Replacing 10 year old MacBook Pro: M3 MacBook Pro or M2 MacBook Air

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cipriano
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Re: Replacing 10 year old MacBook Pro: M3 MacBook Pro or M2 MacBook Air

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chinchin wrote: Fri Mar 22, 2024 11:45 am
Badinvestor wrote: Fri Mar 22, 2024 11:42 am A question for you Mac mavens:

if I buy an M2 machine, will OS updates end sooner than if I buy an M3 machine?
Yes
To add: Apple ends support based on release date, so an M3 MBA will inevitably get more longer support than an M2.

I have an M2 air. It'll have more power than you could possibly need if you're not doing compute-intensive work. I don't think you'll get much more longevity out of an MBP. MBPs aren't actually any higher powered unless you get a Pro or Max processor. As other have suggested, I think you'd be better served upgrading RAM. (I don't find SSD an important upgrade because I'm an iCloud subscriber, and Apple manages local/cloud storage quite seamlessly.)
CaptainMMW
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Re: Replacing 10 year old MacBook Pro: M3 MacBook Pro or M2 MacBook Air

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I switched from a 2014 MacBook Pro 14" to the M2 Macbook Air and it's fantastic. Much Faster and I hope to get another 10 years out of this one too!
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