New MacBook Pro - Help me extend its life as long as possible
January 18, 2009 1:57 PM Subscribe
Just got a new MacBook Pro - What do I need to do to make sure this pricey investment lasts me a long time?
posted by yellowbinder to Computers & Internet (26 answers total) 15 users marked this as a favorite
Got laid off this week, and talked them into applying my severance paycheques towards a new MacBook Pro. It is very sweet and taking the edge off, plus finally provides me with a machine I can do freelance work on.
I work in video editing, and I've already loaded it up with all the programs I need. Most of the work I'll be doing is HDV video in Final Cut and After Effects.
I want to be sure I don't do anything that will fuck up this lovely machine. Is there anything specific I should avoid? It's the new 2.53 Ghz 15 inch with 4 gigs RAM.
I like games, but I'll go without them if it will wear the machine out. I want this to last a number of years before needing an upgrade/replacement. I mention games because I've done a bit of editing already and everything went smoothly, but an hour of Sim City 4 resulted in a very hot computer and some ingame slowdown (was fine a few minutes after quitting).
Thanks in advance!