Think it's worth it to trade?

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  1. epcot macrumors newbie

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    My brother has a Ti powerbook 400 that he's going to trade for a Dell Inspiron 8200 1.4GHz Laptop. Think it's a good deal?
     
  2. scem0 macrumors 604

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    Well, I would probably do it, but you should be asking yourself not us;).

    I'd mainly do it because tibooks look so cool, and I'd just get it for the looks, and it would be just as functional as the PC. I'm also assuming that you prefer macs.

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  4. Rezet macrumors 6502a

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    Umm, what the hell is INSPIROn 8200? Is it an old model or something? I've seen 8500 not 8200.
    And is it 1.4 Centrino? Or Pentium 4?

    Dude, from what I've seen the best dell laptop is Inspiron 600m.

    All those 8500 or 5150 they are huge and heavy. They are desktop replacements. IF you want a powerful PC laptop that has all major feats. but also is quite mobile, get 600m with Centrino at 1.6Ghz. 512Mbs DDR - 1Gb DDR. 64 Mbs video. and you are in the business...
     
  5. epcot thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I believe the 8200 is a model before the 8500 and it's a P4
     
  6. Rezet macrumors 6502a

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    I wouldn't do it then.
    Telling you all those 8000 series are desktop replacements. They are over 8 pounds. And with p4, battery is gonna last like 1 - 1.5 hours. 400 ti will go for a bout 600 bucks i'd say on ebay.
    1.4 P4 laptop is probably like 500 bucks.
     
  7. benixau macrumors 65816

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    get it right - he is getting the powerbook - his bro is getting the dell.

    Look - if it is running X.2 then it will be slower than your dell. No questions asked.

    If you want a mac then get it. It is not a bad machine just not the latest.

    I personally say get it - sell it (ebay of course) and get a newer one - even if it is a 12" you will want the extra speed.

    BUT - the final decision is yours - how bout you do the swap for a week and see how you last?
     
  8. QCassidy352 macrumors G3

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    benixau, "get it right" is right. :rolleyes:

    The OP is not part of the trade at all. He is asking on behalf of his brother, who has the Tibook. His brother is wondering whether he should trade the Tibook to a third party for the Dell. So it's not really an option to just trade for a week.

    And no, I don't think it's a good deal for your brother. The Tibook is worth more.
     
  9. jzieske macrumors regular

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    Bad Idea. I have both a TiBook and Dell Inspiron 8000 seires and the Dell weights a ton with horriblew battery life. If you want a desktop replacement then yea it is good. But for portability it stinks.
     
  10. tjwett macrumors 68000

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    if you get the TiBook then i suggest running OS 9 on it forever. personally, i don't think i could trade newer technology for somehthing so old. there is an 8mb graphics card in that TiBook, you might really notice that with Jaguar's graphics needs. i vote NO. i think it would feel like going back in time.
     
  11. Rezet macrumors 6502a

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    Umm I think you didn't understand it right... His brother has a Ti Book and wants to trade it in in some shop for a dell laptop. Not vice-versa...

    I'd stick with Ti if u need mobility, if you need desktop replacement, get Dell... Although I'd suggest, like i said: Dell Inspiron 600m....
     

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