What to do with old Laptop

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  1. whitedragon551

    whitedragon551 Registered Member

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    I have ordered a new laptop that crushes my current gaming laptop.

    The new laptop has a 2.4Ghz i7 Haswell, NVIDIA GTX770M 3Gb GPU, 8Gbs of RAM.

    The old laptop has a 2.5Ghz Core 2 Duo, NVIDIA 9500GS 512Mb GPU, 250Gb HD, and 4Gbs of RAM and is completely maxed out.

    What should I use the old laptop for? This will be used in an apartment with a residential internet connection.

    I was thinking possibly taking my external HD contents and moving it over to the laptop to access files wirelessly on the network.
     
  2. max2

    max2 Registered Member

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    You should make it a PVR or DVR. That or run linux on it to learn!

    I keep wondering what to do with one of my old ancient laptops. It is over 6 years old and still works great.

    P4 1.8 Ghz
    512 mb of ram
    40 GB IDE 4200 rpm hard drive
     
  3. guest

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    For testing programs perhaps? It's still a pretty decent spec in my book.
     
  4. Brian K

    Brian K Imaging Specialist

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    Make it a test computer. Partitioning, imaging, restoring. You could experiment with multi-booting 10 to 20 OS from the 250 GB HD. Or maybe you can do that already. I never get tired of these things.
     
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  5. dogbite

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    Wipe Windows, if any. Start enjoying Linux.
    Install few games and give it to your children, if any.
     
  6. Bill_Bright

    Bill_Bright Registered Member

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    Use it to save backup files of your new computer.

    Or you can always donate it to Goodwill or Disabled Vets. Both will scrub the drives to ensure no personal data is left behind (though I recommend you do that yourself - delete your personal data, then run CCleaner's Drive Wiper feature, selecting "Free Space Only" to be safe).

    Just be sure to include any disks that came with it.

    If you itemize your taxes, you can even claim it as a charitable contribution.
     
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