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Old May 26, 2011, 03:16 AM   #26
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This is a really cool mod, nice work!

But does the brightness control still work with this display?
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Old May 26, 2011, 07:52 AM   #27
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Nice job mate. I love this computer but your upgrade makes it pricey

Have you tested it with Geekbench?
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Old May 26, 2011, 10:14 AM   #28
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Brightness control functions fine. I think that's controlled by the inverter, which didn't change.

I doubt Geekbench would tell much of a story, because it looks at memory and processor performance, neither of which would be affected by the mods I did.
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Old May 26, 2011, 06:21 PM   #29
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I doubt Geekbench would tell much of a story, because it looks at memory and processor performance, neither of which would be affected by the mods I did.
Ohhh yeah you are right. But nice machine anyway. I like the hidden capacities of this one. People seeing you at the Starbucks with your computer would never assume all the mods you did on this 'old computer'.
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Old Jun 3, 2011, 09:51 AM   #30
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Based on your software, I'm guessing you do economics?

I assume you are using Texshop for your latex. Does Stata 11 run well on the pbook? I'm currently cranking with Stata 10 on a 12 inch pbook.
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Old Jun 3, 2011, 12:01 PM   #31
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You might want to change the screen resolution from something other than its native resolution for playing games, etc. because they might run faster in 1024x768 given its somewhat weak graphics processing unit.
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Old Jun 3, 2011, 10:12 PM   #32
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STATA 11.2 SE runs just fine on the notebook (and the MP license works fine for an SE installation, as I verified with STATA Corp). Honestly I'm not fitting insane models with matrix sizes of 5000 or else I would appreciate a faster machine, but scripting, data management, graphics creation, and simple regressions and analyses are totally acceptable using this hardware and 500MB of RAM dedicated to it. I can do tons of stuff. I am so happy that STATA Corp continues to support the PPC. As long as the machine works, I will do all of my mobile analysis with this platform. Oh, and let me say, having the 1400x1050 resolution is so helpful for that program! I trained as an economist/policy wonk at a place that uses STATA heavily, but now do university administration.

Yes, I use TeXShop, which seems to work fine for what I need it to do.
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Old Jun 3, 2011, 10:37 PM   #33
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sounds like a healthy obsession to me.
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Old Mar 29, 2012, 06:40 PM   #34
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this is really cool. i gave my 12" powerbook to my dad but he never uses it. i'm going to get it back and think about an SSD upgrade. i don't think the display would be worth it to me.
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Old Mar 29, 2012, 06:52 PM   #35
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Soon as I have some spare cash (this summer hopefully) I'm getting a 12" Powerbook.
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I'm impressed and jealous especially with the new screen.

goes back looking at puny 1280x854 screen
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Old Mar 29, 2012, 07:46 PM   #37
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I have been looking for a PPC laptop, anyone want to trade one for an 800MHz eMac? Just kidding, i still want one though!
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Old Apr 4, 2012, 10:28 AM   #38
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You might want to change the screen resolution from something other than its native resolution for playing games, etc. because they might run faster in 1024x768 given its somewhat weak graphics processing unit.
This is especially true for some older games (the same age as this laptop), that are usually built to run at 800x600 or 1024x768, but aren't built for anything higher.

Examples from the Windows world: Stronghold 1, Rollercoaster Tycoon
Examples from the Mac world: SimCity 3000, The Sims etc.
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Old Apr 11, 2012, 08:17 AM   #39
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HI, how is the G4 12 batery doing?

Does it still give you the 5 hours ?

Can you tell me where you bought the battery? I'm looking for a new one for my powerpc 12 G4, but I only find some Chinese batteries from ebay.

Thank you
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Can anybody send me a link to where I can buy this Hydis LCD?
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Can anybody send me a link to where I can buy this Hydis LCD?
Sorry for the bump,
Guess you can find them searching for screens for Thinkpad X60 Tablet, X61 Tablet.
http://www.thinkwiki.org/wiki/TFT_di...view_.28IPS.29
You may have better luck buying a complete X60t or x61t or in a thinkpad forum.
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Old Jan 12, 2013, 12:00 PM   #42
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I bought a 12" PB to write a dissertation too... in 2011! Then someone just gave me a 17" PB that I still use as well.

I bought the 12" absolutely mint off eBay for ~200$, and am really glad I did.
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