How long have you owned your MacBook/MacBook Pro?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by THX2008, Feb 23, 2007.

  1. THX2008 macrumors newbie

    Jan 23, 2007
    I've had my Core Duo (1.83 Ghz) MacBook Pro since May of last year, and it is the first Mac I've ever owned. I bought it refurbished and have never been so pleased with a product. I was rather suprised it came with an upgraded hard disk (100gb 7200 RPM SATA) and an extra 512 mb of ram for no extra charge. Maybe I was lucky?

    Even after all these months of use it still feels new. The battery life has held up and the only problem I encountered was a slightly loose latch that seems to have fixed itself. I've never had heat problems or hissing/mooing noises reported with revision A MacBook Pros.

    Overall a great improvement over my previous laptop, a Pentium II Dell Latitude that I saved from being thrown away in early 2006.
  2. pianos101 macrumors regular

    Jun 11, 2006
    Philly Area
    I got my 17" about two weeks before the free iPod promotion last May, about the same time as you. Mine was new, and since then I've had the lcd, the logic board, and the isight replaced. I still have a whine when I have bluetooth on but nothing connected to it, but Fan Control really helps with the heat that I do occasionally get. All in all, however, I am really in love with this computer. I think this is the first time I can truly say that I am soo thrilled an in love with my computer (never had that feeling with windowz boxes...).
  3. iBookG4user macrumors 604


    Jun 27, 2006
    Seattle, WA
    I've had my MBP 2.0GHz for 4 months, I bought it 2 weeks before the C2D (mine doesn't have grain). It'll probably last a good 4 or 5 more...months :D, actually it has to last 2 years, as I have to save for college and all that :(.
  4. fivetoadsloth macrumors 65816


    Aug 15, 2006
    I have a macbok That i have had since August, Itll last me a while as my next computer will be a desktop, not a laptop.
  5. yoda13 macrumors 65816


    Sep 26, 2003
    I have had mine since my birthday in the middle of December....:) :apple:
  6. phungy macrumors 68020


    Dec 5, 2006
    First MacBook was about 2 weeks. Second MacBook since Jan. 26th :D :apple:
  7. The Stig macrumors 6502a

    The Stig

    Nov 4, 2006
    On the track
    I've had my MB C2D since it came out... so early Dec.

    The Stig
  8. daneoni macrumors G4


    Mar 24, 2006
    Coconut battery says 3 Months. Im inclined to believe it. I need to stop this 6 month cycle of using laptops, its unhealthy.
  9. siurpeeman macrumors 603


    Dec 2, 2006
    the OC
    i got my macbook in mid december. i'd been struggling with the decision to get one since the core 2 duos came out (just a couple weeks earlier). i'm glad i did, but it felt like core 2 duo macbooks had been around forever when i got mine.
  10. mz.bhvn macrumors member

    Feb 23, 2007
    Western Australia
    I only just purchased my new white 2.0GHz MacBook today! :)
  11. thebeephaha macrumors 6502


    Sep 4, 2006
    Seattle WA
    Almost 8 months. Hard drive crapped out last month.
  12. e12a macrumors 68000


    Oct 28, 2006
    lol this thread wont really serve any kind of purpose, but i've had my C2D MBP since early November. Week 43: no problems, yet.
  13. rogersmj macrumors 68020


    Sep 10, 2006
    Indianapolis, IN
    I've had my refurb MacBook Core Duo (black) for 2 days now. Paid $999, got a free upgrade to 1GB, and the machine is flawless. I've wanted a mobile Mac ever since I bought my first Mac (an iMac) last September. This little thing is fantastic.

    I also wanted to note that my MacBook, although the "first-gen" Core Duo model, does not get hot at all. I seem to remember a lot of posts and complaints about how incredibly scalding hot the machine would get. As of right now, I've been using it in front of the TV for 3.5 hours, with it directly on my lap. I've been surfing the web, doing some layouts in FireWorks, emails, and have had Parallels running the whole time. The computer is quite warm, but not uncomfortably hot. In fact, I couldn't keep my old Dell on my lap this long. I can place the back of my hand against the bottom of the MacBook and not be bothered to remove it. So it seems that Apple has addressed this problem in the refurbs, because as far as computers go this is downright cool.
  14. Eric1285 macrumors 6502

    Feb 22, 2007
    I've had my MBP for 2 weeks now. I loved it for the first week and a half, and even bought a wireless Mighty Mouse for it, but now that I've started to try and integrate it with everything else I own (Linksys WRT54G wireless router, Windows XP SP2 PC, etc.) I'm realizing that it's not such an easy computer to use. I'm finding it impossible to get it to see my shared windows files, even though the PC can easily access the mac's shared folders. If I can't get this to work, I might have to sell this and get something else.
  15. aristobrat macrumors G4

    Oct 14, 2005
    I got my current MacBook Pro right before Christmas. Before that, I had a MacBook for about 5 months. Love 'em both, but the big screen on the MacBook Pro really does it for me. :)
  16. McGarvels macrumors 6502


    Nov 10, 2006
    Irvine, CA
    I've had my MB since Aug 31st. It was my first mac :D
  17. Fearless Leader macrumors 68020

    Mar 21, 2006
    6 wonderfully joyful, extremely pleasant, insanely warm, incredibly fast, super bright, backlight keyboardrific, months
  18. hood macrumors member

    Jun 12, 2006
    I have had my Macbook Pro for a year. First Mac and it will not be the last.
  19. MRU macrumors demi-god


    Aug 23, 2005
    Had a white macbook in May 2006

    Returned and got a black macbook in June 2006 - this has had problems. Logicboard replaced, HDD died.

    Just bought a refurb macbook pro to replace it.
  20. sushi Moderator emeritus


    Jul 19, 2002
    Still have and use my PowerBook 15.

    It's over three years old. Maybe when it hits 5 years I will get a MacBook Pro.
  21. Willis macrumors 68020


    Apr 23, 2006
    What feels like the middle of nowhere
    I've had my Macbook 2.0 C2D since 1st December. £808 instead of £879... Apples sale day :)

    I'm really pleased with it, although, I really did want a MBP... nevermind, we're getting shot of the PB soon, the screen is rather wobbly and sometimes when you boot it up, you just get a black screen, so you have to do it again... meh... good job its all backed up!
  22. hubble macrumors newbie

    Aug 15, 2006
    Two weeks and loving it!

    Hi there. I've had my MacBook Pro nearly two weeks now and love it. I can't seem to put it down. Every oportunity I get I'm on there.:apple:

    MacBook Pro 2.33 160HD 3gig Ram
    Apple 20" Cinema Display
    LG 19' Display
    Power Mac G5 Quad 2.5GHz 4gig Ram
    iPod 30gig
  23. Shadow macrumors 68000


    Feb 17, 2006
    Keele, United Kingdom
    8 Months-bought on 18th July 2006. Still works like a champ!
  24. unrealrocks macrumors newbie

    Apr 11, 2006
    Had my 2Ghz/1GB MB since two weeks after release, its been in for repairs three times, and is currently in for repair atm.
  25. unrealrocks macrumors newbie

    Apr 11, 2006
    Apple's 'physical damage' claims ...

    Just realised I hit reply instead of new thread ... can someone delete this post? :)

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