How does Apple hardware hold its value so well?

Discussion in 'Apple Desktop Hardware/Software' started by Myne_h, Oct 24, 2017.

  1. GumbyNoTalent

    GumbyNoTalent Member

    Jan 8, 2003
    Briz Vegas
    Macbook Pro

    IBM T500
    I use a similar vintage IBM T500 as a daily driver for programming, was top of the range model in its day, cost me $20 9mths ago + $150 for SSD and new battery + MAX out memory., only difference is Video is ATi not Nvidia, but I disabled external video and only use Intel for longer battery life.

    PS Also if I need a hammer I can use it to bang nails into walls. ;)
  2. r4n

    r4n Member

    Jan 6, 2008
    Geelong 3220
    Valid point, but not the point OP made.

    OP specifically stated "I could buy 2 base model devices for the same money"

    There is a MASSIVE difference between the build quality of low end machines vs the flagships. If people take anything from this thread it should be, a second hand enterprise grade machine/high end laptop is a MUCH better buy than a brand new $300 craptop. I bought my wife a $300 Lenovo T430S because she prefers windows. It came with a 120GB SSD and 8GB of ram. A mini dock set me back $50 with a second PSU, so she can use it as a desktop as well. It will probably last her most of a decade.
    Last edited: Nov 13, 2017

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