Got an Imac what to use old mac for now?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by raymondnoodles, Aug 13, 2012.

  1. raymondnoodles macrumors newbie

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    Ive recently gotten a new Imac and Ive been using the same macbook pro since 2006-2007ish? And I feel like its a waste not to use it and I was wondering what to use it for?
     
  2. ihuman:D macrumors 6502a

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  3. imaginary macrumors newbie

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    Give it to your girlfriend or someone from your family?
     
  4. Ddyracer macrumors 68000

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    You could sell it and get a little of the cost back.
     
  5. imaginary macrumors newbie

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    I agree with that :eek:
     
  6. bmcgrath macrumors 65816

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    Got a TV? Use it as a media server by using 'Plex'.
     
  7. ChrisA macrumors G4

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    Notebooks make great servers. Get and external firewire disk and you are set.
     
  8. adamlee macrumors newbie

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    Selling it off would be the best course of action. If you don't use it then its a waste to let it sit gathering dust.
     
  9. raymondnoodles thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Being that old I wouldnt get much for it especially since it doesnt have a battery. Use it for a sever for what? Im kinda new to this.
     
  10. adamlee macrumors newbie

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    Well, you could probably get some money back. Depending on the condition, a couple of hundred dollars wouldn't be too far off. I'm sure there are people interested in purchasing it even with a poor battery, if that is indeed the case.
     
  11. mlawkevin macrumors newbie

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    I have this exact same situation. Not sure how old you are or what you do at home, but I'm planning to turn my MBP into a garage computer. I can stream all my music while I work out there, I can stop dirtying the family computer when I need to look something up in the middle of fixing a car with greasy hands, I will eventually have a TV in my garage that I'll connect the MBP to so that when I do woodworking projects I can display directions and such on a large screen, etc...

    Wouldn't work for everyone, but some use like that would be perfect for an old MBP.
     
  12. Sped macrumors regular

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    Profit. I've sold several Apple products on eBay and made way more than you might expect.
     
  13. iHailCarlo macrumors 6502

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  15. Flood123 macrumors 6502a

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    I use an old Mac as a media server. That + ps3 and nullriver's medialink are a good time.
     
  16. wickedking94 macrumors 6502

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    I know when I get a new MBP i'll be using this one as a 24/7 minecraft server.
     
  17. nfilg macrumors member

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    :D you are hilarious!! :D
     

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