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I put an SSD into a 2012 MBP, and I use it as my travel computer for conferences abroad and such. It's a good-enough solution for when I don't want to risk loss, damage, or theft of my work MBP and its data on a trip. The SSD made the computer practical and even somewhat better than merely bearable.

The main problem is now the battery. Apple no longer makes them, and while there are 3rd party batteries, none of reputable companies I'm familiar with (e.g. Anker) make them. I once got a 3rd party battery from a fly-by-night Chinese seller that could barely last an hour. Now I'm lucky if I can make it through half a plane flight. (Not that I have enough legroom in Economy to use it, but I'd like the option.)

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