How long are you planning on keeping your current mbp?

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  1. jjahshik32 macrumors 603

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    Just curious and wondering from the date of your purchase of the mbp that your currently using, how long will it take or what will it take for you to upgrade.

    Or if you will just keep your current mbp until its on its last feet like a true soldier?

    For me I know I've been bit continuously by the upgrade bug but this time I'm going to keep this 17" mbp until the day it completely dies or first 5-6 years, whichever happens first, hopefully the latter.
     
  2. italiano40 macrumors 65816

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    I try and make upgrades to my MBP every year until i can't upgrade no more
    ie. ram limit
     
  3. jjahshik32 thread starter macrumors 603

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    Sorry I should have made it much clearer, I meant from your current mbp, how long will you keep the mbp?
     
  4. Eddyisgreat macrumors 601

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    Just got mine 6 days ago. If It can keep up with what I need to do, the longest i'll keep it is until the end of its AppleCare life (3 years).
     
  5. BMP1199 macrumors member

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    Same thing. I'm planning on getting the Montevina MBP and I'll get Applecare. When Applecare ends I will ebay it.
     
  6. italiano40 macrumors 65816

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    i will keep it until i can't make anymore upgrades and i need a new computer which could be 6 or 7 years, i had a G4 for like 4 or 5 years and now it is my mail server with linux
     
  7. MacDawg macrumors P6

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    Mine will have to be pried from my cold dead hands ;)

    I keep my Macs until it is no longer practical to use it

    Woof, Woof - Dawg [​IMG]
     
  8. tMac85 macrumors 65816

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    prob another 2 years. I wont sell it it will just become 'that' computer that never gets used. Ill just replace it with what the current MBP is at that time.
     
  9. redwarrior macrumors 603

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    At the rate of changing technology? Maybe 3 years. Course, I have kids to hand it down to. I tend to keep computers until they die and decompose.
     
  10. CWallace macrumors 601

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    I just bought mine and expect to have it at least three years, and likely longer.
     
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  12. jjahshik32 thread starter macrumors 603

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    Wow I'm finding out that most people like the 3 year mark, maybe after apple care has expired?

    But then wouldnt it be harder to sell the mbp when apple care has expired or the price goes down?? Well I guess not.. since the current powerbook g4's are going pretty well for the price even without apple care.
     
  13. Rivix macrumors 6502a

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    Probably 3 years. Might upgrade the desktop during that time.
     
  14. iTim314 macrumors 6502

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    I've always had a thing about keeping my electronics until they die a natural (or tragic) death. :rolleyes:

    I'm hoping this last one me many years.
     
  15. Chairman Plow macrumors regular

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    I'm thinking 3 years, 4 max. Then on to the next shiny new Mac. :cool:
     
  16. TwinCities Dan macrumors 603

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    I've maxed out my 2 year old MBP (see sig line), looks like I should be able to last thru 10.6 (Its a CD not a C2D, I blew it there :eek:)

    I might get the itch before that though... ;) :)
     
  17. Bobioden macrumors 68000

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    I think 3 years, right when Applecare is running out.
     
  18. hexonxonx macrumors 601

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    It will be a few years. I bought my MBP a year ago and I see no reason to upgrade it to the latest ones just for a minor speed bump and small features updates.

    I would say about three years is a very reasonable amount of time before upgrading is required.
     
  19. sl1200mk2 macrumors 6502

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    I got mine about a month and a half ago. I'll keep it for a minimum of 3 years and will try to make it last for 4 or longer. My G3 iBook from early '03 is still in daily use.

    I hope to add either an iMac (depending on their next upgrades) or a Mac Pro for a desktop in a year or so.

    Wayne
     
  20. laprej macrumors regular

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    5+ years

    My first Mac was a Quicksilver dual G4. I got it in 2001. In October 2006 I upgraded to a 2.33 GHz core2 MBP. Considering its speed relative to newer MBPs that have since come out, that was a great time to buy. But I'm planning on this one lasting until I get my PhD hopefully (ETA: 2011 :eek:)
     
  21. Rivix macrumors 6502a

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    Wow. I bet that was quite the performance jump.
     
  22. heatmiser macrumors 68020

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    7 years?

    Ditto--sort of. I have a Macbook, which I bought last year (Dec '07). I'm hoping to keep it for seven years (ie, until Dec '14). Grad school (which starts this fall) is projected to take five years minimum (May '13). So if all goes well, I'll have had the same computer from my last year of college until at a year past grad school.

    We'll see.
     
  23. TwinCities Dan macrumors 603

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    (slightly sidetracking and speaking out of turn)

    I went 6 years before buying a new mac once upon a time, and let me tell you, that is one helluva performance jump! :D

    Technology moves fast... ;) :) :apple:
     
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  25. bbbensen macrumors 6502

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    Forever. :)

    But I will be buying a new computer before I go to College. This one should last me the 4 years of highschool! (I hope....)

    I just got it about 5 days ago.
     

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