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Old 07-07-2012, 09:25 PM
 
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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?
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Old 07-07-2012, 10:34 PM
 
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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?
I've got PC still running after 8 years.

Computers are typically become obsolete (slow with limited resources) before they fail, and MAC's are no different.
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Old 07-07-2012, 10:42 PM
 
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I've got PC still running after 8 years.

Computers are typically become obsolete (slow with limited resources) before they fail, and MAC's are no different.
This.
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Old 07-08-2012, 04:13 PM
 
Location: Metro Washington DC
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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?
Yes. The same goes for PCs.
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Old 07-08-2012, 05:22 PM
 
Location: Not far from Fairbanks, AK
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I don't know about Mac laptops since the one I have is only about a year old, but I have had desktop Macs that have lasted over 12 years without a single problem other than the ones I caused. After ten or so years there is so much you can do with the old software. However, you can use any old computer with the right software for controlling your home lighting, alarms, HVAC, etc. (some people are into that sort of stuff)
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Old 07-08-2012, 06:51 PM
 
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I've got PC still running after 8 years.

Computers are typically become obsolete (slow with limited resources) before they fail, and MAC's are no different.
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Yes. The same goes for PCs.
well i'm quite destructive with computers so pcs don't last with me, which is why i was surprise my mac was still working flawlessly .
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Old 07-08-2012, 08:52 PM
 
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Current laptop is 3.5 years old. Still runs flawlessly, though the disc drive needed replacing about 6 months ago.
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Old 07-08-2012, 09:44 PM
 
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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....
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Old 07-09-2012, 08:29 PM
 
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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?
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Old 07-09-2012, 08:38 PM
 
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I have had my MacBook for 4 years. Upgraded the memory to 8Gb, still have 75Gb of unused disk space, kept the OS up to date and the battery is only 6 months old (free replacement from those nice people at Apple). I expect to get at least another two years out of it.
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