Dumb Question Alert: Is a MBP from mid 2009 worth upgrading or not at this point? I am guessing its not but I'm discovering that many people on these forums seem to keep their macs for 7-8 years where I have only kept them about 3 or 4 at the most. Maybe I am wrong? I have a late fall 2011 MBP I am about to upgrade with memory.SSD and am also likely buying a new iMac so this one I am about to ask about will most certainly not be my main commuter nor has been for some time. It sits on my desk and i use it to just download movies, TV shown and then run those through my Apple TV to my 50" TV Screen. The irony is that I have been using, as my main MBP a late fall 2011 and back at that time of purchasing this one, the first one had been given to me and i was using it and I believed it was faster than the one 2 years older from 2011 The 2009 version is Macbook 5,5 2.53 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo 4 Gig 1067 MHz DDR3 NVidia GeForce 9400 256MB WHEN I SAY UPGRADING.......i mean Ram......I can't imagine putting any money into this right? At least ram IF any? Perhaps I should have done it 2 years ago but i am just not sure what to do with this as it still runs perfectly.... Just for comparisons sake my MBP from Late 2011 2.4GHz 4 Gig 1333 MHz DDR3 But the 2009 versions battery is sort of on its way out i believe, although i have it plugged in at all times ( no, i admit i wasn't very good at doing it every month as I should have, letting it run down fully, etc ) According to Cocoanut Battery Current Charge 2109 mAh Max Charge 2109 mAh Design Capacity 5450 mAh Load Cycles 155 I see something for 38.7% but it does say CHECK battery status and has for some time Sems such a shame to waste this Soooo assuming that its really not worth doing anything to and/or that i missed the time to do so... (i had other computers and ws just too busy at the time to think about it)...what happens once the battery is completely dead? You then have to plug it in 100% of the time, naturally, so it will still work once this batteries gone? If so, if you unplug it by mistake, does the computer go off immediately or does it have any particular amount of time before that happens? What do people do with their old macs if they do still work this many years in? It seems sacrilegious to throw them out........so curious what you all do with them at this point?