How long do you plan on keeping your MBP?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by tctony, Oct 20, 2011.

  1. tctony macrumors 6502a

    tctony

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    I have a Mid-09 MBP, and I plan on keeping this bad boy for at least 5 years. I maxed out the RAM and added a second hard drive (solid state) to boost performance. I love this comp and foresee it lasting a while for me.

    What about you?
     
  2. TheJing macrumors 6502a

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    i don't know but I've never sold a computer in my life so I guess I'll keep using it until it doesn't work anymore.
     
  3. Nukemkb macrumors 6502a

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    I'll keep mine until it's not economical to resuscitate it...
     
  4. IGotBush macrumors member

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    made me lol

    Atleast 2-3 years minimum probably a tad more...but my home made comp a long while as I can just upgrade that easily unless I end up having to get a new mobo to upgrade daughterboards and cpu which case I spend the 3k and make one of the most amazing computers ever
     
  5. Bloodstar macrumors regular

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    Early 2011 15", with a 6750M... I see myself easily getting five years out of this, at least. (Especially considering I was getting by pretty well with an iBook G4, for my own needs, but I needed an Intel machine for college.) Probably going to make the jump to 8 or 16GB of RAM at some point, but for now 4 is loads of breathing room compared to my old 1.5.
     
  6. TheRdungeon macrumors 6502

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    Yeah I have the same computer and reckon I could get that much, the quad core is a nice breakthrough over generations before
     
  7. gorskiegangsta macrumors 65816

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    I'm keeping mine until it stops functioning, or until it is unable to run my frequently used software properly.
     
  8. Agent-P macrumors 68030

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    Usually I keep my laptops until they start dying out and not working properly, but if rumors of a redesigned, Ivy Bridge MBP next year start seeming to be true, then I'll sell my current one and get that one when it's released.
     
  9. bobcan macrumors 6502a

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    Same as the past few..

    Three month old 2011 Refurb 15".. It will likely 'keep me happy' for 3 years I hope.. My 3rd MBP.. :apple:
     
  10. mark28 macrumors 68000

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    Until it's dead. The 15" 2010 is powerful enough for Pro Tools and Logic.

    If I'm going to buy a new Apple computer, it will be an iPad / Mac Pro / iMac instead of upgrading the MBP.
     
  11. LeeRod macrumors member

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    Got my 2010 refurb around the end of January of this year. I'll probably keep it for another year or so before I upgrade. Like my last couple of laptops I'll probably end up giving this one to my sister.
     
  12. tctony thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I said at least 5 years, but like others I'll be keeping it around until it dies.

    Next comp I buy will be an iMac. I want that huge screen.
     
  13. randomrazr macrumors 65816

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    but u cant carry an imac around LOL
     
  14. alphaod macrumors Core

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    Every year I tell myself I will keep my current model until it stops working, but every time a new model is released I buy it on the first day. I'd like to say I would keep it until it dies, but I'll probably buy the next release.

    Anyways, the main reason I've always bought a new machine every year is the lack of performance in some way or another and I think for the first time this MacBook Pro is powerful enough for all my needs. Even the 2010 model wasn't good enough, so I have the 2011 model.

    I had the same issue with my desktops; I kept upgrading to a new machine all the time, but after getting a Mac Pro, I haven't bought a new desktop in over 2 years.
     
  15. Ashapalan macrumors 6502a

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    At least 3 years and will then purchase the next update.
     
  16. Michael383 macrumors 6502a

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    I plan on keeping my early 2011 base 15" MBP for at least 3 years and hopefully longer.
     
  17. danetello macrumors 6502

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    I think I will keep mine for about 2-3 years, or if a major upgrade comes out maybe earlier
     
  18. henry72 macrumors 65816

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    That's so true. I'm learning not to keep up with technology, is hard though especially when the Macs resell value is pretty high :)
     
  19. tears2040 macrumors 6502

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    Sell it every year and get the new version...... That way I only have to pay $500 or less for a new computer when I sell my 1 year old one.
     
  20. Titanium81 macrumors 6502a

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    Getting a refurbished 2010 MBP 13" 2.4GHz then adding an SSD and 8GB Ram.

    I think it should last at least 3 - 4 years.
     
  21. itegypt macrumors 6502

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    Got an apple care recently so until it expire
     
  22. GermanyChris, Oct 21, 2011
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    Until the urge strikes me to get another one...

    Like other posters said it really isn't costly if you go year by year.
     
  23. yusukeaoki macrumors 68030

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    I dont know.
    If the new refresh has better stuff and has no problems, Ill buy it.
    But I wont sell my old ones so I guess they will be a back up
     
  24. oxfordguy macrumors 6502a

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    Well I was going to keep my early-2008 15" MBP for at least 5 years (well, was actually going to give it to my wife when the 2012 redesign came out), but unfortunately its just died, 6 months outside of the 3 year extended Apple Care I had :-(

    Unless I can repair it, I will now probably buy one of the refreshed Macbook Pros to that look likely to be released next week, as need a working laptop asap.

    In the future, though, I think I will sell my Macbook Pro before the 3-year extended Apple Care runs out (I can get extended Apple Care cheap through Educational pricing, as I work for an Educational institution, so this is always worth doing)
     

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