PowerBook G4 Titanium Onyx - What to do?

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by jgbhardy, Sep 14, 2010.

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    jgbhardy

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    Recently I came into the possession of a PowerBook G4 Titanium Onyx 550 MHz G4, 1GB RAM, ATI Rage 16MB.
    It has no Hard Drive but I've found a nice cheap one for it and I have a copy of Tiger to install on it as it can't run Leopard.

    Basically I just don't know what use I could have for it as its not going to be exactly fast and I already have my Macbook. Any thing that you experience PPC Mac owners would suggest doing with this? I didn't know if it was worth selling or keeping. I'm a student and well the money might perhaps be of use but depends how much.
     
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    Intell

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    I have this exact same Powerbook. The best upgrades for it include an SSD and 1Gb of ram. Even with these upgrades is can still be a bit slow with modern things. I suggest you use it as a backup computer and enjoy having a nice piece Apple computing history. Not really sure about how much they are worth though.
     
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    as you are a student i would sell it (i would buy it but i wouldn't have enough money as i am probably younger than you)
     
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    raysfan81

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    Keep it. It is the nicest looking laptop apple ever made.
     
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    is there a SSD drive with IDE interface? :confused:
     
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    alust2013

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    I'd just keep it as a backup computer, and for the fact that it is a sexy piece of computing history. It's honestly not going to bring much money if you sell it, so I'd just keep it and doodle around on it. You could also find a copy of OS9, and some old pre-OS X games and play them on that. The backyard sports series comes to mind there.
     
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    btbrossard

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    Yes. Why wouldn't there be?
     
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    Interesting, any specific model or links?
     
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