04-24-2006, 04:15 PM #1buckie06GuestHow long till a computer becomes outdated?
I'm in my freshman year of college now and got a powerbook. But was wondering, how long until i'll need to get a newer, advanced computer? How long do you take until you buy a new, replacement for your computer? I've heard some people say that in 5 years your computer will be outdated. I'm just trying to figure if i'll need a replacement before I graduate or not. Thanks for the help!
04-24-2006, 04:37 PM #2
- Member Since
- Dec 24, 2002
- Los Angeles, California
- 2 x 3.0GHz Quad-Core, 6GB OS X 10.6.8 | 15in MacBook Pro 2.2GHz OS X 10.6.8 | 64GB iPad 2 WiFi
Depends on what you are using your system for. If you are using it for research and documentation creation. it should last you until graduate and then some. As for your system be outdated,that is a relative term. It is better to look at use.Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass, It's about learning to dance in the rain!
04-24-2006, 04:38 PM #3
Nobody can really answer that effectively. How obsolete a computer becomes depends heavily on each person's particular use. I personally keep my computers for around 3-4 years before I replace them. I don't necessarily need to replace them, but I sometimes do. Sometimes I will keep them longer. I had a G3 Lombard PowerBook for almost 8 years before I finally sold it. I had used it daily and never had a problem with it. I had equally as old iMacs. It is all a matter of personal use and preference.
Posting and YOU|Forum Community Guidelines|The Apple Product Cycle|Forum Courtesy
mac: a waterproof raincoat made of rubberized fabric
MAC: a data communication protocol sub-layer, also known as the Media Access Control
Mac: a brand name which covers several lines of personal computers designed, developed, and marketed by Apple Inc.
04-24-2006, 05:06 PM #4
Technically your computer is outdated as soon as Apple makes an update on it (no matter how small). What you want to know is when it becomes obsolete, which as D3v1L8OY and rMan have said all depends on what you use it for.
Users Browsing this Thread
There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)
By prsguitar in forum Apple NotebooksReplies: 15Last Post: 08-18-2015, 03:16 PM
By jimi thing in forum Switcher HangoutReplies: 9Last Post: 04-04-2013, 10:30 PM
By geosar in forum OS X - Apps and GamesReplies: 4Last Post: 11-03-2010, 04:43 PM
By thomwilk in forum Apple NotebooksReplies: 5Last Post: 05-15-2009, 11:55 AM
By cschuman2029 in forum Apple NotebooksReplies: 6Last Post: 02-16-2009, 09:03 PM