New To Mac-Forums?

Welcome to our community! Join the discussion today by registering your FREE account. If you have any problems with the registration process, please contact us!

Get your questions answered by community gurus Advice and insight from world-class Apple enthusiasts Exclusive access to members-only contests, giveaways and deals

Join today!

Start a Discussion

Mac-Forums Brief

Subscribe to Mac-Forums Brief to receive special offers from Mac-Forums partners and sponsors

Join the conversation RSS
Apple Notebooks Apple's notebook computers including MacBook Pro, MacBook, MacBook Air, PowerBook, and iBook.

867Mhz vs. 1Ghz 12"

Post Reply New Thread Subscribe

Thread Tools
Posts: n/a

So I've settled on the 12 inch PowerBook G4. However, I just found out that Apple is offering a refurbished PowerBook G4 12" 867 Mhz for $1049, with 256MB RAM, 40GB, and combo drive. Do you think that this is a good deal? Are refurbished macs as good as new ones? What would be the benefit of buying a 1Ghz 12" PowerBook? Is 867Mhz that big of a deal, esp. with the price comparison? I'm also looking at getting a desktop Mac(probably a 1.25Ghz PowerMac G4 or 15"/17" iMac), so do you think that 867Mhz is good enough for a laptop equivalent? How do they compare, speedwise, etc.?
QUOTE Thanks
Posts: n/a

Refurbished items are pretty good deals IMO.

You'll need to take into account the RAM and HD of the 1gHz model to make a fair comparison. Also compare your expansion options such as ports for USB 1 and 2, FireWire, 100-bit and gigabit ethernet, Airport and Airport Extreme.

If your desktop will be your main Mac, and your portable just needs to handle "everyday"-type stuff (emails, surfing, word-processing, minor video/photo/music duties) you should be OK w/ the refurb. If you need to do the same stuff on both Macs, you may be well served by getting the newer model.
QUOTE Thanks
Posts: n/a

Personally I would still go with the 1ghz, because of the problems that plagued the Rev. A 12" powerbooks.
QUOTE Thanks

Post Reply New Thread Subscribe

« iChat AV | Keyboard »
Thread Tools

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts
BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Starter
Last Post
G4 1ghz vs G5 1.6ghz Shayne Apple Desktops 4 02-25-2004 03:44 PM
Backlit keyboard on 15" 1GHz? ViewSonic Apple Notebooks 6 12-03-2003 02:38 PM
1ghz g4 ibook vs 1ghz g4 pb Larry2210 Apple Notebooks 1 12-03-2003 11:05 AM
1GHz RAM for 12" PB, anyone? keylime Apple Notebooks 2 10-21-2003 06:40 PM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 02:21 AM.

Powered by vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2015, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Welcome to

Create your username to jump into the discussion!

New members like you have made this community the ultimate source for your Mac since 2003!

(4 digit year)

Already a member?