15" G4 Powerbook any good?

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by Sangrael, Jan 4, 2009.

  1. Sangrael macrumors newbie

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    Hi all,

    I already have a few Mac's but I just got hold of a second hand 15" G4 Powerbook with 512 RAM and 1.25 GHz processor.

    Granted, it'll need a new battery but I figured that at £250 it was not too bad after I got rid of a damned awful Windows laptop that I bought in a fit of lunacy in November (good riddance to the clunky, Vista vileness, I say)

    I don't do a lot of crunching with any of my machines. I basically just run i-tunes, do a bit of downloading and essentially use them for communicating and writing on.

    Will this need any upgrading compared to my iBook G4 which is 1Gb and 1.33 GHz(I seem to recall)

    Basically, is it a sound machine for the things I do or is it way too retarded these days
     
  2. rdowns macrumors Penryn

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    A PB G4 is fine for those types of tasks. I would put more RAM in it but otherwise, it's still a fine machine.
     
  3. Sangrael thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Smashing

    I was thinking of 1Gb of RAM in the next month so your comments are welcome :)
     
  4. rdowns macrumors Penryn

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  6. Hot Snowboarder macrumors 6502

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    I would buy a PowerBook G4 just to look at it.

    It was the first mac I ever wanted... but I couldn't afford to buy one until they were long gone.

    Up the RAM and use the little beauty for as long as you can. :)
     
  7. clyde2801 macrumors 601

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    Yeah, cram the ram and it should be fine for what you want it for.
     
  8. big macrumors 65816

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    I have 2 sticks of 512 mb of Ram for that laptop, trying to get rid of them anyways.
     

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