I’ve been thinking about getting a new desktop because my white MacBook, Tony, is now past its 3 year mark, currently at about 3.5. Started looking into refurbished iMacs, then other PC desktops, then thought about maybe digging out the old PC from the study room (that I know will probably crash on me in no time).
Then I googled around, and got to looking into the Tony’s battery life. I was very pleasantly surprised. After going through 3 years of my abuse (including dropping it, never shutting it down for weeks/months on end, leaving it charging sometimes for days, going to London and back, sister spilling coffee into the vents etc.) and 1029 cycles, it still has a charge capacity of a whooping 4799mAh out of its original 5200mAh, giving it a battery health of about 92%. Whattttt. At this rate, I don’t think I’ll ever need to change systems ever. Aside from the bottom rubber case which I’ve replaced twice because of warping issues, I haven’t had to do any sort of repairs at all.
Oh, come to think of it though, there was a period when I had issues where the vents started running on overdrive and gave me only about half an hour on a full charge. But that problem miraculously fixed itself, and I don’t think that has happened in more than a year now.
They just don’t make them like this anymore. And yes, this is a post of me boasting about how far my MacBook has come. I dedicate it to my very hardy, survivor of everything laptop. Dear Tony, stay strong, and I’ll love you forever!