buying a used laptop. which one?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by phonewentwest, Apr 2, 2010.

  1. phonewentwest macrumors regular

    Jul 11, 2008
    been thinking of getting a used laptop because cash is tight I'm trying to
    decide between an iBook g4 and a PowerBook g4. I know that both laptops
    have there potential problems (logic board with iBook, some sort of ram problem with PowerBook g4) so which one would be the better, hopefully less
    headaches, version to buy? thanks for any input.
  2. mikes70mustang macrumors 68000


    Nov 14, 2008
    Thats a waste of money, id only get one as a backup. Get an intel polycarb macbook, youll be much better off, and you can get an intel macbook for the same price as people want for a PB G4.
  3. Techhie macrumors 65816


    Dec 7, 2008
    The hub of stupidity
    Both of those laptops are known for logic board issues (specifically with the GPU), so that in conjunction with sheer component age should push you towards a MacBook.

    The chips are smokin' (in comparison), and as stated before, they can be had for chump change. I picked a C2D 2.2 GHz 07-08 model the other week for $350 and sold it for $600. Just keep looking (Craigslist) :D
  4. phonewentwest thread starter macrumors regular

    Jul 11, 2008
    rodger that. thanks for the info. I shall focus my search towards
    a MacBook.

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