How old is your computer?

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by Toe, Jan 23, 2008.

  1. Toe macrumors 65816

    Toe

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    Is 3 years too old? Five years? Ten?

    If you think 10 years is old, have another think. This amusing, and of course Mac-oriented, poster has a different take on "old."

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  2. Kamera RAWr macrumors 65816

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    My 17" MBP is a mere 7 months or so old. Still wet behind the ears :D
     
  3. mahashel macrumors 6502

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    Newest computer in my house is a 12" 1.3GHz G4 iBook. Still a viable machine, though it is fairly antiquated at this point. :rolleyes:
     
  4. hdsalinas macrumors 6502

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  5. mactastic macrumors 68040

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    Mine's over 5 years old now. Probably be looking to upgrade in the next 12 months or so, but it's still chugging along just fine.
     
  6. ergdegdeg Moderator emeritus

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    Still shiny and new, being barely 3 months old :D
     
  7. gadgetgirl85 macrumors 68040

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    My PC will be 3 this year and my MBP will be 2 in August :D Doesn't time fly
     
  8. SuperCompu2 macrumors 6502a

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    My laptop will be coming up on 4 years this year, my iBook will be 7 years old (most used computer in the house) and the family desktop PC will be 5 this year.

    Yes, our vintage hardware is still going strong. It's only vintage to those who absolutely need the newest though. A 1.33GHz G4 is still very capable today and can do most any task (including run leopard well). Up until now, I was using an 867MHz TiBook daily for all my tasks, so this is an immense step up from that. And besides, in most easy tasks MBs and MBPs barely outrun my G4 (when similarly equipped RAM-wise). I don't compress too many DVDs so I wouldn't really see an increase in productivity.

    Until college, I don't see a need to upgrade my laptop. The iBook (running 10.3 btw) will likely be chugging along for a few more years in it's current role of kitchen web surfer/email checker. The PC is a nice unit, but will likely be phased out soon once I'm not here to service it.

    Hoorah for old hardware still being used daily!
     
  9. 7on macrumors 601

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  10. JSchwage macrumors 6502a

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    My MacBook is a little less than 2 months old now.
     
  11. Muzzway macrumors regular

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  12. jaydub macrumors 6502a

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    My MacBook Pro is almost 2 years old. My desktop is much older though, and it works just fine as a server.
     
  13. bov macrumors 6502

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  14. Mac OS X Ocelot macrumors 6502a

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    4 year old iMac and I'm desperately wanting a new one. I need to get with the Intel (and the 64-bit, even).
     
  15. ErikCLDR macrumors 68000

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    I have a 12" PowerBook G4 1.5 Ghz SuperDrive. Its just over 3 years old if I remember correctly. It cost over $1800. :eek::rolleyes:

    <old man lecturing to grandchild voice>Back in the days when a superdrive wasn't standard. In my day there weren't any of those built in "iSight Cameras" or "Magsafe" power cords or glossy screens. There were no remote controls or tiny packaging boxes. None of this 802.11N wireless internet either. There were no PhotoBooth shenanigans. iWeb wasn't even born. The apple stickers were much bigger back then...

    I must say its still fast as ever. I'll probably update soon.
     
  16. leekohler macrumors G5

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    Dual-core PM G5- 1.75 years
    iBook G4- 3.5 and still going strong.
     
  17. Dont Hurt Me macrumors 603

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    imac one is...blue 500 g3 dont remember the other a iMac 2.4 and its 1 month old.:D New iMacs rule.
     
  18. juanster macrumors 68020

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    my MacBook is almost a year old and I still feel like it a brand new I just upgraded the hd and maxed out my ram at 3 gbs
     
  19. SkyBell macrumors 604

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    My mini is just over a year old now. My white iBook is around 7. And my blueberry clamshell, which I use on a daily basis, is 9. :eek:
     
  20. Abstract macrumors Penryn

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    My MacBook is 7 months old.

    Actually, I didn't even buy it. It was a replacement machine. I bought my first MacBook around 19 months ago. :) Getting a new machine 7 months ago just extends the life of my purchase. If this machine lasts for 3 years, the one purchase I made 19 months ago will actually last me 4 years (if that makes any sense).
     
  21. Smurf42 macrumors newbie

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    I have a 2002 Snow that is "new" to me, and it seems to work fine for it's age...

    I have a 1999 Dell Dimension P3 700 that has been a workhorse with absolutely NO problems, and I have abused this one a lot! :cool:
     
  22. thejadedmonkey macrumors 604

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    My dad just got a new work computer today... his old one was from '99:eek:

    My computer is about 6 months old right now...
     
  23. RacerX macrumors 65832

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    From my point of view computers are only too old when they no longer serve a purpose... so all of my computers are still relatively new for me. Of the systems I own that are still in regular use (in order from most used to least):
    9 years- PowerBook G3 Wallstreet (main internet and writing system) introduced September 1998,
    8 years- PowerMac G4 (main graphics, web and video design system) introduced September 1999,
    8 years- PowerBook G3 Lombard (primary mobile and school system) introduced May 1999,
    10 years- Power Macintosh G3 Mini Tower (iTunes and DVD player system) introduced November 1997,
    11 years- PowerBook 3400c/200 (primary classic application system) introduced February 1997,
    10 years- Power Macintosh 8600/300 (main video capture and secondary classic application system) introduced August 1997,
    10 years- Power Macintosh 8600/300 (main Rhapsody system) introduced August 1997,
    15 years- SGI Indy (secondary and high end video capture system) introduced 1993,
    12 years- IBM ThinkPad 760 ED (secondary and mobile Rhapsody system) introduced 1996,
    16 years- Quadra 950 (back up classic system) introduced May 1992 ,
    16 years- Sun SPARCstation 10 (main OPENSTEP system) introduced 1992,
    12 years- SGI Indigo 2 IMPACT R10000 (secondary SGI system) introduced 1996.​
    With an average age a little over 11 years, no, I don't consider 10 years too old for a computer. :D
     
  24. Eric Lewis macrumors 68020

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    i get a new computer every 2 years...so my newest is 6months...imac aluminum
     
  25. luminosity macrumors 65816

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    I got my MBP in late March of 2007, so only about ten months :).
     

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