[rescue] Electronics Recycling Day

John Ruschmeyer jruschme at gmail.com
Sat Nov 14 13:30:40 CST 2009

I really want to pout about the two iMacs.

As for the question... I think the criteria varies by category...

PC Desktop: I like your P4 2.0 Ghz criteria, especially since they can be
cheaply upgraded to 2.6 or better.

PC Laptop: Definitely scrap anything below 400mhz (I'll let the ThinkPad
600e sneak in there), but I'd probably at least give/sell anything below a
P3 1.0 Ghz. (Which reminds me... I really should list those Thinkpad T20s on
eBay one of these days.)

Mac Desktop: G-3, 400mhz at a minimum, though the low-end G-4 towers seem to
be cheap enough (except for the cost of shipping) to warrant those being a
bare minimum.

Mac Laptop: I tend to like the PowerBook G-3s as a minimum (esp. The Pismo)


On 11/14/09 2:12 PM, "Lionel Peterson" <lionel4287 at gmail.com> wrote:

> So my county had an electronics recycling day, and I shed the bulk of
> my PIII systems, because there's really no reason to keep them around
> (IMHO). In that cut-off I included PIII-class Xeon boxes.
> I shed
> 2x dual P3 Xeon 933 servers (kept one, not sure why)
> 2x dual PIII 450 Mhz workstations
> 3x 1Ghz PIII desktops
> And an orange iMac.
> Most amazing item in the heap, a very, very clean flat screen iMac
> (24")...
> I pulled CPUs, RAM, and optical drives (SCSI, not IDE) first.
> What would be your 'no question, scrap' cut-off? P4s are still useful
> (above 2.0 Ghz), IMHO.

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