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Old 02-24-2007, 09:31 PM
brownj24 brownj24 is offline
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Default Urgent: powerbook G4 purchase advice needed

Hey everyone, I apologize for opening another thread on this topic, but I could be making what is for me a substantial investment in a laptop tomorrow for my on-location recordings.

Please tell me if you think this is a good deal given that I only need a laptop for recording and not for mixing (plugin count is not that important). As long as I can record to 18 tracks simultaneously without CPU constraints I'm happy.

Price: $1400 Canadian ($1164 US)

15.2" Powerbook G4 (the model before the most recent dual layer, hi resolution model)
processor: 1.67 Ghz
RAM: 2 GB
HD: 100 GB 5400 rpm
video card memory: 128 MB
Apple warranty until May, 2008

My max budget is $1500 Canadian. I don't like the thought of the small macbook screen in use and I can't afford the jump to macbook pro right now. Thanks for taking the time to reply!
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Old 02-25-2007, 12:59 AM
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Default Re: Urgent: powerbook G4 purchase advice needed

First of all, this is the Windows forum so you'll get a better answer over at the Mac forum. Why would you want to pay so much for a discontinued, at least two year old, non Intel, single core, not upgradable, dinosaur of a notebook? For less money, you could be sitting happy with a Macbook. You're not to far fron a MacbookPro either. Sorry if I sound cruel but buying a G4 now is a ginormous mistake.
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Model Name: MacBook Pro
Model Identifier: MacBookPro14,3
Processor Name: Intel Core i7
Processor Speed: 3.1 GHz
Number of Processors: 1
Total Number of Cores: 4
L2 Cache (per Core): 256 KB
L3 Cache: 8 MB
Memory: 16 GB
MacOS 10.15.7 running Protools 2020.11
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