Member Since: May 20, 2008
Mac Specs: 13" MB 2.4ghz, 2gig ram, OS 10.7.5
09-07-2010, 09:03 AM
Originally Posted by inktomi
Could it be something else that will be fixed with the reboot? Thats what Im banking on...
Most likely not! You can bank on it...but you're most likely going to be disappointed. A 5 year-old computer is a 5 year-old computer. It will be fine for some tasks...but not all.
Sounds to me you're expecting a 5 year-old computer to be almost as good as a new computer...but for just £100. There's a reason why you can this computer for £100...and a new entry level Macbook costs £849...it's 5 year's old, and just can't do it all anymore!
Your friend is absolutely correct...this computer probably can't play You-Tube videos very well. That's very consistent with many G4 computers and older that are now 5+ years old.
It would also help if you told us the specifications of this computer! There were only 24 different Powerbook G4 models....so it's hard to know what you're looking at. Some are certainly more capable than others.
The bottom line is £100 is not necessarily a bad price for the computer
...but it's not going to be anywhere nearly as good as a £849 Macbook.
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