Standard Upgrade Cycle

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by rhyndu, Jan 31, 2008.

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Upgrade Cycle (for portables)

  1. Every 6 months

    4 vote(s)
    10.3%
  2. Every 1 years

    3 vote(s)
    7.7%
  3. Every 2 years

    7 vote(s)
    17.9%
  4. Every 3 years

    19 vote(s)
    48.7%
  5. Every 4+ years

    6 vote(s)
    15.4%
  6. Other

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  1. rhyndu macrumors regular

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    I'm just curious: what is the standard update cycle for you (on your portable?)

    This does NOT include issues/unnormal problems!

    For me, it depends but generally I try to get a new mid-high range MB every two-three years.
     
  2. blahbrah macrumors 6502

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    pretty much until the thing is dead. I've never bought a computer within 5 years of each other.
     
  3. thejadedmonkey macrumors 604

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    I try for every 3 years, because after that the warranty is out, I start to get nervous... Plus every 3 years, there's been enough advances in computing that I can justify the new machine:)
     
  4. JNB macrumors 604

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    Three years is the depreciation schedule allowed by the IRS. It's written off by then, so I sell it & get a new one, and start over.
     
  5. Cliff3 macrumors 65816

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  6. Hawkeye411 macrumors 68000

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  7. tip macrumors 6502

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    Every four years for me. After the support runs out, it's just one year more.
     
  8. rhyndu thread starter macrumors regular

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    Sorry? Deprecation schedual from the IRS (ya, I know who the tax guys for you yankees are, but didn't know they cared about technology in any way!)

    Not so. Similar, yes. But that question asks about your current machine.

    For instance, I voted two years on this, but because my machine is 1.5 years old now, I voted less than 1 year on the other :p
     
  9. letswastetime macrumors regular

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    before my macbook i had a desktop for about 2.5 years but usually about 3
     
  10. JNB macrumors 604

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    Appy polly loggies for my continent-centricity! :eek:

    The tax folks allow a business deduction on equipment & machinery, depreciating its value over time. Computers (like desktop & notebook) are a three-year schedule.
     
  11. /dev/toaster macrumors 68020

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    Every 2 - 3 years and about every 5 - 6 years on my personal home server.
     
  12. mrtune macrumors 6502a

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    The last laptop I bought before buying my macbook for christmas was a used dell laptop back in the fall of 2004. I think it was 1-2 years old when I got it. A latitude C400 with a PIII 866MHZ lol. That sucker has had the battery changed and the screen change one time each since I've owned it and is still kicking strong today. I have since given it to my brother to use. This was probably the most reliable computer I have ever used and it has been abused like no other.

    If my macbook is anywhere near as reliable as that thing, I should easily be able to hold on to this one for at least 4 years. Hopefully more.
     

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