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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 02-12-2005, 12:11 PM Thread Starter
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Friend of mine is selling his Powerbook G4

Ive been thinking of buying a Mac Mini but the powerbook would give me a little extra portability. Do you think $500 is to much for this

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That seems a little pricey to me, but it IS a MAC. I guess if you know where the laptop is coming from, that peace of mind alone can be worth a few hundred.

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Go search for similar models on eBay and monitor their sale price for a week. Thats the best barometer, I think.

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^^^ I agree w/ Zimmerman. For a Powerbook, that price seems about right. But, just look at the the "Completed listings" on ebay, and you can get a pretty good idea what the "going price" is for these. $500 seems to be about right, assuming it's in good shape and all.

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Dont' expect it to be a powerful machine, of course... that's pretty old.
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it depends on what you will use it for. Word an dinternet, then yes i think 500 bucks is a good price. any kind of video or gaming you migh twant to look at a newer model

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Fair price for a laptop G4
Minis are also G4 plus you'll need to purchase a monitor

To get into a G5 iMac it will take about $1300
but in buying a G4 you're buying
technology whose days are numbered

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Yeah I only plan on using the laptop to do internet and iPhoto..other than that it is too slow of a machine..I think Ill just wait till next fiscal year and probably try and get a 12" powerbook instead of the dell I was looking at...who knows..
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Don't be hatin' on G4s and yester-year's processors. My mom still rolls along with her 733mhz PIII laptop just fine (which is roughly equivalent to an 500mhz G4). True about gaming but it'll play Starcraft just fine!

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....True about gaming but it'll play Starcraft just fine!

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