I bought my iMac in 2009 and used it heavily for all of my writing and many other things for 7 years. In all of that time it rarely put a foot wrong and I felt that it was well worth the £999 outlay at the time.
It then become my son’s as he needed a computer for his studies and he used it every night for almost three years. He has just left for University to study law and has taken my 2015 MacBook with him.
Today I powered up the trusty iMac for my 15 year old daughter and it is just as quick as it ever was, and is more than capable of doing what she needs it to. She is a keen writer and also likes messing around with photo editing plus a few other computer related tasks, and so the iMac will be used heavily by the third member of the family.
Seriously, what would have happened to a Windows PC if I bought one in 2009? How much would I have had to pay in yearly software updates? How many components would I have had to buy to keep it running at an acceptable pace and how much time would I have wasted dealing with potential security threats and reformatting etc?
This machine more than any other is why I use a Mac and my experience so far with my two MacBooks has been just the same. Love of hate Apple, you can’t deny that the hardware is the best out there in terms of longevity without the need to fiddle too much.