MB or iPod Touch + Used PowerBook

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by Tumeg101, Sep 15, 2007.

  1. macrumors 6502a

    Tumeg101

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    Location:
    Orange County, California
    #1
    Wow... this is probably the first post with this kind of problem...
    I am currently saving for a MacBook, (the mid model one) and I will buy it either right when Leopard is released, or early January. But then the new iPods were released... at first, I told myself I am not going to buy one until after my MB, because I have a 8 month old iPod that is perfectly fine for me as is... but then I saw the unboxing pics of the iPod Touch, and now I want it!!
    I have $1,000 currently... if I buy the iPod Touch I will get that, and a used PowerBook G4(I have looked on eBay, and I will be able to afford it)
    But I have a perfectly fine, perfect condition, with invisible shield 30gb iPod, that is only 8 months old! I can probably sell it for $150 (with a few cases).. so that is about half of the iPod Touch...

    The laptop will be used for:
    -Internet
    -School
    -Chatting
    -Music
    -Desktop Replacement
    -iLife to the Max

    so I geuss the Powerbook would be fine for me...
    But I still just can't decide between a used Powerbook G4 and a New iPod Touch, or a new MacBook (mid model)
    If I get the used powerbook, I will update the ram to 2gb (if it can hold it), and I will buy and upgrade to Leopard in early Jan


    Any suggestions\comments would be great!!



    EDIT: There is a possible chance, that I will be recieving money enough money to change the problem into a MB + AppleCare, OR MB + iPod Touch problem.
     
  2. macrumors newbie

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    #2
    get the macbook and then save up for the iPod after you get the laptop. If you are gonna get a Computer then get the better one then sacrafice performance for a new iPod
     
  3. thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Tumeg101

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    Location:
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    #3

    This thread can actually probably be closed...
    because I have a pretty good chance of getting extra money, so I can afford MB + iPod Touch....
     
  4. macrumors 603

    notjustjay

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    Canada, eh?
    #4
    Congrats :)

    Yeah, MacBook over PowerBook for sure. I just upgraded from my PowerBook G4 to an 2.0 GHz iMac (MacBooks are similarly spec'd), and it's a night and day difference. I'd definitely sacrifice an iPod for a little bit longer to get this kind of performance gain.
     

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