Sell old Macs for new MB or MBP?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by hockeysc23, Jan 16, 2008.

  1. hockeysc23 macrumors regular

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    Hey everyone,

    I have read tons of threads and was looking for some advice as to my current computing situation.

    I currently have an old G4 Powerbook laptop 400mhz, 1 gig ram, 70 gig hd and a G5 tower that is 3 yrs old not intel Dual 1.8s, 2 gigs ram, and a 80 gig hd.

    I am looking into getting an Apple laptop but had some questions. Could I or should I sell the two computer above to get a MB or MBP? I don't know if it is realistic but I have seen on ebay and Mac2sell.com I could get anywhere from 750-1k for the G5 and 250-440 for the G4. Are these numbers correct?

    Also is it worth waiting to see if new updates comeout for the MacBook or MBP in March? I am just worried if I wait that long I will lose more resale value.

    And which new Apple would you recommend?
    I am looking for a new computer to do finances(quicken on windows), itunes, internet, word processing, calendar/organization, watch DVDs, and become my new computer.

    Any thoughts/questions/or suggestions are appreciated!
     
  2. hockeysc23 thread starter macrumors regular

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  4. elberggreno macrumors member

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    Thoose numbers (prices) seem correct, but to be on the safe side do count low. .

    The MBP could be updated in a few days or in the summer, no one knows (except steve =) ).. The MB was recently updated so no worries there..

    Based on your needs I'd say go for the macbook, it's a lovely machine and it would run circles around the current machines you have (yes, even the Powermac)..

    Buy the low-end or middle macbook and stuff some 3-rd party RAM in there and you'll be set for a long time!
     
  5. hockeysc23 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks for the response. Any idea how much a semi-working superdrive brings down the cost of my powerbook?

    It works 90% of the time but makes a heck of a loud noise if not on a surface. I figured probably 100 off price, does that sound correct?


    Thanks,
    Scott
     

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