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how often do you do it?
I'm one to stretch out to the very end, normally 4-5 years... but my laptop just had a freakout, and it's only 2 years old, could keep at it but maybe it's time to upgrade already.
yeah, my G4 lasted long. still works.
compare to the G5 which is already "out of date" cause it's not a intel.
speed wise, still good.
Still using my early '08 MBP and love it. Had to upgrade some RAM but still running strong. Although I do admit I get more tempted to upgrade as new ones come out.
I can sell a Mac desktop for 1500$ easily after 3 years. Then, I put that 1500$ on the next one... and so on.
I did this 3 times.
The last one, i sold it 3 weeks ago (just before the new Mac Pro came out yesterday... hehe :) And I switched to PC. Money question here... for 2000$ i got a super mega powerful PC (18gb of ram).
- fuck yeah ram babymoldero
- won't be the same with the dell.akrok
- the re-sale, value. that is.akrok
- 18 gig of ram costs nothing and you can nearly put that much in an imac these daysanimatedgif
- yeh akrok re-sale of apple products is unbelievable.
- Resell won't be as good, but initial cost is much lower as well.404NotFound
- win-win. :-)akrok
- or you win some, you lose some.akrok
yup, mac pros resell good, sold my '07 with 9gb ram 2 months ago for $2k i could have gotten more where im at because their hard to get here in Mexico, sold it to a friend, it was still good i just needed more processing power. picked up the new dual quad core with 12gb.
Every 5-7 years. Man, just did the SSD upgrade and it's tits! Shit boots in seconds, apps just snap open.
So while the physical processor might stay the same in terms of speed, my 2yo 8 core will last another 3-5years with certain upgrades till fast sandy beach 12cores with SSD and thunderbolt tech are the norm.
My first Mac was a 9600 pro tower, 233mhz. Sonnet processor upgrade to 533mhz, 10,000 rpm SCSI HD Raid setup, still runs actually. Haha, regardless... That think got me through college and years of work to follow.
about every 2 years
upgrading hd on my mbp from 05' this weekend. already maxed at a whopping 2gbs of ram.
3 years ish.
I kind of overlap with a few machines. My current main machine I've had for 2 1/2 years, but I also have a laptop from nearly 5 years ago that still serves it's purpose.
I think I'll be upgrading sometime within the next year, and I expect I'll sell my very old one and make my current main laptop my new media machine.
almost every year - old one gets handed down to my wife, her old one gets sold. I figure that it's a good write off, plus I like blowing dough carelessly on gadgets.
I've had my iMac since late 2008, and it still runs like a dream. Only problems I've had with it was the hard drive dying about a year ago, and some crap getting behind the screen pop-off during a move, but it was replaced for free with Apple Care.
Using a almost 5 year old MBP and still going strong for the most part. Although it can bog down quite a bit if i have too many adobe apps open at once. Would like to upgrade soon but considering popping off $35 for another 1GB of ram instead.
very rarely do I upgrade because 'I can out perform' my current machine. It's usually a case of wear and tear on the hardrive, keyboard, and general case of the laptop.
I usually ebay the old computer for more than I thought it was worth.
This occurs every 2.5 years. Always a laptop.
1 1/2 years, what can I say...I ride em hard!
Usually sell them for 80% of original price and use that to buy the next one. This time imac (for work) and ipad (for meetings)
Don't have my own computer. Only the macpro at work. If I do sidework I sneak it in, or just stay late. Last time I bought myself a computer was in 2004 (a g4).
very tempted to buy a mbpro so I don't have to be here all the time. I have 3-4 months off in the summer where I usually don't do a minute of work but now I want to use the time to learn and become a better designer
.....still using a 10+ year old G3 power book along side my trusty 8+ year old G4 PB.
I'll upgrade when the new PB gets an iPad like touch screen.
my macbook pro is from june 2008? but this thing runs like a dream....
might swap the HD for a SSD hard drive... should run even faster.