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Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by L Oquence, Jul 11, 2014.
Lets say I wanted to buy a powerbook g4... what is a reasonable asking price these days?
For what type? There was two major models: the Titanium and the Aluminum. There is also a wide range in speeds and capabilities. Titanium models only shipped in 15" varieties, but the Aluminum models shipped in 12", 15", and 17" sizes.
I didn't realize there were so many models. oops
I bought my 12" 1.33 GHz 1.25 GB RAM with OS X v.10.5.8 Leopard installed for $65. I've seen them go lower, however. The 867 MHz models go for pretty low these days, and really aren't all that under powered.
My 17" 1.67 has about $150 put into it ($40 laptop, $90 display, $20 official charger). I've bought 12" and 15" PowerBooks for $60-70 but usually they need parts/work regardless of price.
I got my 15" 1.5 GHz PowerBook G4 with 2 GB of RAM and an 80 GB HD for $23.50. It was about $42.50 shipped.
Got my 15inch titanium for free and got a hdd because it didn't have one for $10. A 12 inch 867mhz aluminum for free and my 12 inch 1.5ghz for 45$ then $17 to max the ram.
I bought one 12" PB G4 1.33 for 70 USD and has almost 4h battery life.
60Gb HD and 768Mb RAM
I probably going to sell my 12" inch soon.. I'm after a 15" as a main school computer. I have no idea what to sell mine for, I will post it on eBay, and it looks like they go for anywhere between $60-100. I'm just curious what an eBay shopper will pay for the laptop, a fresh Leopard install, 1.25 GB of RAM, and an off-brand charger. It does have a pretty much dead battery, and I'll probably throw either a 40 or a 60 GB HDD in it. I might even throw in the software disks, box, and VGA adapter as well if I'm feeling generous
That being said, would all of it go for 90$ do you think? I did pay a fairly low price for it, but I'm kinda curious what I'd get for it max.
From what I can see in my country, "Buy it Now" prices for a 'High-Res' 15" PowerBook G4 varies from £95 - £150 depending of specs, condition and any exterior modifications done to the unit!
Bids is a bit more difficult, you have to be lucky to get it quite cheep as the last PB G4 sold for £115 + shipping.
I would personally recommend you get a 'High-Res' model as it is now considered as a "top of a line" notebook when it comes to PowerBooks as it supports DDR2, 128MB VRAM and a 1440x960 resolution (verses 1280x854 on older models). I am personally trying to obtain one as my 'on the go' workstation while I'm in college!
Source: ebay UK for price, everymac.com for specs!
I bought a high-res 17" 1.67GHz PB last week for £80 from a second-hand shop. It came with 2GB of RAM, an 80GB HDD and a new third-party battery plus a clone charger that gets quite toasty. I might replace that as a fake Thinkpad charger blew up on me once and took the Thinkpad with it. I am wary of saving money on these things, now.
Mechanically, it is fine and passed the ASD disk test with flying colours but the case lid is quite buckled with a few dents in it. Happy enough with my purchase.
I would see if you can get one for no more than $100
My powerbook g4 Hi-res 15" set me back $200 but it was in next to mint condition. However I am looking to get rid of it so PM me if interested.
Yeah, $100 is about the most I'd pay for a G4 PowerBook as well.
I try not to go above $20 for the Titaniums, because I don't like to spend much. But I'd easily go to $100 for a Alum one.
In my area you see 17" Al PBG4s (even the lowest end ones) going for well over $100. I see them posted regularly over $300.