iBook G4 Battery

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  1. pb&j macrumors newbie

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    hello all

    i just picked up an iBook G4 800 and i cannot believe how long this battery lasts

    good God!

    i just ditched my TiBook 550, whose battery life was 13-1/2 minutes or so it felt..... and now this!

    i honestly cannot get over this!

    is anyone else out there surprised/overwhelmed with the loooooooooong battery life of the new iBooks?
     
  2. mactastic macrumors 68040

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    I'm waiting to be overwhelmed by it. My wife's new iBook just left Taiwan this morning and while she is looking forward to finally having a computer of her own, I am going to be eager to compare it to my own TiBook. I bet the hefty battery life will make her VERY happy. Also hopefully she will have much better wireless reception than I do.
     
  3. pb&j thread starter macrumors newbie

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    i was so taken by the battery life that i completely forget to make mention of the 'extreme' performance/reception of the airport extreme card.... make no mistake, the reception is exponentially better. i had too many instances where my TiBook just couldn't cut it reception wise. i am certain your wife will be pleased....AND you find yourself "upgrading" from the TiBook to the iBook.... boy, that sounds wierd. aside from the screen 15.2 to 12... which i don't mind... in fact i think this little guy has a brighter image than my old Ti 550, everything else is a push or improvement.... por exemplo, 20GB drive to 30 GB... "AirPort Sometimes" to AirPort Extreme... Combo to Combo... 550 to 800MHz... 1 firewire to 1 firewire... 2 USB 1.0 to 2 USB 2.0... a faster bus and a better graphics card.... all in all, a nice upgrade for $0. i hocked the TiBook on eBay for the price of the new iBook. :) Maybe you'll do the same, when you are taken by envy over your wife's new notebook.
     
  4. mactastic macrumors 68040

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    I doubt I'll be getting rid of my TiBook anytime soon! I've got the 1Ghz model with a full gig of RAM and a 64Mb video card (Radeon mobility 9000) that will far outperform the 800Mhz iBook. Plus I've still got the PCMCIA card slot, a DVI and an S-Video out. I don't even own any USB 2.0 devices yet, and what with FW I don't see any reason to ever buy any USB 2.0 stuff! We'll both have 60 Gig hard drives, I really could care less about the "extreme" part of the airport. I mean my internet connection is under 1Mbit, so 11 or 54 Mbps means little to me unless I want to transfer HUGE files, which I don't do a whole lot of. Oh and I still have Gigabit ethernet for when I do need high transfer speeds and the person I want to swap with has a Gigabit card too.

    While there will be things I will be jealous of her iBook for, I still wouldn't trade my PB for one. Plus the TiBooks just look so damn cool.:p
     

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