Advantages to holding on to iBook G4

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by souldawg, Jun 15, 2008.

  1. souldawg macrumors member

    Jun 13, 2008
    I was planning on selling my iBook G4 to assist in buying a refurb MB, but might there be any advantages to hanging on to it?

    The only thing I can think of is as an additional backup, but as it is only 60 GB, doesn't seem worth it.
    iBook G4, 1.33, 640MB, 60 GB.

    Any creative uses for it or is it best to sell? Opinions much welcome.
  2. skye12 macrumors 65816


    Nov 11, 2006
    Austin, Tx
    I recently sold mine just like yours for $250. But it would
    be a good travel machine you wouldn't need to worry about.
  3. jcoop macrumors member

    Jun 23, 2003
    Indianapolis, IN
    Do you have another backup Mac? If not, I'd hang onto it--especially if there's any chance you might need to use Classic at some point (since it won't work on the MacBook).
  4. souldawg thread starter macrumors member

    Jun 13, 2008
    Hadn't thought of that. No, I don't have another backup Mac. This is making the decision much tougher.
  5. CrzyCanuck72 macrumors 6502a

    Jun 10, 2003
    if you can't think of a use for it, chances are there isn't one. Sell it and use the money towards a big external harddrive for backups.
  6. jhawk2 macrumors member


    Jun 14, 2008
    One good thing is if you sell it for $250 people like me will buy it fast!:D
  7. souldawg thread starter macrumors member

    Jun 13, 2008
    However, reading how many faults people have had with Macbooks, perhaps it's good to hang on to it just in case the refurb cracks, has a faulty keyboard or develops any one of a number of problems. I think I'm loving the fact that however slow and small the memory is, at least my iBook is sturdy.
  8. ki2594 macrumors 6502a

    Apr 12, 2008
    Carmel, IN.
    my macbooks extremely sturdy. I guess you have to kinda get lucky.

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