Computer Buying Cycle

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by Dane D., Apr 28, 2006.

  1. Dane D. macrumors 6502a

    Apr 16, 2004
    I would like to know what the average buying cycle of users in this forum is. I buy every 5 yrs, but with the release on Intel chip units I'm holding out longer. I don't trust them yet after reading about all the problems. Even at my place of employment we were buying about every 3 yrs. I find it amazing that people don't hold on to computers longer.
  2. edge540 macrumors regular


    May 10, 2004
    I would like to buy about every 4 years. But now with the release of the intel machines and the easy ability to run windows applications on them I might rethink my strategy and buy something sooner, ie. this year even though my computer is only 2 years old. But once I do get the intel machine I would like to keep the cycle to 4 years or whenever the raw speed(Hz) is increased 4 fold (counting cores independently). Whichever comes first probably.

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