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


macrumors regular
Original poster
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.
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macrumors G4
Aug 10, 2007
I'm a rolling stone.
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.

Trey M

macrumors 6502a
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.
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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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