At what point will a 3.06 C2D become stale?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by shenfrey, Feb 5, 2012.

  1. shenfrey macrumors 68000

    May 23, 2010
    Providing all I do is browse the web and use apps from the app store, don't do movie editing or whatever, how many more OS revisions away am I from my late 2009 machine being unable to run them smoothly anymore?
  2. Feed Me macrumors 6502a

    Feed Me

    Jan 7, 2012
    Location Location
    2007 2.8GHz C2D here, and everything still runs as fast as it ever did. You've got a good few years ahead of you still.
  3. biohead macrumors 6502

    Jun 18, 2010
    West Drayton, UK
    Several years yet. If all you do is web browsing and simple apps, there's nothing stopping you staying on Lion if any new versions of OS X drop support for C2D.
  4. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere


    May 16, 2008
    I do a lot more than that on an Early 2008 MBP. It's far from being "stale".
  5. Kasalic macrumors regular

    Jan 20, 2011
    I still use my late 2006 iMac every day at work and it performs absolutely fine. The only limitation is it's maxed out at 3GB of ram which makes running VM's a bit sluggish. For everything else it's still fine.
  6. simsaladimbamba

    Nov 28, 2010
    2014. That is the year, when you will no longer be able to use the Mac like before. It will become stale then, not sooner, not later, then. But when exactly in 2014? That I can only answer for additional payment. Please hold your CC ready.
  7. Sirolway macrumors 6502

    Jun 13, 2009
    Again, credit card required for exact date
    Special 'no guarantees' warranty provided with this information ...


    My mid-2009 MBP wants to know where you live, for dissing his generation.
    It said something about 'still young enough to whoop some ass'

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