Got an Imac what to use old mac for now?

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

  1. raymondnoodles macrumors newbie

    Jul 17, 2012
    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

    Jul 11, 2012
  3. imaginary macrumors newbie

    Jul 23, 2012
    Give it to your girlfriend or someone from your family?
  4. Ddyracer macrumors 68000


    Nov 24, 2009
    You could sell it and get a little of the cost back.
  5. imaginary macrumors newbie

    Jul 23, 2012
    I agree with that :eek:
  6. bmcgrath macrumors 65816


    Oct 5, 2006
    London, United Kingdom
    Got a TV? Use it as a media server by using 'Plex'.
  7. ChrisA macrumors G4

    Jan 5, 2006
    Redondo Beach, California

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

    Feb 20, 2012
    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

    Jul 17, 2012
    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

    Feb 20, 2012
    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

    Sep 10, 2012
    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

    May 30, 2003
    Profit. I've sold several Apple products on eBay and made way more than you might expect.
  13. iHailCarlo macrumors 6502

    Aug 10, 2012
  14. dmax35 macrumors 6502

    Jun 21, 2012
  15. Flood123 macrumors 6502a


    Mar 28, 2009
    Living Stateside
    I use an old Mac as a media server. That + ps3 and nullriver's medialink are a good time.
  16. wickedking94 macrumors 6502

    Apr 27, 2010
    I know when I get a new MBP i'll be using this one as a 24/7 minecraft server.
  17. nfilg macrumors member


    Sep 5, 2012
    :D you are hilarious!! :D

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