Can the current low macbook pro make it through 4 years of college?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by shmutheprophet, Jun 16, 2008.

  1. shmutheprophet macrumors regular

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    Do you guys think the lowest macbook pro (2.4ghz/256mb vram/2GBupgradable) right now will be able to last 4 years?
     
  2. italiano40 macrumors 65816

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  3. alphaod macrumors Core

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    It can last you 5 years if you take care of your computer.
     
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  5. lupin.terzo macrumors newbie

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    I've been the happy owner of a Powerbook G4 during 4 years at university and I'm still using it now.

    It's beginning to feel slow:
    WoW, some java apps, Photoshop, video conversion, but it is still pretty fast with others applications.

    So I think that you should be able to live with it during all that time.

    Even the low end it's a very nice dual core Laptop.

    If you can wait I suggest you wait some time and see what happens with Montevina. Otherwise just buy it now.

    Good luck!

    Andrea
     
  6. wesrk macrumors 6502a

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    it sure can, I took my dell from 2003 with me to school and it worked fine, I used to term papers and just to check email, just to keep it in use, but it wasn't my main computer.

    the real question is, will it still suffice your needs in 4 years?
     
  7. Chundles macrumors G4

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    Should be fine.

    Get AppleCare and start saving for more RAM when it starts to feel a bit sluggish.

    Oh, and a good bag.
     
  8. jnc macrumors 68020

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    It's dependent on how your usage changes. But it should still be capable of doing in 4 years what it does today, right?
     
  9. mixmacface macrumors regular

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    any laptop can last 4 or more years if you just take care of it.
     
  10. Bobioden macrumors 68000

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    It might be rough, but if they study real hard and apply themselves, then I am sure they will.
     
  11. alphaod macrumors Core

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    LOL :D
     

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