how old is your computer?

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how old is your computer?

Post by aisling » Tue Feb 28, 2012 9:03 pm

I saw an update to albino today that talked about improved ppc g4 and g5 compatibility, with an end to g3 support. This kind of took me for a surprise in 2012. I have a core 2 duo that is 4 years old now.....
I was wondering how old the computer many of you users have? I have increasingly begun to adopt a "use it until it no longer works" approach to technology as opposed to wanting the newest, fastest machine....
Wanted to get a sense of how other people are thinking.....
I will say that my co collaborator's I5 I mac does smoke my machine in every way, but I still get pretty decent performance out of my rig.

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Re: how old is your computer?

Post by beats me » Tue Feb 28, 2012 9:22 pm

I bought 3 Macs in the last year. All for personal use and 2 completely unjustified.

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Re: how old is your computer?

Post by LoopStationZebra » Tue Feb 28, 2012 9:45 pm

I came for the :lol:
But stayed for the :x

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Re: how old is your computer?

Post by Angstrom » Tue Feb 28, 2012 9:54 pm

my computer is two months old

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Re: how old is your computer?

Post by Rave » Tue Feb 28, 2012 11:30 pm

July 2010 i7 iMac with 8gb ram. It should last me another two to three years (touch wood) and even longer for the 27 inch screen (fingers and legs crossed)

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Re: how old is your computer?

Post by supamonsta » Tue Feb 28, 2012 11:46 pm

same macbook 2,4ghz core2duo since now 4 full years, and I hope it'll last at least another 4 years, using it both for music production and professionnal documents, internet shit, movies, iTunes, pictures...

but I'll probably buy another dedicated laptop for our live gigs

one you go mac you don't replace a computer, you just buy another one (or two, like beats), but you don't get rid of the older ones, at least, I can't. My last one is now my girl's... (1st gen macbook, wifi dead, dvdrom dead, but works like a charm for everything else)

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Re: how old is your computer?

Post by ollyb303 » Wed Feb 29, 2012 8:17 am

I have a 5 year old dell vostro and a 2010 MacBook pro. Tbh I probably use the dell more!

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Re: how old is your computer?

Post by gjm » Wed Feb 29, 2012 9:04 am

18 month old iMac for DAW/music stuff etc. 4 year old macbook for internet/business and travel. I am still using an 8 year old P4 PC laptop for my CAD/Solid Modeling.
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Re: how old is your computer?

Post by Muzik 4 Machines » Wed Feb 29, 2012 9:05 am

first gen Mac Book Pro CoreDuo, pretty much end of life this year as far as music is concerned
Production year: 2006
Production week: 32 (August)
Model Name: MacBook Pro
Model Identifier: MacBookPro1,1
Processor Name: Intel Core Duo
Processor Speed: 2.16 GHz
Number Of Processors: 1
Total Number Of Cores: 2
L2 Cache: 2 MB
Memory: 2 GB
Bus Speed: 667 MHz

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Re: how old is your computer?

Post by 8O » Wed Feb 29, 2012 9:50 am

One of the problems is the cost of repairing stuff to keep old machines running adds up to the point where you really have to question whether it's worth it...

I have a Mac Powerbook G4 which runs ok - a not-too-demanding set in Live 6 runs ok - but if you breathe on the dodgy power cord, the laptop dies immediately - the battery is dead, the power connector is fecked, the RTC battery is probably dead too. Is there any point spending > €300 on keeping it running...?

My current 2009-ish MacBook Pro will probably suffer the same fate sometime soon... Its performance is fine, no need to upgrade at all really, but I don't think that will be the determining factor...

On the other hand, I just bought this 1977 radio off eBay the other day...


...and 35 years later it still works like a charm. Doubt *any* of my Apple products will be working in any useful way in 10 years, let alone 35 years... :?

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Re: how old is your computer?

Post by silveriofunk » Wed Feb 29, 2012 10:02 am

Macbook pro sept 2007.

I use it for everything and i am hoping that it'll last me for at least another 2 years.

Let's see

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Re: how old is your computer?

Post by Evengy » Wed Feb 29, 2012 10:54 am

im a computer scientist so i want new stuff as fast as possible :D but my system is 2 years old. i will get a new one this year and this will be the best pc i ever build :D

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Re: how old is your computer?

Post by cronc » Wed Feb 29, 2012 12:15 pm

mine is 5 years old :)) but I also have one that's like 10 years old

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Re: how old is your computer?

Post by Komodovaran » Wed Feb 29, 2012 1:40 pm

Mine's a late 2011 MBP.

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Re: how old is your computer?

Post by slatepipe » Wed Feb 29, 2012 1:50 pm

i got a compaq laptop that's 2 years old. it pretty much works fine. the 250gb hdd is filling up slowly. i use ableton, reaper, max (though rarely) and some other bits

we got a big desktop which we bought a year ago, i cant fully remember the spec but it works nice, about maybe 6gb ram, 2tb hdd, three screens, and i got my krk rokits doing the sound from it. yum

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