lokking for a Ibook to use for internet ?

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by tola5, Apr 2, 2007.

  1. macrumors newbie

    Apr 2, 2007
    Hallo I are lokking for a Ibook to use for internet, what it that ende to ahvde can you please tell me, I only nede it to internet and maby to se movie but that not the primer that are internet, so what it the min. mhz ? or you know som ther havde one for sale :)
  2. macrumors 6502a

    Apr 2, 2007
    Well, I just got my first Mac, an iBook G3 (800mhz) and can say it is pretty fast, and i'm pretty much doing what your doing, Internet and multimedia.

    Depending on what you want with it, it can go from 200-350 for the 800mhz (maybe more, depending on accessories)

    You will need an airport card for wireless internet, and because Apple no longer makes them you'll be paying anywhere from 50-80 for them on eBay.
  3. macrumors regular


    Oct 15, 2006
    Yea, my iBook G3 (specs in sig) was my first Mac and I've had it for about 6 months now. I got my iBook from a trusted store online as a used/refurb. It came from them with the power brick, Airport card installed, and 256mb RAM. I now have it at 640mb RAM. Otherwise what you see in my sig is what I got for around $490. Granted, I would say that was stupid of me to pay when I look at it now, but o well. I just wanted something from a trusted store and not some Joe Schmo, plus the airport card was a huge plus and necessity for me. I also wanted the 40gb hard drive. Did I pay a bit too much? Yes. but I'm extremely happy with my purchase.

    For your purposes I see no reason why a 500mhz or 600mhz G3 wouldn't meet your needs. I got the 900mhz because it is actually my main computer. Safari, Mail, iTunes, iCal, Photos, iPod and it handles it awesome. For you I'd say if you want an iBook that will run OS X smoothly for what you want...a 500mhz-600mhz should be fine. You could most likely find those for around $200-300. I see no reason for a G4 iBook based on your needs. The iBook G3 is still extremely capable of handling everyday tasks plus a little more with the wonders of running OS X. :D
  4. macrumors 603

    Dec 11, 2006
    IF you're going to buy an iBook, get a G4. That will give you the opportunity to run leopard if you max out the ram. G3s won't be supported.
  5. macrumors 6502a


    Jul 5, 2005
    Be sure to get one with a good spell checker. :p
  6. macrumors 603


    Sep 7, 2006
    Texas, unfortunately.
    Well who says he needs Leopard?

    I have an iBook G3 800 MHz with 256 MB RAM, and it does all you described just fine with 10.4.8
  7. macrumors 603

    Dec 11, 2006
    Nobody says he needs Leopard.. that's why I said "opportunity". Anyways, you can probably get a G4 for just a little bit more money than a G3, so it makes sense to get a newer processor.
  8. macrumors member

    Feb 14, 2006
    Preston, UK
    The other advantage of the G4 iBook is that it's likely to come with Airport built in.

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