Stop me before I buy again!

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by catzilla, May 25, 2014.

  1. catzilla macrumors 6502

    catzilla

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    Found on my local CL:
    G4 Powerbook
    Mac OS X version 10.4.11
    876 MHz processor PowerPC G4
    256 mb ddr sdram memory
    6.7 gb available
    Carry case
    Fitted laptop case
    Mouse
    Final cut express
    AC power cord
    CD burner
    DVD player
    I may still have the box and disc with instructions for final cut express, but I do have the book for the laptop.
    Asking $50.
    I have a load of Mac portables from the Mac Portable to an MBA. I really don't need this. OTOH, I don't have a PB G4, and a copy of FCE with the SN has to be worth something.
     
  2. Altemose macrumors G3

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    Go get it! Worst case you sell the Mac to someone who wants one like me and the software to someone who needs it like me.
     
  3. tom vilsack macrumors 68000

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    Unless you just have to have a 867 for your collection,they can be kinda slow compared to a nice 1.5 or 1.67 pb...
     
  4. Hrududu macrumors 68020

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    Naw, not for $50. You'll regret it once you turn it on. It really isn't hard to find nice 1.33 of faster PowerBooks under $100 these days. I had an 867MHz 12" PowerBook, and instantly regretted not going for a nicer one. Sold it for a 1.5 and never looked back. In fact, its what I am using right now. If you buy the high end now, you'll never have to wish you had later.
     
  5. BJonson macrumors 6502a

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    I'm regretting every G4 I've bought so far. LOL.
     
  6. PowerPCFanGurl macrumors newbie

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    Is it a 12" AlBook or a 15" TiBook? If it's a TiBook, you can overclock it to at least 1133MHz.
     
  7. Hrududu macrumors 68020

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    OP says it has 256MB of DDR RAM. That would indicate it's a 12" AlBook.
     
  8. Altemose macrumors G3

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    If given enough RAM they are more than usable. However, obviously a faster machine would be better.
     
  9. gooser macrumors 6502a

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  10. Hrududu macrumors 68020

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    I had this machine, and it was maxed out with 1.12GB of RAM. Usable, yes it was, but why not throw in $20 bucks and get a 1.5GHz Model? This particular deal isn't that great. It just isn't cheap enough especially considering he'll need to drop more cash on getting a 1GB stick of RAM for it. The only thing in this deal making it worthwhile is the copy of FCE.
     
  11. catzilla thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I sent him an email to check if it had an AE card, he didn't answer yet. I wouldn't spend more than $40, that's with the case and SN for FCE.
     
  12. Altemose macrumors G3

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    See how low it can get! I would love to have a machine like that.
     
  13. iamMacPerson macrumors 68030

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    Can you put me in contact with this guy? I might be interested in purchasing a machine from him.
     
  14. tom vilsack macrumors 68000

    tom vilsack

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    iamMacPerson: if your looking for a 867 powerbook,there's this one on my local craigslist here in vancouver....looks pretty clean but asking $60 cdn (maybe he would ship to you?)

    http://vancouver.en.craigslist.ca/rds/sys/4470647525.html
     
  15. iamMacPerson macrumors 68030

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    No, I'm actually looking for something of a greater vintage (68k machine).

    Thanks though!
     
  16. catzilla thread starter macrumors 6502

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  17. tevion5 macrumors 68000

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    My first gen 17" iMac G4 800MHz looks lovely...

    But man is it slow under Tiger, even with max specs possible :/
     
  18. iamMacPerson macrumors 68030

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    Thanks for the links! He is asking quite a bit.
     

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