How many teenagers have their own computer?


macrumors 6502a
Dec 28, 2004
I do, paid by me though.. 20 inch imac g5 2.0 with 1.5gb of ram, laserjet 1020 printer mx1000 mouse..


macrumors 65816
Jul 7, 2005
rye9 said:
Just curious, how many teenagers here are between 13 and 18 and have their owm computer?
i own 8 lol

powermac g4 500
powermac g4 1ghz
powermac g4 1.47ghz
imac 333mhz
imac 500mhz
ibook 700mhz
amd pc 700mhz
dell pc 450mhz

ive also owned 12 or so other macs which i no longer own

you should refer to the thread i started


macrumors 68000
Aug 3, 2005
Buffalo, NY
I have my 12" PowerBook G4 to myself, stepdad has an iMac G4 and my mom doesn't really like computers.

My first computer that I owned though was some crappy Compaq PC, then an HP Laptop, then a 15" PB G4, iBook G4, iMac G5, now I'm down to just my PB and an 800mhz iBook G3 (which arrives Monday).

So to, in short answer your question, yes.


macrumors 6502a
Apr 1, 2005
Lincoln, NE
I got my first computer when I was 6. A 386 of some kind with DOS 2.11. Now I have a Dual 2.0 G5 (my life's savings) and a Medion LS laptop (a gift from my boss).


macrumors member
Oct 15, 2005
i have my own.

its the pc in my sig. anyways. i payed for it all. took me some time to save up, but i did.


macrumors P6
Jun 4, 2003
I got my own computer when I was a teenager. Before then, it was just using my brother's Macs - I have fond memories of his Apple //e and SE/30. :cool: I started off with PCs (a 200 MHz Pentium II, I believe), built my own, etc., and then bought my very own Mac 2 years ago.


macrumors member
Sep 25, 2005
ive had hand down computers since i was about 7. my latest is my dads old PB in my sig. but im gunna buy my first new computer in January hopefully! but my brother is paying half!! i still have the old ones 8 in fact:

Mac Classic
Mac Classic 2
LC 2
LC 475
LC 475 (ive got 2 of them)
PowerMac 8600
Powerbook 233Mhz (OS 9)
Powerbook 400Mhz current on in sig

my last computer was a Blueberry iBook 300Mhz (no firewire) but i gave that one to my sister!
when my dad got his new iBook 1.2Ghz he gave my sister a choice of the Powerbook 400Mhz or my old iBook and me get the Powerbook. she asked for the blueberry iBook 'cos it looks cute' all she uses it for is to sync her pink iPod mini to it... oh well i'm not complaining!


macrumors 6502a
Sep 11, 2005
Chicago, IL
I'm not in that age group anymore, but I got my own computer when I turned 16 because that's when I started taking AP English courses. I had so many papers to write that it started to get hard juggling time for my whole family to use the computer. I got my laptop when I left for college, since my desktop wasn't practical for a dorm room and the library. My brother got his frist computer when he turned 14, but it was one of those four hundred dollar Dells.


macrumors 68000
May 4, 2005
New York
hcuar said:
Well... my 6 week old daughter has a computer. Seriously.
Does she work outside the home yet or will that happen only once she reaches the more mature age of, say, 12 weeks? :)


macrumors G4
Jul 4, 2005
I got my first computer as a hand-me-down from the folks, an Intel 686 running Win 95 when I was 17.

I was given AUD$1500 for getting over 90 on my UAI so I used that to buy an HP PC.

Sold some shares after my 22nd to buy my iBook.


macrumors 68020
Sep 3, 2003
Alta, Norway
I got one when I was a teenager too. Compaq Presario. Kinda slow even when my mom bought it for me. Had a Intel 486DX2 66, while my friends not too much later got some Pentium 133MHz desktop.

Don't miss it.

Edit: I did, however, miss some glaring errors in my grammar :p



macrumors 68000
Aug 5, 2005
2x 133Mhz PMMX Tosh Satalite Pros
1x Amstrad ALT386-SX "laptop computer"
1x 486 desktop
1x 486 server
2x P1 destkops
1x P2 desktop
1x Citrix 2 desktop
1x P3 desktop
1x P4 desktop
1x AMD64 desktop
1x Cube
1x PowerBook

And this is what I still have - There are 5 laptops and 2 desktops that I was forced to throw out :(

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