How much $$$ for AlBook G4

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by Rend It, Dec 4, 2006.

  1. Rend It macrumors 6502

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    I'm pondering over an upgrade to my 1.25 GHz Al Powerbook G4 (ca. 2003). My plan right now is to try to make it last until about June/July next year, when I hope to purchase either a MB or MBP. This, of course, is with the idea that the new line by then will have Leopard and iLife '07 built-in, as well as be based on the Santa Rosa platform (more or less). I would very much appreciate any help/advice on the two following questions:

    1) First, based on the specs (at bottom) of my current setup, how much do you think my Albook is worth right now?

    2) The upgrade I have in mind is primarily a new hard drive (5400 rpm, 120 GB, $80). I also want a new battery ($140 from OWC). Is this worth my time, if I wish to sell next year? Will these items help the sell?

    Specs (complete specs here):
    15.2" Al Powerbook G4 1.25 GHz
    1.5 GB RAM
    80 GB, 4200 rpm HD
    ATI Mobility Radeon 9600 with 64MB of DDR SDRAM
    SuperDrive (DVD-R/CD-RW)
    Bluetooth 1.1
    Airport Extreme
    Mac OS 10.4.8 (Tiger disks included)

    also includes:
    MS Office 2004
    iLife '06
    iWork '06
    Vectorworks 10.5
    Apple wireless Bluetooth mouse (single button)
    WaterField Racer-X case and accessories pouch
     
  2. davidjearly macrumors 68020

    davidjearly

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    Will you be transferring the licenses for the software or will the buyer have to get their own? I would say, with the upgrades the very max I would pay would be around $650, depending of course, on the condition of the machine.

    David
     
  3. Rend It thread starter macrumors 6502

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    The machine is in excellent condition, aside from a cosmetic scratch about 1" long on the top when the lid is closed. No dead pixels. All software licenses will go to the new owner.
     

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