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  1. dpclark macrumors member

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    After my trip to the apple store in London yesterday I'm really really craving a powerbook - what do you guys think - If I sold off my REV A 17" iMac G5 (1Gb Ram, Bluetooth, BT Mouse+Kboard) and my 12" ibook (maxed out RAM + Airport) would I be able to get anywhere near price wise? would put a feeler on marketplace but not enough posts yet
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  2. Brize macrumors 6502a

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    You'll probably need to let us know what size and configuration of PowerBook you're looking to buy.
     
  3. dpclark thread starter macrumors member

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    D'oh, its late, what am i thinking!!!

    Aiming for a 15" Combo Drive (have native burning lacie DVD+-R) with stock memory (would U/G myself)
     
  4. Demon Hunter macrumors 68020

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    The iMac could get you a 12" or lower-end 15" I think... I have no idea what the iBook would go for. A G3 of any speed is like beating a dead horse, but since you have Airport and max RAM it might a good amount.
     
  5. Brize macrumors 6502a

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    eBay is always a good indicator of market value, so it's worth searching the completed items to get an idea of the prices you're likely to realise.

    I think you'll probably get around £600 for the iMac and £300 for the iBook, which means you're going to be nearly £500 short of your target. Time to raid the piggy bank...
     
  6. FFTT macrumors 68030

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    You should be contacting AppleCare to see if your Rev A iMac G5 is
    covered under the bad capacitor recall.

    If so, they'll switch out the old midplane board and might upgrade you to a
    2.0 model with the better GPU.
     
  7. dpclark thread starter macrumors member

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    Folded today - saw n powerbook while surfing ebay on my lunch break, what do you think of this? went for the 12" as not really needing the 15" or its bulk.


    ebay Link
     
  8. dpclark thread starter macrumors member

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    Which means my beautiful ibook is up for grabs if anyone from the UK is interested.


    ebay link ibook
     
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  10. dpclark thread starter macrumors member

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    works out at about 1000 bucks I guess - sweet - have just sold my ibook btw - went for 700 dollars
     
  11. dcv macrumors G3

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    Shame you didn't check the refurbs store, you could have had the latest 12" PowerBook for £839

    The eBay one you bought is pretty old, but not bad for the price. Although (and you probably won't like me for saying this) for near enough the same price you could have had a brand new 12" iBook, which also has slightly better specs than that PowerBook (more RAM, faster processor, sudden motion sensor, scrolling trackpad, ships with Tiger, brand new with warranty etc)

    sorry! it's still not a bad deal for a PowerBook though. you'll need to stick some extra RAM into it.
     
  12. KittenKrusher macrumors regular

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    Just be happy with the new PowerBook, I know I love mine.
     
  13. dpclark thread starter macrumors member

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    Really looking forward to getting my new baby - just in middle of preping my ibook for her new owner -

    Did look at the refurb shop - but decided to still go the ebay route - this book if from the US apple refub shop by the sound of things (as it comes with an 6-month international apple warranty)

    Have already got a 512 stick on order from crutial - hoping its as easy to upgrade as the ibook was -

    Cannot believe I'm gonna be a powerbook owner - finally after all this time!!!!

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