hypothetical question

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Freyqq, Feb 28, 2007.

  1. Freyqq macrumors 68040

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    I'm deeply considering buying a mbp come next revision. When the time comes, I'm considering selling my current powerbook 12" 1.5 with 768 ram, 80 gig hd so i can afford some upgrades :D . How much do you think it would sell for? Thanks.
     
  2. nazmac21 macrumors 6502a

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    $900. PowerPC Macs have good resale value (and so do Intels).
     
  3. Freyqq thread starter macrumors 68040

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    are you serious? you could almost buy a macbook for that :D
     
  4. nazmac21 macrumors 6502a

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    Well, the 12" PowerBook G4 originally cost $1499. They probably lost around $600-700 of their resale value when Intel Macs arrived.
     
  5. Freyqq thread starter macrumors 68040

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    fair enough..i guess they still run powerpc apps pretty efficiently so there would be some demand.

    also...if I were to sell it..is there any program/way to completely clean off the hd (low-level format maybe) and reinstall the OS? I know how to do this on PC but not on mac. THanks.
     
  6. nazmac21 macrumors 6502a

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    On the OS X Disc, use Disc Utility to erase the harddrive and do a 7 times pass. This is a "true" clean install.
     
  7. Freyqq thread starter macrumors 68040

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    ok yea that was what i was looking for. Thanks.
     

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