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deepspace
12th August 2006, 08:18 PM
After i bought MBP for more than one month, my wife wants one mac laptop too. but MBP seems overweight for her. is that still worthy to get a PB 12-inch since there is no sign apple will release a 12inch MBP in next few months? I've checked the price in several mac centers. the lowest price for brand new PB 12-inch G4 1.5GHz, 512MB, 80GB is $2032. and i'm going to get applecare if i decide to get one.

Can any one give me any suggestion? shall i get a PB or simply wait until apple release the new small size of MBP? i'm bit confused :(

dingl
12th August 2006, 08:23 PM
for that price id rather get the cheapest macbook, few hundred bucks more but you get a much better processor and what not ;)

BiRDBRAiN
12th August 2006, 08:24 PM
That's a bit of a rip off.

Have a look in the Trading Forum and you will get a better idea of what you can get a 12" PB for.

Even some with warranty still on them.

deepspace
12th August 2006, 08:32 PM
<div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(BiRDBRAiN &#064; Aug 12 2006, 08&#58;24 PM) 204203</div>

That&#39;s a bit of a rip off.

Have a look in the Trading Forum and you will get a better idea of what you can get a 12" PB for.

Even some with warranty still on them.
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she wants a brand new one. and it blows my mind. i just ask her goes for sony or ibm x60 but she just wants to stick on mac... you are right. &#036;2000 seems a rip off since with this price you can even get a macbook... ayw, is PB a stable and solid machine? i would be happy if PB is a problem free and cooler machine because my MBP is a trouble maker:)

<div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(dingl &#064; Aug 12 2006, 08&#58;23 PM) 204200</div>

for that price id rather get the cheapest macbook, few hundred bucks more but you get a much better processor and what not ;)
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yeah, i would take that option too. but my wife really wants a petite laptop with the aluminium-alloy case. that&#39;s why macbook won&#39;t work for her. sorry haven&#39;t mentioned before :P

BiRDBRAiN
12th August 2006, 09:24 PM
If she wants a PB then I would just look for one with warranty still left on it.

I&#39;ve got a 1.33GHz one and its still got about a year&#39;s worth of warranty left on it.

Been pretty reliable too.

new2mac
12th August 2006, 10:29 PM
Been here before with my wife...

She has a 12" PB now. I got it earler this year second hand (like new).
i must say she is a happy wife with her &#39;cute&#39; little lappie. It&#39;s powerful too, you&#39;d be surprised. I love it too for travel & location work. She&#39;s flying with it now - just landed in the UK&#33; Whats the chances of it coming back with it in one piece after sha puts into check in on the homeward flight? Probably it&#39;ll survive as the PB is beautifully built.

I&#39;d suggest that you have a good hunt around for the right price. Plus a happy wife makes for a happy husband :D

deepspace
12th August 2006, 11:25 PM
<div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(BiRDBRAiN &#064; Aug 12 2006, 09&#58;24 PM) 204215</div>

If she wants a PB then I would just look for one with warranty still left on it.

I&#39;ve got a 1.33GHz one and its still got about a year&#39;s worth of warranty left on it.

Been pretty reliable too.
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i&#39;m definitely going to get apple care for that. thank&#39;s for ur suggestion:)

deepspace
12th August 2006, 11:32 PM
<div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(new2mac &#064; Aug 12 2006, 10&#58;29 PM) 204237</div>

I&#39;d suggest that you have a good hunt around for the right price. Plus a happy wife makes for a happy husband :D
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you are so right, have seen a sticker at a Land cruiser&#39;s back said "happy wife, happy life" :lol: . so i&#39;m going to comfort my wife(life) with using the cute PB 12 inch. and i do need a good research around sydney&#39;s market. thanks for ur comments and hope you can enjoy your MBP:)

cgollner
13th August 2006, 07:59 AM
Personally I go with the PB over the MacBook. Especially the last versions of the PB are rock solid and perform very well. Its still earlier days for the Intel macs in general and there have been teething problems as can be expected. For piece of mind go the PB.

hawker
13th August 2006, 08:32 AM
PowerBook is a good little machine - you can do a better price than that for sure, and as BirdBrain said, should still have a decent amount of warranty on it.

If all she is doing is net stuff, word documents, maybe a bit of iPhoto or iMovie, than the powerbook is a fine machine...

new2mac
13th August 2006, 08:38 AM
Check out Ebay there&#39;s a new one there with warranty for &#036;1400. New, with warranty.
1hour left.

http://cgi.ebay.com.au/APPLE-POWERBOOK-G4-...1QQcmdZViewItem (http://cgi.ebay.com.au/APPLE-POWERBOOK-G4-12-1-5GHZ-1-25GB-RAM-SUPERDRIVE_W0QQitemZ160016863776QQihZ006QQcategory Z4606QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem)

deepspace
13th August 2006, 02:33 PM
<div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(hawker &#064; Aug 13 2006, 08&#58;32 AM) 204319</div>

PowerBook is a good little machine - you can do a better price than that for sure, and as BirdBrain said, should still have a decent amount of warranty on it.

If all she is doing is net stuff, word documents, maybe a bit of iPhoto or iMovie, than the powerbook is a fine machine...
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that&#39;s basically what she wants from a mac laptop. i think it&#39;s time to get her a pb 12inch:)

deepspace
13th August 2006, 02:42 PM
<div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(new2mac &#064; Aug 13 2006, 08&#58;38 AM) 204327</div>

Check out Ebay there&#39;s a new one there with warranty for &#036;1400. New, with warranty.
1hour left.

http://cgi.ebay.com.au/APPLE-POWERBOOK-G4-...1QQcmdZViewItem (http://cgi.ebay.com.au/APPLE-POWERBOOK-G4-12-1-5GHZ-1-25GB-RAM-SUPERDRIVE_W0QQitemZ160016863776QQihZ006QQcategory Z4606QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem)
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thanks for that. but the item was marked as lost or stolen by seller when i had a look at it... what a pity :( ayw, thanks for ur help&#33; :thumbup:

forgie
13th August 2006, 04:11 PM
Mate, check out the refurb stock at the Apple store&#33; From memory, they are selling refurb 12" 1.5Ghz PBs for around &#036;1500&#33;&#33;&#33;

deepspace
13th August 2006, 04:33 PM
<div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(forgie &#064; Aug 13 2006, 04&#58;11 PM) 204460</div>

Mate, check out the refurb stock at the Apple store&#33; From memory, they are selling refurb 12" 1.5Ghz PBs for around &#036;1500&#33;&#33;&#33;
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i checked apple online store. the 60Ghz with combo drive costs &#036;1679 and 80g with super drive is &#036;1829. it&#39;s a good bargin. Just wondered, is that safe to get a refurbish one?

chocho
13th August 2006, 04:54 PM
what about getting the ibook 12&#39;&#39;/1.33mhz brand new for &#036;1099, bargain&#33;
domayne still have them&#33;

forgie
13th August 2006, 05:27 PM
I&#39;ve got that 12" iBook, and my mum&#39;s got a 12" PB 1.33Ghz. The build quality on the PB is MUCH better then the iBook. The feel and sturdiness is much better. The iBook is more likely to survive knocks and falls though, due to it&#39;s plastic shell.

I dunno about the refurbs - best wait for someone with experience in that department. You still get the same warranty and everything.

nath
13th August 2006, 05:32 PM
The 12" Powerbook is a great package, I cannot see her being dissapointed in it.

Certainly take the suggestion to look at an apple refurbished unit.