15" PowerBook G4 RAM Upgrade vs. 13.3" MacBook

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by _Matt, May 22, 2006.

  1. _Matt macrumors 6502

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    So here's my situation:

    I've owned a 15" PowerBook G4 for approximately 17 months. It's a stock model and is the revision before the higher quality LCD's. Here are the specs:

    PowerBook G4
    15" 1280 x 854
    1.67 GHz PowerPC G4
    80 GB 5400 rpm
    512 MB DDR SDRAM
    ATI Mobility Radeon 9700 64 MB
    8x SuperDrive

    $ ???

    I was thinking of spending some cash on a complete RAM upgrade (2GB) and making sure that it is running well before my AppleCare expires. However, after the release of the new MacBooks, my eyes have been fixated on this:

    MacBook (White)
    13.3" 1280 x 800
    2.0GHz Intel Core Duo
    60 GB 5400 rpm
    512 MB DDR2 SDRAM
    Intel GMA 950 64 MB (shared)
    4x SuperDrive

    $1,548

    Can anyone give me a feeler price for my PowerBook as it is now? And more importantly, can someone give me guidance as to the proper direction to take? MacBook or PowerBook upgrade?

    I use my computer for: Gmail, Safari, iChat, DVD Player, iTunes, iMovie HD, iDVD, Word, Quicktime, BlueJ, and OnyX (obviously I'm a Prosumer Poser™ :D )

    Any help would be greatly appreciated.

    _Matt
     
  2. danny_w macrumors 601

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    Mar 8, 2005
    Location:
    Austin, TX
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    I am in exactly the same boat as you, except that mine is the 1.5GHz/Combo drive version. They appear to be going on craigslist for about $1100-1200 (at least here in Austin), which is more than you can expect on here. I just got my pb not long ago, and it has a new battery and new logic board (both courtesy of Apple's recalls) and it works very well, but the Macbooks are still calling...

    EDIT: Oh, and I currently have 1GB installed.
     

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