Buying Powerbook G4

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by DownSetDana, Jun 26, 2006.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    Hey guys, im buying a Powerbook G4 1.67Ghz, it has 2GB of RAM, and a 100GB hard drive. Tiger of course and Applecare, I know the guy personally and he is selling me this for $1000, I'd say its a really really good deal, lemme know what you think.

    Edit: I have used it, and Its in absolute mint condition except for a slight ding on the back of the laptop, other than this, its mint, everything works.
     
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    ricgnzlzcr

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    I think that's a really fair deal. Goodluck with your powerbook and make sure to back up your information frequently.
     
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    balamw

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    That does seem like a good deal given that the 15" PB 1.67 GHz 512MB/80GB refurb sells for $1349.

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  4. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Dunno what to do

    A bunch of people are telling me to buy a regular MacBook now, is it worth it. I need some suggestions plz
     
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    balamw

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    What are you planning to do with the machine? Is it your first Mac.

    The Similarly priced MacBook will be faster for universal binaries, but will only have a combo drive and 512MB of RAM, plus you'll have to buy your own AppleCare. If you configure a MacBook similar to the PB it would bring the price up to $2200 for a new one...

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  6. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Re:

    I plan on doing some video editing, and photo editing, along with everyday activities such as Internet and Adium, and well, also, I just think the PB is the sexiest notebook out there :D , but yea, Maybe some audio editing also. So Im leaning towards the powerbook, and yes it is going to be my first mac. I have alot of experience with one, I have just never owned one. (my friend has one, and I use one for editing at school). I love the OS, and I can't wait for Leopard. And for $1000, its seems decently priced considering the specs it has.
     
  7. macrumors regular

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    Given what you are planning to do with it, I would suggest spending a bit more and getting a Macbook, with at least 1G of RAM.

    It's definately a good deal you have there with the PB, but for what you want to do, I'd suggest going for the new Macbook.
     
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    You might want to find out if she needs to run any non-native apps like Photoshop. ;)
     
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    Get the Powerbook. I have the same spec machine, and after 9 months, I still think it is awesome.

    And it comes with a non-glossy screen for free. :)
     
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    dmw007

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    That machine for only $1,000???!!!!


    I would definitely say to buy it DownSetDana! :)
     

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