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danny_w
Mar 27, 2006, 11:16 AM
Are there any real issues with the TiBook 500 that would make this a bad deal? This is on a local craigslist. What should I look out for? I don't think that DVI came out until 667mHz, so this one is VGA only right?



Eidorian
Mar 27, 2006, 11:17 AM
Honestly it's down to if you can afford it and you understand it's not a powerhouse machine. $400 is a pretty good price for that machine. Yes, you're only going to have VGA.

danny_w
Mar 27, 2006, 11:27 AM
Honestly it's down to if you can afford it and you understand it's not a powerhouse machine. $400 is a pretty good price for that machine. Yes, you're only going to have VGA.
Thanks, that's what I thought. I really want a new or current model PowerBook, but don't want to spend quite that much, although I might if the prices come down with the iBook/MacBook or 12" MBP announcements. I need a laptop only occasionally, but if I could get one that could replace my mini I might go for it. The MBPs have just had too many issues for me to get excited about them, even though I know they are the future and are MUCH faster.

Eidorian
Mar 27, 2006, 11:34 AM
Thanks, that's what I thought. I really want a new or current model PowerBook, but don't want to spend quite that much, although I might if the prices come down with the iBook/MacBook or 12" MBP announcements. I need a laptop only occasionally, but if I could get one that could replace my mini I might go for it. The MBPs have just had too many issues for me to get excited about them, even though I know they are the future and are MUCH faster.Yeah, it's a nice machine since you get the G4 and widescreen. Just look out for a bad LCD and chipping paint.

QCassidy352
Mar 27, 2006, 11:37 AM
keep in mind that it's only 1152x768 resolution - not that much more than a 12" ibook (1024x768)...

danny_w
Mar 27, 2006, 11:52 AM
keep in mind that it's only 1152x768 resolution - not that much more than a 12" ibook (1024x768)...
I had an iBook G3 500 and sold it. I just felt flimsy and cheap to me (actually, most laptops do though). How does the TiBook 500 compare to that?

EDIT: Actually the resolution is a plus for me, since I have trouble reading small fonts. I run my 19" monitor at work at 1024 or 1280 most of the time. So that is a plus in my book.

Eidorian
Mar 27, 2006, 11:55 AM
I had an iBook G3 500 and sold it. I just felt flimsy and cheap to me (actually, most laptops do though). How does the TiBook 500 compare to that?The body is solid on the Titanium. The biggest issue I had with that series was that the LCD feels flimsy. Also the video cables had a habit of loosening due to use.