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The increasingly long life span of Macs

Over at Macworld last week, my Stay Foolish column tackled the idea of Macs lasting longer and longer these days:

This longevity goes hand in hand with the decline in specs that I wrote about last month. We’ll continue to use our devices as long as they accomplish what we want them to, not simply when specs suggest we “should” upgrade.

So I think of my dad, working away on his 2008 MacBook. Ultimately, if Apple continues at the pace that it’s at today, that computer’s useful life could extend to a decade from its purchase, which is a pretty outstanding return on investment. Granted, he mainly uses his machine for web browsing and email reading, tasks that aren’t exactly taxing even to a seven-year-old machine.

Read the rest at Macworld…