What's an aluminum 12" PB worth?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by mccldwll, Jul 8, 2007.

  1. mccldwll macrumors 65816

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    (I think it's aluminum and not titanium)
    867
    40gb
    640mb (512+128)
    10.2
    combo
    restore cds
    1 hr battery
    good screen and kb
    clean one-owner
    Are these pretty good longterm portables?
     
  2. Dustman macrumors 65816

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    If you're interested in selling, i'd throw OS X Tiger (10.4) on there just so people don't see 10.2 and think "eww, old and useless", but i'd put your lappy in the $600-$800 range on eBay. There's a lot of demand for 12 in. powerbooks lately since apple has yet to release an equivilent in size.
     
  3. mccldwll thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Thanks. Actually, someone has it for sale locally and I was interested. Why is the price/value that high when a refurb mb is about the same size/weight, more durable, warrantied and much faster?
     
  4. ham_man macrumors 68020

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    My goodness. If that laptop can get $700, then my later rev. model could probably fetch $1000, which is impressive because I bought it a two and a half years ago for $1600.

    I love Macs...:D
     
  5. droo94 macrumors member

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    I'm thinking you and I probably have the same model (see my sig).
     
  6. synth3tik macrumors 68040

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    I'd say the price would be lower then 700, something around 400-500. You can get the 1.3G 12" for 600-700
     
  7. wako macrumors 65816

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    my thoughts exactly...


    for 867, that is way too slow. I would pay 800 for a 1.5Ghz, but never for a 867. Ebay probably agrees with me as well.
     
  8. JFreak macrumors 68040

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    12" prices seem to stay ridiculously high, because they're so useful machines. CPU speed does not matter much. Just buy one with large hard drive, upgraded memory etc.
     
  9. bartelby macrumors Core

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    I agree, I think people will still pay $$$s for them because they're so portable.
    People don't want to do hugely CPU intensive tasks on them. I still see loads of them in coffee shops.
     

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