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Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by Pipian, Oct 22, 2003.
Farewell, Processor that was used in iMac-Powermac-and iBooks!
Yep, they have served us well, and long.
Birth: November 1997 (PowerMac G3 "Beige" @ 233 MHz)
RIP: October 2003 (iBook "Dual USB" @ 900 Mhz)
Almost 6 years (!)
actually a very good processor, all things considered. I still wonder if it will return, with altivec, at some point? Perhaps being called a G4? Because my understanding is that IBM could push it well past the clock speeds of Moto's G4, and include a higher FSB (200 mhz?).
Perhaps ibooks will see these high clock speed G3s with altivec when PBs go G5....
Look again, the G3 iBook is still there -- moved opposite the Legacy PowerMac.
But it is stamped with a "limited time" stamp.
The do have the big contracts to clear that they have in the pipeline.
So what is the point of a 12" PowerBook at this point? Minus a few minor details, dosen't it seem like a better deal to get a 933 Mhz 14" iBook for $1299 vs. a 12" 1 Ghz at $1599? I don't quite understand Apple's rationale for this upgrade. Besides, I had heard that the G3 was going to be available soon at up to 1.3 Ghz? I would much rather have seen that be available in the iBooks.
Ahh. No Super Drive. Got it!
Good by my A**! My 900mhz ibook is still alive and kickin'
It's a legend if you ask me.
The G3 is still available for upgrade cards.
From my experience, it runs faster than the same speed G4 for non-AltiVec-enhanced applications.
Call me ridiculous....but I loved my G3 ibook and had to sell it a week ago. What did I do??? I went out and bought myslef a second hand B&W G3 for a jukebox!!! I guess I never escape the death grip the G3 has put on me