Clamshell info/question - WTB

Discussion in 'Buying Tips, Advice and Discussion (archive)' started by gallagb, Aug 20, 2005.

  1. gallagb macrumors 6502

    gallagb

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    #1
    ok- i've got a 300mhz blueberry clamshell

    i've already added max ram & a much larger HD-
    my question is
    how 'good' did the clamshells get?

    if, for example, i wanted to get on E-bay and buy a faster processor, DVD, CDR...etc clamshell what should i look for?

    graphite?
    graphite SE? etc-

    i will eventually, w/in 2 weeks, want to buy a new clamshell-
    prolly pop my extra ram into the new machine- same w/ my HD
    (just to keep it easy)

    i have no prbm taking these things apart-
    i just don't remember which was the 'top of the line @ the end of the day' clamshell-

    any ideas?
    thanks!~

    also- if anyone's got one- i'm interested-
     
  2. paperinacup macrumors 6502

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    #2
    If you are gonna buy a new clamshell one... do yourself a HUGE favor and get a dual USB iBook. Or look at the refurbs in the Apple Store.
     
  3. paperinacup macrumors 6502

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  4. GimmeSlack12 macrumors 603

    GimmeSlack12

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    #4
    If you're determined to get a Clamshell, one look at www.apple-history.com and that will tell you how fast they got up to. and two don't spend more than $75 or $50 even. You might as well look for a good Lombard G3 if you can, the bronze keyboard. Those are sweet machines.
     
  5. gallagb thread starter macrumors 6502

    gallagb

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    #5
    thanks for the pointers-
    yes- i realize the drawbacks of the clamshell
    it is for durability that we want this for my HS brother
    who loves tossing it around...etc

    i agree Dual USB machines are better & lombards (etc) are faster

    however- he wants to plug and play w/ the clamshell covers...etc- and create a work of art using the shells-
    etc-

    thank you all for the pointers- i think we've figured out what we wanna do-
    thanks!
     

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