New macbook or maxed out powerbook G4?

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by sam10685, Jun 26, 2007.

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New macbook or maxed out powerbook?

Poll closed Jun 26, 2008.
  1. New macbook

    21 vote(s)
    87.5%
  2. Maxed out powerbook

    3 vote(s)
    12.5%
  1. sam10685
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    sam10685

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    #1
    I should have asked this a while ago. Would you rather get a brand new low-end macbook with no build-to-order options or completely max out a 1.33 Ghz G4 powerbook? (7200 rpm HDD, 1.25 ghz ram...)
     
  2. psychofreak
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    Macbook, but if its the low end one, I'd have to get an external DVD burner...
     
  3. MIDI_EVIL
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    MIDI_EVIL

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    #3
    I'm a PowerBook G4 user, 1.67, and recommend you going with a MacBook.

    Rich.
     
  4. flopticalcube
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    flopticalcube

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    Kind of depends what you are going to be doing with it. The MacBook is several times faster and more "futureproof" than the Powerbook.
     
  5. Cybergypsy
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    Cybergypsy

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    I must have the most macs on here, I buy a new one every few months, i have had 3 macbooks and all the powerbooks, myself for my needs the macbook is perfect for my needs, the powerbook was soo hot, I am buying another next week:rolleyes:
     
  6. polevault139
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    There really isnt a point in buying a powerbook at this point in the game unless you just love PPC. Go for the Macbook
     
  7. amc382
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    $$$

    i would say the answer is based on price.

    if you could get a maxed out PB for say $500, i'd choose it over the macbook. otherwise, not.
     
  8. sam10685
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    I already own the powerbook. 12" screen and 1.33 Ghz G4. I just want to know if i should keep it and massively upgrade it or get a macbook. (I need to keep the powerbook anyway.)
     
  9. basicfiend
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    Yeah, but you wouldn't believe what people are paying for PB-G4's on Craigslist. I sold a 15'' 1.25GHz one for $750. Macs definitely hold their value well.
     

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