please help! great deal?

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by ahmad123456789, Jan 5, 2009.

  1. ahmad123456789 macrumors member

    Nov 3, 2008
    i have a friend who wants to buy my cousin ibook g4 from 2005..(1.43.. i think)... my cousin is selling it at a price of 350$... his laptop looks like new.
    what my friend wants to know is if the ibook is a good machine and can run counter strike.(he says the only game he will play) .... also the laptop has 512mb o ram and 100 and something of hard drive!!!

    is this a good deal or should he wait more until he can a afford a white macbook.:apple:

    also i want to know which graphics card this laptop has?
  2. ChrisN macrumors 65816


    Aug 27, 2007
    Demarest, NJ
    Based on your information this is probably the computer your talking about:
    iBook G4 Mid 2005 (July 26, 2005 to May 16 2006) – Minor revision and the last PowerPC iBooks
    G4 1.33/1.42 GHz
    M9846LL/A: (Retail $999) 1.33 GHz; 12 in display; 40 GB hard disk; slot-load combo drive (DVD-ROM/CD-RW)
    M9848LL/A: (Retail $1299) 1.42 GHz; 14 in display; 60 GB hard disk; slot-load SuperDrive (DVD±RW/CD-RW)
    While the 14 in display is bigger it is the same resolution as the 12 in.
    Both models now feature: 512 MB memory (expandable to 1.5 GB) at 333 MHz; ATI Mobility Radeon 9550 graphics processor with 32 MB video RAM; Sudden Motion Sensor (parks the hard drive head if the iBook is dropped); scrolling trackpad; Bluetooth 2.0+EDR
    Both have a bus at a 10:1 ratio (133 MHz or 142 MHz)
    (Other Specifications Same as iBook G4 Late 2004)

    The Graphics card is the ATI Mobility Radeon 9550, and since CSS is a windows game you can't run it on a PPC processor
    besides gaming it is a great laptop IMO

  3. Tinknock71 macrumors 6502


    Jan 18, 2008
    Westland Michigan
    Not sure about the game, but for sure you want to max out the ram, get the extra 1 gig that way you will 1.25 ram, that's the max you can install. its a great notebook!
  4. likemyorbs macrumors 68000


    Jul 20, 2008
    thats an awesome deal, i sold mine for $700 on ebay with the same specs in 2007
  5. ahmad123456789 thread starter macrumors member

    Nov 3, 2008
    so should he buy it or he waits like 6 months to buy the macbook of 2006? he needs it but he dosent want to make an error!!!
  6. VSMacOne macrumors 601


    Oct 18, 2008
    That's definitely a great deal, but if he MUST play Counterstrike on it he won't be able to... So it comes down to what's important for him.

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