Old Mac or new PC?

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by randystand, Oct 22, 2010.

  1. macrumors 6502

    Jun 11, 2009
    Im going to Uni in the new year and currently have an iPad and an iPhone 3GS. I had an old iBook G3 about a year ago but it died. Now I would like to buy a laptop for uni but literally need it for word processing, iTunes, PowerPoint and the Internet. I don't like the idea of buying a Windows machine but my options are. I could buy a cheap Mac, either a iBook g4 or PowerBook off Ebay for around £200-£250 or could get a low end PC for £300 or a decent one for £400. What would you all do?
  2. macrumors P6


    Jan 24, 2010
    Because PPC machines are sadly on the phase out part of their lives, I'd say get the Windows machine. If you still want a PPC machine, get one that has USB 2, also remember the battery in a used Mac may not hold a charge for long, if at all.
  3. macrumors 68040


    Sep 17, 2009
    i too would say go for a PC laptop (warranty), no need to be windows
    if you get a dell they offer all their stuff with ubuntu preinstalled too
    (but you have to dick very very very very deep in their website to find that option as its better hidden then atlantis )
  4. TSE
    macrumors 68030


    Jun 25, 2007
    St. Paul, Minnesota
    Just go for a Windows notebook... HP has some decent budget line ones, the DM1z is pretty decent.
  5. macrumors 6502

    Oct 26, 2009
    I bought an iBook G4, and it can't play YouTube properly or do other normal things. Go with the PC.

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