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What do you think about this PowerBook trade?
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angelmb
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Sep 3, 2007, 11:41 AM
 
So I have to replace my trusty MDD for a laptop and my ideal choice would be the latest 15 incher PB incarnation, please don't call me names, I still can run a PPC machine… and I guess FreeHand MX -yeah, that one- would be more than happy running under a PPC environment, I want to think such PowerBook is far from being nearly useless today… and tomorrow.

I don't want a 17" even when I have that possibility, I have had a 17 PB and it was too big for my taste… in a nutshell, I am selling / trading the set-up below…

* Power Mac G4 MDD 1,25 GHz DDR
1,25 GB RAM (512+512+256)
HD: 80 + 80 + 160 (ST380011A - ST380011A - ST160021A)
one internal DVD-CDRW Apple Combo drive
one internal DVDRW SuperDrive 16x dual layer Pioneer DVR-710 (DVR-111D)
AlchemyTV DVR PCI rev. b
ATI 9000 Pro 64 MB
Belkin USB2 PCI card -four ports-
Apple Pro Speakers
Apple mouse & keyboard

* Display to choice between Philips TFT or NEC CRT -both 17"-

* Wacom Intuos II A4 -never used still in box-


That's all… please note I am talking 'Europe' here, you could get a MacBook Pro here @ the Marketplace board for what they ask for a PB like that 15" over here… anybody surprise thought

Honest feedback please, better safe than sorry.
I would appreciate that.
     
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Sep 4, 2007, 09:06 AM
 
Anyone? at least "hey I think is fair and good" or "Are you stupid or something… PPC is dead, d-e-a-d !! <-- just kidding
     
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Sep 4, 2007, 09:52 AM
 
i don't think it's a problem of it being a good or bad trade but rather finding somebody who has a powerbook and is willing to make that trade.

personally i wouldn't go from a powerbook to a g4 tower (even if its dual processor), but a g5 would def catch my attention.
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Sep 4, 2007, 02:41 PM
 
Thanks iREZ… and my apologies, bad wording on my behalf… by 'trade' I also mean the possibility to sell my set-up and get a PB like that one… of course I rather doubt anyone would downgrade from a 1,67 GHz PB to a 1,25 GHz Power Mac even when the Power Mac includes typical stuff like additional HDs, PCI cards and maybe the best value, the Wacom Intuos II A4…

Well, all I need is to find a Mac OS 9 lover…
     
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Sep 4, 2007, 07:54 PM
 
Originally Posted by angelmb View Post
So I have to replace my trusty MDD for a laptop and my ideal choice would be the latest 15 incher PB incarnation, please don't call me names, I still can run a PPC machine… and I guess FreeHand MX -yeah, that one- would be more than happy running under a PPC environment, I want to think such PowerBook is far from being nearly useless today… and tomorrow.

I don't want a 17" even when I have that possibility, I have had a 17 PB and it was too big for my taste… in a nutshell, I am selling / trading the set-up below…

* Power Mac G4 MDD 1,25 GHz DDR
1,25 GB RAM (512+512+256)
HD: 80 + 80 + 160 (ST380011A - ST380011A - ST160021A)
one internal DVD-CDRW Apple Combo drive
one internal DVDRW SuperDrive 16x dual layer Pioneer DVR-710 (DVR-111D)
AlchemyTV DVR PCI rev. b
ATI 9000 Pro 64 MB
Belkin USB2 PCI card -four ports-
Apple Pro Speakers
Apple mouse & keyboard

* Display to choice between Philips TFT or NEC CRT -both 17"-

* Wacom Intuos II A4 -never used still in box-


That's all… please note I am talking 'Europe' here, you could get a MacBook Pro here @ the Marketplace board for what they ask for a PB like that 15" over here… anybody surprise thought

Honest feedback please, better safe than sorry.
I would appreciate that.
You might like to post this here
http://forums.macnn.com/marketplace/
as FS/FT you will get good feedback.
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