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Old 07-09-2012, 08:40 PM
 
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8 years
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Old 07-10-2012, 08:53 AM
 
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
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I've had mines since 2007 and it still works just as good as the day I bought it. It was my first Mac. I've raj through about 4 pcs seeing as though they crash/become corrupted and unworkable . Is it standard for macs to last long time?
You've gone through 4 pc's in 5 years?
Bought a Windows laptop in 2007 for $600. Still runs like new (I did reformat about a year ago). Wife uses it still today to work from home.

*Note: Not saying PC's are better then MAC's. I bet if I bought a MAC in 2007 it would still be running, as well.

Point: take care of anything and it will last a long time. Period.
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Old 07-10-2012, 09:30 AM
 
Location: Wandering.
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You've gone through 4 pc's in 5 years?
Bought a Windows laptop in 2007 for $600. Still runs like new (I did reformat about a year ago). Wife uses it still today to work from home.

*Note: Not saying PC's are better then MAC's. I bet if I bought a MAC in 2007 it would still be running, as well.

Point: take care of anything and it will last a long time. Period.
+1, my 8 year old Dell laptop is still running on today as well. My son uses it several times a week.
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Old 07-10-2012, 09:34 AM
 
Location: WV and Eastport, ME
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I have 1 PC that is 10 years old and a laptop that is 9. I don't use them for primary computers any more, but they are still running. I don't understand what you would do to a computer to kill one per year.
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Old 07-10-2012, 11:51 AM
 
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I bought a iMac three years ago and have never been more satisfied. It runs great, plenty of memory, and it hasn't slowed down despite all the pictures an music I have out on there. I don't think I will ever go back to pc. I also have apple iPod and iPhone. Big apple fan!
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Old 07-10-2012, 08:23 PM
 
Location: where people are either too stupid to leave or too stuck to move
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You've gone through 4 pc's in 5 years?
Bought a Windows laptop in 2007 for $600. Still runs like new (I did reformat about a year ago). Wife uses it still today to work from home.

*Note: Not saying PC's are better then MAC's. I bet if I bought a MAC in 2007 it would still be running, as well.

Point: take care of anything and it will last a long time. Period.
just went through pc monitor yesterday.. oh well maybe i'm just too rough for a pc
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Old 07-10-2012, 08:25 PM
 
Location: where people are either too stupid to leave or too stuck to move
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Had my Macbook Pro running for almost 3 years, my oldest Windows system running XP was 7 in February. Only upgrades were dual layer DVD and a second monitor for the Windows system.

I'd think if the OP spent the same amount of money for his Windows platform as the Mac the lifetime would be the same....
yea i think so too.. its either it all now or pay later but i will have to pay it.

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My netbook is on the fritz so I walked into the spare bedroom and fired up my old eMAC. You know the big 50 lb white triangular cube. Typing on it right now. Works great, has never crashed. At some point I did upgrade the RAM and OS (10.4.1). Can't remember when I bought it. 1998? 1999?
seriously!?? at this internship i worked at they had me on those kinds too.. but i had no idea it was from 1998/9
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Old 07-10-2012, 09:05 PM
 
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just went through pc monitor yesterday.. oh well maybe i'm just too rough for a pc
Do you have anger management issues?
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Old 07-10-2012, 09:22 PM
 
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I have a Gateway from 2000 that I tuned into an internet and homework only machine for the kids. To be honest though I did make a few modifications. Only thing that has gone wrong with it was the power source that I replaced a few years back.
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Old 07-10-2012, 10:25 PM
 
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just went through pc monitor yesterday.. oh well maybe i'm just too rough for a pc
Well don't punch the monitor when you don't like what you read. Never had a monitor fail. Too rough on a monitor, watching rough sex porn
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