Macbook Pro vs. Powerbook

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by buymeaniphone, Mar 7, 2007.

  1. macrumors 6502

    buymeaniphone

    #1
    Can any one explain to me why apple is still charging so much for their outdated refurbished G4 Power books? Why pay $1300 for a 1.67Ghz Powerbook when I can buy a 1.83Ghz Intel MacBook Pro for $1300? Is there something I'm overlooking?:confused:
     
  2. macrumors 6502

    #2
    Well, whatever Apple's charging is probably in line with the secondhand market for Powerbooks. It's still a pro machine with features like Firewire 800 and a real video card. It probably runs Altivec-optimized apps like Photoshop as fast or faster than the Macbook.

    Believe it or not, used computer stores sell the model of iMac I currently own (1.25 GHz G4, 20") for the same price as a brand-new C2D 17" iMac.
     
  3. MRU
    Demi-God

    MRU

    #3
    He's comparing a powerbook to a macbook pro - not a macbook

    Unless firewire 800 is a big deal that the thought of using an express card with FW800 is repellant, then then I guess there is an audience for the powerbook, albeit small at this stage.
     
  4. macrumors 68040

    mattscott306

    #4
    Yeah I agree with the theme of this thread. Until (more) crossgrade versions appear and PPC still runs some apps faster, I doubt we'll see a huge drop in PB prices.
     
  5. macrumors regular

    #5
    I guess Apple computers are so expensive, it will even include older computers no longer in production.
     

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