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    Thinking about new laptop
    V6Pony's Avatar
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    Thinking about new laptop
    I have a MBP 6,2 model I7 dual core 2.66GHZ. 8MB ram, added a hybrid 750mb hard drive. I think it is about 3 years old.

    How long can I expect it to last? Still running good at this point.

    How much faster would the new model I7 core be. I think these are quad core models. I would stick with optical drive.

    Thanks

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    Thinking about new laptop
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    That's a pretty solid machine. I can give you my perspective if that helps. I have a 2.5Ghz i5, 8GB of RAM with a SSD. I plan to get at least another three years out of that. Now, Apple may eventually phase out your machine but until then, I'd say you can keep yours.
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    Thinking about new laptop
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    When you say phase out. Does that mean that my hardware will no longer run current software from Apple?

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    Well, your machine is three years old so at some point in the next few years, Apple will stop supporting that hardware. According to Wikipedia, these are the system requirements for Mavericks (for example):
    iMac (Mid 2007 or newer)
    MacBook (Late 2008 Aluminum, or Early 2009 or newer)
    MacBook Pro (Mid/Late 2007 or newer)
    MacBook Air (Late 2008 or newer)
    Mac Mini (Early 2009 or newer)
    Mac Pro (Early 2008 or newer)
    Xserve (Early 2009)
    So, as you can see, Apple supports MacBook Pros as far back as six years.

    All I'm trying to say is that, at some point, Apple won't support your three year old MBP. That date will come sooner than a brand new machine but I doubt it will be anytime soon.
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