How old is your current Mac


macrumors 65816
Original poster
Aug 10, 2012
Hey guys,

I currently have a13 inch MacBook Pro early 2011 for my personal computer. I also have a work pro early 2008, and was given an ibook g3 2001. Is it pure luck that the 2 older models are still running or is this a Mac theme? What models do you have?

Count Blah

macrumors 68040
Jan 6, 2004
US of A
I have a mind-2012 base 15" cMBP, the misses has the old 2008-15" 2.54 C2D. There is a also a 15" MBP 1.83 CD lying around somewhere that is still functional, minus the battery at this point however.


macrumors Core
Feb 9, 2008
My current oldest Mac is my Mac Pro.

It's a little over 4 years old now. Running strong.


macrumors 6502
Aug 21, 2007
i have a white macbook from 2006 that i am still using now (I am typing from it) believe it or not it still runs relatively smooth for like surfing/editing/watching movies/even some more hardcore stuff (recently stream HD if other background apps are open is a bit problematic, but sometimes dpeending how hot the CPU is..

Also problem is that now macbook gets hot often and causes battery to expand which causes the trackpad not to work properly...short story yes i am going to buy a new MB AIR soon ... but I worked the living hell out of this book and it is still surprisingly running very well (every day for the last seven years); with a cooler I am sure I could solve the heating problem as well

Here is more info from mactracker:

Introduced May 2006
Discontinued November 2006
Model Identifier MacBook1,1
Model Number A1181
Order Number MA254LL/A (White), MA255LL/A (White), MA472LL/A (Black)
Initial Price $1,099 (White) $1,299 (White) $1,499 (Black)
Support Status Supported
Case White (1.83 or 2.0 GHz) or Black (2.0 GHz), durable polycarbonate
Weight and Dimensions 5.2 lbs., 1.08" H x 12.78" W x 8.92" D

Processor Intel Core Duo (T2400, T2500) ("Yonah")
Processor Speed 1.83 or 2.0 GHz
Architecture 32-bit
Number of Cores 2
Cache 2 MB on chip shared L2 cache
System Bus 667 MHz

Storage 60, 80, 100, or 120 GB 5400-rpm
Media Slot-loading Combo or 4x SuperDrive (DVD±RW/CD-RW)

Trackpad Solid-state trackpad supports tap, double-tap, drag and scrolling
Keyboard Full size (78 (U.S.) or 79 (ISO) keys incl. 12 function, 4 arrow, embedded keypad)
I have had one Mac that I continue to use as my primary computer since December 2007. A white Macbook. It still works pretty great. It still struggles to perform tasks sometimes, but it works well enough for my needs.

Edit: I should note that in nearly 6 years I have upped my RAM (2gb to 4gb) and replaced my battery. Those are the only changes I've made from the stock configuration.

The two biggest problems I have are that it maxes out at Lion (no ML or Mavericks for me), and that I don't have the multitouch gestures, because I have the old buttoned trackpad. Oh yeah and I've been needing to regulate my storage space for the past couple years. I only have 128GB.

I've been "about to buy a new Mac" for about 2 1/2 years. I've been dragging my feet getting a new one, not because I can't afford it, but because I can't rationalize that I NEED it. Especially with my iPhone and iPad.

Although honestly, the one thing that makes me yearn to update is the fact that with Mavericks I could use my 55" TV as a second monitor....
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macrumors 6502a
Aug 2, 2007
Macs last. I just sold my Mac G5 tower a few months back and it still ran OSX 10.5 perfectly well with perfectly acceptable performance for light to moderate computing tasks.

Notebooks are a little less flexible, but even the old ones still work great. Also sold a white MacBook from 2006 that ran both Lion and Win Vista perfectly well to a poor student that needed a super-budget laptop.

That just doesn't happen with Wintel machines.



macrumors regular
Oct 15, 2011
How old is your current Mac

Mines an early 2011 MBP 15". Put in an SSD and 8gb of RAM last year and the thing runs like a champ.


macrumors 6502a
Oct 6, 2011
My current machine is a 2010 MBP. Did work perfectly (updated RAM and SSD) until the 10.8.3 update. Since then nearly every program triggers the dGPU. With the hot temperatures in the last week (up to 35°C) and the dGPU always on the MBP idled at around 70-80°C CPU and 60°C GPU and under load hits 100°C CPU and 80°C GPU. Guess if Maverick doesn't bring some solution, i could need a new machine soon :/


macrumors member
Apr 6, 2012
Mine is an early 2011 15'' MBP with upgraded RAM (8 Gb 1600 MHz) and a dual drive setup (Samsung 840 SSD and original drive in the Optibay).

It's the best computer I've ever had, I don't think I'll need a new rig till at least 2 years...

White Shade

macrumors newbie
Jun 22, 2013
An old Mac Mini, Macbook Pro (2006), iMac (2011), And an almost 10 year old Powerpc G4. The only one with any REAL issues is the Powerpc. :)


macrumors 6502a
May 9, 2010
Amsterdam, NL
At the moment (in use):

2003 (10 years old) iMac G4
2009 MacBook White (Non-Unibody w/ Nvidia graphics)
2009 27" iMac i7
2012 15" rMBP

The iMac and rMBP are the main computers nowadays.

All working flawless.

So yeah. Quite a difference in age between the oldest and the newest.

PhD Chick

macrumors newbie
Jun 14, 2013
Norwich, UK
My only computer is a 2006 Mac Mini. :cool: Still does everything I want it to do, but it can only support Snow Leopard due to its Core Duo processor.

Potentially purchasing a new cMBP/rMBP within the next few weeks.


macrumors 6502
Aug 21, 2007
forgot to add that my white macbook 2006 i am using now lasted also because of Good operating system - tiger and snow leopard - with ****** lion i dont think it would've been able to be as stable and smooth


macrumors member
Nov 13, 2010
Saudi Arabia
11" 2011 Air

It had a bumpy stretch that required a repair done while in Peru, but the warranty came in very handy and it's running very well... just wish the internet could be a bit faster here in Bolivia!:)