View Full Version : For Sale Tangerine Clamshell ibook

Jul 13, 2004, 04:36 AM
I've done my homework this time! G3 processor, 32mb, 266 mhz, upgraded to OS 9.2, Ethernet Port, USB Port, EXternal Speaker/Headphone jack, 12.1" screen. All original software, even the box! Includes carry case and some games etc. If I can find it, there's a year left on the warranty! Apparently sought after as they have a girly retro appeal! 400 or near offer. Essex.

Jul 13, 2004, 11:26 AM
the tangeine ibook you have for sale is the first release of the model it had a slower processor and no firewire ports. A 300 mhz and 366 mhz was speed offering so if it is 266 that is something different. I would be interested but not at 400 pds maybe half that would be fair in dollars. If serious about selling it please email me at p1vue@yahoo.com

Jul 13, 2004, 11:32 AM
i am interested in it also. can it be upgraded to os x? email me at kyledtrain@sbcglobal.net

Jul 13, 2004, 11:50 AM
i am interested in it also. can it be upgraded to os x? email me at kyledtrain@sbcglobal.net

32MB and a 266MHz G3 won't run OS X. If you can get the RAM up to, oh, at least 128MB, it might run. My 400MHz G3 PB ran OS X somewhat at 128MB and much better at 320MB.

Jul 13, 2004, 01:26 PM
The original iBooks came with 300 or 366 MHz processors, not 266. They had either 32 or 64 MB of RAM on the mobo, and can be upgraded with up to a 512 MB stick. The Tangerine and Blueberry iBooks are both adequate to run Panther, no matter what configuration, as long as they have at least 128 MB of RAM installed.


Jul 13, 2004, 02:18 PM
Yes, you can run Panther on an iBook that old, but as someone currently running Panther on a 366 MHz indigo iBook with the maximum memory installed, I can say that you can forget about nifty eye-candy effects like Expose that require Quartz Extreme.

That, and the lack of a CD burner is a bit of a pain...I was wanting to lend the iBook out to convert my neighbor to the joys of iTunes, but since she wanted to burn CDs, I had to make time for her to use the TiBook. And you can't even upgrade this (except by way of a very ugly hack job by one upgrade specialist, for waay too much money). :mad:

Of course, if all you're looking for is a cheap Internet machine and don't mind the limited screen real estate, it'll do quite well. And the AirPort reception is really good.