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jgbhardy
Sep 14, 2010, 04:21 PM
Recently I came into the possession of a PowerBook G4 Titanium Onyx 550 MHz G4, 1GB RAM, ATI Rage 16MB.
It has no Hard Drive but I've found a nice cheap one for it and I have a copy of Tiger to install on it as it can't run Leopard.

Basically I just don't know what use I could have for it as its not going to be exactly fast and I already have my Macbook. Any thing that you experience PPC Mac owners would suggest doing with this? I didn't know if it was worth selling or keeping. I'm a student and well the money might perhaps be of use but depends how much.



Intell
Sep 14, 2010, 04:25 PM
I have this exact same Powerbook. The best upgrades for it include an SSD and 1Gb of ram. Even with these upgrades is can still be a bit slow with modern things. I suggest you use it as a backup computer and enjoy having a nice piece Apple computing history. Not really sure about how much they are worth though.

max••
Sep 14, 2010, 04:29 PM
as you are a student i would sell it (i would buy it but i wouldn't have enough money as i am probably younger than you)

raysfan81
Sep 14, 2010, 04:35 PM
Keep it. It is the nicest looking laptop apple ever made.

yishiang
Sep 18, 2010, 01:34 AM
I have this exact same Powerbook. The best upgrades for it include an SSD and 1Gb of ram. Even with these upgrades is can still be a bit slow with modern things. I suggest you use it as a backup computer and enjoy having a nice piece Apple computing history. Not really sure about how much they are worth though.

is there a SSD drive with IDE interface? :confused:

alust2013
Sep 18, 2010, 01:39 AM
I'd just keep it as a backup computer, and for the fact that it is a sexy piece of computing history. It's honestly not going to bring much money if you sell it, so I'd just keep it and doodle around on it. You could also find a copy of OS9, and some old pre-OS X games and play them on that. The backyard sports series comes to mind there.

btbrossard
Sep 18, 2010, 07:32 AM
is there a SSD drive with IDE interface? :confused:
Yes. Why wouldn't there be?

yishiang
Sep 19, 2010, 05:45 AM
Yes. Why wouldn't there be?

Interesting, any specific model or links?

btbrossard
Sep 19, 2010, 10:55 AM
Interesting, any specific model or links?
Google?

http://www.memorydepot.com/ssd/listcat.asp?catid=ATA6000

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820208431

http://www.amazon.com/Transcend-32GB-SSD-2-5-Inch/dp/B000T9QRKE