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buymeaniphone
Mar 7, 2007, 09:05 AM
Can any one explain to me why apple is still charging so much for their outdated refurbished G4 Power books? Why pay $1300 for a 1.67Ghz Powerbook when I can buy a 1.83Ghz Intel MacBook Pro for $1300? Is there something I'm overlooking?:confused:



CaptainHaddock
Mar 7, 2007, 09:25 AM
Can any one explain to me why apple is still charging so much for their outdated refurbished G4 Power books? Why pay $1300 for a 1.67Ghz Powerbook when I can buy a 1.83Ghz Intel MacBook Pro for $1300? Is there something I'm overlooking?:confused:

Well, whatever Apple's charging is probably in line with the secondhand market for Powerbooks. It's still a pro machine with features like Firewire 800 and a real video card. It probably runs Altivec-optimized apps like Photoshop as fast or faster than the Macbook.

Believe it or not, used computer stores sell the model of iMac I currently own (1.25 GHz G4, 20") for the same price as a brand-new C2D 17" iMac.

MacRumorUser
Mar 7, 2007, 09:35 AM
It's still a pro machine with features like Firewire 800 and a real video card. It probably runs Altivec-optimized apps like Photoshop as fast or faster than the macbook

He's comparing a powerbook to a macbook pro - not a macbook

Unless firewire 800 is a big deal that the thought of using an express card with FW800 is repellant, then then I guess there is an audience for the powerbook, albeit small at this stage.

mattscott306
Mar 7, 2007, 09:40 AM
Yeah I agree with the theme of this thread. Until (more) crossgrade versions appear and PPC still runs some apps faster, I doubt we'll see a huge drop in PB prices.

dvader
Mar 7, 2007, 10:56 AM
I guess Apple computers are so expensive, it will even include older computers no longer in production.