Time to upgrade?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Simon 5000, Jun 27, 2009.

  1. Simon 5000 macrumors member

    Jun 24, 2009
    I'm really close to getting a Macbook Pro 15'', 3.06ghz, 4GB RAM, 500GB 7200rpm HDD and a 24'' LED Cinema Display.

    This is a massive investment for me, so I was wondering, how long do you think this computer will last me until technology has gone so far ahead I need to upgrade?

    My previous computer was a:

    Toshiba Satellite A300, 2.53ghz, 15'', 640GB 5400rpm HDD, 4GB 800Mhz DDR2 RAM.
  2. iVeBeenDrinkin' macrumors 65816


    Oct 17, 2008
    6 years, 241 days, 17 hours, 32 minutes, and 27 seconds.
  3. poppero macrumors member

    Jun 26, 2009
    :D average...
  4. miles01110 macrumors Core


    Jul 24, 2006
    The Ivory Tower (I'm not coming down)
    We have no idea. What do you use your computer for? If it's internet, music, and photo management then I'd say you don't need a new computer in the first place. If you're at the other end of the spectrum (a "power user") then you'll never be satisfied, and it will be time to upgrade next year. ::shrug::
  5. SkyBell macrumors 604


    Sep 7, 2006
    Texas, unfortunately.
    It depends on what your needs are. But for the average user, I'd say 4 or 5 years.
  6. Scepticalscribe Contributor


    Jul 29, 2008
    The Far Horizon
    That is more or less my experience, too. Upgrade when you need to, or have to; wait, if you merely want what is available now, unless finance is not a problem, as there will be further major changes over the next while.


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