I doubt it will work smoothly for nearly as long as some more mature Mac models. First-gen Apple products are like a lot of first-gen products. Technically speaking though, it will almost certainly work with the next five or so annual releases of OS X (though it may be too sluggish to be practical in a few years). But these are all guesses - no one can say with certainty.
Thanks for sharing! That is just awesome and it's better than Apple CareMy wife is still using the Macbook Air late 2010 (1.4Ghz) with 2GBs of RAM. Yosemite with transparency turned off. Its good enough for her use. Email, shopping and browsing Imgur. It was the first generation, and still manages to serve her needs well.
The only reason for her to upgrade is that warranty expires in a few months, and repairs would no longer make sense economical. In Norway we have five years of free service and repair on Apple products thanks to consumer laws. They changed her battery after four years a couple of months back. No issues outside of that single event.
You can. And you're in the country where you do. New Zealand consumer law guarantees the product for "its expected lifetime". This has been tested to five years with a normal laptop, but might be shorter for a cheap one. With an expensive top-end laptop it might easily be considered longer. You should expect at least five years' CGA cover with a mac bought from apple.co.nz (and of course don't bother with Applecare).Thanks for sharing! That is just awesome and it's better than Apple Care
You can't get better than that
I had a 2008 15" MBP core2 Duo 4gb/160gb. I thought it was respectable in terms of performance until I started ripping DVDs in Handbrake. The speed difference with my 2013 MBA i7/8gb/512gb is quite dramatic. I can rip a DVD on the 2013 MBA in 15 minutes. Same DVD takes about 75 minutes on the 2008 MBP.My February 2008 MBP was my main computer up until last month when I purchased this rMB.
You got caught on the wrong side of the 32-bit to 64-bit processor transition. This is probably the worst longevity you can get in OS X's history.My early-2008 Macbook received a grand total of 2 OS upgrades before it was held back at Mountain Lion. YMMV depending on machine. This one, I'd say it's good for 3-4 OS upgrades but who knows for certain?
I could have put a 300Gb SSD into it for $150, bought another battery for $60 and fixed the fan for $10 but I'd still have a heavy boat anchor with a pretty lousy screen.
Ah that explains it then. Thanks!You got caught on the wrong side of the 32-bit to 64-bit processor transition. This is probably the worst longevity you can get in OS X's history.
There's no similar major architectural shift anticipated in the near future, so I think anyone buying a Macbook today can expect at least 4 years of OS upgrades, and quite possibly more.
My 2007 MBP is on it´s 6th OS X.
Any machine capable of running Mountain Lion can run Yosemite. Every MacBook Pro from mid-2007 onwards can run Yosemite.My early-2008 Macbook received a grand total of 2 OS upgrades before it was held back at Mountain Lion. YMMV depending on machine. This one, I'd say it's good for 3-4 OS upgrades but who knows for certain?
The base model rMB may struggle with future releases - it's not exactly high powered.