Club 17

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by eyoungren, Mar 5, 2016.

  1. eyoungren macrumors P6

    eyoungren

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    #1
    Admission to Club 17 is in ownership of a 17" PowerBook G4 or a 17" MacBook Pro (Aluminum body).

    I'll go first!

    2003 17" PowerBook G4, 1.0Ghz, 2GB ram, 120GB HD, USB 2.0 (PC card) - A1013.

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  2. Ih8reno macrumors 65816

    Ih8reno

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    I'll bite

    PowerBook G4 17 inch 1.67 60gb hdd 2gb ram - A1107[​IMG]
     
  3. Gamer9430 macrumors 68020

    Gamer9430

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    Aye, this is my kind of club
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    (RIP 15in... My quest continues to find a new one)
     
  4. DZ/015 macrumors 6502a

    DZ/015

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    Other end of the spectrum. One of the last made, from 2011.
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  5. roadbloc macrumors G3

    roadbloc

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  6. jbarley macrumors 68030

    jbarley

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    Envy, pure envy.
    I can still remember dreaming of having a "6 incher". :D
     
  7. bunnspecial macrumors 603

    bunnspecial

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    I'll have to photograph mine.

    I have an A1137 and a unibody(2009). My Unibody is currently undergoing resuccitation at a slow rate :)

    Still would like a late-ish pre-Unibody
     
  8. tevion5 macrumors 68000

    tevion5

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    How does it have a non-black bezel? o_O

    Edit: My Lord. I had no idea the anti-glare models had silver bezels. They look lovely. Wouldn't mind a change of face for my 2011 MBP.
     
  9. Dronecatcher macrumors 68000

    Dronecatcher

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    1.67Ghz DLSD 2Gb RAM 100Gb 7200 HD....I love this machine, seems much faster than the 15" version and I need a stethoscope to hear the hard drive too!

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  10. bunnspecial macrumors 603

    bunnspecial

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    My main, every day computer is a 2012 unibody(non retina) 15" with a matte screen. On the 15" models, the matte screens were higher resolution than the "standard screen" at 1680x1050 vs. 1440x900. The high res was also available with a glossy screen, but I think the mattes were MUCH more popular.

    I consider the mid-2012 15" HR-AG laptop to be the last great laptop Apple has made, but then I'm biased :) .

    BTW, here's a Unibody line-up. Unfortunately, the replacement screen I have for this particular 17" is glossy-if it weren't for the fact that I have a high likelihood of damaging something, I would like to transplant the AR bezel to the good screen. All unibody 17"s are 1920x1200 with either bezel.

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    This is the only handy photo of my 15" I have-it's showing a screen saver that runs through various "crash" messages and of course here is showing an early "Sad Mac."

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  11. Hrududu macrumors 68020

    Hrududu

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    Isn't it wild how different Macs can "feel" so much faster or slower than another with similar specs! I have the opposite problem where my 17" feels really SLOW compared to my 12" even though its technically faster.
     
  12. Dannyshing27 macrumors regular

    Dannyshing27

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    Would you mind telling me the make etc of the USB card?
     
  13. keysersoze macrumors 68000

    keysersoze

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    I have a DVT stage prototype. It's a 1.33Ghz model. It's neat, but I can't say I use it too much. I do love the screen though. :)
     

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  14. Hack5190 macrumors 6502a

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    Happen to have a link for that screensaver?
     
  15. eyoungren thread starter macrumors P6

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  16. Gamer9430 macrumors 68020

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  17. bunnspecial macrumors 603

    bunnspecial

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    I'll hunt and see if I can find it. I think it was posted here a while back, and I jumped on it.

    It cycles through error messages from basically every major and some minor OSs, along with some that I think are made up. There's nothing like sitting down at your Mac to a BSOD :)
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    I can't hear the drive with a stethoscope on my DLSD :) . I actually had an identical drive to yours in my first 15" DLSD(before I put in an SSD). That drive now resides in the TiBook my dad uses to play CivII, but I tried it in several computers and never could tolerate it. Admittedly, all the ones I tried were 15"s, where the HDD is right under the trackpad. In any case, the drive doesn't effect my dad since so much since CivII is almost entirely played from an external numeric keypad.

    In all seriousness, though, I too have noticed differences in performance between otherwise identical systems. Several of us who have stupid numbers of Macs have wondered if if it comes down to just occasionally getting a bad OS install. I know I've seen improvements on a computer after doing an archive and install of OS X.
     
  18. DZ/015 macrumors 6502a

    DZ/015

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    Looks like the BSOD module from the xscreensaver collection.
     
  19. Hack5190, Mar 6, 2016
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    Hack5190 macrumors 6502a

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    Going to download it now, thanks!


    UPDATE: The only DMG is for Intel Mac's. The BSOD screen save is just that, Microsoft's Blue Screen of Death.
     
  20. Ih8reno macrumors 65816

    Ih8reno

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    Picked this one up today, only issues are no battery and needs a new DVD player. 17 inch 2006 2.16GHZ MacBook Pro.


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  21. eyoungren thread starter macrumors P6

    eyoungren

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    Looks like the same model I have!
     
  22. Ih8reno macrumors 65816

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    It's quite the machine...too bad about the dvd player, luckily it had a fresh install of Snow Leopard
     
  23. bunnspecial macrumors 603

    bunnspecial

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    That's it! Thanks.

    BTW, just realized that my above photo contains both the oldest and newest Macs I own...the 2012 15" and the 512Ke.
     
  24. DZ/015 macrumors 6502a

    DZ/015

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    Did not realize it was intel only. No worries, the wayback machine has delivered a universal binary. Click ME. Also put it on dropbox.
     
  25. lowendlinux Contributor

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    If you ever want to part with that 17" I actually have all the stuff to make it work
     

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