How long are you planning to keep your MBA

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by Heavenkittykat, Jun 22, 2008.

  1. Heavenkittykat macrumors regular

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    Just wondering... To MBA owners:

    How long are you planning to keep your MBA before you purchase an upgrade or before you replace it with another laptop?
     
  2. fk51785 macrumors regular

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    i plan to use it for 1~2 years.*
    i don't need power computer like mbp.
    macbooks are nice but i like the small size & light weight of mba.
     
  3. JasO macrumors regular

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    i suppose i'll keep it for quite a while... should be going back to uni next year so it will be pretty good to have then.

    I had a macbook pro before (15" version) and honestly I don't miss anything from the macbook pro. The air does everything i need it to =D
     
  4. BRBonowicz macrumors newbie

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    I will be keeping mine until the next one comes out. I am a slave to Apple.
     
  5. dibara2003 macrumors 6502

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    3 years, my applecare expires and then it's off to someone else in my family
     
  6. Gregintosh macrumors 68000

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    I will probably keep it another year. Most likely what I will do is sell it and buy the next revision once the next revision has been throughly vetted (which I assume will be around this time next year).

    I will use the remaining years of my AppleCare to increase its resale value.
     
  7. silverblack macrumors 68030

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    Until 3 months after MBA 2nd gen comes out - probably a year from now. Then I'll trade it in for the new one.
     
  8. Phil A. Moderator

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    I generally keep my notebooks 2 years, and it will probably be the same with the MBA, although I may keep it longer depending on what else Apple come out with.
     
  9. ayeying macrumors 601

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    keep it until i get bored with it... which is soon?
     
  10. shrtmkr macrumors regular

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    Until the next revision :)
    Hopefully in january.
     
  11. janph76 macrumors member

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    Probably keep it a little while after the new revision comes out than It's off to someone in the family.
     
  12. gcmexico macrumors 6502a

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    keep it

    till 3 to 4yrs...I love the thing...can't see myself upgrading toe MBA 2
     
  13. Grizzly Adams macrumors member

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    A couple of years. I really don't see myself forking out $2k every year for a laptop. I guess until it no longer suits my needs.
     
  14. dudup macrumors regular

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    TBH, I really can't tell. Love this so much that I can imagine using it for 5 years without a problem, as in it current state it delivers everything I need. :cool:

    However, if Apple updates this, even minor tweaks, I'm inclined to grab one. :(

    The best would be if they don't update it for a looooooong time! ;)
     
  15. MacBiscuit macrumors member

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    Wow. What a market for Apple to be in... Judging from most of the responses on here, not only do they get to sell a high-margin, relatively under-specced laptop once, they also get to do it again in two years time...
     
  16. 28monkeys macrumors 6502

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    at over 1700$? As long as possibleeeeeee..eee..eeeee
     
  17. steve31 macrumors 6502a

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    at least for 3 years but I will put in a larger ssd drive when a bigger one comes out at a good price.
     
  18. wolfie macrumors regular

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    of course things change, but provided i dont run into any hardware problems, possibly 3-4 yrs.

    all i use it for is to surf the net, chat, store itunes and photos, and watch movies.

    my next computer machine will most likley be a imac, and this can be its offsider.
     
  19. Piarco macrumors 68030

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    2 years maybe more - I'll sit out the next revision (unless my damned weak will says otherwise), and if I can add in a 128GB SSD in the next year or so, I may keep it longer. It fills its niche perfectly for me.
     
  20. miniConvert macrumors 68040

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    Until I'm unable to use my hands or it packs up... so hopefully at least 3 years ;)

    It's an awesome machine, it's hard to imagine how anything that comes out within the next few years could be significantly better. But then I went with the SSD, so I was going for longevity from the start anyway.
     
  21. sanPietro98 macrumors 6502a

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    I'll keep it for as long as it still adequately runs the software I use. Of course, this is typically 3 years on average (based on my experience).

    This is a fantastic computer -- I see no need to replace it every year.
     
  22. Olvenskol macrumors member

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    2-ish years most likely. I usually try to skip one generation between revisions of my laptop. I don't really need anymore functionality from my MBA right now, so I'm in no rush for a successor.
     
  23. Mactagonist macrumors 65816

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    I will be selling mine before the 1yr warranty expires for the next model.
     
  24. dudup macrumors regular

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    There's a reason for dellrumors or vaiorumors not having so many people hanging around their forums! :cool:
     
  25. xparaparafreakx macrumors 65816

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    Till September 2010 if it is unable to handle all the small things I need done in Pharm school. If it can, 4 years.
     

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