How old is your current Mac

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Ih8reno, Jun 24, 2013.

  1. Ih8reno macrumors 65816


    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?
  2. Dalton63841 macrumors 65816


    Nov 27, 2010
    My only Mac is in my signature, and it's no where near the end of its lifespan. Runs like a champ.
  3. Hildegerd macrumors regular


    May 12, 2013
  4. ValSalva macrumors 68040


    Jun 26, 2009
    Burpelson AFB
    I've got a few. My oldest: a 2004 White MacBook G3. The newest: 2012 15" rMBP.
  5. LogiTek macrumors newbie

    Jun 4, 2013
  6. Count Blah macrumors 68040

    Count Blah

    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.
  7. alphaod macrumors Core


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

    It's a little over 4 years old now. Running strong.
  8. psik 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)
  9. oldhifi macrumors 65816


    Jan 12, 2013
  10. Mad Mac Maniac, Jun 24, 2013
    Last edited: Jun 25, 2013

    Mad Mac Maniac macrumors 601

    Mad Mac Maniac

    Oct 4, 2007
    A little bit of here and a little bit of there.
    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....
  11. NewishMacGuy 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.

  12. Berknip macrumors member

    Nov 2, 2010
    2007 and 2009 MBP. Both in perfect shape and working just fine.
  13. ramram55 macrumors 6502a

    Jul 27, 2012
    1 is 2009 and other 2010 both mbps running good and should last another few years.
  14. ResPublica macrumors regular


    Jun 12, 2011
    4,5 year old white Macbook and 8 year old Mac mini. :eek:
  15. Anthony81586 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.
  16. Wuiffi 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 :/
  17. jbachandouris macrumors 601


    Aug 18, 2009
    Upstate NY
    As per my signature:
    mid 2010 MacBook Pro. Stock RAM. Stock hard drive.
    No issues.
  18. kooskoos1814 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...
  19. 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. :)
  20. iDutchman 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.
  21. Mad Mac Maniac macrumors 601

    Mad Mac Maniac

    Oct 4, 2007
    A little bit of here and a little bit of there.
    Mac's do get a lot of credit for lasting for longer than PC's... however they typically cost twice as much. Do they last twice as long? Maybe, sometimes. But also, the PC's that don't last are the cheapies. If you buy a $1300 PC it will last a while also.
  22. 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.
  23. JeffiJers macrumors 6502a

    Sep 12, 2012
  24. psik 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
  25. abuleban 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!:)

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