What to offer for a TiBook 400?

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by bunkre, May 18, 2006.

  1. bunkre macrumors member

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    My friend just bought a Macbook, and was thinking of buying his tired old tibook 400 (1 gig ram). The battery is very old and the screen is washed out, but I want something cheap that I can throw in my bag for the sole purpose of Pro Tools demos with my Mbox.

    How much do you think I should offer? Looks like ebay is all over the place now that the macbook/macbook pros are unleashed.

    Disclaimers: 1) I tried to post this in marketplace, it wouldnt let me?! 2) Before people start bitching about what a real pro tools rig really needs - I just need this for 4-8 track demos on PT LE. I've run it on an ibook 300 just fine.

    Thanks!
     
  2. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    I'd start offering at $300-350. The value of PowerPC Macs is dropping but the native Classic support of the Titanium is valued.
     
  3. bunkre thread starter macrumors member

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    Oh that's a good point.

    Maybe better off with a G4 ibook? I did see some guy on here was selling a 7XXmhz ibook for about the same... I'd like a little extra CPU for the same money, screen size isnt important for this one.
     
  4. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    Well, if you're running Pro Tools LE (The free Classic version) you're going to NEED to be able to boot into OS 9. Otherwise the G4 iBook (Boots OS X only) is a much better way to go. You'll get much more power and a newer machine for just a little more.
     
  5. bunkre thread starter macrumors member

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    Yeah, I'd be running panther - its PT LE 6.x
    Unless hes willing to give me a stupid great deal on the TiBook I think I will wait for the right iBook deal...

    Thanks for the input!
     
  6. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    Alright then. The iBook will give you more bang for your buck. People should be dumping their old iBook G4's right now so it's a buyer's market for you.
     

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