¿Por qué sigue vendiendo tan bien la Macbook Pro 2012 sin Retina Display?

Por hace 2 años

Marco Arment escribe en su blog:

The 13-inch non-Retina MacBook Pro, model MD101LL/A, was launched in 2012 for $1199. Almost four years later, it’s still for sale, completely unchanged except for a price drop to $1099 in 2013.

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.

Geeks like me often wonder why anyone would still buy such an outdated machine. I’ve heard from many people who buy it (or who’ve been unsuccessful in talking others out of it), and it’s surprisingly compelling, especially for volume-buying, price-conscious customers such as schools and big businesses.

Para resumirles: es muy barata, utiliza discos duros convencionales (de buena capacidad), tiene un lector para DVDs (todavía es importante para algunos) y su rendimiento no está muy por detrás de las Macbook Pros con Retina Display.

Yo en lo personal uso una en mi trabajo y después de tanto tiempo de usarla/tenerla, no me ha dejado tirado nunca.