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Shawn D
Jan 24, 2009, 11:29 AM
Hey, Just wondering how many people on here are rocking iBooks still and using them for day to day tasks or more :D

Just post some photos of your setup and the specs

Here's mine, the photos for when I got it on eBay.

Its a G3 with a 800mhz CPU and 640mb of ram with a 30gb Hard Drive loaded with Tiger and a Combo cdr-w/ DVD drive.

coupdetat
Jan 24, 2009, 12:08 PM
http://lh3.ggpht.com/_S77mhNHTM6o/Rt2q5EPpQII/AAAAAAAAAK0/rmNYNKDnYZE/s800/DSC02421.JPG

I sold this a while ago but it was running Ubuntu beautifully with 64mb of RAM :eek::eek: I picked it up for $40 on Craigslist, and it had an AirPort card in it! 466mhz graphite FireWire model. I wish I still had it.

SkyBell
Jan 24, 2009, 12:39 PM
My iBook G4 is my main Mac, and it runs Tiger beautifully. :) I wish I'd never have to replace it, because I love it so much.

Full specs:
12" TFT display
1.33 GHz G4 processor
1.5 GB RAM
40 GB HDD
Mac OS X Tiger 10.4.11


http://img.skitch.com/20090124-qhqc4hwwmkngp1s5d1rrctct21.preview.jpg (http://skitch.com/cassifire/bn8wu/2008-0130ad)
Click for full size (http://skitch.com/cassifire/bn8wu/2008-0130ad) - Uploaded with plasq (http://plasq.com)'s Skitch (http://skitch.com)

I also have a blueberry Clamshell and a white iBook G3, but I'm too lazy to take pictures of them. I love the clamshell for it's design, such a great computer. :) The white G3 was my first Mac laptop, and today it's kind of a backup Mac. :D

iCube
Jan 24, 2009, 03:27 PM
wow, doesn't seem like many people still actively use iBooks. Bumppp? :)

I have both! I always carry my 12" iBook G3 500MHz 640 MB RAM 15 GB HD. Great free wi-fi anywhere machine! My 14" iBook G4 1.42GHz 1.5GHz RAM 40GB HD stays at home and is used a lot! I love both equally! Here's my fire breathing G3 specs!

alleycat
Jan 24, 2009, 04:12 PM
Great idea for a thread. My original tangerine is 10 years old and still going strong. I replaced the HD with an 80GB, upgraded the RAM to 544MB, and it's running OS X 10.3.9 and OS 9.2.2. It does just fine for wireless internet and some light Photoshop work as my portable computer.

http://i40.tinypic.com/2yywk0z.jpg

http://i40.tinypic.com/ix4djb.jpg

crazyrog17
Jan 24, 2009, 05:10 PM
I have an Indigo Clamshell iBook.

http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i128/crazyrog17/IMG_0114.jpg

Upgraded the screen to 1024x768
366MHz
320MB RAM
40GB HD
Combo Drive
Airport
Blue Sleep LEDs


I made it a little website:
http://www.wideopenwest.com/~mrogers6398/Site/Clamshell_iBook_.html

Perrumpo
Jan 24, 2009, 05:14 PM
Mine's not very happy right now.

alleycat
Jan 24, 2009, 05:29 PM
Mine's not very happy right now.

Gasp!!!! :(

kwood
Jan 24, 2009, 06:09 PM
I almost bought an iBook just before the MacBook came out but decided I didn't really need it. I ended up waiting a while and got a 2.0GHz C2D Black MacBook (rev.2) instead. I upgraded it to the newest aluminum 2.4GHz MacBook in October.

