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Badrottie
May 15, 2011, 02:06 AM
I just bought it off Craigslist last week and look like in top condition but how can I find out how old is this laptop?



iSaint
May 15, 2011, 02:09 AM
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gr8tfly
May 15, 2011, 02:12 AM
Which model is it? You can check using System Profiler. :apple: menu>About this Mac, click on "More Info..."

Useful info would be the model identifier and CPU frequency.

PB G4s were made between 2001 and 2006.

motulist
May 15, 2011, 02:18 AM
In the upper left corner of the screen in the menubar you'll see a little apple logo. Click on that, then click on "About This Mac." That'll tell you which processor you have, and then you just google that model to see what year it's from.

stroked
May 15, 2011, 07:16 AM
I use Wikipedia. I start with the CPU, then narrow it down with the other specs.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Powerbook_G4

I hope yours is new enough to be an aluminum PB. The TiBooks wifi is weak.

Badrottie
May 16, 2011, 03:38 AM
thanks I will get back to you guys later...right now I am using Dell netbook. :(

maclaptop
May 16, 2011, 03:50 AM
Wow, I loved my various G4 PowerBooks :)

I think Apple screwed up when they stopped using the name PowerBook, and changed to MacBook Pro. I still hate the name MBP.

Anyway, here's one of my favorite sites for identifying Macs.

http://www.apple-history.com/

Enjoy :)

666sheep
May 16, 2011, 05:51 AM
Just copy serial number and paste it there: http://www.chipmunk.nl/klantenservice/applemodel.html

This site will tell you precisely how old your Mac is - manufacturing date is coded in serial.

Badrottie
May 17, 2011, 01:55 AM
Which model is it? You can check using System Profiler. :apple: menu>About this Mac, click on "More Info..."

Useful info would be the model identifier and CPU frequency.

PB G4s were made between 2001 and 2006.

Model Name: PowerBook G4 15"
Model Identifier: PowerBook5,4
Processor Name: PowerPC G4 (1.1)
Processor Speed: 1.5 GHz
Number Of CPUs: 1
L2 Cache (per CPU): 512 KB
Memory: 1 GB
Bus Speed: 167 MHz
Boot ROM Version: 4.8.4f1

Badrottie
May 17, 2011, 02:15 AM
Just copy serial number and paste it there: http://www.chipmunk.nl/klantenservice/applemodel.html

This site will tell you precisely how old your Mac is - manufacturing date is coded in serial.

Group1: PowerBook
Group2: G4
Generation:
ModelCode:
Model introduced: 2004
Production year: 2004
Production week: 17 (April)
Production number: 1720 (within this week)
introduced test: 2004 (4) 1
introduced test: GOED
CPU speed: 1.5GHz
Family name: Become a pro user to see this information. (sorry)
Screen size: 15 inch
Screen resolution: 1280x854 pixels
Factory: W8 (Shanghai China)

Very interesting information I guess this is VERY OLD one

gr8tfly
May 17, 2011, 02:51 AM
Very interesting information I guess this is VERY OLD one

Positively ancient! :p

It's all relative. I still remember being at MacWorld, S.F., when the titanium PB G4 was released in 2001. Had the 500MHz for a couple years, then the 667, then 1.67 17". Switched to Intel in '06. Current model is 2.66 17" UB (early '09). Not sure what my point was now...oh yea - it goes by fast!

Anyway, enjoy. It still has a lot of life left in it. Should run Leopard fine, if you don't already have it.