Member Since: Dec 22, 2006
Location: Texas, where else?
Mac Specs: 15" MBP 2.33 C2D 256 4GB, MBA 13" i7 1.8, MB 2.0 2GB, Nano 4th, 3GS, iPad 1
06-14-2013, 05:19 AM
Any individual computer could last for many, many years.
It could die later on today.
We have folks posting in the forum still using Macs made 10-15 years ago.
The last PC I had to fix was an 11 yr old Dell - now quite happily running Linux for it's owners.
How useful a computer is 5,7,10 years later depends on what you want/need to do on it.
For years, I had to build a new one every year if I wanted to put the latest software on it.
My needs have changed and now a computer is lasting me several years.
I cannot be held responsible for the things that come out of my mouth.
In the Windows world, most everything folks don't understand is called a virus.