Hey guys, Trying to decide on a macbook pro 2012 vs the 2015 version for the upcoming school year (i'll be starting as an m1). the macbook pro 2012 will have 4 gb ddr3l, 500 gb hdd, i5 processor, and it will be refurbished from the apple store ($829). the macbook pro 2015 will have 8 gb ddr3l, 128 gb flash/ssd, i5 processor, and it will also be refurbished from the apple store ($929). here are the pros and cons of each (as i see them). pros for 2012: upgradability (i think i would want at least 8 gb ram and potentially ssd) cheaper cons for 2012: most likely needs to be upgraded no retina display a three year older model (as compared to the 2015) pros for 2015: 8 gb ddr3l already in place (couldn't do anything about it if i was unsatisfied since its soldered on) retina display newer parts/graphic cards/thinner cons for 2015: 128 gb flash/ssd just seems like too little even with an external (I'm looking into buying a 240 gb upgrade kit from like macsales.com or whatever that fairly reputable site is that offers upgradable parts for the retina macbook pros, but thats gonna cost a good 330 bucks). i think i'm leaning towards the 2015 just since it is newer, but at the same time, i really like the 2012 machine. btw, the school i'm going to isn't really particular on capabilities (really just that your OS checks out and that its not like a chromebook). Thanks guys, really appreciate the feedback!