I'm reconciled to the fact that any Apple products I purchase in the future will probably be of the, um, semi-vintage variety (due to budgetary constraints). With that in mind, what are oldest-era Macs and Macbooks that would you consider usable for everyday office tasks and Web browsing? From my own experience: I actually nursed a 2004 iBook well into this decade, before it just got so far behind (and so unsupported) that it couldn't do much of anything. I'm a fan of the Macbook Air (pre-butterfly). My 2013 Mac Mini is still performing well.