In late 2012, I bought my Late 2011 MacBook Pro 17". Anyway, lately it has been plagued by the dGPU issue. Apple keeps insisting that it's a software issue until the dGPU completely fails and the MBP won't boot. Apple replaced my logic board with a refurbished unit (a failed unit that has been repaired) that is starting to experience a few issues. Guess what? Apple is going back to insisting that it's a software issue. I am annoyed that Apple is giving Band-Aid fixes that basically kicks the can down the road. Anyway, some users here on MR insist that Apple (that sold me a very expensive lemon) don't owe me anything since my laptop is now old (in their opinion). So... in your opinion, how long do you think a MacBook Pro is suppose last? In my case, I am basically being forced to upgrade, not because my MBP is obsolete, but because of the design flaw in the product.