Returned a 2016 15 MacBook pro. Question

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by atlantamac, Apr 20, 2017.

  1. atlantamac macrumors newbie

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    I got a new macbook pro and I just didnt like it.Didnt like the keyboard or the touchbar and I may be crazy but didnt seem that much faster than what I have now. So I felt it didnt warrant spending over 2k on. I like my early 2013 mpb much more. Here is the question, it runs great on mac os , still has great battery life. How many more years can I expect to get out of it or should I grab one of the 2015's still hanging around because its basically the same machine but newer?
     
  2. maflynn Moderator

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    I believe they just dropped some (all?) of 2011 macs from support so I think you have a few more years provided that the battery is still in good shape.
     
  3. leman macrumors 604

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    It will certainly be a usable computer for years to come. If however, you are asking about how long it will last physically, then we get to the realm of clairvoyance. If you laptop had no issues until now, I'd say there is a 50-70% chance that it will develop a defect within the next 2-4 years. You'd probably need to replace the battery at some time though.
     
  4. Sanpete macrumors 68020

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    The Late 2011 MBP is still supported, the Early not. But the machine can last long beyond when Apple supports it.
     
  5. Mr. Dee macrumors 65816

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    If you take good care of it, you would be surprised to know, you can still be using it 10 years from now. I follow a Apple User Group on Twitter and I sometimes see gen 1 Core Duo (2006) and rev 2 Core 2 Duo (2007) MacBook Pro's is reasonably good condition being sold for $300. Right now, the owner of the group has a PowerBook G4 selling for US $200, but the battery is dead. So, the battery is likely the first to go, so prepare to eventually replace that. You can check how much charge cycles are left. I believe its 1,000 for a MacBook Pro. So, once you approach 1,000, you should prepare to get the battery replaced.
     
  6. lambertjohn macrumors 6502

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    My 2010 15" is running as good as the day I bought it six years ago. However, I've upgraded it with 8GB of ram and an SSD, so it's got a bit of an advantage over a stock 2010 Pro. Also own a 2015 15" Pro, and it's been a fabulous computer as well.
     
  7. robvas macrumors 68020

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    those prices are nuts.
     
  8. jerryk macrumors 68030

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    I still use a 2009 Mac mini and 2011 MBP on occasion. They work better than when new since I replaced their drives with SSDs and maxed the memory.
     
  9. Mr. Dee macrumors 65816

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    I agree, not worth it. The guy posted in the group, then are selling 2006 Gen 1 Mac Pro's $650. Ridiculous! A guy on Facebook Live got a 2010 for $200, barely used and spent 350 maxing out. I guess thats what happens when you live in developing country.
     
  10. tubeexperience macrumors 68030

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    Your old Early 2013 MacBook Pro likely won't stop working anytime soon.

    You probably have to spend money on a new battery, but that's about it.

    Personally, I wouldn't upgrade.
     
  11. flyinmac macrumors 68030

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    I'm still using my 2006 Mac Pro. So, assuming it doesn't die, you could probably get a lot of use out of your machine.
     

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