Lifespan macbook pro retina

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by vapor2k, Mar 3, 2018.

  1. vapor2k macrumors newbie

    Feb 22, 2018
    Hello world
    So I bought a macbook pro retina 13inch late 2013 model back in april 2014. (8gb ram 256 SSD)
    I have it since, used it for light work at school and web browsing. It was not used muched : I only racked 150 battery cycles and it's still running fast.
    It's my first Mac, I would like to know your idea on the lifespan of my mac. I'm getting into some coding projects and want to know if I can still count on my macbook for the next couple of years or should I buy a new laptop.

    Thank you in advance
  2. maflynn Moderator


    Staff Member

    May 3, 2009
    Well my 2012 MBP is goign strong, I'd say you still can count on your mac at this point and you don't need to replace it.
  3. pongowaring macrumors newbie

    Mar 3, 2018
    I have a late 2013 15 inch at home, and it is still running perfectly well, despite spells of intense use (3 years of that period it was used 10-12 hours most days, week in, week out, writing stuff in Xcode). Not a single problem with it.

    FWIW I also have a mid 2014 (or thereabouts, but 2014 sometime) 13 inch work laptop and that, too, is perfect, despite it being used previously by my boss and then myself, carted around town every day, and on multiple work trips abroad (basically, neither of us have really gone out of our way to take particular care for it, and it still runs perfectly, and has barely a scratch on it).
  4. Mr Invisible macrumors newbie

    Dec 24, 2016
    I have a mid 2014 15" rMPB (High Sierra, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD, 2.5 GHz i7 CPU), and it works perfectly for my needs. I typically use it for messaging, Safari, MS Office, Mail, Calendar, Spotify, learning XCode, watching the odd video here and there, music apps, nothing too strenuous. I intend to keep it as long as possible. It's the best laptop I've ever owned, having only used Windows one before. It does the job, and is a very reliable tool for me.

    I know there are a lot of folks out there using apps with far bigger resource requirements, and they will probably need something far powerful than what I have.
  5. casperghst42 macrumors member

    Jan 11, 2006
    I got an early 2013 (2.7Ghz/16gb) which has been used every single days since I got it; it's my primary work computer. Not a hick up ...

    Even though I disagree with Apples price policy, I do appreciate that the lifespan on Apple computers in general, is well beyond 6
  6. leman macrumors G3

    Oct 14, 2008
    Average life expectancy of a premium-quality laptop is around 4-5 years. That said, you shouldn’t expect any device last longer than it’s warranty coverage period. After all, it’s all about chance and luck. If you are lucky, it will easily do a couple of years still and it’s certainly offers enough performance for the tasks you need it for.
  7. vapor2k thread starter macrumors newbie

    Feb 22, 2018

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