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Old 07-16-2009, 10:01 AM   #1
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Default Having doubts about Toshiba M400 Portege

I have an M400 Portege and I think I want a Mac. It seems to me this is a great for an "on the go" professional, but I have no need for a computer outside of work and could care less about all its doo dads; which I don't even know what they are/ can't be bothered. I do like that it comes with a DVD Burner however.

I want something that I can surf the net with downtown when i'm in a coffee shop and that i can take on vacation with me that doesn't weigh a lot. I think i want trade the Portege for a Mac. the Toshiba feels like you're carrying around a bowling ball.

I only bought it because I got a great deal on it from my girlfreind's sister but . . . is there a way to trade this thing for a Mac and not get ripped off in the process? Ideally I want to make some money on the deal since my computer costs more no?
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Old 07-16-2009, 05:36 PM   #2
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Most notebooks loose their value within the first few days of ownership. You might be able to buy a used or refurbished Mac if you look hard enough. Maybe you'll find a buyer for that Toshiba, but I'd be hard pressed to get anything above 70% of the price you had originally paid.
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You could try to post in the barter section of craigslist.

I doubt it will get you much, as most ma users wouldn't really consider getting a windows PC, but who knows, and it's worth a try.
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i only paid 200 for it but it was 2 years old and used when i got it. They go for like 1200 new so i was excited but . . .

i thought i got a deal. My lady's sister worked for a firm that filed bk and was selling their comps cheap. I thought I was getting a new one . . . 200 seems like what they're going for, so i just paid a fair price; not a steal. i've seen refurb macs go for 700 but from a retail store not craigslist or anything . . . are macs really that good? I am getting a little sick of having to restart in the middle of what im doing for windows updates.
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Default Re: Having doubts about Toshiba M400 Portege

Just turn of windows updates.
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Or get linux
Yeah, If its only $200, you can't get any modern mac laptop. I think the best you could really get is a G3 ibook, maybe a G4 if you can get an awesome deal.
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I think the best you could really get is a G3 ibook, maybe a G4 if you can get an awesome deal.
I don't suggest anything without an Intel processor. Apple is currently phasing out those old PowerPC computers.
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Exactly. That's why I said he couldn't get a modern mac laptop.
I have a G4 ibook, and it is a good laptop, but I don't suggest buying one nowadays.

You can get a CD macbook for abut $600.
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