Did anyone here ever own the original iBook?

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by Quillz, Oct 18, 2008.

  1. Quillz macrumors 65816

    Quillz

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    And if so, I have a few questions...
    • What was the build quality like? Did it have the same polycarbonate design that is extremely prone to scratching?
    • How did extraneous features such as the handle and latchless design work out?
    I'm just asking because I've never met anyone who's used the original iBook, nor have I even seen one in the real world outside of movies or pictures. I'm just curious about it.
     
  2. dinaluvsApple macrumors regular

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    its well original, i found the quality very sturdy but it was heavy as well, no latch problem(my friend has owned one for like 3 years now)
     
  3. interpunct macrumors newbie

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    i have had mine for almost four years and it still works perfectly. the latch works, yes there is scratching on the case but minimal that would happen with everyday wear.

    i think they were a great computer. i'm looking to upgrade now and having trouble deciding, because it has been such a joy.
     
  4. squeeks macrumors 68040

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    i've owned 2, a g3 and a g4

    the g3 was decent enough, save for a crack in the screen bezzle, and of course the LCD backlighting was going thanks to age (yay LED!)

    of course the top of it was shinny plastic so it was quite scratched

    the g4...

    well on top of the known logic board issue with most g4 ibooks, this one came with a broken LCD support which i had to replace, fortuantly the guy i bought it from had a spare dead screen he send me that i salvaged it from

    the front right corner of both units (the g3, and g4) had spider cracks

    they both get decent battery life, with brand new batteries about 3 hrs, not bad for a machine designed how many years ago?

    they are slow though, the g4 1.2 though capible of running leopard is much more suited for tiger

    and you dont even want to hear about changing the harddrive:eek:...
     

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