Need Advice on whether or Not I should purchase a PBG4

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by dw3bb10, Nov 27, 2008.

  1. dw3bb10 macrumors 6502

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    Ok. For starters, I currently dont have enough cash to buy a Macbook. I plan to purchase one around next auguest/september when I start college.

    I really want to get a pbg4, specifically to familiarize myself with the Mac OS.
    Should I purchase a PBG4 (for around $250-$300) It will be the 1.5 or 1.67ghz model with 1 or 2gb of ram. What I want to know is, will it be able to keep up with the basic stuff i want to do? Web browsing? Music? Movies? Pictures? Youtube? Please be sensible. And dont say things as ohh, get a macbook. because obviously if i had the cash right now I would.

    Thanks for your input



    ---David
     
  2. JG271 macrumors 6502a

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    Whilst i would advise waiting and buying a better macbook, another option is getting an older desktop mac first - they tend to be cheaper with better specs.

    Yeah, a powerbook like that should be fine, run everything you mentioned etc. It'll keep you going until you get a macbook, but they seem very expensive (as much as a current mac mini) where I live.
     
  3. mynameisraj macrumors 6502

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    It would be able to keep up with basic tasks.

    I do think you should consider waiting (if you can) and gathering up the money to get an Intel, but that's just my take on it.

    I think overstock carries the powerbook.

    However, there is a very weak rumor circulating that Apple may release a netbook in 2009. If they do, it will be your best bet by far.

    If waiting isn't a problem, I would.
     
  4. SnowLeopard2008 macrumors 604

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    Overstock sells it for $1000+, you'd be much better off just buying the MacBook.
     

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