PowerBook G4

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    Badrottie

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    I just bought it off Craigslist last week and look like in top condition but how can I find out how old is this laptop?
     
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    Which model is it? You can check using System Profiler. :apple: menu>About this Mac, click on "More Info..."

    Useful info would be the model identifier and CPU frequency.

    PB G4s were made between 2001 and 2006.
     
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    motulist

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    In the upper left corner of the screen in the menubar you'll see a little apple logo. Click on that, then click on "About This Mac." That'll tell you which processor you have, and then you just google that model to see what year it's from.
     
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    I hope you got the PowerBook G4 Aluminum Hi-res 17 inch or A1139 which is a nice laptop at 1.67ghz.
     
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    Badrottie

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    thanks I will get back to you guys later...right now I am using Dell netbook. :(
     
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    Wow, I loved my various G4 PowerBooks :)

    I think Apple screwed up when they stopped using the name PowerBook, and changed to MacBook Pro. I still hate the name MBP.

    Anyway, here's one of my favorite sites for identifying Macs.

    http://www.apple-history.com/

    Enjoy :)
     
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    Badrottie

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    Model Name: PowerBook G4 15"
    Model Identifier: PowerBook5,4
    Processor Name: PowerPC G4 (1.1)
    Processor Speed: 1.5 GHz
    Number Of CPUs: 1
    L2 Cache (per CPU): 512 KB
    Memory: 1 GB
    Bus Speed: 167 MHz
    Boot ROM Version: 4.8.4f1
     
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    Badrottie

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    Group1: PowerBook
    Group2: G4
    Generation:
    ModelCode:
    Model introduced: 2004
    Production year: 2004
    Production week: 17 (April)
    Production number: 1720 (within this week)
    introduced test: 2004 (4) 1
    introduced test: GOED
    CPU speed: 1.5GHz
    Family name: Become a pro user to see this information. (sorry)
    Screen size: 15 inch
    Screen resolution: 1280x854 pixels
    Factory: W8 (Shanghai China)

    Very interesting information I guess this is VERY OLD one
     
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    Positively ancient! :p

    It's all relative. I still remember being at MacWorld, S.F., when the titanium PB G4 was released in 2001. Had the 500MHz for a couple years, then the 667, then 1.67 17". Switched to Intel in '06. Current model is 2.66 17" UB (early '09). Not sure what my point was now...oh yea - it goes by fast!

    Anyway, enjoy. It still has a lot of life left in it. Should run Leopard fine, if you don't already have it.
     

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