I need help with finding a good iBook in my price range. Can you help?

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by ercj95, Oct 9, 2009.

  1. macrumors newbie

    Nov 22, 2008
    United States of America

    Hi, I'm looking to purchase an iBook (used, needless to say). I am a student in the last year of middle school, and I need something that I can use for the internet, reports, slideshows, etc. My current spending limit is $250, and I need wireless, at least 512MB of memory and at least a 700MHz processor. Could someone provide me links to a site that has an iBook that meets or exceeds my demands? Thanks so much, I really appreciate it! :)

    :apple:s are the best! :)
  2. macrumors 601


    Sep 16, 2007
    Northeastern Ohio
    Check locally on craigslist. For $250, you should be able to find a 1ghz+ iBook or Powerbook G4 with good specs. This way you can pay cash since you don't have a credit card to make purchases from ebay or amazon and other online merchants. You also get to test the machine before you buy it so you can see if you're going to like it.

    Don't buy a G3 iBook as those are getting too old. They are still a good laptop though but try to find at least a G4 with 1ghz and 1gb ram.
  3. macrumors 68040


    Sep 28, 2008
    Most definitely try and find a >1Ghz G4 model, as anything less can be a quite slug at running 10.5 Leopard, and the G3's are REALLY quite slow for modern computing in my experience.
  4. macrumors 65816


    Sep 2, 2009
    I would definitely check craigs list. I would also test the machine before you pay for it, put it through some heavy processing test and make sure there won't be any random time outs or shut downs from faulty internals like the GPU etc. Possibly look for one with a newer HDD so that way it won't fail on you.

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