start degrading until they hit 1000 cycles.

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  • November 20, 2019 at 11:16 pm
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    All those ports almost gave me a stroke

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  • November 20, 2019 at 11:16 pm
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    Im still with Mac book pro 2010

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  • November 20, 2019 at 11:17 pm
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    I hate when ads pop up before the "hey guys this is austin"

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  • November 20, 2019 at 11:19 pm
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    Blu-ray drive?????

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  • November 20, 2019 at 11:20 pm
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    I bought this back in 2012 and I’ve used it every day since and I still do today. I’ve upgraded to SSD, 16gb ram and replaced the diskdrive with an extra HDD.

    I absolutely love it and its still very fast. But I would not recommend it for music producers though. Specially in Logic as it overloads and interrupt audio very often.

    Another problem is that it can get extremely hot, which I fixed by using a 3rd party fancontroll app. But then I have to deal with a very loud fan which gets annoying after a while. (I did clean the fan but no difference.)

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  • November 20, 2019 at 11:22 pm
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    Don't forget to apply new thermal compound and clean the heat sink.

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  • November 20, 2019 at 11:23 pm
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    This was my daily driver until this summer, similarly upgraded but without the dubious bluray. And honestly the only reason to upgrade was because I found a great deal on one of the last pre-touchbar 15 retina, otherwise I would still be using it.

    Screen quality and battery life is crap though, and it’s a hefty boy for modern standards, but still is the most reliable laptop I’ve had and I think it still have a couple more years on it.

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  • November 20, 2019 at 11:24 pm
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    I'm pretty sure the unibody enclosure is slightly bent near the optical drive slot, straightening out that would most likely fix the Blu Ray issue. However, I think installing a secondary hard drive or SSD in the optical bay would be more useful these days.

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  • November 20, 2019 at 11:27 pm
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    You just missed one thing: Use a Blackmagic external graphic card thats increases the power and functionality of this great computer

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  • November 20, 2019 at 11:27 pm
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    this guy sucks dick so hard ahaha

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  • November 20, 2019 at 11:30 pm
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    So you paid more 400 dollars, runned into a huge amount of work, and yes time is money, and still have a old MacBook with a Jurassic processor. Good thing the views on this video pays for all of it…

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  • November 20, 2019 at 11:30 pm
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    Bruh ma dude. Liz and the Blue Bird is soooo good!!!

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  • November 20, 2019 at 11:32 pm
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    Still using my Late 2011 MBP. It is in perfect shape! Not even a scratch.

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  • November 20, 2019 at 11:35 pm
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    MacBook prices go up 🙁

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  • November 20, 2019 at 11:44 pm
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    I consider Macs with 3gb ram or more running El Capitan or newer and Windows machines with at least 8gb of ram running Windows 7 and newer “usable”. But to run Windows 10, even 4th generation u serious i5 processors have performance issues for me when running Windows Update. And they update EVERYDAY with nothing improved.

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  • November 20, 2019 at 11:45 pm
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    This guy belongs in the revenge of he nerds.

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  • November 20, 2019 at 11:45 pm
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    My brother, my sister, and my other sister have this laptop lol

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  • November 20, 2019 at 11:46 pm
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    Where did you buy the battery for your Mid 2012?

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  • November 20, 2019 at 11:46 pm
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    This video was watched in my MacBook pro 13'' non-retina (2012) which is 100% in better conditions than that MacBook pro 👌🏻

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  • November 20, 2019 at 11:47 pm
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    Where did you get your battery

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  • November 20, 2019 at 11:52 pm
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    And when bluerays die you can always install an SSD in the drivebay

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  • November 20, 2019 at 11:52 pm
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    I did this upgrade not long ago. Instead of the Bluray why not a a mount to hold the old harddrive instead?
    The machine is fairly fast with 16gigs and ssd my only problem is the 4000graphics which iis not good enough for simple video editing (would not even install software)
    It does run hot even with simple tasks

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