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500mHz TiBook for $400, Worth it?

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by danny_w, Mar 27, 2006.

  1. macrumors 601

    Are there any real issues with the TiBook 500 that would make this a bad deal? This is on a local craigslist. What should I look out for? I don't think that DVI came out until 667mHz, so this one is VGA only right?
  2. macrumors Penryn


    Honestly it's down to if you can afford it and you understand it's not a powerhouse machine. $400 is a pretty good price for that machine. Yes, you're only going to have VGA.
  3. macrumors 601

    Thanks, that's what I thought. I really want a new or current model PowerBook, but don't want to spend quite that much, although I might if the prices come down with the iBook/MacBook or 12" MBP announcements. I need a laptop only occasionally, but if I could get one that could replace my mini I might go for it. The MBPs have just had too many issues for me to get excited about them, even though I know they are the future and are MUCH faster.
  4. macrumors Penryn


    Yeah, it's a nice machine since you get the G4 and widescreen. Just look out for a bad LCD and chipping paint.
  5. macrumors G3


    keep in mind that it's only 1152x768 resolution - not that much more than a 12" ibook (1024x768)...
  6. macrumors 601

    I had an iBook G3 500 and sold it. I just felt flimsy and cheap to me (actually, most laptops do though). How does the TiBook 500 compare to that?

    EDIT: Actually the resolution is a plus for me, since I have trouble reading small fonts. I run my 19" monitor at work at 1024 or 1280 most of the time. So that is a plus in my book.
  7. macrumors Penryn


    The body is solid on the Titanium. The biggest issue I had with that series was that the LCD feels flimsy. Also the video cables had a habit of loosening due to use.

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