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MultiFinder17
Jun 13, 2009, 05:28 PM
Not trying to one-up (or is it one-down in this case?) the other thread, but just curious, who's still hanging in there with their PowerBooks? I'm still using my 12" 1.5GHz G4 as my main driver on the road, and still love every bit of it :D Kinda disappointed about Snow Leopard being Intel-only, but hey, that doesn't mean that Leopard will suddenly run any less amazingly than it does now!

So, a salute to the PowerBook: The King of notebooks for 15 years! Apple may say R.I.P. PowerBook 1991-2006, but we know they still have plenty of life left in 'em :)



qpid
Jun 13, 2009, 08:03 PM
I had a 12" 1.5ghz until about 7mo ago and sold it to my brother in law. He is still rocking it and has the biggest grin of any 15 year old.

ArtVandalay
Jun 13, 2009, 08:25 PM
I've had my 12'' 1.33Ghz Powerbook since July 2004. Have only had to replace the harddrive. Still going strong, although I mainly use it to surf the web, itunes, and word.

However, I just placed an order for a 13'' 2.53ghz, 128gb ssd.

good times.

Finlandboy
Jun 13, 2009, 08:38 PM
i use my 12' powerbook g4 1.33 for my main computer....i absolutely LOVE this thing, mr. old faithful

im going to order my new 15' mbp next week, but im keeping my baby for web surfing, movies, and what not...again i absolutely LOVE this thing :D

Dfndr90
Jun 13, 2009, 09:00 PM
Still rocking a 12" power book, but it is now my Petri dish for running programs for testing and such.

vexingv
Jun 13, 2009, 09:02 PM
i still have my 12" 1.33 ghz, 1.25 gb RAM powerbook from 5/2004 and just replaced its hard drive last weekend as the original showed SMART failure. it's my daily computer for browsing and some light document work. i've got a self-made core2 windows desktop for games and anything that's taxing on the powerbook. i just hope i can hold out longer until later this year or next when the next intel cpu architecture, Nehalem/Arrandale, is available in an apple portable.

toolbox
Jun 13, 2009, 09:30 PM
I still have my Powerbook g4 running at 867 MHZ running tiger.

Use this for general web browsing and emails. I did do some upgrades after i got it, more memory and a bigger hard disk - faster one too replaced the stock standard 4200rpm with a 5400rpm

EarthDawn
Jun 13, 2009, 09:51 PM
loving my PB G4 12" ... runs like a charm though it wont run in the snow ;)

Ill have to finally upgrade...