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G4 iBook 800 MHZ 30GB HD 256 RAM
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 06, 2009 8:29 pm    Post subject: G4 iBook 800 MHZ 30GB HD 256 RAM Reply with quote

I have been looking for a mac laptop for a while and I don't have the funds to shed for a new one. Anywho.. I found this on ebay and was wondering if this would be a good deal?

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=330305634778&_trksid=p3907.m32&_trkparms=tab%3DWatching
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 06, 2009 8:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You might be able to find a faster G4 if you look around, but that looks like a decent deal.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 06, 2009 9:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I really just need it for general computing (chat, browsing, school).. I've been looking on ebay a lot and it looks the best for the buck.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 06, 2009 9:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It looks okay. That said, I saw a couple 1.33GHz models bidding (at the moment) for about the same amount of money. That would give you more power for Leopard or iLife down the road. They also have bigger hard drives.
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 07, 2009 8:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah.. I'm watching 8 items in my eBay. lol

I just worry how Leopard will run on an older machine like that.
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 07, 2009 11:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

mshaddix wrote:
I just worry how Leopard will run on an older machine like that.


It won't.

Minimum spec for CPU is 867Mhz G4.
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 07, 2009 12:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I meant on something with 1.0 - 1.42 ghz.. I don't mind spending the extra money, but I'm unsure about buying with ebay, and craigslist seems a little sketchy too.
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 07, 2009 1:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I am a huge fan of CL over ebay. Mainly because you can play around with the product before hand! You should be able to find a decent ibook for 3-500. Even powerbooks in that range if you look hard enough.
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 07, 2009 1:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm worried about all the scams though.. I've sold a few things on CL.. but I just don't know about buying things. It's really hard to find an iBook around AL. The ones I have seen are missing HD/batteries.. and that can become pricey very quickly. Too bad Apple doesnt' sell netbooks Confused Oh well.. the search continues!
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 07, 2009 2:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well the search is done! I just won a G4 iBook [1.2 GHZ / 512 MB ram / 60 GB HD] sporting OS 10.3! Hopefully I will have it by early next week!
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 09, 2009 5:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Congrats on the iBook. That's a nice one. I just bought one also, its the 800 MHz with a Gig of Ram. I love it. I'm just using it for Internet Surfing, eMail & iTunes & it works perfectly. Nice little Laptop.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 09, 2009 10:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice, good buy i just obtained one my self! Love it! Compared to my hp laptop its a dream!
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 12, 2009 7:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Got my iBook in today and I am loving it! If anyone has a retail version of Tiger they are willing to part with let me know, maybe we can work out a deal!
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 12, 2009 11:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Is there a specific reason why you're looking for Tiger? I'm running Leopard on my iBook 1GHz with 768M Ram and its pretty smooth.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 13, 2009 12:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I just figured that it would run better than leopard. Plus I needed something that still had good support. I found a copy. Thanks!
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