Purchasing My First Mac

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by kellym0378, Feb 28, 2006.

  1. kellym0378 macrumors newbie

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    Hi Guys,

    I am looking at purchasing a second hand powerbook with the below specs. Am I correct in thinking that this is a Rev. D model?

    Any assistance would be appreciated,

    Thanks

    Kelly



    Processor - 1.5GHz PowerPC G4
    Memory – 512MB PC2700 (333MHz) DDR SDRAM
    Display – 12.1-inch (diagonal), 1024 x 768 resolution
    Graphics - NVIDIA GeForce FX Go5200 graphics processor with AGP 4X support and 64MB of DDR SDRAM video memory
    Hard disk drive - 60GB Ultra ATA/100; 5400 rpm
    Optical drive - Slot-loading ComboDrive (DVD/CD-RW)
    Ethernet - Built-in 10/100BASE-T Ethernet (RJ-45 connector)
    Wireless - Built-in 54Mbps AirPort Extreme; built-in Bluetooth 2.0+EDR
    Modem - Built-in 56K V.92 modem
    Keyboard - Built-in full-size keyboard
     
  2. dmw007 macrumors G4

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    Yep, that would appear to be a rev D 12" PowerBook G4. Glad to hear that you have decided to make the switch to Mac- you will be glad that you did! :)
     
  3. kellym0378 thread starter macrumors newbie

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  4. dmw007 macrumors G4

    dmw007

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    No problem. :)

    If I may, I would suggest possibly upgrading the RAM (you can find a good price on 1GB of RAM for the 12" PowerBook G4 at www.datamem.com ). Mac OS X loves plenty of RAM, although, depending on your intended uses, you may be able to get by with 512MB.
     
  5. jadekitty24 macrumors 65816

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    That is the very same computer that I am typing on. It is probably the best purchase I've ever made and I would highly recommend it. I have no serious complaints. Welcome to Macintosh! :D
     
  6. in2themystik2 macrumors member

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    yay! I got my first Mac in December after also having a PC desktop for the last four years. I absolutely love it so far! I just recently realized that I am now more used to the Mac OS than the PC! Especially Expose, I love that feature. Anyway, enjoy, I'm sure you will grow to love it!
     
  7. jsw Moderator emeritus

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    Ditto (just moved onto couch,no longer at iMac). Great little system, well loved by all in my family. Ditto also on the suggestion to bump the RAM - it makes a big difference.
     

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