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Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by apple.fan, Oct 11, 2012.
Just wondering how many years they can hold up.
Mine's 3 years old and still going strong
It completely depends on how you take care of it. Many are still using Powerbooks.
How long should A Mac last???
We have a 4-year old MBP, a one-year old MBP, and an old white Macbook that my mother is using as her daily computer. They can definitely last for a long time.
Your poll isn't going to tell you how long they last, though. You didn't ask how long people had their previous one until it died, just how old their current one is. Many people trade up every year or two, even though there's nothing wrong with the machine.
Late 2009 13" Macbook Pro still going strong. Upgraded to 8GB ram and 500GB hard drive 2 years ago.
Mine has been chugging along since 2006. I can't upgrade beyond Mountain Lion according to Apple.
It's slow... and it's time for me to get a new one very shortly. Surfs the internet fine, runs Eclipse for coding fine, just noticably slower than my 2011 Mac Mini.
Right now the battery doesn't work on it (says it needs servicing) - (this is the 2nd battery I've had for it). But I've continually used and charged it for 2,000+ days now, it can be expected.
Rev 1 - 6 years (technically still running, though replaced with..)
Rev 8.2 - 6 months (still running )
Nice to see others that bought the 2006 model
Where is the option for less than a year? Just got mine on October 5th and have never loved an electronic as much as I love my 2012 Base 15" MacBook Pro!
Bear in mind I take extremely good care of my machines. They are all in new-like condition. Scratch less.
I give every machine the SSD treatment.
2002 17" iMac G4. 1TB HD and 1GB RAM. Slow-ish, but works! (No SSD..)
2005 23" Cinema Display. FLAWLESS.
2006 Black MacBook - 120GB SSD/4GB RAM. This machine screams as well. Again, no wear and tear. (got a new top case, because I could)
2007 20" iMac - 120GB SSD/4GB RAM. The machine screams. Very fast.
.... Bought and sold some Macs in between (2011 Air, 2010 27" iMac, 15" antiglare MBP 2011)
2012 MacBook Pro Retina. Flawless (to be expected) + 2011 Thunderbolt Display
I have a mac mini as well, further to my mbp.. My mac mini is my work horse almost, its doing all my music recording and media library hosting. I have split it to Tiger (for protools) and SL (for library).. my macbook pro is my daily machine.
"My" MBP1,1 is still going strong with it's third owner at over 6 years of age...
I would think a Mac Book Pro would last at least 5-6years if you take care of it well....
Since this is yet another meaningless and nonsensical poll... I closed my eyes and picked a number between 1 and 8.
What did I win? Did I pick the right number?
My MacBook Pro is going on 3 yrs old.
My Dad's MacBook Pro is going on 6 yrs old.
My Uncle's iBook is going on 11 yrs old.
Late 2008 15" SSD and 8 gigs of ram , faster than any of the low end new ones.
March 2009 macbook pro, 2.66GHz. Upgraded to 8GB memory and a 128GB SSD. Still plenty fast but may get upgraded to a 13" rMBP if it comes out soon.
I should mention that my battery is toast.... holds 45mins charge at max. But at least it's removeable.
Early 2011 here so almost 2 years old and it still feels brand new. About to upgrade the RAM from 4GB to 8GB.
As sweetbrat says, the poll won't tell you what you want to know.
But the exec summary is that the machines seem to hold up well, and from a software perspective remain usable for a long time.
I sell mine every year or so, but they were like brand new each time I sold one off. MBP 2010 > MBA 2011 > rMBP 2012 (what I currently have).
3 years old next month and possibly up for another hard drive replacement before AppleCare expires but otherwise, it's running
10.8.2 like butttah.
Powerbook G4 7yrs
08 Macbook Pro 4yrs
Quicksilver going on 12yrs.
Since it has already lasted longer than the last two Windows laptops I've had, I feel I got my money's worth. I've only had it since March 2011.
Previous Laptops lasted about 15months each. Repair costs on each one was higher than buying a new machine at the time so Windows laptops have become disposable.
3 years seems to be pretty close to what I average though I'm hoping (I say this every time) that my latest MBP lasts longer
My old MBP went pop in August (logic board issue) after nearly five years service. And that was a 2007 model (with the nVidia Chipset that caused so much pain, although I was way out of the period of repair by then).
Nigh-on five years isn't too bad for a laptop anyway - it still looks almost new, just sadly doesn't power on any more!
I've been so happy with the reliability and length-of-service, replacing it with another MBP was an easy decision.
none of the available answers.