difference in 17" Powerbook in refurb section?

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  1. lazyboy922 macrumors 6502

    lazyboy922

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    There are two 17" G4 powerbooks in the refurb section, and I was thinking of picking one up. What is the difference between the two? It says one has DDR333 SDRAM and the other is DDR2 PC2-4200 SDRAM. what is the difference? Which one to get?

    The only reason I would spend that on an older powerbook and not a new intel, is that all of my pro apps need to be used natively, and I don't plan to upgrade to CS3 anytime soon. I also use flash, final cut and shake, so new versions could get pricey! Plus rosetta doesn't support Final cut.

    Thanks


    Don
     
  2. Mozze macrumors member

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    Get the one with DDR2 it's just faster plain and simple.
     
  3. nazmac21 macrumors 6502a

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    A 17" PowerBook G4 is still a fine computer so buy it. You will still like it.
     
  4. shu82 macrumors 6502a

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    I would pay the extra 100 for the scrolling trackpad alone. The ddr2 ram is actually cheaper right now as well. 1gb for 70 on newegg!
     
  5. QCassidy352 macrumors G3

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    the one with DDR2 has a higher resolution screen, for one thing.
     
  6. lazyboy922 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Do I need to purchase RAM from Newegg that states specifically it's for a Mac, or can I just order any notebook DDR2 PC2-4200 RAM?
     

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