Old Computer Question... Confused

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by tMac85, Nov 25, 2007.

  1. tMac85 macrumors 65816


    Sep 15, 2007
    in a great place
    So I purchased a computer 3 years ago, and was reading the box and noticed its specs.

    It reads...

    Averatec 6100
    Intel Pent. 4 Processer at 2.8 GHZ
    15.4 Wide Screen
    512 MB
    40GB hd
    802.11g wireless.

    now the thing that got me is that it is a 2.8 GHz
    isnt that very good for a computer 3 years old.
    im not very good with computers but apple laptops dont even go to 2.8.

    could someone explain if this is a great computer or just average ( i understand memory and harddrive are not the best but...)

    and what would you say it is worth. its hardrive was just replaced and is like new.

  2. Much Ado macrumors 68000

    Much Ado

    Sep 7, 2006
  3. Muzzway macrumors regular

    Jul 21, 2007
  4. GilGrissom macrumors 65816


    Mar 13, 2005
    The family desktop we have is nearly 4 years old now, that's 1Gb RAM, 3.6GHz P4, 360Gb Hard drive and 256Mb Graphics.

    So yours is probably around average for 3 years as this one was a high spec one at the time.

    Remember that Apple (as with most people for that matter) use dual core now so the GHz number isn't the only factor (again, it was never really the only deciding factor anyway).

    Also remember that before Intel, Apple used PowerPC processors which enters us all back into the age old argument of "PowerPC Versus Intel". Basically PowerPC processors were usually lower on the GHz number than the Intel counterparts, but that didn't always make them slower. So that's why Apple has never really had GHz numbers that high.
  5. tMac85 thread starter macrumors 65816


    Sep 15, 2007
    in a great place
    so what would you say it was worth? I mean is it a good computer to keep ( i now have a mbp.) or should i sell it?

    thanks for the quick response as well.

  6. goodtimes5 macrumors 6502a


    Apr 4, 2004
    Bay Area
    If you have a MBP already, sell the old laptop.
  7. maestro55 macrumors 68030


    Nov 13, 2005
    Goat Farm in Meridian, TX
    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU like Mac OS X; en) AppleWebKit/420.1 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/3.0 Mobile/3A109a Safari/419.3)

    It is only worth what people Are willing to pay. I say keep it and install Linux on it as you won't be able to fetch over $300 for it seeing as there are so many more faster machines at low low prices on ebay and such as it is. Not a bad system and would run Linux with no problem.

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