... but certainly not busted. Marco Arment takes a look at why the 2012 non-Retina MacBook Pro is still a sought after purchase.
Despite the low-resolution screen, slow hard drives, very little RAM, and CPUs that were middling even in 2012, it’s an open secret among Apple employees that the “101” still sells surprisingly well — to a nearly tragic degree, given its age and mediocrity.
— Why the 2012 non-Retina MacBook Pro still sells by Marco Arment
Amazing that even after 3 years, this is still available to buy.
I'll admit I do love getting fresh new hardware, but the recent shift to hardware that prevents consumers from upgrading on their own is annoying. Yes, the new MacBooks are crazy thin, but I'd definitely trade for a thicker MacBook so that I can upgrade the memory and hard disk on my own.