What Year Is Macbook Pro A1278?
MacBook Pro a1278 was released in mid-2012.
It’s a great laptop if you want to perform basic tasks such as browsing the internet listening to the audio watching videos playing games and basic editing.
Although it’s a small laptop at 13 inches in size you’re going to need more than what this laptop has to offer if you want to do anything else like programming (software) coding (software) heavy gaming and heavy typing.
MacBook Pro a1278 is a good entry-level laptop for students who takes up the subject of arts and/or humanities in college or university.
It is also a decent secondary machine; you can use it when your main computer (i.e.
desktop machine) has crashed and is in need of repair you can still continue to perform basic tasks like browsing the internet & editing in this MacBook Pro a1278.
What else can I do on my MacBook Pro a1278?
If you want to do some gaming then this laptop just isn’t for you.
This is because the MacBook Pro a1278 only has an integrated graphics card which means it doesn’t have its own memory (RAM & Video RAM) which can be used up while playing games.
Even the newest M1 and M1 Pro M1 Max MacBook Pros aren’t really “gaming-friendly” because the Arm CPU architecture which is used in these Apple laptops aren’t the best for processing games.
Especially since they’re still new in the market and the majority of the industry hasn’t moved onto the Apple Silicon hardware.
To be honest this Apple laptop can only do some minor editing work such as basic photo editing video trimming and maybe some 4K videos (at 30fps) but not much more than that.
For coding other than software programming you may need a MacBook Pro 13″ Late 2013 or newer (that has an i5 or i7 processor).
It’s because the MacBook Pro a1278 doesn’t have an advanced “uncore” which means it won’t be able to perform any heavy-duty task like rendering and compiling.
As for the keyboard and touchpad they’re both pretty bad in my opinion because it feels quite stiff when typing and clicking on something but that’s just me.
I’m sure there are other people out there who prefer this type of keyboard compared to other laptops with their chiclet keyboards or even laptops with a mechanical keyboard where every keypress gives a good tactile feel.