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    Looking for an affordable mac.
    im looking to buy a used Ibook or powerbook on ebay.

    my budget is about 350.00

    what specs/models should i look at if i'm looking to use it for recording music (not too heavy but it will be done on it) and pictures etc

    any help will be much appreciated!

    -uoxcore

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    Well I would try to get a G4 series one then. Finding one that fast enough for around $350 isn't going to be easy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mac0s9user View Post
    Well I would try to get a G4 series one then. Finding one that fast enough for around $350 isn't going to be easy.

    yeah thats what i had thought, what speeds would you reccomend, is 1.25gb of ram the max on g4s?

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    2003 17" Powerbook G4 1ghz, 1GB ram, 60GB hdd.
    I record music with audacity and garage band on my 17" Powerbook g4 1ghz with 1GB of ram. After too many tracks in garageband, when I try to playback all of them and record at the same time, it starts getting laggy. The solution for me is, say I'm recording my bass part, I'll just leave only the drum track playing through the phones while I'm playing. Audacity is an awesome alternative to garageband however and holds up amazingly on my machine. Actually, I also do photo editing with Photoshop CS2 and it does well with that. Oddly, enough the thing it has the most trouble with is rendering large flash files on certain web sites?? In any case, a G4 at least over 1ghz and with at least 1 GB of Ram should do ya just fine.

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    i know you probably cant, but if you doubled your budget, you could get some sort of Macbook off ebay.

    Im still thoroughly impressed with my girlfriends 1.83 CoreDuo MB.

    now its nothing next to my new 2.2 C2D
    2.4ghz Unibody | Hitachi 320GB 7200 | 256MB 9600gt

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