I am using a 13-inch Mid 2012 MacBook Pro that I got about an year ago. I am a writer and work primarily on Word, Safari & Preview. And I work on the machine for an average of about 16-18 hours a day.
It's become slow several times and I have already re-installed the OS twice. I installed Mac OS X 10.9.4 Mavericks after it was released and I upgraded my RAM so that it has 10 GB of RAM instead of the standard 4 GB RAM.
Still the MacBook Pro has become slow again and—more problematically—it has started shutting down without any warning or any notice after re-start.
I cleaned the Mac, reset SMC and increased the free space on it. Still the crashing problem continues.