iBook G3 500 to PB G4 667 good upgrade?

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  1. ebook macrumors 6502

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    I was just wondering if this would be decent upgrade. Would I be able to notice a difference in power/speed? I am looking at this because this is an upgrade that might be in my price range and because it would include the G4, dvd/cd-rw, and a hard drive 3x the size of the tiny one in my iBook. Let me know what you think...
     
  2. Finiksa macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah I think you'll see a very noticeable improvement, but not necessarily an earth shattering boost.

    The main differences are Altivec, faster bus, larger resolution and a video card that supports Quartz Extreme. Depending on which 667MHz model you get it'll either have 16MB Radeon Mobility or or 32MB Radeon 7500 Mobility, that's going to be a huge improvement over the iBook, so the interface will be a lot snappier.
     
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    i went from an iBook G3 700mhz to the PB G4 867 and noticed a lot of difference, im sure you will be very pleased.
     
  4. wide macrumors 6502a

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    You'll notice the difference, but I would at least try to save up for a new machine. You might want to look for a 12 inch Rev. A PowerBook. I would stay away from Titanium.
     
  5. ebook thread starter macrumors 6502

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    What would the specs be on a Rev. A Powerbook that you mentioned. I wouldn't even know what to look for. Thanks
     
  6. Finiksa macrumors 6502a

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    12", 867MHz G4, 256MB PC2100 RAM standard, 133MHz Bus, 40GB hard drive, Combo or Superdrive, 32MB NVIDIA GeForce 420 Go.
     

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