Why is using my "Powermac G5" different...

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by Liquinn, Dec 27, 2015.

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    to my other Intel macs? Does the G5 feel more special to me? :)
     
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    Do you mean 10.5.8?
     
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    OK, whoever keeps giving out this 10.6 PowerPC build needs to either stop or they need to give it to me NOW!. :D
     
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    On a more serious note, there is something really special about my G5's. They feel powerful against the G4's and G3's I have. They also feel comparable to the Intel Macs. Not necessarily better, but comparable.
     
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    Where can I get my hands on the last Powerbook G4?
     
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    eBay or Craigslist are going to be your best bets.
     
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    Hmmmmmmm.. what are the odds of getting the boxes with the devices?

    True.
     
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    Probably not super great today, but they're still out there if you look around hard enough.
     
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    The amount of PPC stuff I could get for the value that I'm spending tomorrow on the iPad Pro and Mini. Can't compare with buying brand new to second hand.
     
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    I had to hunt for a little while to find my 17" A1139(last generation Powerbook). The 15" version(A1138) is quite a bit easier to find.

    The last generation PBs are nice-they have quite a few upgrades over the earlier ones including a higher resolution display and DDR2 RAM.

    Unfortunately, the 12" never got these upgrades.
     
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    Hmmmmmmmmm... would the 15" be the best to try and find? :)
     
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    It seems like I prefer buying from Apple brand new. But I guess there's no other option. :)
     
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    how much would you pay for a Powerbook G4 15/17"?
     
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    I got mine for $50 broken and I fixed it
     
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    Why do I prefer buying brand new?
     
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    You can't buy a PowerBook brand new from Apple anymore. Some sellers may have it new but are charging $1000+.
     
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    The same with the 2010 Macbook. :(
     
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    Buying used is always going to be cheaper, why would you buy an older computer new to use it? People who buy a computer that is from 2005 new is for collectors purposes. Even then, the Aluminum PowerBooks aren't collectible at this point
     
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    Why is buying used always cheaper?
     
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    First of all, I doubt there are any "new" late 2005 Powerbooks remaining. There may still be some that are new, unopened in the box, but I would guess that there aren't any which have never been sold by an authorized retailer.

    Even if you paid the money for a new, unused one you'd be throwing away good money if you were buying it to use. Chances are, a battery that's been sitting unused for 10 years will have gone bad. Aside from that, a top condition late '05 Powerbook is worth $100-200(and it would have to be exceptional for it to hit the high end), with examples showing some wear and tear selling well below $100. I paid around $50 for my last one, and there was nothing operationally wrong with it(although it did show some typical use and wear). You'd likely pay several hundred at a minimum for an unopened example, and once you opened it, you would just have another good condition Powerbook with nothing really differentiating it.

    Or, in other words, let someone else take the monetary hit for opening the box.
     
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    Hmmmmmmm... It's impossible buying it brand new from Apple. Why do I prefer buying new from Apple (where possible) versus second hand?
     

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