G4 Powerbook for dad

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by chocolate632, Feb 16, 2008.

  1. macrumors 6502

    Hey guys. My dad is thinking about buying a Macintosh. He needs a notebook but he doesn't want the white/black macbook. He likes the macbook pro, but its too expensive and he thinks the MBA doesn't have good enough specs for him(and is too expensive). I was thinking about getting a powerbook for him off of ebay for around $500-1000. Do you think its worth it? How long will it last if he buys it?
  2. macrumors 65816


    Well I'll tell you one thing, if he or you think the G4s overpower the Macbook airs, think again. But if you were relating price to performance, than you have a point that the macbook air isn't such a deal.

    I would maybe go for a macbook pro off ebay, an older generation possibly, that can cost alot less than the current ones from apple directly.
  3. macrumors 65816


    Try to get a Mac with an Intel inside.
  4. macrumors 68030


    Meh, if he wants a G4 Powerbook let him get one. A nice 1.67GHz one with 1GB of RAM or so should set you back $800ish if you're lucky. And, to this Dad, welcome to the Mac world. :)
  5. macrumors 6502

    He just told me now that he is probably going to wait until he can afford it and go with a macbook pro
  6. macrumors 65816


    That's good. You be a good boy and don't spend too much of daddy's money.
  7. macrumors newbie

    Is he wiling to get a refurb from Apple?
  8. macrumors 6502

    mabey ill have to ask

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