AlBook 15" 1GHz: Good Deal?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips, Advice and Discussion (archive)' started by JonMaker, Jul 7, 2005.

  1. JonMaker macrumors regular

    Apr 24, 2004
    I'm looking at a 15" AlBook G4. It is stock, plus Airport Extreme card and 512MB RAM.
    The blurb says that the screen has been replaced (under warranty, I assume), and the machine has "some scratches here and there", whatever that means.

    The asking price is CAN$1500 (~US$1215), and local pickup.

    Is this a good deal?

    Extensive specs at

  2. ITASOR macrumors 601


    Mar 20, 2005
    It's pretty good. I would rather have a new 1.33Ghz 12" PB Refurb for $1,299USD myself which have been on alot lately.
  3. JonMaker thread starter macrumors regular

    Apr 24, 2004
    It is a pity, but, AFAICT, we can't get refurbs in Canada... :( that's another thing to add to the US-only list. :rolleyes:
  4. tristan macrumors 6502a

    Jul 19, 2003
    high-rise in beautiful bethesda
    It's a good value, and a great machine, but two caveats:
    1) Is it under Applecare? If so, for how much longer? I'm not sure I'd be comfortable owning a PB that wasn't under Applecare, because at any time, you could be hit with a $500 repair bill.
    2) Buy more RAM! It is a bit of an older machine, so you'll need the horsepower. 1gig would be ideal.

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