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eidrunner247
Jul 5, 2006, 06:43 PM
I have a friend that is offering to sell me his old ibook computer $500 that he hasn't been using a whole lot. It's in fine condition, and here are the specs:

1.2 GHZ Processer
30GB Hard Drive
512MB Ram
ATI Radeon 9200
Installed Airport Extreme Card
CD-RW/DVD-ROM Combo Drive
It also includes Applecare until March 2008

Currently, I am on a 12" ibook 600mhz/20gb hd/640mb ram/CD

For me, this would be a huge upgrade, but what do you guys think?



ChrisBrightwell
Jul 5, 2006, 06:48 PM
1.2 GHZ Processer
30GB Hard Drive
512MB Ram
ATI Radeon 9200
Installed Airport Extreme Card
CD-RW/DVD-ROM Combo Drive
It also includes Applecare until March 2008$500 is a steal, assuming that everything is in good working order.

840quadra
Jul 5, 2006, 06:49 PM
$500 is a steal, assuming that everything is in good working order.


Agreed,

I just sold an iBook G3 600 for that price not that long ago!

Macmaniac
Jul 5, 2006, 06:49 PM
absolute steal, an iBook with those specks goes for at least $600 especially with AppleCare!

Go for it!

eidrunner247
Jul 5, 2006, 06:59 PM
What about the ram though. Would it be worth it so drop in a 1gb chip? I have seen them shipped as low as 100 bucks through Omni Technologies, or Memory2Go. I have no problems installing it myself, but how much would it affect future resale value? I mean, if i wanted to sell it in another 18months should I go ahead an get them RAM?

p0intblank
Jul 5, 2006, 07:02 PM
Definitely take it!

dmw007
Jul 5, 2006, 07:12 PM
$500 for a 1.2GHz iBook G4- go for it eidrunner247! :)


What about the ram though. Would it be worth it so drop in a 1gb chip? I have seen them shipped as low as 100 bucks through Omni Technologies, or Memory2Go. I have no problems installing it myself, but how much would it affect future resale value? I mean, if i wanted to sell it in another 18months should I go ahead an get them RAM?

Go for it, more RAM would be highly recommended. :)

tedrjr03
Jul 5, 2006, 07:25 PM
id pick this up in a heart beat

coffey7
Jul 5, 2006, 07:30 PM
If you don't want it can I buy it?

tdhurst
Jul 5, 2006, 07:39 PM
Seriously, if you don't want it I'll take it for that price IMMEDIATELY!

I'm assuming, of course, there's nothing wrong with the machine.

dmw007
Jul 5, 2006, 07:42 PM
If you don't want it can I buy it?


LOL :D I was waiting to see this type of response- there is no denying it, $500 is a good deal for that iBook G4. :)

Xeem
Jul 5, 2006, 08:29 PM
$500 is a great price. Go for it!

eidrunner247
Jul 5, 2006, 10:55 PM
Thanks for the advice everyone, I'll let you know when I pick it up! :)

Collin973
Jul 6, 2006, 07:57 AM
$500 is an amazing price. I'd say add alittle more ram in it too. I've been thinking about dropping in a gig of ram in to this machine, but I haven't fully decided on it yet. I'm not sure if it'll boost the resale value a hundred dollars though...

generik
Jul 6, 2006, 08:00 AM
US Dollars?

Does sounds quite expensive considering you can get a Macbook for what the iBooks were selling for a couple months ago...

eidrunner247
Jul 6, 2006, 09:28 AM
US Dollars?

Does sounds quite expensive considering you can get a Macbook for what the iBooks were selling for a couple months ago...

Yes, US Dollars. The thing is though, once the prices are dropping down around the 500 dollar mark, there doesn't seem to be a great deal of depreciation after that point.

For example, I can ebay a my old 600mhz ibook and part out the Airport card and virtually have a brand new computer (considering what I am upgrading to) with Applecare for around a hundred bucks. So, that's how I am looking at it: is it worth it to drop in $100 for a newer system? Right now, I would say yes.

Sure, it would be great to have a top of the line computer, but for what I do, and my needs, it just isn't necessary at this point in time.

Especially with the ibooks: the models have pretty much stagnated for the past couple years. When I bought my ibook in May 2002, it had a G3 processor at 600mhz, two years later, they were at the 1.2ghz G4 processor (a decent upgrade I would say). But since then, the most they have improved in processing speed is 1.42 Ghz, and that's only on the 14" model and those have been selling up until a few months ago.

avow943
Jul 6, 2006, 09:36 AM
Please excuse me if I am over the line, I am a new...:o
I have a 2 month old 12" ibook that I am looking to sell. Here are the specks:


1.33GHz PowerPC G4
512K L2 cache @1.33GHz
512MB memory (DDR333 SDRAM)
12.1-inch TFT Display
1024x768 resolution
ATI Mobility Radeon 9550
32MB DDR video memory
40GB Ultra ATA hard drive
Combo Drive (DVD-ROM/CD-RW)
Built-in AirPort Extreme
Built-in Bluetooth 2.0+EDR
Scrolling Trackpad
Sudden Motion Sensor

I did upgrade the ram to 1 gig.
I also have a waterford sleeve for it and an apple isight I will through in too. If anyone is interested please email me and I will send pictures. I want to move to a MBP. I am looking to give someone a good deal...