Curious What is the life span of a macbook vs an Imac?

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by gixxerredliner, Feb 4, 2009.

  1. gixxerredliner macrumors regular

    gixxerredliner

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    Just wondering before i made my final purchase which usually last the longest? thanks
     
  2. Zenor macrumors member

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  3. kastenbrust macrumors 68030

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    9/10 times a desktop will last longer, so the iMac.

    They both have practically the same parts inside, as the iMac isn't a real desktop.

    So the only real difference is that your not going to be moving the iMac around as much.
     
  4. fedup flyer macrumors regular

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    I would say most laptops have a life of 24-36 months. Meaning thats when some new tech or upgrade will come out to warant buying a new laptop. I try to trade mine in around the 24 month period.
     
  5. The Samurai macrumors 68000

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    Bought my Macbook in Oct 2008 with the 3 year Applecare programme - I plan to keep it for three years as my primary machine.

    Lets see if it all goes to plan :D
     
  6. GfulDedFan macrumors 65816

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    So far - so good with mine. 2 years and 8+ months and counting.

    My son and daughter both have older PowerBooks and they're still strong as well.
     
  7. HaveBlue83 macrumors newbie

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    it works till the warranty runs out and you gotta pay outta pocket to repair....lol..

    as long as the screen isn't smashed/anything seriously wrong it should be usable for years. I have a 1.42Ghz G4 14" iBook and its still OK. I have a 900Mhz iBook G3 that got real beat up and smashed the screen/optical drive and it STILL powers up and can compute and do OK.
     
  8. gamer2502 macrumors regular

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    Well lets see what the oldest imac and ibook that can run leopard. Well a ibook from october22, 2003 can run leopard with a 1ghz g4 and a imac from february 4th 2003 can run leopard with a 1ghz g4 so it is virtually the same:apple:
     

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