How old is your mac?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Bankaimadness, Apr 22, 2015.

  1. Bankaimadness macrumors 6502

    Jun 7, 2010
    The mac I am using is about four years. old. (mid 2010 version)

    I am expecting another four to five years and I think that is realistic. I hope it will last that long.

    I just switched the HDD with a SSD on it.
  2. JTToft macrumors 68040

    Apr 27, 2010
    Aarhus, Denmark
    - Wouldn't that be around 5 years?

    Mine is ~4 years, 2 months. Early 2011. No plans to upgrade and am expecting several more years of good service.
  3. double329 macrumors 6502

    Sep 10, 2008
    My MBA 13 is late 2010 version and it is still running great.
  4. davistld01 macrumors 6502a


    Aug 6, 2008
    Springfield, MO
    Just bought a minty Late-2014 rMBP...and I'm keeping it until "the wheels fall off"!!
  5. Anonymous Freak macrumors 603

    Anonymous Freak

    Dec 12, 2002
    For the category of this sub-forum, my two MacBook Pros are 9 and 7 years old.
    An 'ordered-the-day-the-Intel-releases-were-announced' first-gen early 2006 MacBook Pro (ordered the highest-spec model the ordering system would let me order - they later bumped the CPU speeds before shipping, and added an even faster CTO option, I got the auto-bumped CPU speed, but didn't add-on the CTO faster model.) It's the 32-bit-only Core Duo, so it's stuck on OS X 10.6.

    A little over a year ago, I traded my also-ordered-the-day-it-was-announced original MacBook for a 2008 MacBook Pro, so I'd have a portable that could run the latest OS. Still my newest laptop. (My wife has a 2014 MacBook Air.)

    Wandering out of the category of this sub-forum; My primary day-to-day machine is a 2007 (first-generation Aluminum) iMac, with quite a few upgrades.

    Going way outside the category of this sub-forum, my oldest Mac is an original 128k Macintosh, with a serial number indicating it was manufactured the last week of 1983.

    Obviously, that's my philosophy as well. I use a system until it can no longer meet my needs - usually due to the hardware no longer supporting the current OS.
  6. srshaw, Apr 22, 2015
    Last edited: Apr 22, 2015

    srshaw macrumors 6502

    Aug 13, 2011
    Nearly four, early 2011 mbp bought in July 2011.

    I have just ordered a 2tb hd, and i'm thinking of upgrading the stock 4gb ram. Mine is a 15" 2.0GHz i7, and i'm wondering if 16gb will work. I think it would but if anyone knows for sure I'd appreciate the advice.
  7. JTToft macrumors 68040

    Apr 27, 2010
    Aarhus, Denmark
    - It will. 16 GB 1600MHz is the maximum on all 2011 models.
  8. doboy, Apr 22, 2015
    Last edited: Apr 22, 2015

    doboy macrumors 68020

    Jul 6, 2007
    2007 15" MBP-purchased myself, still working like molasses
    2009 Mac Mini-got free from work
    2009 13" MBP-got free from work
    2011 13" Air-got free from work
    2015 13" rMBP-purchased myself
  9. yjchua95 macrumors 604

    Apr 23, 2011
    GVA, KUL, MEL (current), ZQN
    Well, as a software engineer and cinematographer, my list is pretty long.

    Early-2011 15" cMBP (2.3 i7/16/512GB 840 Pro/1GB 6750M/AG screen)
    Early-2013 15" rMBP (2.4 i7/8/256/1GB 650M) - work supplied
    Late-2013 13" rMBP (2.4/4/128) - won from a raffle
    Late-2013 13" rMBP (2.8 i7/16/512)
    Late-2013 15" rMBP (2.6/16/1TB/750M)
    Early-2015 13" rMBP (3.1 i7/16/512)
    Early-2015 12" rMB (1.3/8/512 - shipping soon)

