Apple PowerBook G4...

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by macrumorsMaster, Oct 16, 2008.

  1. macrumorsMaster macrumors 6502

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    Is this a good deal?

    Apple PowerBook G4 w/ AirPort, Final Draft 7, Final Cut Pro HD
    for $350?
     
  2. montanachad macrumors regular

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    Not really, Final Cut Express barely runs on my G4 Mac Mini. If all you are doing is surfing the Web and email, well, it will do, barely.
     
  3. GeeYouEye macrumors 68000

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  4. Pili macrumors regular

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    All depends on the model. My 1.67 G4 still runs great and even runs cs3 at a respectable speed considering its a 3 year old machine. 350 sounds reasonable but it all depends on the condition, model, etc.
     
  5. macrumorsMaster thread starter macrumors 6502

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    How's this?


    500MHz PowerPC G4 Processor
    384MB PC100 SDRAM
    20GB Ultra ATA Hard Drive 4200rpms
    Combo Drive (reads CDs and DVDs; writes CDs)
    AirPort
    15" Widescreen LCD (1152 x 768)
    FireWire 400, 2 USB, S-video. VGA. Ethernet Ports
    Apple 45W AC Adapter
     
  6. anamznazn macrumors regular

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    I wouldn't touch that thing. If spending a little more money is okay with you, I'd go find a first generation Macbook instead.
     
  7. tivoli2 macrumors regular

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    Personally, I'd pass without hesitation - it has a small hard drive and not much RAM so you're going to be limited to older versions of apps... but the price doesn't seem too far off - a quick Google for 12" Powerbooks (1.5 GHz) shows about $700, but that's surprisingly high to me. Good luck!
     
  8. strikeinsilence macrumors 6502

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    Yowzers, that's slow, and a rip off. Watch craigslist and you'll definitely be able to find a quicker G4 for not much more money.
     
  9. montanachad macrumors regular

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    Apple would have called that a super computer in 2001! :D
     
  10. strikeinsilence macrumors 6502

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    Steve would have called it a screamer!
     
  11. macrumorsMaster thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks

    I figured it might be a bit high....but the person said it runs the final cut hd which would be nice....

    At least it has FIREWIRE.....

    but thanks...I'll pass on it.
     

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