How old is your mac?

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

  1. Bankaimadness macrumors 6502

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    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

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    - 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

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

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    Just bought a minty Late-2014 rMBP...and I'm keeping it until "the wheels fall off"!!
     
  5. Anonymous Freak macrumors 601

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    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
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    srshaw macrumors 6502

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    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

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    - It will. 16 GB 1600MHz is the maximum on all 2011 models.
     
  8. doboy, Apr 22, 2015
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    doboy macrumors 68000

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    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

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    Well, as a software engineer and cinematographer, my list is pretty long.

    Portables:
    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)

    Desktops:
    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

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    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 604

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  12. bookwormsy macrumors 6502

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    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

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

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    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 68000

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    Haha. No my boss hasn't upgraded his 2013 MBA yet. ;)
     
  15. blaine07 macrumors 65816

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  16. sonspot macrumors member

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    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 68000

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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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

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