    Late-2012 Mac Mini (2.6 i7/16/512GB 840 Pro)
    Late-2013 iMac 21.5" (3.1 i7/16/256)
    Late-2013 iMac 27" (3.5 i7/32/512/4GB 780M)
    Late-2014 retina iMac 27" (4.0 i7/32/512/4GB M295X)
    Late-2014 Mac Mini (3.0 i7/16/512)
    Two late-2013 nMPs (12-core/64/1TB/D700 for both)

    I bought all of them at around the same time when my mostly-2009 Macs (several portables and desktops as well, along with two cMPs) started to show their age, and started replacing them over a 2-year period starting from 2013. I don't intend to replace any of them until around 5-6 years down the road.

    For just regular purposes (and even some medium-serious work), the 2009 Macs (which I donated to an orphanage) would still do, and in fact, the last time I popped by there to provide software and hardware upgrades for my previous Macs, they were all still running well.
  10. three4rd macrumors newbie

    Apr 18, 2015
    I believe I win the prize for the oldest here (although mine is a desktop).....2003 imac G4. Before I got that I still used a 1995 Mac Performa 5200 with 500 MB hard drive....oh yeah!
  11. T5BRICK macrumors G3


    Aug 3, 2006
  12. bookwormsy macrumors 6502

    Jul 7, 2010
    I recently upgraded from a Early 2011 13" MBP (base CPU, upgraded to 16GB RAM, 120GB SSD, 750GB HDD) to a Late 2013 15" MBP (16GB RAM, 256GB SSD). I upgraded solely for the larger screen.
  13. Badrottie Suspended


    May 8, 2011
    Los Angeles
    No more free rMBP from your work? Or they found out you got free and fired you after 2011? :apple:


    won ebay bid for 2007 15" MBP used for a year or two then got 2012 15" rMBP - almost 2 years old. :apple:
  14. doboy macrumors 68020

    Jul 6, 2007
    Haha. No my boss hasn't upgraded his 2013 MBA yet. ;)
  15. blaine07 macrumors 68000

    Nov 14, 2014
  16. sonspot macrumors member

    Jul 19, 2009
    Toronto, Ontario Canada
    2007 15" MBP looking to sell it soon
    2010 13" MBP looking to sell that one too
    2110 15" MBP Might sell it for a newer i7 15"

    Been happy with my MBP still have my PC tho
  17. doboy macrumors 68020

    Jul 6, 2007
    Who's going to buy 2007 15" MBP? Wow, 2110 future model ;)
  18. Clix Pix macrumors demi-goddess

    Clix Pix

    Oct 9, 2005
    8 miles from the Apple Store at Tysons (VA)
    First-generation MBA (2008) still running just fine!

    Late-2009 Mac Mini (also still running just fine!)

    2012 iMac

    Late 2013 rMBP (the one I'm typing on right now)

    Shiny new early 2015 rMBP purchased a few weeks ago
  19. Elbert C macrumors 6502

    Mar 23, 2008
    AK, USA
    Oct 2005 rev PBG4 DLSD/HR - Al OS X 10.4.11
    Late '08 MBP OS X 10.6.8
    Late '12 Mac mini OS X 10.8.5
  20. iSheep5S macrumors 6502a


    Jun 4, 2013
    2 months and 2 weeks old. Not my first Mac, i did sample a used 2011 Pro 'classic' and a 2011 13" Air maybe a year ago. I wasn't ready to hop from Windows and gaming.

    I still have a HP Windows laptop for gaming... a slave for downloading etc.

    I do love the Mac experience and will always have one.

    Didn't get it at first but now i do.
  21. iBilal macrumors regular


    Apr 14, 2015
    I have the mid 2012 one .. coconut battery says 32 months .. and I couldn't be happier .. never ever an issue ..
  22. marc55 macrumors 6502a


    Oct 14, 2011
    Early-2013 15" rMBP, 2.8 i7/16GB/750GB/1GB 650M, purchased in Sept 2013.

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