Thread: iBook G4
03-25-2005, 02:53 PM #1Mac2PCBak2MacGuestiBook G4
I am currently returning to Mac after a hiatus of 8 years. I was looking to purchase an iBook G4 that was offered to me hours ago. I was wondering if the system I will be purchasing can run smooth and if it can run games(mvp 2004/5, Madden 05, half life etc...) well. I might have more questions once I purchase the system.
Here are the specs
Processor 1.07GHz PowerPC G4
Memory (DDR SDRAM) 256MB PC2100 (266MHz)
Hard drive 30GB ATA/100 4200 rpm
Optical drive Slot-Load Combo Drive (DVD/CD-RW)
Display 12.1-inch (diagonal) TFT XGA
Graphics support ATI Mobility Radeon 9200 with 32MB of DDR SDRAM
FireWire One FireWire 400 port at up to 400 Mbps
USB Two USB 2.0 ports at up to 480 Mbps each
Modem Built-in 56K V.92 modem
Ethernet Built-in 10/100BASE-T Ethernet
System software Mac OS X version 10.3 Panther
Software Mac OS X, Classic environment, Mail, iChat AV, Safari, Sherlock, Address Book, QuickTime, iLife (includes iTunes, iPhoto, iMovie, iDVD, GarageBand), iSync, iCal, DVD Player, AppleWorks, Mac OS X Chess, Microsoft Internet Explorer, EarthLink, Quicken 2005 for Mac, World Book 2004 Edition, Nanosaur 2, Marble Blast Gold, Microsoft Office 2004 for Mac Test Drive, Zinio Reader, Apple Hardware Test
Hardware accessories Apple VGA Display Adapter, modem cable, power adapter, AC wall plug, power cord, lithium-ion battery
03-25-2005, 02:57 PM #2zap2Guest
how much would this cost [ not to be rude but to see if its worth it?]
03-25-2005, 02:58 PM #3Desolate OneGuest
You're definitely want to get more RAM, especially for anything graphically intensive- like gaming. Unfortunately I'm not much a computer gamer so I couldn't give you a definite answer as far as running those apps.
03-25-2005, 02:59 PM #4Mac2PCBak2MacGuestOriginally Posted by zap2
$250 shipped plus a cd player/MP3
03-25-2005, 03:04 PM #5Mac2PCBak2MacGuestOriginally Posted by Desolate One
How much more ram and how much would it cost? Would it be semi easy to install?
03-25-2005, 03:06 PM #6Desolate OneGuest
I got a gig stick for a reasonable price @ Coast to Coast Memory. Very easy to install. Just pop the keyboard up, unscrew the Airport card tray, and the slot is right there.
$250? It's either hot or missing the screen for that price!
03-25-2005, 03:13 PM #7Mac2PCBak2MacGuestOriginally Posted by Desolate One
No its the full laptop. Working and all. Good cosmetic condition too.
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03-25-2005, 03:19 PM #9
$250 is a great price. Apple is selling these refurbished for $899.00. Are you, um, sure that the guy you are getting it from is legit and that the machine is in good working order?
I wouldn't expect much in the way of gaming performance or even game availability on this system, especially if you are a real PC gamer. Games for the Mac are usually ported several months after the PC versions if at all. I don't think any of the titles you mentioned have even been ported. If you want a machine for gaming, buy something else.
03-25-2005, 03:21 PM #10Mac2PCBak2MacGuestOriginally Posted by dan828
I get the machine and my cousin in atlanta will pay. I am 100% sure its legit. I didnt know it was a good offer.
03-25-2005, 03:29 PM #11zap2Guest
go buy it now great deal
03-25-2005, 03:31 PM #12Mac2PCBak2MacGuestOriginally Posted by zap2
doesnt work that way. Has to be shipped.
03-25-2005, 03:40 PM #13Desolate OneGuestOriginally Posted by Mac2PCBak2Mac
And welcome aboard! :mac:
03-25-2005, 03:53 PM #14Jefe3223Guest
mine was...er...A LOT MORE THAN THAT. I'd buy it and sell it again for more, if I could
03-25-2005, 04:09 PM #15Mac2PCBak2MacGuestOriginally Posted by Jefe3223
If its a good deal then I doubt I will find someone to offer the same deal. Plus its being shipped tomorrow by USPS. Hopefully the upgrades wont cost much.
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