I was thinking about all my electronic devices, some may say I have too many, but all of you know one can never truly get enough. From all this contemplating I realized something. I came to a sudden momental thought that I’ve replaced all of my devices within a year or so. I guarantee you could count a number of devices you’ve replaced within the last year or so as well. I mean I’ve replaced phones, tablets, game systems, all those wonderful products, except for one.
My MacBook Pro (13-inch, Late 2011).
I have had my MacBook for what 5 years or so? The best part is she still runs impeccably. I mean yes I upgraded my RAM to 16GB which gave her a bit more juice, but that’s all I’ve done, otherwise she’s been an outstanding machine.
For some reason I also haven’t had any reason to want to upgrade this machine. You know how new laptops come out, with the Retina Display, or with HDMI ports, or even just the simple USB 3.0 ports and then your machine starts to feel old and you think to yourself “I think it’s time for a new one.” I honestly haven’t had that with this laptop. It might be because I haven’t had any issues with it, or it might be just that I didn’t need those technological upgrades, primarily because I went around them.
For example, I don’t need an HDMI port, I just use an Apple TV to Airplay whatever I’d like, gets rid of cords completely. Or instead of using a USB 3.o port I use the Kanex Thunderbolt to USB 3.0 Adaptor. When my laptop was feeling a little slow, I went from 4GB RAM to 16GB. I just managed to find ways to go around these little aspects to increase the lifespan of my laptop. I bet you’d agree it’s not fun getting a new laptop every year, especially where they can range price wise anywhere form $700 to $1500. Trust me, I went through a number of Windows computer before I switched over to Apple. I think I went through 3 Asus Laptops in 3 years, until I got a MacBook Pro, and I still have it!
So what do you think? Do you think that making the lifespan of your laptop is important or do you enjoy getting a new one every few years?
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