1. James Falconer's Avatar
    Simply wondering how our MacBook Pros are holding up? I picked up a new one just over a year ago now and she's still running like a top. No issues, battery life is still almost as good as the day I took it out of the box as well (kind of surprised about that).

    How about you?
    Matty and DarlaMack like this.
    04-04-2017 09:25 AM
  2. Matty's Avatar
    I purchased my very first and only Macbook Pro in 2011. Since day one, the performance has been great. Probably one of my happiest purchases ever and without a doubt, i will be getting another Macbook Pro for my next laptop. The battery life only lasts around 2.5 - 3 hours but for a nearly 6 year old laptop. I think that's pretty good going

    I will admit, i don't play a lot of games, just use it for Mobile_Nations, watching movies, using Microsoft Office and some Android Studio Dev work. So I'm not exactly pushing it had but for my needs it working wonderfully. Especially for student work The one thing I've been impressed about is the hinge stiffness. There is still relatively little wobble.

    Thinking of getting the new 2017 Macbook Pro at the end of this year as a 'Graduation' present.
    04-04-2017 11:00 AM
  3. TwitchyPuppy's Avatar
    I got a 2012 MBP and only had to put an SSD into it. It became lightning fast and felt brand new
    04-04-2017 03:30 PM
  4. Abu Khadija's Avatar
    I have a late 2013 15" rMBP with d/gpu. It's just over 3 years old now. AppleCare ran out in the middle of February. I'm just really starting to use it now since I've been using both iPad pros lately. Had windows 8.1 boot camped on it now with win 10. Bootcamped it just for 1 game that's not on macs. LOL.

    Now thinking about iMovie and FCPX. Battery life is good. About 6 or 7 hours if I keep running it. I think it's running like it's brand new.

    That's the good thing about macs, you can run them for years and there still good. Really have no use for the new ones. Don't like the touch bar. But that's just me.
    Jude526 likes this.
    04-04-2017 04:11 PM
  5. jmr1015's Avatar
    I have a mid-2009 MacBook Pro and it still runs great. I felt it necessary to upgrade from 2gb to 8gb of ram about 3 years ago... and it could benefit from a switch to SSD. But overall it is still very reliable and even still holds a decent charge on its original battery. It's partitioned to run Windows as well. I rarely do, but it's nice to know I can when I want.
    04-04-2017 06:45 PM
  6. bobpet63's Avatar
    I have a 2011 17" mb pro. I put an ssd drive and it runs faster. Love it.
    04-04-2017 10:03 PM
  7. bobpet63's Avatar
    Bought it new
    04-04-2017 10:03 PM
  8. Matty's Avatar
    I have a 2011 17" mb pro. I put an ssd drive and it runs faster. Love it.
    Wow a 17" Macbook Pro! I havent seen that size in AGES. There was only 1 guy in my whole school who had one (maybe the only one who could afford it haha). It's a pity Apple don't make them anymore, that screen was huge and just gorgeous to look at. Just thinking now, if the 15" is around $2,399 imagine what Apple would have sold the 17" inch for $2,799?
    04-05-2017 01:17 AM
  9. NexusGirlX's Avatar
    I bought two MBPs in the summer of 2015. I have a 2015 15" MBP and a 2012 13" MBP. I bought both of these brand new.

    Both of these are still working 100%. On the 2012, I upgraded the RAM to 16GB and yesterday, I installed an SSD in it. I don't use either one on battery power much so both have less then 20 cycles after all this time.

    I have never bought Apple Care for any Mac I have ever owned because I have never needed to send in any Mac for repairs. I still have a 2008 black MacBook that works 100% to this day, it's just too slow.
    04-08-2017 01:01 PM
  10. Jude526's Avatar
    I love how we in iMore appreciate the Mac Pro. I was reading on CNET user reviews on the 2015 model... not happy. Don't understand their issues. I have none of them. Love it
    04-09-2017 05:52 PM
  11. int32_t's Avatar
    Battery life still incredible on 2011 15" MacBook Pro, giving about 5h per charge. Other than a memory upgrade from 4 GB to 8 GB (which improved performance like you wouldn't believe), it's the same as day one and still a great machine.
    04-10-2017 09:24 PM

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