Question by  VanillaTwilight (281)

How many years does a Mac Pro (desktop) last without starting to slow down noticeably?

I'm thinking of switching from PC to Mac if it proves worth it price-wise.


Answer by  Denny (14)

Depends on the workload thrown at it. However if the workload is simply office/web/email tasks then the machine will be fine for at least 4-5 years.

Reply by VanillaTwilight (281):
Who\'d buy a Mac Pro for just office/web/email!? They crazy! :-P I\'ve been doing heavy video editing on a $1700 Dell laptop for 4 years, so if I can\'t get 4-5 years out of a Mac Pro--especially for the price I\'d be paying, it doesn\'t seem worth it. :/  add a comment

Answer by  thiefraccoon (266)

will run tip-top for as long as five years (unless it is slowed down by software/registry errors, viruses or spyware)


Answer by  RepairItMan (419)

This all depends on how you work with your new computer. It should stay nice and speedy for many years. Just be sure to re-install OSX every so often.


Answer by  lulu97 (12)

From my experience, the Mac Pro is a very powerful machine. I have had one for the past three years and it continues to work well.

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