Who else is still using their 2007 MacBook Pro

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by humanliberty, Dec 11, 2014.

  1. humanliberty macrumors newbie

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    I put 6gb ram in it, 256gb ssd, 1440x 27" $200 shimian monitor hooked hanging from the corner of my coffee table, yosemite installed, fresh ebay battery, bluetooth keyboard and magic trackpad as I lounge on the couch.

    Runs great. Every day I use it I feel good about myself for using a 7 year old computer.

    Was tempted to get the 1700$ black friday 15 inch for my wife so I could take over her 2013 macbook air. She actually uses the processor, unlike word-using web-browsing pdf-reading me. Wonder when the next deal will come up.
     
  2. SandboxGeneral Moderator

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    My first Mac was a 2006 MacBook Pro. I don't have it anymore, but gave it to some friends a few years ago and they're still using it. It was their primary computer until they bought a new iMac this year. But they're still using it as a secondary machine.
     
  3. austinpike macrumors 6502

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    I would still be happily using my 2007 17" if the logic board hadn't crapped out a couple months ago.
     
  4. Queen6 macrumors 603

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    Have an Early 2008 still running, battery has had it now, and really needing another set of fans, other than that it runs great

    Q-6
     
  5. MacInTO macrumors 65816

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    I have a 2007 white MacBook still in use as my media centre. I replaced the hard drive with a 256GB SSD and it still runs great!
     
  6. antz359 macrumors newbie

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    Hi
    Picked up a 2007 15" 3.1 a few months ago, first thing I did was put a Cruical V4 SSD SATA2 that I had running Maverick's I tried Yosemite on my MM had lots of issues, used the old HDD as backup drive in optical bay. Then upgraded the memory to 4Gb(OWC Performance upgrade kit) from the stock 2Gb. It is now a very smooth quick delight to use, the matt screen is very nice and easy on the eyes. I would recommend getting one and doing this upgrade.:cool:
     
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    Ih8reno macrumors 65816

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    Recently picked up a 15 inch late 2007 Macbook Pro for almost nothing. It came with 4gb of ram and changed out the HDD to an older Sata 2 SSD drive I had been given as a gift. I'm using it right now and love the purchase!
     
  8. DavidB341 macrumors newbie

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    I bought my 2007 MBP used four years ago and it's still going strong, though I just upgraded my Adobe Apps to the Creative Cloud and they do take more memory. I'm maxed out at 4GB, and I'm finding my virtual memory is getting tapped a lot.

    I'm running Mavericks, yet, and I'm wondering if Yosemite could help or will it run harder and cause more problems. I'm glad that my 2007 is supported though it's technically at the bottom of the food chain in support.
     
  9. Badrottie Suspended

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    I really missed my 2007 Santa Rosa based 15" MBP. It has 4GB memory and I replaced it with Intel 320 series 160GB SSD. It runs great and sold to someone after I got 2012 rMBP. :apple:
     
  10. emir macrumors 6502a

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    Hah! I was bragging about still using my 2010 15" MBP with its superdrive swapped with an SSD and Fusion Drive hacked state, having no constraints, complaints or nothing. Guess you guys with your 2007s beat me to it.

    I still see at least a couple more years of life out of my computer though. I use it both personally and for work without ever feeling the need to buy a new Mac.
     
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    Properly taken care of, for the most part, Mac's have lasting power. I have a 2008 and a 2010 iMac that are still as good as when they were new. Plus the whole PowerPC Mac genre is still going strong and I even have a PowerMac G5 that is usable today.
     
  12. abundantmussel macrumors regular

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    I use my late 2006 Macbook pro everyday and my 20" iMac G5
     
  13. MacInTO macrumors 65816

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    I sold my 2007 white MacBook a few months back. I got about $100 for it (without the charger). I found a 2008 aluminium Macbook for a pretty good deal so this is now my media centre! :)
     
  14. laurim macrumors 68000

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    I use my 2008 MBP as my personal computer (as opposed to my work macs that I don't want to clutter with personal stuff). The battery won't hold a charge anymore but it's plugged in all the time anyway. Still works like a champ! The only downside is it's too old to airplay with sound.
     
  15. MacInTO macrumors 65816

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    Mine works with airplay and iTunes. I've never tried it with Apple TV though. Is it ATV that doesn't work or iTunes?
     
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    laurim macrumors 68000

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    Well, I just tried iTunes with a movie I own and it played with audio. Now I can't remember what it was. I wanted to put XBMC on an old computer after I sold my TV 2 on Ebay and didn't have one that would airplay with audio. I have XBMC on my 2008 MacPro tower now and ran both hdmi and optical audio from my office to my receiver in the living room because AirParrot wouldn't work reliably to airplay with sound to my AppleTV. I could have sworn it didn't work with this MBP either but now I'm not sure what I did, lol. It's probably been about a year. Did an OS update fix it? I thought it was a hardware issue...where you needed to install a different ethernet/Airport card or something and I wasn't willing to do it.

    EDIT-I think it's because they won't do Airplay mirroring, which I needed for XBMC. AirParrot worked ok for video but the audio lost the connection too often.
     

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