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Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by CooperBox, Mar 16, 2017.

  1. CooperBox, Mar 16, 2017
    Last edited: Mar 16, 2017

    CooperBox macrumors 65816


    Nov 28, 2010
    France - between Ricard & Absinthe
    There I was, minding my own business, casually looking through the ads with nothing special in mind, when one particular post leapt out at me. 'iBook G4 - superb condition in original box.' Reading further, and seeing the photos made me sit up straight, and think. I didn't have this model of iBook, it looked almost like new, and how many still around today like that, etc....and other related thoughts rapidly came to mind. And where was is? A three hour drive away!
    That particular day my little lady was visiting her mother, and probably wouldn't even know if I went on yet another PPC spending spree. If I came back empty-handed, no problem, and if I did make a purchase she would in all probability hardly notice yet another small laptop on the now crowded shelves.
    Fast forward a number of hours. I arrived home with the iBook, pleased that I made the deal, and also because it was a superb drive, deep into a part of the country I'd never visited before.
    Here are a few pictures (not taken the same evening I hasten to add), as that would have aroused suspicions elsewhere.


    And it's the last model in the iBook series at 1.33GHz. It performs flawlessly, and I'm delighted with this little gem. Another keeper.
  2. MultiFinder17 macrumors 68000


    Jan 8, 2008
    Tampa, Florida
    Nice! I love the 12" 'books. I recently got a 14" last gen iBook in the box, and have been enjoying it, but nowhere near as much as my trusty old 1.5GHz 12" PBG4.

    Welcome to the 12" club :D
  3. eyoungren macrumors Core


    Aug 31, 2011
    ten-zero-eleven-zero-zero by zero-two
    What is the penalty in France for aiding and abetting [your collecting]? :D
  4. gavinstubbs09 macrumors 65816


    Feb 17, 2013
    NorCal boonies ~~~by Reno sorta
    Neat find! I've purchased many upon many Macs and have only had three or four with the original packaging. Only PPC I've owned with original packaging was a 1.25GHz 17" iMac G4 from the original owner.
  5. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

    Relentless Power

    Jul 12, 2016
    I owned that same iBook years ago. Not nearly the condition this one is in, but it lasted incredibly long. Even as slow as it was for me, It still did everything I needed it to. A true piece for its time.
  6. RhianB macrumors 6502a


    Sep 3, 2016
    505 USA
    Wow, Nice find :) I really need to start collecting ibooks, PBs, MBs & MBPs as they are much easier to conceal. Desktops are too obvious.

  7. spf2 macrumors regular


    Mar 3, 2015
    I am jealous of your recent streak of finds. Awesome luck I say. She's a beauty.
  8. mhunt407 macrumors newbie


    Feb 23, 2017
    Bristol, UK
    What a great find! Looks to be in such superb condition too. Congrats!
  9. CooperBox thread starter macrumors 65816


    Nov 28, 2010
    France - between Ricard & Absinthe
    It used to be the guillotine . Nowadays the penalty for aiding & abetting a collection of Mac's is even more severe, namely a night out with F.Hollande or a weekend with a certain American president.......
  10. iModFrenzy macrumors 6502a


    Jan 15, 2015
    Our actions define our legacy
    Awesome machine, I got a iBook 1.33ghz as well! very awesome you got it with the box and in mint condition :)

    great PPC Mac, I got the iBook to replace the 1.25ghz G4 15" I have, for games and other things like doing assignments(Word, Photoshop,etc). The ATI Radeon 9500,I believe?, was up to the task:D. Funny thing: I then later got a PB G4 12" 1.5ghz which would replace it but the iBook runs Star Wars Battlefront best:rolleyes:(oh Apple why)

    hope the iBook serves you well though, what uses do you have for the iBook?
  11. bobesch macrumors 65816


    Oct 21, 2015
    Kiel, Germany
    Oh great deal. Especially the trip throughout France. You'll certainly will remember the journey often, when you happen to use the iBook.
    This iBook had always been the notebook of my desire in times, when I solely used Windows-PCs and an Acer Travelmate800 notebook (which still does serve me a good job today with Win7pro and mSATA/Converter-Combo). It had been my second PPC after I've got a Cube and 2nd gen Soundsticks.
    Great, that you've got the original box and stuff. A unique trip back...
    I use the iBook as my beamer-companion. No fear of any USB-sticks anymore.
    To add an mSATA is worth the effort.
  12. CooperBox, Mar 19, 2017
    Last edited: Mar 19, 2017

    CooperBox thread starter macrumors 65816


    Nov 28, 2010
    France - between Ricard & Absinthe
    Thanks for everyone's comments!
    I'm starting to have so many PowerBooks now that this particular iBook (my first G4) will probably not get a great deal of use. However I'm truly amazed at how well it performs, and due to it's size will probably alternate with my newly acquired 12" PowerBook if and when travelling - which i don't do much of these days, having now hung up my professional travelling 'hat'. Having lived and worked in over 16 countries, I'm now more than content to stay-put and fiddle-around with my PPC's.
    Here are a few more photos in order to appreciate the condition of this 12 year-old, hardly a blemish - or any signs of acne.......


    The seller had purchased this second-hand, used it for a month or two, didn't get on with the OS, so reverted back to the 'other-side' around 2007, since when it's been storage. So I'm the (proud) 3rd owner.

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