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picked up a g4 iBook last night
Posted by: ssledoux
Date: September 18, 2006 09:38AM
g4 1ghz processor, 768 mb ram, airport, combo, etc. - $450

Boy am I glad I stayed up until 1!!
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Re: picked up a g4 iBook last night
Posted by: DP
Date: September 18, 2006 09:45AM
Legacy Leader!
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Re: picked up a g4 iBook last night
Posted by: thermarest
Date: September 18, 2006 11:48AM
Where? ebay? that is a deal!
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Re: picked up a g4 iBook last night
Posted by: SteveJobs
Date: September 18, 2006 11:55AM
the owc g3s seem pretty nice..

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Re: picked up a g4 iBook last night
Posted by: Silencio
Date: September 18, 2006 12:37PM
Sweet deal there. eBay Leader?

I don't know that the OWC iBook G3s are that great of an investment. Those hard drives will fill up fast, CD-ROM drives aren't terribly useful nowadays, PC100 memory is no bargain still, and neither are Airport cards.
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Re: picked up a g4 iBook last night
Posted by: ssledoux
Date: September 18, 2006 12:49PM
Yes, it was on ebay. I just paid for it and it is shipping first thing tomorrow morning!!
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Re: picked up a g4 iBook last night
Posted by: Jem
Date: September 18, 2006 01:10PM
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Silencio
Sweet deal there. eBay Leader?

I don't know that the OWC iBook G3s are that great of an investment. Those hard drives will fill up fast, CD-ROM drives aren't terribly useful nowadays, PC100 memory is no bargain still, and neither are Airport cards.

I'd second Silencio thoughts (no Knock against OWC), the limited video, L2 cache, hard disk and LACK of Altivec on the G3 chip cause for some serious performance bottlenecks, especially for anything media dependent.

For instance, my iBook G3 900 Mhz will BARELY play the medium size movie trailers on the Quicktime site... this is in OS X 10.4.6 with nothing but Safari running.

For VERY basic email, WP, and web browsing it might be okay, but I've started suggesting G4 as a minimum for anyone buying a used Mac at this point. If you are given a high Mhz G3, fine, but investing in one for typical web and iLife stuff is usually not a good bet. YMMV
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