The iBook was nice... but it didn't have enough power. That and I have this expensive habit of selling and upgrading everyone 1.5 years or so. So even if I did get the iBook I wouldn't have it anymore.

macJC50640
Jan 24, 2009, 06:12 PM
wow, doesn't seem like many people still actively use iBooks. Bumppp? :)


I use my snow iBook G3 daily! I do all of my schoolwork on it. It runs very smooth, for only 128 mb of RAM:eek:! OSX 10.2 Jaguar. I like that it can dual boot OS9 and OSX. I don't really have a "setup" of it at the moment because it travels a lot with me. Maybe I'll get around to taking a picture of it. :):apple:

macJC50640
Jan 24, 2009, 06:16 PM
Great idea for a thread. My original tangerine is 10 years old and still going strong. I replaced the HD with an 80GB, upgraded the RAM to 544MB, and it's running OS X 10.3.9 and OS 9.2.2. It does just fine for wireless internet and some light Photoshop work as my portable computer.

http://i40.tinypic.com/2yywk0z.jpg

http://i40.tinypic.com/ix4djb.jpg

Ahh, one of my two favorite clamshell colors. Tangerine and lime. Both very vibrant. :D

Perrumpo
Jan 24, 2009, 06:32 PM
Gasp!!!! :(

She's just having a little mid-life crisis at the moment. A scary one (you should see what else she was doing). It's unrelated to the display, so I'm going to send her away for some therapy/exorcism at Apple, and that'll straighten her out soon enough.

AlmostJosh
Jan 24, 2009, 07:10 PM
;d

Shawn D
Jan 24, 2009, 07:22 PM
I have both! I always carry my 12" iBook G3 500MHz 640 MB RAM 15 GB HD. Great free wi-fi anywhere machine! My 14" iBook G4 1.42GHz 1.5GHz RAM 40GB HD stays at home and is used a lot! I love both equally! I will post image of specs of both soon!

Hey you have quite a collecion of macs :)

SkyBell
Jan 26, 2009, 07:22 PM
Gah, my blueberry clamshell iBook G3 is on loan to a friend right now. All these pictures are making me want to get it back.:o

skinniezinho
Jan 30, 2009, 11:15 AM
Here is mine..
I use it everyday to take for the library,it is perfect :P


http://img301.imageshack.us/img301/4107/0901051312yx9.jpg

http://img242.imageshack.us/img242/2066/0901051311tv5.jpg

Hrududu
Jan 30, 2009, 03:15 PM
Here's my tired old toilet seat iBook. Sound quit working, the backlight is dim, and the CD drive is picky about the discs it chooses to read, and the battery won't work anymore. Still use it all the time, and I couldn't ever see myself getting rid of it. I'll use it till it dies. I got the whole "glowing logo" thing going on too!

MattZani
Jan 30, 2009, 03:28 PM
Dont have one, but seems like a fun 'Throw in the bag' Device.

chuckcalo
Jan 30, 2009, 04:49 PM
Mine's not very happy right now.

That looks like a sequel for "The Ring".

Shawn D
Jan 30, 2009, 05:35 PM
anyone upgraded the hard drive? post a screenie if you have :D

Acorn
Jan 30, 2009, 06:24 PM
i never really liked the design of the clamshell until i saw the indigo blue one. looks pretty cool.

skinniezinho
Jan 30, 2009, 06:26 PM
anyone upgraded the hard drive? post a screenie if you have :D

Mine was updated before going to my hand..originally it had a 30Gb unit,now it has a 40Gb,but what's the point about the screenie?That would only be important if we upgraded to a ssd hhd :P

alleycat
Jan 30, 2009, 08:19 PM
anyone upgraded the hard drive? post a screenie if you have :D

Yes, 80GB Seagate HD in my clamshell.

crazyrog17
Jan 31, 2009, 12:51 PM
anyone upgraded the hard drive? post a screenie if you have :D

40GB Hitachi Travelstar - up from 10GB stock.

andrewag
Feb 7, 2009, 01:42 AM
I know the thread is "current" setup, but looking through it I couldn't help but remember my first (and only) iBook so here it is. 500MHz first new design iBook.

alexlovesmacs
Feb 7, 2009, 02:22 AM
I was soo close in buying a ibook G3 but it was cracked on the case + it was orange bleh.

Mr. Giver '94
Feb 7, 2009, 03:37 AM
http://lh3.ggpht.com/_S77mhNHTM6o/Rt2q5EPpQII/AAAAAAAAAK0/rmNYNKDnYZE/s800/DSC02421.JPG

I sold this a while ago but it was running Ubuntu beautifully with 64mb of RAM :eek::eek: I picked it up for $40 on Craigslist, and it had an AirPort card in it! 466mhz graphite FireWire model. I wish I still had it.

