If you read my Tesla review, you might think that I desire newer, faster, better everything.
That’s not always true.
My early 2011 Macbook Pro is still humming along gracefully. Five years is a long time in computer years. (According to this website, my computer is 92 human years old.)
But it still works great. I’ve changed its battery once, added more memory (wish I could do that for me!) and swapped out the spinning hard drive for a smaller-capacity flash drive.
It’s running the latest operating system — Apple keeps supporting this old machine.
The strangest thing is that I have no burning desire for a newer Mac. Yes, I do like the newer Macbook Pros (and think the new Macbook is a thing of beauty). But the functionality of a newer Mac isn’t different enough that I’d go through the hassle and expense of upgrading. Plus, my old Mac has a CD/DVD drive — I can add music from that old fossil media source without an external drive. (However, I wouldn’t really miss that capability if mine ever died.)
Also interesting — Apple still sells my same basic computer brand-new (though it has a newer brain).
Finally, if you’re ever in the market for a Mac, I’d recommend buying a factory refurb direct from Apple. Those computers have the same warranty as all-new versions. And often, you can get the latest models as refurbs.