How often do you upgrade to a new MBP?

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  1. Eggtastic macrumors 6502a

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    I have a late 06' MBP 15" low end model, CD2, 2 gig ram, 120 HDD. I feel that I am in dire need of an upgrade as I am getting into photography and need a bit more power. Also i am done college and making more money with all the free time that would normally be used in classes.

    4 years seems a lot for me even though it is still kicking pretty well. Hopefully a new design will be in the works as well.

    So with that said, How often do you upgrade to a new MBP?
     
  2. greytmom macrumors 68040

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    Mine is a mid-2007, and I'm planning to upgrade this year.
     
  3. Aj2488 macrumors regular

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    Mine is a Mid '06 2.16 MBP and it still runs beautifully. I have ZERO intention of getting a new one anytime soon. :D
     
  4. JRoDDz macrumors 68000

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    What you really need is some more RAM and maybe a bigger hard drive. Photography is not really cpu intensive, but it is ram and HD intensive. I would kick that up to 4GB ram (if possible) and get a 500GB hard drive.
     
  5. MultiBat macrumors member

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    If I go back to the very beginning I would say that I upgrade to a new MBP every 36 years. :p
     
  6. adnoh macrumors 6502a

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    They had a mbp 36 years ago?
     
  7. MultiBat macrumors member

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    No, but I am 36 and I'm getting my first MBP this year... :D
     
  8. wordoflife macrumors 604

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    I'm not the one who would update every revision.
     
  9. SteelWheel macrumors member

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    I was planning on getting a new MBP to replace my early 2008 15" model, either after the projected refresh in March, or possibly waiting until August or so, when Lion ships.

    Now I'm thinking about just getting a new 500 GB SSD and replacing the old hard drive, instead. Take the savings, and put it toward an iPad2 (absolute must--I love my current one, and I'm sure the new one will be even better), either a viPhone 4 or iPhone 5 this summer, and maybe an 11" MBA (which I think is just the most awesome little machine out there.

    My current MBP is still operating pretty darn well, all things considered. Main reasons to update Apple hardware at this point, as I see it, is just that developers are so quick to stop writing their code in such a way as to support earlier iterations of OS X.
     
  10. Chairman Plow macrumors regular

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    LOL

    So far I've upgraded every 2 or 3 years. After this next purchase I plan to slow down the pace.
     
  11. alexandero macrumors regular

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    2001, 2004, 2007 and hopefully very soon. All I usually do is upgrade RAM 18-24 months after purchase.
     
  12. machewcoy macrumors member

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    Hahaha, your sig is hilarious!
     
  13. Bobby Corwen macrumors 68030

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    I get a new one every year because its so easy to sell and buy.

    Why not? Upgrade for 2-300$

    Have the latest and greatest...
     
  14. Trakker macrumors member

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    qft.
     
  15. Mr. Chewbacca macrumors 6502a

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    what doew qft mean?
     
  16. kidwithdimples macrumors 6502a

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    Quoted For Truth
     
  17. nateo200 macrumors 68030

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    Quoted for the truth. Kids these days...Just to lazy to say it :rolleyes::rolleyes:
    Jk I'm a 17 year old punk ass kid :D:D
     
  18. Mr. Chewbacca macrumors 6502a

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  19. Kauai macrumors 6502a

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    I'm 15 and I didn't know either, so no worries. :p
     
  20. aaps59 macrumors regular

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    Four years is good usage. Its been through a lot, give it a break! Heh.
    These new computers should be able to do you well.
    I upgrade when mine dies, when I feel like it, or when there is a major change.
     
  21. xdbuix macrumors 6502

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    coming up on 3 years with my black macbook from early 2008. The battery is dying on it, so instead of buying another 3-4 hour battery ive saved up enough for a new macbook, which can finally play my starcraft 2 correct along with my editing software.
     
  22. aznguyen316 macrumors 68020

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    I upgrade often, haven't had a set laptop for over 6 months... maybe it's the fact that I have been able to sell my Macs and laptops for as much as I paid for them and only have to spend a bit more to do other things to them and stay on top of technology... I plan to upgrade come next announcement =)
     
  23. TheRekz macrumors regular

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    I have a 2010 MBP, I plan to upgrade to the 2011 if I can see my current one for quite a high amount of price ;)
     
  24. rychencop macrumors 65816

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    same here...although my SR MBP just got a new brain, i may keep it around another year.
     
  25. AdamRock macrumors 6502a

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    i buy the new mbp, use it until the new one comes out, then sell it for the same price i paid...then i repeat that.

    that way i can always stay ontop of the tech without losing money :)
     

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