i need alittle advice on buying a powerbook

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by thahater, Feb 8, 2006.

  1. thahater macrumors member


    Jan 27, 2006
    morning all.
    i girlfriend sister is selling her powerbook.heres some of the specs i got from her.
    20gig hd
    i believe it's a 12' cd drive no burner and a 128mb
    she's selling it with the airport card.OX 10.2 ,but i think she said it was 400 mhz.now did apple make a powerbook with a 400mhz Processor cause that seems kind of slow for me.she got it back in 01 or 02.well anyway she's selling it for $300 is that a good buy? let me know thanks.
  2. dornoforpyros macrumors 68040


    Oct 19, 2004
    Calgary, AB
    go under the apple icon in the upper left hand corner and select "about this mac" to get the processor speed and amount of ram.
  3. wPod macrumors 68000


    Aug 19, 2003
    Denver, CO
    sounds like its an old PowerBook Performa. they were black and G3 based. $300 doesnt sound bad if its in really good condition with a lot of ram. i dont know alot about them (i switched after the tiBooks came out) but you might try searching around for performa or the nickname of wallstreet.
  4. thahater thread starter macrumors member


    Jan 27, 2006
    i haven't seen the powerbook but she said it has the titainium(if i spelled that right)case if that helps,anyway i just really wanted to know if the price was right,if it is worth me spending $300 dollars on it.
  5. rjphoto macrumors 6502a


    Mar 7, 2005
    Doesn't sound like a 12" PB


    The 12" PowerBook Rev A were 867mhz

    Processor: PowerPC 7447 G4
    Processor Speed: 867 MHz
    Hard Drive: 40GB 4200-rpm
    Media: ComboDrive or SuperDrive

    The 15" Rev A were 400 or 500 Mhz. DVD-ROM w/ Airport card optional on the low end model.

    $300 still is not bad.

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