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Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by mtfield, Aug 4, 2008.
Just wondering how long people hold on to their macs
Held on to the white macbook almost two years. I'll probably hold on to this one until the apple care runs out.
I upgrade about every 2 years
I'm still on my first mac, a Powerbook G4. It's 4 years old. Plan on upgrading when that number becomes 5.
trying to make this baby last for at LEAST 4 years.
I still use my PowerMac G4 QuickSilver that was purchased in November of 2001 if I'm not mistaken! : D
I love it too!
Of course I upgraded it some.
Usually, I update my Mac every two years. After two years, I can still sell old computer for reasonable amount of money. This works for me.
About every 3 years for me. My first computer (Compaq) was purchased in '99, that was replaced by a Dell in '02, I then got a Sony VAIO in 2005, then I replaced that one with my iMac last November ('07). I plan on getting a MBP to compliment my iMac around christmas, or if I can justify it I'll wait for Nehalem (so far away!!!!!). I would upgrade every year or two if my parents could afford it and would allow me, my Mom thinks that computers should last 20 years.
I got my first MacBookPro about 2 years a few months ago (around when they came out in Feb of '06) and plan on getting one in a month or so when the new MBP's come out
I like getting top technology and I think getting 2 great years out of it is enough for me to put in the closet as a backup just in case.
As for my iMac, I plan on using it until it falls apart as it has now worked for 2 years rock solid without any glitches and I will stay with it if it continues like such
Where do you sell it?
In Poland, on the polish auction website.
I am going to go out on a limb and say I won't be doing that
This is a bit of a tricky question since when I buy a new mac I don't get rid of the one it replaces. I have a powerbook and an iMac G3 in use. I plan to buy a Mac Pro when it gets updated along with the displays but this will be an additional machine since I still will need the portabillity and it is too good to replace the G3. So I guess I will end up with 3 macs in a 25 m2 working room.
Let us say that I buy a new mac every 3 to 5 years.
I prefer to have only one Mac, since then I have no problems with the synchronization of data. It's all a matter of personal choice really.
It's hard to say considering this is my first Mac and no other revisions have been released yet. My goal is 2-3 years. I'm not into selling to upgrade business. I've had a X60 Tablet a year now? And another older computer I sold at 2 years.
Let's see.. family computers: Mac Classic ----> Performa 6205 CD ---> Beige G3..... my own computers Toshiba Tecra A4 (2005) ---> MacBook Pro (circa September 2008)....
Not very often
About every three-four years, a little more frequently in recent times; first was a desktop bought in the mid 1990s, then an Olivetti laptop, bought 1999, then Toshiba Satellite Pro, bought 2003, then a Sony VAIO, bought 2006, and now an MBP, bought (and eagerly anticipated, and much loved) this April.
MBP 15.4", 2.4 Ghz, 2 GB RAM, 160 HDD
iPod Classic, Black, 30 GB
I used my G4 sawtooth up till the Alum iMacs came out --- the year or so before i did a processor upgrade, boosted the ram (hard drive ofcourse) but it just wasn't the same
the iMac just SCREAMS
I'm back in school again after a year and half of working, i had a little extra cash kicking around to buy the iMac a few months ago, but now It's back to spending on classes, i'm taking a few extra courses to meet the requirements for a few masters programs I'm interested in taking -- might get a laptop when/if i start a program like that --- AND the program requires it (IE MBA)
hhhmmm my family has had these
apple mac plus
apple lc575 (forever ago)
apple 550 (1996)
imac g3 graphite (2000)
still got all since the 550 lol, wont be upgrading until Q3 2009 when the quad cores are going sweet as.
im always telling myself that since comps are getting so fast that i will be able to hold on for longer and longer...and that is true to some extent...but i am planning on getting a nehalem mac pro 8 cores ...just a sucker.
I guess all i really need is nehalem...right?
6 months on a Mac Pro and counting, don't really expect to be upgrading to anything else anytime soon aside from getting an ACD when the new models come out (eventually).
I'm going to make my MBP last 3 years, until AppleCare runs out. At that point I will probably still hold on to it but will likely move up to an iMac or Mac Pro.
So far it has worked out to be every 5 to 6 years.
My previous desktop was purchased in 2003 and consisted of a P4HT 2.8GHz, 512MB ram, and a ATi 9800Pro 256MB for slightly more than $1,000. Since then, I popped in 2GB more of ram as an upgrade ($100) and replaced the video card with a ATi x1950Pro when the 9800Pro just after the 4 year mark ($150).
There is absolutely nothing wrong with the computer. Everything still runs smooth. Games... I can't run max settings anymore, but every game can still run on medium or low settings at a good fps.
The computer I had before that was a AMD K6-2 333MHz with 64MB ram and some no name video card. It also worked beautifully for Internet, MSOffice, and gaming (Diablo II and Starcraft). The upgrade in 2003 was a 10x increase in power. I upgraded because I needed Adobe Acrobat and Illustrator apps for work, and they didn't run on it.
To be honest, the computer I had was fine. The only reason I upgraded because I wanted a Mac and I wanted a laptop. My June 2007 MBP fit the bill perfectly (a bit expensive, but I needed a dedicated video card for some of my work applications. At the time of purchase, *all* laptops with an 8600M GT or faster were $1750-2000+ anyway, so the "Mac Tax" wasn't too bad imo.). Other than a battery gone bad in January (Apple shipped a replacement overnight), I haven't had any issues.
#1 Emachines desktop - 2003 (idr the model name, maybe I'll check later)
#2 Custom Built PC - 2006
#3 Macbook Pro - 2008
so 2 - 3 I plan on keeping this macbook for four or five, But I'll be getting an iMac (possibly a mac pro, still thinking on this) in either 2009 or 2010 but it won't replace this macbook.
It seems that most of the computers have a life of 3-4 years before the new models are to good to resist. The only time I strayed from the 3-4 years for me was when We went INTEL.