arabic key board 17" G4

Discussion in 'Apple Collectors' started by milligan, Aug 2, 2009.

  1. milligan macrumors member

    Jul 20, 2009
    I have a 17" Powerbook G4

    It is unusual because it has an Arabic keyboard. (dual, there are standard letters
    on it too.) The guy at the apple shop said it was really unusual because they were never made, so this one must have been custom made.

    I'd like to sell it and get a macbook pro
  2. wesrk macrumors 6502a

    Nov 4, 2007
  3. milligan thread starter macrumors member

    Jul 20, 2009
    some pics of the arabic keyboard

    it looks black but its titanium

    Attached Files:

  4. Hrududu macrumors 68020


    Jul 25, 2008
    Central US
  5. Creative One macrumors 6502

    Creative One

    Apr 25, 2009
  6. lunari macrumors member


    May 19, 2009
    Glendive, Montana
    Wow, that is awesome!
  7. Bill Gates macrumors 68020

    Bill Gates

    Jun 21, 2006
    There are companies that will laser-engrave the keys for a small fee, and the end-product looks completely factory. Paying more because a computer has a "rare" keyboard is ridiculous. Here's an example of a laser-engraved Hebrew keyboard:
  8. milligan thread starter macrumors member

    Jul 20, 2009
    oh yes, that looks like how mine would have been done.

    I'm looking for about $700 for mine. I have it hooked up to an external monitor and use a blue tooth keyboard so the keys don't bother me at all.

    But I think I'm unlikely to find anyone wanting it unless they use arabic!
  9. GeekGirl* macrumors 65816


    Feb 26, 2009
    Buffalo, NY
  10. Harmless Abuse macrumors regular

    Mar 21, 2008
    If possible, you could even advertise it on

    Dearborn is the largest Arabic community in the United States. You can make an ebay post to make it more comfortable, and post it on craigslist maybe?

    It's rather interesting though.
  11. nabeelkareem macrumors newbie

    Sep 9, 2009
    I am an Arabic translator. You can buy engraved key tops for a nominal price. However I, like many others in my profession do not look at the keyboard itself when typing as we have memorized the letters' positions, just the way an English typing person knows the positions of each letter on the keyboard.

    I don't see any benefit for having a layout in Arabic or any language, unless it is going to be used by a total novice.

    Maybe I was once a novice, until I learned touch typing in Arabic.

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