Is this a good deal?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by jd8619, Aug 10, 2009.

  1. jd8619 macrumors newbie

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    12' Powerbook with 40gb HD, 1Ghz processor, 1.25 gb of ram for $250? any advice or comments would be appreciated thank you
     
  2. Krafty macrumors 601

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    Do you absolutely need it? Cause, I really think you should stray away from buying old technology now-a-days.
     
  3. geoffreak macrumors 68020

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    Not terrible, pending condition.

    It would be worth your money to get an Intel Mac for Snow Leopard capabilities though, but as a netbook, the PBG4 isn't bad.
     
  4. iBookG4user macrumors 604

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    I'd try to get it for closer to the $200, but that still a lot for a 6 year old computer.
     
  5. techound1 macrumors 68000

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    Yeah, but it's the 12" - ah, glory days of the uber-portable Mac :D

    But, you can pick up a dell mini 9 for $199 when they rotate on sale and hackintosh that for the same money...
     
  6. geoffreak macrumors 68020

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    You forgot to add in the cost of a legal copy of Mac OSX:rolleyes:
     
  7. donuttakedonuts macrumors regular

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    that's a very good deal
    i've had one of those, used it heavily for 7-8 yrs. they're great computers. you can upgrade the HD yourself pretty easily, and you've got a nice computer
    1 ghz is the alu, not the titanium, right?
     
  8. thegoldenmackid macrumors 604

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    It all depend on the condition. Some of the older 12" Powerbooks sell for $500+, but it all depends on condition because those computers are notorious for how their cases are.
     
  9. iBookG4user macrumors 604

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    They never made a 12" titanium PowerBook, so my bet is that it is aluminum :D
     
  10. mr_matalino macrumors 6502a

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    Ah the memories of my 866 mhz 12" PB. Reminiscing now...

    But as much as I loved that computer, I wouldn't pay for it now.
     

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