Question Slow 13 inch Macbook Pro 2012

DamageDude63

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Hi guys I've got a 13 inch Macbook Pro from 2012. Its got 4GB of DDR3 ram clocked at 1600MHz and a 2.5GHz I5 (A dual core I believe). It constantly freezes up and takes a while to open applications.
Would it be better to spend £100 and upgrade to 8GB of ram and a 500GB SSD (to replace the 500GB HDD) or buy a second hand thinkpad that costs £250 to last me a year or two?
 
Depends on the Thinkpad. I can say from experience that boosting the RAM and adding an SSD to the 2012 MBP makes a huge difference in performance on daily tasks. Although I'd suggest pushing the RAM to 16GB. MacOS loves lots of RAM. Some websites also use lots of RAM.
 
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Hi guys I've got a 13 inch Macbook Pro from 2012. Its got 4GB of DDR3 ram clocked at 1600MHz and a 2.5GHz I5 (A dual core I believe). It constantly freezes up and takes a while to open applications.
Would it be better to spend £100 and upgrade to 8GB of ram and a 500GB SSD (to replace the 500GB HDD) or buy a second hand thinkpad that costs £250 to last me a year or two?
Try and reformat the operating system and buy an extra 4gbs of ram.
 
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upgrade it for sure. an ssd will make the biggest difference, but 8gb of ram is also very useful.

I have the same laptop, with 16gb ram and a 500gb ssd and it still runs really well. 16gb ram is kinda overkill (I need it for virtual machines and I also regularly have 100+ tabs open across multiple web browsers) so you should be fine with 8gb if you are more of a casual user.
 

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