Macbook Pro vs. Powerbook

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by buymeaniphone, Mar 7, 2007.

  1. buymeaniphone macrumors 6502


    Feb 8, 2007
    San Antonio, Texas
    Can any one explain to me why apple is still charging so much for their outdated refurbished G4 Power books? Why pay $1300 for a 1.67Ghz Powerbook when I can buy a 1.83Ghz Intel MacBook Pro for $1300? Is there something I'm overlooking?:confused:
  2. CaptainHaddock macrumors 6502

    Jul 6, 2004
    Nagoya, Japan
    Well, whatever Apple's charging is probably in line with the secondhand market for Powerbooks. It's still a pro machine with features like Firewire 800 and a real video card. It probably runs Altivec-optimized apps like Photoshop as fast or faster than the Macbook.

    Believe it or not, used computer stores sell the model of iMac I currently own (1.25 GHz G4, 20") for the same price as a brand-new C2D 17" iMac.
  3. MRU Suspended


    Aug 23, 2005
    He's comparing a powerbook to a macbook pro - not a macbook

    Unless firewire 800 is a big deal that the thought of using an express card with FW800 is repellant, then then I guess there is an audience for the powerbook, albeit small at this stage.
  4. mattscott306 macrumors 68040


    Jan 16, 2007
    Yeah I agree with the theme of this thread. Until (more) crossgrade versions appear and PPC still runs some apps faster, I doubt we'll see a huge drop in PB prices.
  5. dvader macrumors regular

    Feb 17, 2007
    I guess Apple computers are so expensive, it will even include older computers no longer in production.

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