Should I buy a 17" G4 1.5GHz PowerBook?

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by Moo-Boo, Feb 15, 2008.

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    Moo-Boo

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    My dearest Mac friends,

    It seems that I have the opportunity to buy a 17" PowerBook. I feel a little guilty about it though, because it is a luxury, rather than a necessity. A necessity would be something like a 15" PowerBook or 13" MacBook. I already own a splendid 15" MBP and enjoy it immensely. I have been blessed with wonderful Apple hardware, but don't wish to overdo it. There is such a thing as too much of a good thing, even with Apple computers! But, what would your advice be?

    Thank you so much for your input and advice, and take care of yourselves,

    Matt and the Cat
     
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    joekix

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    sure... why not? :D


    i don't really need my mbp, but it looks really nice and i want it. i don't need a mb air, nor do i want one. i don't need an imac g4, but i think i'm going to get one.

    actually, it all depends if you have the money or not. sorry i couldn't be more helpful.
     
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    Moo-Boo

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    Well, thankfully I do have the money and I like the way you think! Thanks for the advice!

    Matt and the Cat
     
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    I'm going to chime in on what i'd do if it were me...

    Since the 17inch PB and your current MBP are essentially very similar, it will become a stale purchase after you've spent a few weeks playing with it and messing with stuff you wouldnt do with your main machine.

    If it were me I'd probably put a bit of the cash towards an external monitor or some other hardware that's a bit further from what you already own.

    I mean, unless the 17 inch PowerBook has some sort of undeniable nostalgia attraction, in that case nobody could tell you otherwise.
     
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    dmw007

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    If you are getting a good deal and have a need/use/want for a 17" PowerBook G4, then I say go for it! :)
     
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    Moo-Boo

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    I'd just like to thank all of you for your tremendous input. I'm still a little hesitant, but I think I will buy the PB in the next couple of weeks or so. I'm not sure what I'd do with a second monitor, but if it were attached to an upgraded G4 PowerMac, it would be nice. But, already owning a 2.4GHz iMac, I'm doing pretty well.

    Thanks once again for your invaluable advice and I hope all of you have a superlative weekend!

    Matt and the Cat
     
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    i think it would be a good idea if you have a use for it but if you dont need it then i wouldnt buy it. i would use the money to buy something else for myself
     

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