Non cherie. It ain't a Mac!
Regarding batteries, I believe they are rather difficult to source, and price-wise if you picked up a very cheap PBook 17 (often quite abused) it's likely that a battery may be more expensive. A near mint example here in Europe are often advertised between 200-250 euros, in which case you'd be able to find a cheaper battery.Sorry to hijack this thread.
Since we are all in confinment, and I miss my PB G4 12 I think of searching for another Powerbook.
Since I already have a 12.5' X230, I wanted something bigger and Hi Res...so what about a PowerBook G4 1.67 17 HR?
I know that they are difficult to find, but...I don't need it anyway...
But I have some questions:
1 - Battery:from a little search it seems impossible to find batteries for this models. For 15 and 12 there is still lots of aftermarket batteries, for 17 not. Anyone found one in Europe that doesn't cost more than the laptop?
Are this batteries possible to rebuild using 18650 cells like the 12'?
2 - Ram: are this systems picky with ram?Can they take 667Mhz ram or 800Mhz ram for example?
Thank you by now, and expect to be part of this group soon
@AshleyPomeroy I have a top cover from my dead 17" DLSD that you can have for cost of postage if you want it. I keep wanting to recycle that machine since I've never had any success in the last 2 years of offering parts, but I just haven't been able to bring myself to yet, since it does seem that the parts are often scarce and/or expensive.It's a hi-res 1.67ghz model that I found cheaply because the keyboard is very worn (the space bar needs a firm press):
Replacement keyboards occasionally pop up on eBay but I'm not sure which specific part number was used by the hi-res model. The keyboard backlight is apparently brighter than the non-hi-res 1.67ghz model.
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17 inches. 16:10. 3840 × 2400.
Is it already offered for purchase for US customers? Or at least is there more information known regarding availability?
This is so off-topic tho.This 17-inch VR&AI ready mobile workstation laptop features Dell Precision Optimizer, NVIDIA Quadro graphics and the latest Intel processors.www.dell.com
I’m not angry or anything. Just… I thought this thread was about having a 17" Apple laptop? Or, maybe posts relating to the outside chance someone actively has a Hackintosh build running on a non-Apple 17" of any vintage.It sure is (my sincere apologies), but we also had 17-inchers from other brands talked about here. And this one actually looks pretty decent.
Don't dare to use it too much - 17" are addictive!!!I'll post pics 'n' stuff once my 17" MBP arrives
I’ll take two.This 17-inch VR&AI ready mobile workstation laptop features Dell Precision Optimizer, NVIDIA Quadro graphics and the latest Intel processors.www.dell.com
I was using Avatron AirDisplay. Maybe one iPad would be ok, but two of them causes lags after a while and CPU was at 100% while GPU temperature was in a tolerable range, so I guess, rendering is done by the CPU.How hard does this hit the CPU?
Yes, it's all done by the CPU unfortunately.
ScreenRecycler works from 10.4 to 10.10 and is available as Universal Binary (I've tested it on a 12" PowerBook). As it uses VNC, you can use almost any device as additonal screen as long as it's got a VNC client. Like with AirDisplay, all rendering is done by the CPU.
I'm not aware of something like the VTBook - there's this which contains a normal graphics card and connects via ExpressCard. The eGPU setup I am playing with is basically the same deal, but without the nice case and a lot cheaper.Do you know, if there's and ExpressCard/34 video-card, to add a third monitor (something like the Village Tronic VTBook 1.6.2 PCMCIA-Card)?
I've just checked the latest OS X driver for the VTBook - it's compiled for PowerPC only
You can do that using a Matrox DualHead2Go. I've tested it on a 2006 MBP with two acrylic 23s. Works fine, although the MBP sees one giant 3840×1200 screen so the displays have to be positioned right next to each other for it to "work".Would be great to have two of the Acrylic Cinema Displays attached to the Macbook!)