This site is bad

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by dukebound85, Oct 3, 2009.

  1. dukebound85 macrumors P6


    Jul 17, 2005
    5045 feet above sea level
    in the sense that it continually makes me feel as if my existing setup is outdated lol

    I then keep realizing that my 3 year old mb still performs VERY well for what i use it for. I need to get this upgrade envy out of my head until things like browing the internet becomes unbearably slow lol

    maybe i need to stop always knowing what the projected updates are rumored to be and just think its 2006 and what i have is the best i can get

    who else feels the same lol
  2. jonbravo77 macrumors 6502a


    Feb 20, 2008
    Phoenix, AZ
    I'm with ya. Still have my 2006 MBP. Still running strong, going to upgrade to a 500g HD soon.. But I too look at the new stuff and get a bit envious. But then I see where they put the USB ports and how close together they are and say "I'll stick with mine for now" :)
  3. TheShinyMac macrumors 6502a


    Apr 3, 2009
    Tell me about it, I was banging my head against the wall when I bought my macbook pro two weeks before the unibodies came out......
  4. electroshock macrumors 6502a


    Sep 7, 2009
    Hey, I just say (for my older non-unibody MBP): "Man, am I glad mine still has the ExpressCard/34 slot, that wonderful matte high res display, and it doesn't suck so much to take it apart." :D
  5. sammich macrumors 601


    Sep 26, 2006
    In the same vein, a few people posting problems with 3.1/SL will make multitudes of people hold off until 4.0/10.7 before they even consider installing.
  6. Scippy macrumors regular

    Jan 12, 2009
    I guess you could say this site is good for apple; as it makes people update their computers more often. :)
  7. Ttownbeast macrumors 65816

    May 10, 2009
    I feel no jealousy I am just fascinated with the whole concept of a"Mac Community"
  8. shivermetimbers macrumors 6502

    Nov 22, 2008
    McChord, Wash
    I have a early intel 17" iMac "whitey." Its still running Tiger and works great. Hell, its even runs better and faster than the NEW PC's I use at work. Thats saying a lot. I just bought a new 24" iMac...delivers monday and my uMBP is less than 6 months old. I think I will be good for quite some time. If what you have works for you and your happy with it...thats all that matters right. I prolly wont ever have a super high end Mac Pro. But I like what I have....
  9. Burnsey macrumors 6502a

    Jul 1, 2007
    My 3 year old MBP is still chugging along nicely, no need to upgrade for a while. I just hope Apple did not build planned obsolescence into their computers...
  10. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

    Jan 6, 2004
    hell i'm still running a G5 iMac as my main home computer, although granted i feel as though its time to upgrade to a new iMac as soon as i can afford it, but i'm also in no big rush. it still works just fine for now.
  11. samiwas macrumors 68000

    Aug 26, 2006
    Atlanta, GA
    Up until about a month and a half ago, my wife was still using my original 17" powerbook I bought in March of 2003...that's 6.5 years! We had to replace it only because the hard drive crapped out...but it still starts up sometimes!
  12. iBookG4user macrumors 604


    Jun 27, 2006
    Seattle, WA
    About a year ago I lost all upgrade envy for some reason. It's as though I suddenly stopped caring whether I had the most recent hardware or if it was outdated. I finally realized that if the hardware does what I need it to, then I don't need to upgrade it. I still dunno why this happened (I really haven't felt like myself for a while now, which may or may not be related) but I think it's for the better. My Rev D non-unibody MacBook Pro still works perfectly and handles photo editing like a champ :)
  13. yetanotherdave macrumors 68000


    Apr 27, 2007
    Bristol, England
    Teach yourself to think like it's 2005 and you're way ahead :)
  14. iPhone 62S macrumors 6502a

    iPhone 62S

    Aug 18, 2009
    I got a 2008 MB which... Still runs quite well, actually, since I maxed the RAM :D

    I also have a Power Macintosh 7100/80 though, and man that's slow! :p

    I'm getting a iMac G4 though, and if that has Leopard on it it'll run slow (I know from experience) so I might downgrade to Tiger since I hear it runs decently on it.
  15. bartelby macrumors Core


    Jun 16, 2004
    You think you have problems. My most up to date computer is a 5 year old PowerBook!
  16. Ttownbeast macrumors 65816

    May 10, 2009
    Not having problems like that with mine using Leopard of course the upgrades helped.
  17. iPhone 62S macrumors 6502a

    iPhone 62S

    Aug 18, 2009
    Guess it depends on the spec, but my friend's one runs slow on Leopard and I'm trying to get a low spec one (yep I'm such a cheapskate I'll buy a used Mac from years ago and still get the low spec one) :p
  18. twistedlegato macrumors 65816


    Jun 15, 2006
    I'm right there with you man. I have a Rev. A 2006 Black Macbook, but it's still going strong! I don't plan to replace it until i graduate high school :)
  19. Dagless macrumors Core


    Jan 18, 2005
    Fighting to stay in the EU
    I have a 2006 iMac which I'm more than happy with, the next step is a homebuilt gaming PC but I'm not feeling any urge to get that just yet. Have an almost identical spec unibody Macbook too. I see no need to upgrade, nor do I want to, well mostly because I need to use line in/out simultaneously! I only updated from my 2004 Powerbook because I needed Bootcamp, a new battery and brighter display.
  20. rdowns macrumors Penryn


    Jul 11, 2003

    I'm still running my rev. A iMac G5 but seem to use my MacBook way more often these days. Perhaps it's time to sell it.
  21. Ttownbeast macrumors 65816

    May 10, 2009
    It's possible to build it for speed I know I'm a cheapskate too. I bought this one for 60 bucks at a PC warehouse (basically a geeks junk yard) and invested approximately 800 in parts over the course of owning it for a little over 3 years I think, the most expensive thing was the CPU that ran me 250 and it still wasn't their fastest for about 400 I could have gotten a dual processor each running at about 2 gigs, but it does the job for its age this was originally a 500 MHZ model with a 6 gig drive and 256 total ram, and it still had a sticker on it showing what school district it was from LOL
  22. iPhone 62S macrumors 6502a

    iPhone 62S

    Aug 18, 2009
    Cool, I might up the RAM (the top is 2GB, right?) and the HD (perhaps slap a SSD in there?) but I have neither the money or skill to replace the CPU or anything.
  23. GGGUUUYYY macrumors regular

    Jan 9, 2009
    My 7 year old Power Mac does fine. Some people are ridiculous!
  24. Ttownbeast macrumors 65816

    May 10, 2009
    yep 2 gigs is the max for ram besides money replacing the CPU isn't that hard I used the instruction booklet and the firmware disc that came with mine removed 3 screws plugged it in flipped a few tiny switches to adjust the clock speed (rather than spend the 50 bucks an hour to have a tech do it--see I'm cheap LOL)I've given the SSD idea a thought myself but not to use as a hard drive (the ram drive specifically I speak of which is too volatile for storage keeping it powered is necessary even when the computer is turned off) but for more ram if a way can be found to use it as virtual memory at the very least or actual expansion of the physical ram would be ideal using such a device.
  25. LumbermanSVO macrumors 65816

    Mar 15, 2007
    Denton, TX
    I'm pretty immune to the upgrade bug.

    My MB is a year old(previous one died)
    My bike is 4 or 5 years old.
    My car I've had for 8 years and is 24 years old(only 5 years younger than me!), I haven't upgraded anything on it in over 5 years.
    My home stereo is 9 or 10 years old and only a 2 channel.

    For the longest time I was just too broke to upgrade anything, now I just don't care to.

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