Time for upgrade?

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by er15, Apr 4, 2014.

  1. er15 macrumors member

    Jan 7, 2012
    Hey everyone I am currently using my 2006 Macbook, I got the model in December 2006 and it runs at the moment. However, my mac has an inflated battery and cracks here and there. But it still works and I used it mainly to surf the web and do Uni assignments and word processing, i am wondering is it time for an upgrade? I am in my second year of University and will another year and half after this year. Is it worth upgrading now, considering the machine i have currently?


  2. azentropy macrumors 68020


    Jul 19, 2002
    I would now but probably not 20 years ago when I was broke and in college. If it worked and was safe I was keeping it as long as possible no matter what it looked like rather than accumulate debt.

    If the battery itself is bulging, replace it. < $25 on eBay.
  3. SkyBell macrumors 604


    Sep 7, 2006
    Texas, unfortunately.
    If it still does what you need it to do to your satisfaction, then there's no reason to spend more money than you need to on a newer machine; like the previous poster said, pop a new battery in it for a fraction of the price and keep going. :cool:

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