Putting serato on used macbook g4

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

  1. lisast macrumors newbie

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    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

    HARDWARE OVERVIEW

    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

    Included:

    Laptop case
    Power cord
    Extra battery (Both still have lots of juice left)
    Keyboard protector
    MAC OS X backup CD
    Manual
    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.

    lisa
     
  2. NewMacbookPlz macrumors 68040

    NewMacbookPlz

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    Sep 28, 2008
    #2
    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

    l.a.rossmann

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    Location:
    Brooklyn
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    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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