trading down a 15" powerbook g4, 1.5 ghz, dvd burner

Discussion in 'Marketplace Archive 1 (Posts count)' started by maxterpiece, Jul 18, 2005.

  1. maxterpiece macrumors 6502a


    Mar 5, 2003
    hi all,
    I want to trade my g4 powerbook, 15" display, 1.5 ghz, 512mb RAM, DVD Burner, 2 batteries, for a newish ibook - (1 ghz or better i suppose), and cash. I prefer the 12" model, but if you have a 14" model with a DVD Burner i would be interested in that as well. My problem is i really like to write with the laptop on my lap and it just gets too hot. I would also consider trading for the 12" powerbook, but from what I understand, that gets really hot too. Correct me if I'm wrong.

  2. dcv macrumors G3

    May 24, 2005
    Forgive me for saying this but you'd be MAD to trade that model down!!

    If it's to gain a bit of extra cash then fair enough, but if it's because of the heat issue then I have one word for you.... iLap!

    I have a 12" PowerBook and it does indeed get very hot when using it on your lap. I've had an iLap for a week now and it's amazing - really comfortable to use and helps to keep the PB cool. The fan hasn't kicked in once.
  3. ITASOR macrumors 601


    Mar 20, 2005
    Oneida, NY
    Even the iBook gets hot, just put it on something like an ilap or icurve.
  4. PaRaGoNViCtiM macrumors 6502a

    Mar 18, 2005
    Yea, I agree with everyone else, keep that thing!! I have a 15' PB with a Red Crumpler School Hymn, which I keep the PB in when typing, and the heat no longer affects me at all. Just a thought.
  5. mbl42 macrumors 6502a

    Apr 30, 2005
    I will give you a 14" iBook G4 1.07GHz 768MB RAM 80GB HD Combo Drive w/Airport, an Incase bag, and add some cash to it. PM or email me if you are interested.
  6. maxterpiece thread starter macrumors 6502a


    Mar 5, 2003
    hmm, ilap. Intriguing... But doesn't that mean i have to carry said ilap everywhere I take my powerbook?
  7. maxterpiece thread starter macrumors 6502a


    Mar 5, 2003
    'Preciate the offer, but I'm more interested in a 12 incher. My only motivation for bumping up to 14" is to get the superdrive.

    I'm sort of back on the fence now. I really like the keyboard on the powerbook. What I really want is a powerbook w/ a pentium M... anyone have a nifty little prototype that they'd like to trade?

    edit" hmm and $60 for the iLap. That's not chump change. I could just duct tape a towel to either end of the thing.
  8. riddick021 macrumors newbie

    Jul 8, 2005
    I got a 12" ibook G4 1.07Ghz with airport extreme and iLife 05. How much extra cash would you want?
  9. madmaxmedia macrumors 68030

    Dec 17, 2003
    Los Angeles, CA
    Check out the Lapinator- it's cheap, light, and seems to do a good job-

    I just got one, it's not a beautiful piece of matching aluminum like the iLap, but I wanted something small and light that could possibly go in my bag.

    My PB gets really hot too, so far so good with this pad. You can find them on EBay for about $25 shipped (sold direct by manufacturer.)
  10. maxterpiece thread starter macrumors 6502a


    Mar 5, 2003
    How big's the HD, how much RAM you got and where are you located?

    I live near NYC.
  11. ichoosedeath macrumors regular


    Nov 9, 2004
    Buffalo, NY

    I will buy you a refurb 12" Powerbook or iBook in trade for this guy :)
  12. ericssonboi macrumors 6502

    Mar 15, 2005
    Lol... shhhh.. just do it ;)
  13. riddick021 macrumors newbie

    Jul 8, 2005

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