commas-leftSo you've had your MacBook Pro for a few years now and the luster has worn off. What do you do? Do you just throw away your old one and replace it with a new Mac?commas-right

If you’re like most, the answer is probably no-right? Well, what if there was a magic button that you could press to make your old MacBook Pro new again for just a fraction of what a new one would cost you – would that get your attention? If the answer is yes, you’re going to love this article.

Although, I confess…There’s no magic button, just seven easy steps that you can take to refresh your old MacBookPro. Nonetheless, here are seven painless ways to speed up your old MacBookPro.

1. Install OS X Mavericks
If your MacBook Pro is more thantwo years old, then your computer is most likely somewhat stuck in the past. The goodthing about OS X Mavericks is that, as a Mac user, it’s a free upgrade. Many MacBook Pro users have reported experiencing that brand new nostalgia on their Mac all over again after installing the operating system.

2. Upgrade the RAM
Don’t suffer from your old MacBook Pro’s memory limitations. In order to fit in today’s environment, do some tweaking and speed it up. Upgrading the RAM varies from model to model. Thankfully, Apple has a support page, so you are free to ask questions. By the way, you can find exceptional value on additional storage at Ramjet.

3. Upgrade the Graphics
This is probably one of the sore points for most Mac Pro owners. The machine doesn’t offer an industry standard graphics card. However, that’s not necessarily the end of the story. If your MacBook Pro has a Thunderbolt port, you should be able to connect an external graphics card.

4. Uninstall Unnecessary Apps
After your system up to date and works perfectly fine, it’s time to deeper and uninstall unnecessary applications.This step should free up some space on the drive and RAM. It should alsoenable you to experience even faster performance from your MacBook Pro.

5. Reclaim Hard Drive Space
Once you’re done uninstalling unnecessary apps, now is the time to finish cleaning your Mac – by removing clutter on your hard drive. This would include deleting duplicate files, runningsystem performance tests, do registry clean ups, scanning your disk or defragmenting your computer.

6. Give It a Good Cleaning
Turn your off your Mac, unplug everything. Give it the good wipe down that it needs. But when cleaning it just remember to use a microfiber cloth on the surface of the device to wipe away any dust.

7. Clean the Table Clutter
Before you turn your Mac back on, it is important that you also clean all of the debris that may have accumulated beneath your Mac. Once you are done, your Mac is now ready for another dose of heavy duty use!

There you have it – seven super easy ways to tune up your old MacBook Pro and get it running like new again. And of course, with spring being right around the corner there couldn’t be a better time to get started. So what’s the lesson? It’s that by following these tips you really can have your cake and eat it too.