Just got the new MBP

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by texkev73, Jul 23, 2007.

  1. texkev73 macrumors newbie


    Jul 23, 2007
    Houston, Tx
    Just got my new MBP. Im lovin it, but my powerbook G4 has nothing to due. What have you guys been doing with your older systems when you upgrade? Im thinking of maxing out ram and using it in office/study....
  2. mad jew Moderator emeritus

    mad jew

    Apr 3, 2004
    Adelaide, Australia
    You could use it as a file server... I found it useful having two machines because it was such a good backup. If one machine went down I'd keep all my files and settings identical on the other machine and lose the minimum amount of downtime possible. :)
  3. squeeks macrumors 68040


    Jun 19, 2007
    you could prolly sell it on ebay for 700-800 dollars
  4. techlover828 macrumors 68020


    Jun 28, 2007
    i'd sell it or give it to a family member with basic computer needs
  5. L3X macrumors 6502a

    Oct 18, 2006
    Chesapeake, VA
    all these are good ideas. HDD storage is a nice option if you want to save pictures/videos/music, etc.

    Or, selling it is also a good idea...

    Otherwise, giving it away to a potential switcher could maybe even be the best idea. You could potentially save them from many frustrating years by giving someone their first Mac. :D
  6. superleccy macrumors 6502a


    Oct 31, 2004
    That there big London
    I'm keeping my old iBook G4 as a "spare".
    • If I loose or break my new MBP, then at least I've got a machine I can use for email, web, office, iLife, iTunes and so on.
    • If I need to take a laptop anywhere a bit dodgy, the I can take my iBook
    • I have a couple of PowerPC programs that I use occasionally that aren't compatible with Rosetta.
    • It some point I will upgrade the HD on my MBP. But first I'm going to practace the art of Apple Laptop disassembly on my iBook.
    Sure I could get a couple of hundred quid for it on eBay, but I love it too much. Awww.

  7. miniConvert macrumors 68040


    Mar 4, 2006
    Kent, UK - the 'Garden of England'.
    I tend to keep all my old kit. I do pass on bits and pieces to friends and family, but mostly I'm just a hoarder I guess ;)

    Box it away and bring it out for some fun times every now and then!

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