12" PowerBook Good Buy?

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  1. wwe2008 macrumors 6502

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    ive just won a 12" PowerBook in ebay for £450 it has no damage at all. it comes with photoshop microsoft office 2008 and runs leopard. is it a good buy?
    thanks
     
  2. iToaster macrumors 68000

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    Well, it depends on the specs, but generally yes... but the value is a little less than £100 less than what you paid, assuming it's maxed out.
     
  3. muldul macrumors 6502

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    Could you post specs of machine, this would help identify if it was a good buy
     
  4. AppleNewton macrumors 68000

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    like others stated; depending on the specs and your needs are.
    and as long as they included the legitimate software discs than thats not too bad.

    essentially it might also be wise to put that money towards more uptodate models that may provide bit better support for what you might wanna do, unless your doing marginal tasks such as word documents, browsing and not extensive applications. then by all means seems like a great catch.
    :cool:
     
  5. wwe2008 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I have a mbp but the pb was for light stuff.
    1.5GHz
    1.25GB RAM
    80GB HD
    64MB Graphics Nvidia
    Bluetooth
    Airport Built In
    SuperDrive
     
  6. RainForRent macrumors 6502

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    I second what everyone else has said. If the discs are there, and the machine is in good shape, you got a nice little machine on your hands. There's plenty of tasks you can get done on those too, just don't plan on running the newest version of Photoshop, et cetera. Enjoy it.
     
  7. AppleNewton macrumors 68000

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    Wow good deal, definitely use it for those tasks, that should hold up quite well for some time, if it was kept in great condition and continues you have a nice little side companion.


    great find! :cool:
     
  8. wwe2008 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    will the pb run google sketchup? can anyone tell me anymore info in the program?
    thanks
     
  9. AppleNewton macrumors 68000

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    take from:
    http://www.google.com/support/sketchup/bin/answer.py?answer=36208&src=top5&lev=index


     
  10. Dagless macrumors Core

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    Yup, a good buy indeed! I'm typing this from my 12" PowerBook now. Great machine, they still pack a bit of a punch.
    A few years ago at uni I even edited a 4 minute long, 720p stop motion video on mine and it wasn't too bad of an experience!
     
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  12. MacHappytjg macrumors 65816

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    mine aswell try and see if it will work with ur vid caard....sometimes if my specs are a little low they usually work..
     
  13. wwe2008 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    another question.... whats the difference between the versions?
    thanks
     
  14. MacHappytjg macrumors 65816

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    Dont the newer ones have mini dvi instead of vga im pretty sure.
     
  15. wwe2008 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    i meant google sketchup!:p
     
  16. wwe2008 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    has anyone tried sketchup on a 12'' powerbook?
    thanks:apple:
     
  17. MacHappytjg macrumors 65816

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    Haha im an idiot ill try it on my eMac and if it works then it should on urs since it has wayy better specs kinda...Is there older versions available
     
  18. MacHappytjg macrumors 65816

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    Well it works on my 32mb vid card eMac g4 1ghz 768mb ram, just have no freakin clue how to work it and its google sketch 6 on leopard. is that a good enough answer for ya :D ?

    Here i made you a house. :p

    [​IMG]

    It'll get better over time..... :eek:
     
  19. noodle654 macrumors 68020

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    Wow you got a great computer and deal. PB 12" is the best computer Apple has made.
     
  20. MacHappytjg macrumors 65816

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    AGREED :D
     
  21. queshy macrumors 68040

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    I suppose you got a good deal. However, in not the one to invest in pretty old technology. Enjoy it!
     
  22. jaylay0707 macrumors member

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    that sounds pretty good, you'll enjoy your lil computer

    google skechup will probably work, just not as fast
     
  23. daneoni macrumors G4

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    I think its a good deal. However under no circumstance should you pay more than that because you start getting into MacBook territory. But for those specs/condition 450 is a good price
     

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