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  1. #1
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    Jul 2005

    Thumbs up Trading Dell D610 For Powerbook 12".. Good Deal??

    Okay. I might be trading my dell latitude d610 with my friend who has an apple powerbook 12". He wants a pc and I want a mac. Here are the specs

    * 1.5GHz PowerPC G4 processor; 512 level 2 cache
    * 512MB of PC2700 (333MHz) DDR SDRAM; supports up to 1.25GB
    * 60GB 5400-rpm hard drive
    * 12.1-inch (diagnol) TFT XGA active-matrix display; 1024 by 768 pixels
    * NVIDIA GeForce FX Go5200 with 64MB of DDR SDRAM
    * Slot-loading Combo drive (DVD-ROM/CD-RW)
    * FireWire 400 port, two USB 2.0ports, audio line in, headphone out
    * Mini-DVI output port for DVI, VGA, composite, and S-video output
    * Lithium-ion battery for up to 5 hours of running time
    * Built-in 10/100BASE-T Ethernet and 56K V.92 modem
    * Built-in AirPort Extreme Card for wireless networking (802.11g)
    * Built-in Bluetooth 2.0 + EDR (Enhanced Data Rate)
    * Preinstalled Mac OS X and other bundled software
    * Size and weight: 10.9 by 8.6 by 1.18 inches; 4.6 pounds
    * Meets ENERGY STAR requirements
    * Apple Care Protection Plan 3 years value($349.00)


    *Intel® Pentium® M Processor 750 (1.86GHz) 14.1 SXGA+, RADEON X300
    *512MB DDR2 533MHz SDRAM, 2 DIMMS
    *Genuine Windows® XP Home, SP2, with media
    *80GB Hard Drive, 9.5MM, 5400RPM
    *Internal 56K Modem for Dell Latitude D-Family Notebooks
    *24X CD-RW/DVD w/ Sonic Digital Media™ and Cyberlink PowerDVD™
    *6 Cell Primary Battery
    *3 Yr Limited Warranty plus 3 Yr Next Business Day On-site Service and CompleteCare
    *Dell Wireless™ 1470 Dual Band WLAN (802.11a/b/g,54Mbps) miniPCI Card
    *Bundled Software
    *90W A/C Adapter

    So what do you guys think?? I have to decide on this trade and I'm torn. I need some help!!!

    To thine ownself be true

  2. #2
    Senior Member nihil's Avatar
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    Jul 2003
    United Kingdom: Bridlington
    Two comments:

    He wants a pc and I want a mac
    that answers your own question.

    2. Make sure that you both demonstrate them working. Then power down and both cold boot...........we don't want any silly password problems now, do we?

    Obviously you do not get the same value for money with an Apple computer. How upgradeable/sustainable are they both?

    Why do you want an apple computer?

    Also, why not just change them for a week or month or whatever, then decide if it is a deal.................get a witness and the agreement in writing...............

  3. #3
    hmm i'm personally not a apple person, but that sounds like a nice swap.
    I would suggest though that you do as nihil suggested, get the deal in writing with witnesses, and maybe do a 2week temp swap, just so you both can test the computers at your own leasure. Then if both are happy then deal is done.
    But only do the deal after the trial period if you are both happy with the trade, do not swap if you are not happy just to please your friend.
    Make sure that it is in the contract that it can only be considered a deal if both party's agree after the trial period that they are happy with the agreed swap. And that there are no refunds.!


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