3 years of owning a Macbook Pro - an Apple convert's take

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by ostrykolesz, Aug 12, 2017.

  1. ostrykolesz, Aug 12, 2017
    Last edited: Aug 12, 2017

    ostrykolesz macrumors member

    Sep 10, 2014
    Well, it's been three years since I purchased my Macbook Pro. This has been my "cheapest" notebook that I have ever owned. Even after with the extended warranty that I have never used. The initial cost was expensive - yes. Once you take in to consideration that it has fallen on cement 10 times and not been broken, that I haven't had to reinstall the OS, that I didn't have to service it even once - my cost of ownership over 3 years has been the lowest ever. In fact my Macbook Pro is running as fast as on day one. Plus for the past 3 years I have been using a notebook with top tier components with nothing gimped. Honestly I am more impressed with Apple's computers than their phones. I am now an official cult member.
  2. justperry macrumors G3


    Aug 10, 2007
    In the core of a black hole.
    The cult is no more, or so I do believe.

    Edit: I had quite a few macs, the only one failing on me was my 7 year old Powerbook G3 Pismo, but that was to be expected after I think 20.000 hours.
  3. Trey M macrumors 6502a

    Trey M

    Jul 25, 2011
    Build quality, longevity & post-purchase support are all underrated factors when it comes to making a decision on which laptop to purchase, and these are 3 areas where Apple truly shines.
  4. Frankfurt macrumors 6502


    Dec 4, 2016
    Got a Late 2008 MacBook 5.1. Never failed me. Upgraded the OS 8 (?) times without any issues. Upgraded RAM to 8G after a few years, changed the battery once, installed SSD to speed up things in the end. Only reason I replaced it with a 2017 MacBook Pro is for the screen and speed.
    I wish the MacBook Pro will last as long.

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