thinking of buying one of these macs! help ?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by billyjoegibsonx, Feb 27, 2009.

  1. billyjoegibsonx macrumors 6502

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    Hi, i'm browsing about ebay and i've found a few computers i'm interested in buying. I would like some advice and input on them, and some questions answered. so here they are! :


    Apple 15" Power Book G4 1.25Ghz

    RAM: 512MB
    HDD: 80GB
    OS: 10.4 (TIGER)

    for £160 (free p&p)

    would i easily be able to upgrade this to leopard then up to 10.5.6 or 10.5.7 when it's released, and then up to 10.6 (SL) ??


    13" Macbook Air 1.8Ghz REV A

    RAM: 2GB
    SSD: 64GB
    OS: 10.5 (LEOPARD)

    with external superdrive/ethernet adapter

    bidding is at £11 (£20 p&p), ends on 1st march


    13" Macbook Air 1.86Ghz REV B

    RAM: 2GB
    SSD: 80GB
    OS: 10.5 (LEOPARD)

    at £51 (£15 p&p) ends on 2nd March





    what one is the best one to try go for ? I honestly don't mind what one i get, i just need a new mac for at home for simple needs :)

    any input and advice will be greatly welcomed :)

    thank you
     
  2. Googon macrumors member

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    I wouldn't go with the MacBook Air if you are just goingt o be using it at home. It'll cost close to a thousand more for it, and the portability you'll get from it will be useless unless you actually take it with you everywhere.
     
  3. PeterQC macrumors 6502a

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    I think you won't have problem going to leopard. But you're likely to get no support for Snow Leopard. Personally, price wise for a second machine that would be my choice, using it for 2-3 years and update to an Intel mac that would be around the same price.
     
  4. Abstract macrumors Penryn

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    I wouldn't put Leopard on the Powerbook. No chance it would run nearly as quickly as 10.4.x did on my 12" 1.0 ghz Powerbook. I also like the rev B MBA, even as a main machine for some people.
     
  5. skubish macrumors 68030

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    my advice is none of these.

    the macbook air is going to be too expensive for something that doesn't leave your home.

    the powerbook is going to be obsolete within 1 year.

    Look for a macbook.
     
  6. cb31 macrumors member

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    I agree, I don't think Snow Leopard will even run on a G4 as it is Intel only.
     

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