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Old Jan 29, 2013, 08:39 PM   #26
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In terms of specs/performance, of course not.

I could find an iBook SE for a reasonable price if I wait a while, and upgrade it completely for only about $150 total. You can still do a lot with a 466 MHz G3 as long as you know its limitations . The only thing that was getting in the way for me was the tiny resolution.
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Old Jan 29, 2013, 09:05 PM   #27
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If I had that kind of money, I'd buy one of these:http://www.ebay.com/itm/Apple-MacBoo...item51a64c7d6aand save $125. However, I only had $125, so I decided to go with the iBook G4 that I'm typing this on right now.
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Old Jan 30, 2013, 01:38 AM   #28
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I honestly would not go above $200; even if it does have an SSD in there.
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Old Jan 30, 2013, 03:37 AM   #29
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Some dude is selling a retrofitted iBook for $450.

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Would this be a decent buy in any shape or form? I obviously have no illusions of doing anything fancy, but this would be a nice addition to a collection and maybe I'd drag it out every now and then for doing some word processing.
Well... The only rationale I can think of is:
- if you have money to spend
- if you lack nothing else
- if you want this machine

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Old Jan 30, 2013, 04:02 PM   #30
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I'm not nostalgic, I don't collect... I wouldn't pay money for a non-Intel Mac, not even sure you could pay me to take one.
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Old Jan 30, 2013, 04:04 PM   #31
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No, but if someone took the internals of a modern Mac (including a decent Intel CPU) and shoved them inside an iMac G4 I'd buy that in a second.
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Old Jan 30, 2013, 04:30 PM   #32
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No, but if someone took the internals of a modern Mac (including a decent Intel CPU) and shoved them inside an iMac G4 I'd buy that in a second.
May be an iMac G5 I miss those designs, current designs look more like some Dell, Sony, Toshiba, Acer, etc... laptops... So long for 'innovation' Although the macbook Air was kinda revolutionary with its thin design (No CD/DVD Drive on a laptop)
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Old Jan 30, 2013, 04:32 PM   #33
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current designs look more like some Dell, Sony, Toshiba, Acer, etc... laptops... (No CD/DVD Drive on a laptop)
I don't think it's the Apple laptops that look like Sony/Toshiba/Acer laptops, it's the Sony/Toshiba/Acer laptops that look like Apple ones.
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Old Jan 31, 2013, 05:29 AM   #34
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I don't think it's the Apple laptops that look like Sony/Toshiba/Acer laptops, it's the Sony/Toshiba/Acer laptops that look like Apple ones.
He was talking about iMac's
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Old Jan 31, 2013, 03:13 PM   #35
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He was talking about iMac's
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yeah no. Previous models of laptops/desktops were not copied...
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Old Jan 31, 2013, 03:58 PM   #37
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yeah no. Previous models of laptops/desktops were not copied...
What do you mean? The iMac is copied by other companies and the iMac has kept the same general design since 2004.
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If whoever is selling it truly retrofitted it by replacing all the caps and PSU, I'd consider.
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What do you mean? The iMac is copied by other companies and the iMac has kept the same general design since 2004.
Right now. Back in the day no. No one was producing 'All in One' Desktops. You don't see the designs of the imac G4, emac, ibook G3 Clamshell, ibook G4 dual, being copied by Dell, HP or gateway back in the day

Even the iMac G5 was very different from the early 'All in One' made by OEMs
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My opinion..

For the money if I had an option I'd rather pay that kind of money for a decked out PowerBook G4 DLSD which would blow the ibook G3 out of the water.. or even a G5.

I never had a liking towards the G3 as I never owned a G3.. My Mac days started in late to end of 1999 with a G4 350 Sawtooth and never looked back.
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Right now. Back in the day no. No one was producing 'All in One' Desktops. You don't see the designs of the imac G4, emac, ibook G3 Clamshell, ibook G4 dual, being copied by Dell, HP or gateway back in the day

Even the iMac G5 was very different from the early 'All in One' made by OEMs
Yes, they were . I have a Sony AIO from, I think, 2003 or 2004.
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Yes, they were . I have a Sony AIO from, I think, 2003 or 2004.
lol well may be not as popular as today
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