does an old Powerbook G4 1ghz still have potential?

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by marchellobb, Oct 22, 2010.

  1. macrumors member

    Apr 21, 2009
    I want to get another macbook since my 13'' uni got stolen but i dont want to lay down another fortune on one. I found one with a broken HD, 1 ghz powerbook G4 15'' 256, IL. He says it works with an external hard drive

    How mcuh should i pay for this? he's asking 350 negotiable. Is this even worth buying, has potential? Can it run iMovie and garageband? Upgradeable? Thanks
  2. macrumors 6502

    Nov 4, 2001
    Philadelphia, PA
    Unless it was a mint condition Titanium powerbook that hasn't been taken out of the box, then it's a REALLY BAD deal. Maybe it's worth $150 at best. You could easily get a much better 1.5 or a 1.67ghz aluminum in good condition for that price.
  3. macrumors 6502a


    May 7, 2006
    Yup. I wouldn't even pay $100 for it.
  4. macrumors 6502

    Oct 26, 2009
    You'd probably have trouble doing basic things like watching YouTube. your productivity will suffer tremendously. Avoid!

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