[quote]Originally posted by Matvei:
<strong>Hello there AIers,
I'm a student (low cash flow) but need to replace my ailing powerbook 540c that I use to complement my iMac DVSE400.
The powerbook is used during the whole weekend, as I am working and not at home, and i basically use it as a wordprocessing (Wordperfect) and internet station (iCab), since i've got access to the place's network.
The powerbook is dying, would need some power thingy resoldering if I am right and maybe a keyboard replacement. Now, I paid 400$ close to 3 years ago for it (along with a stupid 300$ for 2 new batteries). This leaves me with:
1) pay something like 100-150$ to have the PB repaired, hope it keeps running reliably.
2)get a used powerbook (maybe a PPC 2400) for about 300$, hope it runs reliably.
3)get a new ibook for about 1500$
I could (maybe should) sell my iMac for this but (feeling real ridiculous about this) I just love it so much! It's been to most reliable machine i've ever used and It still feels fresh and new to me...
Any insight ?
What are your views on used machines? My powerbook was great, and if I hadn't bought those batteries, would be a great deal...
Thanks</strong><hr></blockquote>Save yourself alot of aggrivation! Go buy yourself a Dell notebook and get your moneys worth for a change! A one GIG dell for half the price of a 667 g4! It's a no brainer!
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