I bought my MacBook Pro in early 2011. I lost my mind and switched to Windows full time for a few years and my MacBook sat in my closet. At one point I replaced the hard drive with a solid state drive (is that a thing?) so it's 256 GB. I don't remember how I did that. It involved YouTube videos I know. At any rate, I recently bought an iPhone and thought I would pull out the MacBook and see how it's doing and to my surprise it is running perfectly fine. It even updated to High Sierra last night. The battery doesn't last too long, maybe 5 hours. The fan is running constantly and it gets pretty warm, but everything seems to be working fine. I really like being in the Apple ecosystem once again where everything just seems to work together very smoothly. But am I missing anything besides a better screen and battery life by not updating to a newer MacBook? I have an iPad too so I feel pretty good with my holy trio at the moment. How long can I expect Apple to continue letting this MacBook Pro get updates? I don't need portability as this thing is sort of a beast and I just use it at home and take the iPad to work with me. Anyway, I am very pleased that this computer still runs fine after almost 7 years. Just am wondering how long I can expect it to continue to function decently before it's time for a new MacBook.