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  1. #1

    Member Since
    Oct 27, 2008
    Smile Buying my first mac
    Hello all,

    I was looking for some advice from everyone.

    I am about to purchase my first MAC and was considering getting one of the previous generation machines as I was hoping they would be a lot less. They are less but only by about $400.00. So getting a new one would probably be more cost effective.

    However.... (here comes the rub). A friend of a friend of a friend is selling there 15" G4 powerbook for $450.00 - tell me what you think (good deal or not).

    Here are the specs:
    Leopard 10.5 (i believe)
    1 gig memory
    hard drive 80 gig

    I am a designer/developer and I have researched that Adobe CS3 does infact run on G4 (maybe not as well as G5) but I do want to take some time to learn the MAC platform as well.

    Thanks everyone.

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    xj6jaguar1985's Avatar
    Member Since
    Jul 06, 2008
    In a van down the river.
    933 Mhz Powermac Quicksilver,1.5GB RAM, OSX 10.5, Tangerine 300MHz Clamshell, OS 9.2
    You're better off finding a good MacBook on eBay. I just picked up an 8 month old MacBook on eBay for $530, well worth the extra $80. They're significantly faster and you will be much happier with one.
    Yes my name is Jaguar.
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    BlueMac's Avatar
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    Sep 01, 2008
    Rhinebeck, NY
    20" iMac 2.66 GHz... Running 10.5.7
    Hello! Welcome!

    I would do what xj6jaguar1985 said- you'd be better off. Are you looking for a laptop in specific? If not, just get a nice Mac Mini (and display of course)... they are nice and cheap, and, from what I have heard, pretty good. Good luck with finding your Mac!
    Si, hablo Espa˝ol. Oui, je parle franšais. Yes, I speak English.

  4. #4

    Member Since
    Oct 27, 2008
    Thanks a bunch everyone. Two of my other friends (not is cyberspace) just suggested the same thing to me.

    I appreciate you two taking the time.

    Thanks again

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    Dec 20, 2006
    Lake Mary, Florida
    15" MBP, Core i7/2GHz, 8GB RAM, 480GB Crucial M500 SSD
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