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    Dec 21, 2010
    iBook G4 purchase advice
    So, I'm pretty familiar with computers in General, I built my desktop running Windows 7, I've played around with OS X and Linux, even had a Classic machine once...but I need a little advice on a possible purchase.

    I'm looking for something that is performance on par with a netbook? I had one (a netbook) before but I ended up breaking it, but what I'd be using this laptop for would be internet surfing, word processing, and music/movie playing (not HD though).

    I found a used 12" iBook G4 through a reseller near me, with these specs:

    Model: M9623LL/A
    CPU: 1.2GHz PowerPC G4
    RAM: 256MB PC2100 (266MHz)
    Graphics: ATI Mobility Radeon 9200 with 32MB of DDR SDRAM

    Would it hold up? The only thing I think could be a problem is movie playing...I'm not sure though.

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    May 20, 2008
    2011 13" MBP 2.3ghz, 8gig ram, OS 10.8.5
    The purchase price of this iBook would be nice to know. No need over-paying for a 5-6 year-old laptop.

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    Member Since
    Dec 21, 2010
    kill'd shonteu
    Oops. lol Forgot about that.

    It's being sold at $150.

  4. #4
    That's the best model G4 iBook there is (I think) and once you max out the RAM (because the OS isn't even going to run in 256MB) it's a perfectly serviceable little machine apart from Flash videos.

    I'm wondering if you didn't consider an iPad? Or a more recent (than the iBook) Mac mini?

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    Member Since
    Dec 21, 2010
    Well I wasn't away of any fairly cheap iPads, money is kinda tight otherwise I probably would have considered it back at the beginning of the year when I bought the Dell Mini.

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