Is this a good deal on a sealed 15" 1.67GHz Powerbook?

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  1. macaddict23 macrumors 6502

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    My college bookstore still has 2 remaining for $999 a piece. It has 80GB/512MB/Superdrive/Airport/Bluetooth/etc.
     
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  3. Gokhan macrumors 6502a

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    not really it doesnt have 128mb vram and 100gb hd so i think its not worth it
     
  4. zap2 macrumors 604

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    Meh...its decent, but I can really feel the slow down in my G4(well not really slow down, but my Core Duo Mini is MUCH faster) and 80Gbs getting smaller(that said my Mini has 80Gbs, but I'm use my external drive for vidoes) and 512Mbs RAM is on the lower side...if you upgraded the 512Mbs to 1 or 2Gb its would fly!


    My mom is using here 17'' Rev E and is loving it
     
  5. macaddict23 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I also have these two options:

    1) New 15.4" MacBook Pro 1.83GHz/512MB/80GB/Superdrive . . . for $1299

    2) Floor Demo 15.4" MacBook Pro 2GHz/1G/100GB/Radeon X1600 w/256 Ram/Superdrive . . . for $1399
     
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    My guess is that both MBPs can run a 30" Cinema?
     
  8. danny_w macrumors 601

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    If you have a need for it, and the PowerPC processor in particular, I would say it is a good price. I just sold the previous generation PB with the 80GB Hdd and a Combo drive for $900 (used of course). Otherwise, a used one or a MB would probably be preferable.

    EDIT: I was referring to the first post about the PB before I saw the other posts about the MBP.
     
  9. Allotriophagy macrumors 6502a

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    It's not much of a deal, really. But if you decide to go and buy it, perhaps you would also be interested in my Commodore64? A bargain at only $350, with free shipping!
     
  10. mrkramer macrumors 603

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    I would go for the $1299 one, but either would be good.
     
  11. Totty macrumors member

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    Yes,
    "The 1.83 GHz, 15-inch MacBook Pro, for a suggested retail price of $1,999 (US), includes:
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    * built-in Dual Link support for driving Apple 30-inch Cinema HD Display"
    http://www.apple.com/pr/library/2006/feb/14macbookpro.html
     
  12. T-Stex macrumors 6502

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    I'd definitely go for the $1299 MacBook Pro. That seems like a great deal, and I doubt you'll be disappointed. Also, I'd probably stay away from the floor demo model of the MacBook Pro.
     
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    What Processor?

    macaddict23
    There is a big difference between mac book pro core duo and core 2 duo. From specs and bench marks mac pro core duo was not as big a advance from power book G4 1.67GHz 15" the big difference comes w/ Core2 Duo in mac book pro. Where is your college I need a power book G4 1.67Ghz 15" really bad, can't afford Mac Book Pro Core 2 Duo and don't know I want one either. No I don't need speed on laptop for games.
     
  15. Multimedia macrumors 603

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    Forgetaboutit

    Nope. You can buy a refurb (like new) 2 GHz Core 2 Duo MacBook w/80GB/1GB (2x512MB)/Superdrive/Airport/Bluetooth/etc. for $1099 that can compute circles 'round that old dog.
     
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    Don't Buy The Bad Vents CD MBP. ONLY C2D With The Fixed Vents.

    Get #2 if it's C2D NOT CD. Vent system is totally different and the CD will burn your legs or the table.

    Why don't you tell us if the MBPs are CD or C2D ?? :eek: that is a critical difference man. Also C2D 2GHz has TWICE the cache size as the 1.83GHz C2D. 4MB Vs. 2MB

    So 2GHz C2D is minimum you should ever want to consider.
     
  17. QCassidy352 macrumors G3

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    hmm, I'm surprised so many people have said get the 1.83 Ghz mbp. Of those three options, I think you should get the 2.0 Ghz mbp -- and it's not even close. For $100 you get 170 mhz per processor, 512 RAM, 20 GB of HD space, and 128 more VRAM. That's a GREAT deal for $100 more. So it's a floor model... so what. Unless it's physically dinged up, just do a clean install (which I do on new macs anyway to eliminate crap I don't need) and you'll never know the difference.

    And Multimedia, if the speeds are 1.83 and 2.0, they are core duos. The core 2 duo macbook pros only come in 2.16 and 2.33.
     
  18. emac82 macrumors 6502

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    DEFINITELY get the $1399 one, for only $100 more you get wayyyyyyy more stuff..
    Who cares if it's the floor model? It's unlikely that is has taken a beating, because it's a demo you know it works, and you know it hasn't had any issues, and you can check the screen for dead pixels..

    I sell computers and I would never hesitate on buying a floor model, as long as it wasn't beat to ****. That's a great deal for only $100 more..

    I can't believe some people said to get the $1299 because it's "unopened.."
     
  19. emac82 macrumors 6502

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    Of course he would be disappointed..It has half the memory, and a slower processor..
     
  20. macjay macrumors 6502

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    A CD MBP can really burn a table?
     
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    no, but it does get damn hot!
     

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