That's what I have, but running OSX Tiger. Sitting in my dad's home office now. :)

Very cool for its time. (I sound old) :D

kge420
Feb 13, 2009, 08:02 PM
iBook G4 1.33mHz, 1.5 mb ram, 120gb hdd, airport wireless and bluetooth.
iBook G3 700mHz, 640mb ram, 60gb hdd and airport wireless. This is my first Mac.

dmmcintyre3
Mar 13, 2009, 08:26 PM
Mine is sitting on my dresser with a dead logic board. But I still use a G4 but it is a PowerBook. It is not that slow and it is faster than mom's 3 GHz thinkpad

The iJunk (iBook) will cut on and boot until a blue screen appears and it just hangs there. System Log says it is PCI and Graphics related. (this is when I boot it off my PowerBook's HD and it does the same thing off the Leopard install DVD)

SkyBell
Mar 21, 2009, 07:42 PM
Haha, forgot I got my clamshell back.
http://img.skitch.com/20090314-bf18jpbsi114npu3w3bwedi9j8.preview.jpg
And here's my white G3...sort of.
http://img.skitch.com/20090314-nbrnycm8rap84g2kqkg5ad5dc4.preview.jpg

dmmcintyre3
Mar 22, 2009, 04:53 AM
The clamshells are so big for such a small screen.

iNash
Mar 22, 2009, 10:31 AM
Here's "Eleanor"

1.33Ghz
1.5GB RAM
40GB HDD

Leopard (10.5.6)

http://i73.photobucket.com/albums/i210/thenasht/2610_58235191617_723226617_1901022_.jpg

http://i73.photobucket.com/albums/i210/thenasht/2610_58235196617_723226617_1901023_.jpg

She has since had the photo's taken off of her don't worry...

chuckcalo
Mar 22, 2009, 11:12 AM
Here's "Eleanor"

1.33Ghz
1.5GB RAM
40GB HDD

Leopard (10.5.6)

http://i73.photobucket.com/albums/i210/thenasht/2610_58235191617_723226617_1901022_.jpg

http://i73.photobucket.com/albums/i210/thenasht/2610_58235196617_723226617_1901023_.jpg

She has since had the photo's taken off of her don't worry...

How's the iBook working with the 10.5.6? How does it handle multi-task such as iTunes playing, mail, cs4 (light editing) and web surfing? What about watching a DVD movie or maybe a movie in DivX / XviD format? Lots of questions right?

iNash
Mar 22, 2009, 02:37 PM
How's the iBook working with the 10.5.6? How does it handle multi-task such as iTunes playing, mail, cs4 (light editing) and web surfing? What about watching a DVD movie or maybe a movie in DivX / XviD format? Lots of questions right?

Well if I'm honest I only really use now when I am at my girlfriends, although from time time to it does get a bit of a battering from me and GarageBand.

I did use it a while back a lot more for Mail, iMovie (semi-hardcore) and ichat and it copes ok, I had CS3 on it for a bit and gave up as it ended up spinning beachball too much!

I would say it's ok (and I mean a lot quicker than a Windows Laptop ;) ) if you are not used to anything but when I know I could do the same things a lot easier on one of the other Macs it gets a bit frustrating...

The best thing is how durable it is, I've dropped it 2ft onto a wooden floor 3 times now, spilt red wine on it and trod it and it still works fine :)

Any other questions ask away and I'll happily give them a try!

Perrumpo
Apr 10, 2009, 07:50 PM
She's all better now (and running Leopard :) ).

http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c383/agt144/CIMG1983.jpg

1.33 GHz, 768 MB RAM

Perrumpo
Apr 10, 2009, 08:00 PM
That looks like a sequel for "The Ring".

Right? You should see what else it did. Plus, that image wasn't static. It would slowly change to the negative, and the spot would expand and new ones would appear - all very gradually, too. Sometimes, it would have thin, racing horizontal stripes in B&W and they would get faster and faster and faster and faster and then turn to the weirdness in the picture.