Is this a good deal?

davidjearly

macrumors 68020
Original poster
Sep 21, 2006
2,206
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Glasgow, Scotland
I have been offered the following system for the price below:

12" Powerbook G4 1.33Ghz
768MB Ram (Upgraded from 256MB),
100GB 5400 RPM HDD (Upgraded from 60GB),
Combo Drive,
NVidia GeForce FX Go5200 64MB DDR,
Built in Airport/Bluetooth,
3 Apple batteries (1 Brand New),
Tucano Second Skin.

I would be getting it for £470 shipped.
I really am in need of a portable Mac of my own. Bought my GF a MacBook recently but I need something portable for myself when the MB is not available.

I don't need the power of Intel in a Laptop and would prefer the smaller screen anyway.

What do you guys think about this?

David
 

meepm00pmeep

macrumors 6502
Sep 20, 2006
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Toronto
i don't really know much about the British pound or the prices of things in pounds but so far i think it's a good deal, if you only need it as a substitute for on the go then i think it's good
 

iBookG4user

macrumors 604
Jun 27, 2006
6,595
2
Seattle, WA
davidjearly said:
I have been offered the following system for the price below:

12" Powerbook G4 1.33Ghz
768MB Ram (Upgraded from 256MB),
100GB 5400 RPM HDD (Upgraded from 60GB),
Combo Drive,
NVidia GeForce FX Go5200 64MB DDR,
Built in Airport/Bluetooth,
3 Apple batteries (1 Brand New),
Tucano Second Skin.

I would be getting it for £470 shipped.
I really am in need of a portable Mac of my own. Bought my GF a MacBook recently but I need something portable for myself when the MB is not available.

I don't need the power of Intel in a Laptop and would prefer the smaller screen anyway.

What do you guys think about this?

David
that's about $900US which is only $50 below a base MacBook. Although the extra stuff that they are adding in would increase the value. I've seen 12" Powerbooks go for below $700US on ebay before and that's just with an adapter and the powerbook, just to give you some scale.
 

Willis

macrumors 68020
Apr 23, 2006
2,259
4
Beds, UK
Thats pretty good buy British pricing. (its approx $884, but in the states, I guess these would sell for less regardless)

For that price, I would try looking around for the last generation 12" PB. If not, then thats a pretty good deal with 3 batteries, ram and Hd upgrade.

I'd buy it if I wanted one... Although, I dont because the screen appears to dark for me.
 

Willis

macrumors 68020
Apr 23, 2006
2,259
4
Beds, UK
iBookG4user said:
that's about $900US which is only $50 below a base MacBook. Although the extra stuff that they are adding in would increase the value. I've seen 12" Powerbooks go for below $700US on ebay before and that's just with an adapter and the powerbook, just to give you some scale.
A Macbook here starts at £749 ($1410 approx). Just to give a scope for how much European users get ripped off compaired to the US.
 

RedTomato

macrumors 601
Mar 4, 2005
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.. London ..
The main extras are the 3 batteries and the 100GB hd which is pretty huge for a small laptop. I dont think you'll find many 12'' PB with that large a HD, especially as replacing the HD is a bit of a pain on them.

It's a sweet little machine, and you have a good deal if you plan to spend a lot of time away from mains power.

You could probably sell it for about £300 in a year.

For me, I'd probaby:

- up the ram to about a gig - by replacing the 256 meg stick with a 512 or 1gb stick. (you only need to do this if you feel you need it)

- buy a cheapish TFT either 17'' or 19'' for use at home when the screen isn't enough. (again, only if you feel you need it)

After that, that's just about the ultimate perfect computer system :)
 

Mammoth

macrumors 6502a
Nov 29, 2005
938
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Canada
I would love to have three batteries and that alone makes up for the price difference between Euro and North American Macs. Get it.
 
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