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Old Feb 15, 2008, 08:00 PM   #1
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Should I buy a 17" G4 1.5GHz PowerBook?

My dearest Mac friends,

It seems that I have the opportunity to buy a 17" PowerBook. I feel a little guilty about it though, because it is a luxury, rather than a necessity. A necessity would be something like a 15" PowerBook or 13" MacBook. I already own a splendid 15" MBP and enjoy it immensely. I have been blessed with wonderful Apple hardware, but don't wish to overdo it. There is such a thing as too much of a good thing, even with Apple computers! But, what would your advice be?

Thank you so much for your input and advice, and take care of yourselves,

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Old Feb 15, 2008, 08:14 PM   #2
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sure... why not?


i don't really need my mbp, but it looks really nice and i want it. i don't need a mb air, nor do i want one. i don't need an imac g4, but i think i'm going to get one.

actually, it all depends if you have the money or not. sorry i couldn't be more helpful.
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Old Feb 15, 2008, 08:23 PM   #3
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sure... why not?


i don't really need my mbp, but it looks really nice and i want it. i don't need a mb air, nor do i want one. i don't need an imac g4, but i think i'm going to get one.

actually, it all depends if you have the money or not. sorry i couldn't be more helpful.

Well, thankfully I do have the money and I like the way you think! Thanks for the advice!

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Old Feb 15, 2008, 08:39 PM   #4
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I'm going to chime in on what i'd do if it were me...

Since the 17inch PB and your current MBP are essentially very similar, it will become a stale purchase after you've spent a few weeks playing with it and messing with stuff you wouldnt do with your main machine.

If it were me I'd probably put a bit of the cash towards an external monitor or some other hardware that's a bit further from what you already own.

I mean, unless the 17 inch PowerBook has some sort of undeniable nostalgia attraction, in that case nobody could tell you otherwise.
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If you are getting a good deal and have a need/use/want for a 17" PowerBook G4, then I say go for it!
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Old Feb 15, 2008, 11:59 PM   #6
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I'd just like to thank all of you for your tremendous input. I'm still a little hesitant, but I think I will buy the PB in the next couple of weeks or so. I'm not sure what I'd do with a second monitor, but if it were attached to an upgraded G4 PowerMac, it would be nice. But, already owning a 2.4GHz iMac, I'm doing pretty well.

Thanks once again for your invaluable advice and I hope all of you have a superlative weekend!

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Old Feb 17, 2008, 07:19 PM   #7
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i think it would be a good idea if you have a use for it but if you dont need it then i wouldnt buy it. i would use the money to buy something else for myself
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