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daneoni
May 16, 2008, 04:52 PM
I just saw a 12" PowerBook G4 for 470 including shipping. Its the 1.5GHz model, comes with 512MB, very good condition couldn't see scratches or dents from the pics and no dead pixels. Original restore disks, battery AC adapter. Tiger. Superdrive & 80GB HDD.

Do you guys think its a good price?



fluidedge
May 16, 2008, 04:54 PM
seems a bit expensive to me - i'd be looking more at 370 tbh

nplima
May 16, 2008, 04:55 PM
great price - for the person selling.
:p

since you don't mind buying used, for that kind of money you can get a refurb Sony Vaio from Dixons with about 10x the processing power. Alternatively you can get a Toshiba with a Core2Duo CPU, a 17" screen and 200GB HDD. If you're all for portability, they even have a 11.1" PHILIPS X67 right now for a 509. Tell that to the guy who's selling you that 4 year old machine, maybe they'll come to a more reasonable figure.

daneoni
May 16, 2008, 05:00 PM
Yeah i figured 470 is a lot of money for a 2/3 yr old G4

iToaster
May 16, 2008, 06:20 PM
Yeah, a little high for a 2/3 year old PowerBook. I got mine, which is maxed out, for about $550, or 330.

airjuggernaut
May 16, 2008, 10:55 PM
That seller is obviously capitalizing way too much on the fact that these computers are rare and high in demand. Honestly just buy a nice Sony Vaio like stated above and be done with it.

jonswan
May 17, 2008, 05:50 AM
Great machine but it will probably need more RAM and a new battery - an extra 140, so no, it's not in any way a bargain. 350 tops is what it should be - unless it's flawless.

Abstract
May 17, 2008, 06:47 AM
If you were forced to buy a new battery for your new laptop, how much would you be willing to spend? If that total is around 500, then you can only pay this person <400. I don't know what the price of a new battery is, but it's probably expensive. You'll probably want a new, good battery because a 12" PB is, after all, for portability.

Dagless
May 17, 2008, 06:55 AM
A friend sold his for 500, exactly how you described but with an extra battery. Not new but they were both pumping out hours of life still. This was only 3 months ago and it perfect condition.

Hoping to sell mine for similar, with a Mighty mouse too.

DrivinWest
May 18, 2008, 11:58 AM
What would you guys suggest I ask for a 1.5GHz PowerBook G4 with 1.25GB of RAM and a 160GB HDD? It's in very good albeit clearly pre-owned condition.

I'm in Euroland so I'm hesitant to just convert the GBP to Euros.

Cheers!

FireArse
May 18, 2008, 12:07 PM
Is a good price. Those 1.5PB's are going for that kind of money - the demand is definitely there, and therefore, so is the asking price.

12PB 1.5GHz


Last of great machine
smaller form factor WITH FW port
rock-solid build quality (yes they feel better than MBA)
iConic among Mac Geeks


470? Go buy it and don't regret it. As long as you're not encoding Handbrake with it, you'll be fine

daneoni
May 20, 2008, 06:25 AM
I dunno. After dropping 470 i'll still have to buy extra RAM & HDD which is another 100 at least thats 570 already which is almost the price of a brand new low-end whitebook

Added to that. THe machine has no warranty and if anything goes wrong, thats the end and given its a notebook something is more likely to go wrong than if it were a desktop

What would you guys suggest I ask for a 1.5GHz PowerBook G4 with 1.25GB of RAM and a 160GB HDD? It's in very good albeit clearly pre-owned condition.

I'm in Euroland so I'm hesitant to just convert the GBP to Euros.

Cheers!

Yours i wouldnt mind dropping 470 for