Putting serato on used macbook g4

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by lisast, Oct 18, 2009.

  1. lisast macrumors newbie

    Oct 18, 2009
    Hello everybody. I'm in the process of purchasing new dj gear. I will be using serato scratch live, and in this I need to purchase a new laptop. I've decided on a mac.

    I came across an ad for a macbook in my area on craigslist- and these are the details.

    MAC iBook G4 -12 inch w/extras - $300


    Machine Model: PowerBook6,3
    CPU Type: PowerPC G4 (3.3)
    CPU Speed: 800 MHz
    Memory: 256 MB
    Bus Speed: 133 MHz
    Boot ROM Version: 4.7.7f0
    Hard Drive: 40 GB
    Airport Card: N/A (Was not included when purchased)
    DVD/CD-RW capability


    Laptop case
    Power cord
    Extra battery (Both still have lots of juice left)
    Keyboard protector
    MAC OS X backup CD
    Microsoft Office: MAC software (Retail value:$150)

    and for serato, these are the requirements i need:

    * 1 GHz G4
    * 1 GB RAM*
    * 1024 x 768 screen resolution
    * OSX 10.3.9 or higher
    * Intel Macs require Scratch Live version 1.5 or higher
    * Available USB port (USB 2.0 required
    for SL 3)

    now i know that i'll need to do some upgrading. warning - i'm a total noob. is it possible to upgrade this computer to the needed requirements, and if so, how much am i looking at here in terms of cost? just a rough estimate because i know it will vary depending on where i take the computer...

    thanks alot for your time.

  2. NewMacbookPlz macrumors 68040


    Sep 28, 2008
    Look around some more, and find an iBook >1ghz. If that's the minimum req's, then 800mhz (0.8ghz) may run in to issues. There's no way to easily upgrade the CPU in an iBook.
  3. l.a.rossmann macrumors 65816


    May 15, 2009
    Save your bones and find a cheap macbook. The G4 is really like buying an entry level P4.. I would not use that for a damn thing.

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