i *LOVE* PowerBook G4 Aluminums!

Discussion in 'Apple Collectors' started by dmmcintyre3, May 7, 2009.

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What is your favorite PowerBook Aluminum

  1. 12 inch

    63.0%
  2. 15 inch

    27.3%
  3. 17 inch

    9.7%
  1. dmmcintyre3 macrumors 68020

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    I saw the eMac thread and thought I would create one for the AlBooks.

    mine is a 15 inch 1.67 GHz with 2 GB RAM and a 100 GB 5400 RPM HD (Factory installed)

    One of my friends has a 1.25 GHz with a 100 GB 5400 RPM HD (he installed it himself) and 1.5 GB RAM (the .5 of that was one of the 512 MB chips from my PB. He had 1.25 before I gave him that)
     

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  2. Fizzoid macrumors 68020

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    I do regret selling my 1.5Ghz 17" PowerBook which was in A1 condition, still had it's original box, manuals, everything, all still wrapped too, but having a MBP and a uMB I just couldn't justify keeping it. Fantastic screen it had, seemed much better quality than my MBP.
     
  3. Rodus macrumors 6502a

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    I will keep using my 12" little Al until the day it is beyond repair. I don't need more then a fast G4 when I'm on the road, it's size makes it very portable and I've never had a single problem with it. One of the best laptop series' Apple ever made.
     
  4. steve2112 macrumors 68040

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    I love my 17" 1.67 PB. Sure, it kind of stretches the definition of portable, but it still makes a nice couch computer. I keep it in the living room for those times when I'm on the couch and want to jump online or something. It still looks new, and I'm paranoid about putting food or drinks near it.
     
  5. iMpathetic macrumors 68030

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    Let's see:

    - 1 1.67GHz 17"
    - 1 1.67GHz 15"
    - 1 1.33GHz 12"
    - 1 1.5GHz 12'

    Sold all of them though.
     
  6. powerdave macrumors regular

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    Replaced my 15" Powerbook G4 with a new 15" Macbook Pro... the PB always seems like a much neater, smaller laptop when I go back to use it.

    The keyboard is better, has a matte screen with a really slim surround, it's colours-matching... all good things. Can't really find any bad points about it, whereas the glossy screen on the MBP is still annoying me.

    I do like the large trackpad on my MBP though. Pity 'Macbook Pro' is such a lame name. Sounds like a Fisherprice computer compared to 'Powerbook' imo.
     
  7. andrewsd macrumors 6502

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    1.25 pbook

    My powebook 1.25 ghz was my favorite and hands down the best computer I ever used and as far as quAlity. ... Way better then the apples new offerings. Miss it; to bad I sold it :(
     
  8. OnTrack Studios macrumors regular

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    Using my 12" 1.5ghz as we speak. My macbook pro just stays on my desk connected to an external monitor. The PowerBook is so much more mobile.

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  9. philbeeney macrumors 6502

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    My 17" 1.5 is still going strong and will be 5 years old in August. I've had to replace the hard drive (failed one month after Applecare ran out) and added an extra 1GB of ram, but apart from that it's in pristine condition and I still have the original box, manuals, etc.

    As a desktop replacement sitting on an iCurve, it's a fantastic machine. A lovely matte screen (none of this glossy rubbish) and it's still powerful enough to perform all of my required tasks. I have been thinking about replacing it with a new MBP, but every time I come back to the same conclusion that it does the job and there isn't anything it can't do, especially as I now have the iPhone for when I travel.
     
  10. dmmcintyre3 thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Really if my PB supported 4 GB RAM, longer lasting battery and had a Core 2 Duo I would be happy. maybe a 1680x1050 screen too! (Yes iMpathetic I am talking about screens again)
     
  11. zephead macrumors 68000

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    Even though I've got a Core Duo MacBook that probably outperforms a G4, I've always wanted to get a 12" PB, just because it's that cool.

    Also, I've always wanted an iMac G4. I think those still look better than the current Alu iMacs.

    Basically, G4 designs > all. :D
     
  12. skinniezinho macrumors 6502a

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    I love those babies,someday I'll buy a 12' one..when the prices come down..
    Here in portugal they ask 400eur for them (most of them with dead battery) when a macbook costs 500 or even 350 with dead battery!
     
  13. UltraNEO* macrumors 601

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    Oh.. I love and miss my G4 Alu.. :(


    Has to be the shortest ever relationship with any Mac.
    I bought a 1Ghz Alu PowerBook G4 15, when they we're lunched and love it but within a month of ownership I accidentally dropped it. It was an unrecoverable mess, to put it short! :rolleyes:

    Well.. I'd imagine it's in PowerBook Heaven now :)
     
  14. OnTrack Studios macrumors regular

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    you'll be happy with the 12" 1.5ghz. Anything less is gonna be sluggish. I wouldn't recommend the iMac. It looks great but performance wise it's not gonna cut it. And I paid $420 for my 12" on craigslist.
     
  15. dmmcintyre3 thread starter macrumors 68020

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    What happened to the G4 style designs. (The Mac Pro is as good as the PM G4 designs) The PB Titanium was good (other than the hinges). It was not form over function like the MBA. The 12 inch PB was not form over function ether. We need a 3 LB MacBook Aluminum with FW 800, express card, 1440x900 screen and a dedicated GPU.

    What did you buy to replace it?
     
  16. thejadedmonkey macrumors 604

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    Not just the G4, but all of Apple's designs from that era. the iPod that came out at that time, with a MOVING WHEEL. like, physical responce.. that was the day. I still want a 12" G4 Powerbook... And I know that even if Apple were to make a 12" Macbook Pro, it wouldn't be as good as the 12" Powerbook.

    Thanks Apple crap industrial designers. :(
     
  17. UltraNEO* macrumors 601

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    After the accident and no insurance (a fall from the 23rd floor!!), I had to wait.

    Eventually I bought a beautiful PowerBook 12" 1.5Ghz, kept that for a few years then sold it :eek:
    now i regret selling it :(

    Apple will never make another machine like it!! How sad is that? They tried with the popular MacBook but it's still a little tooo big!
    Sorry, the MacBook Air's a failure in my book.

    Currently I'm a owner of several Macs:

    PowerMac G4 Cube 450/1.5Gb/80GB/16Mb (running OS9)
    iPod 5Gb 1st Gen. ClickWheel (boxed never used)
    MacBook White 2.1Ghz (boxed, tested, Jpn Kbd)
    MacBookPro 15" 2.2 Matte/4Gb/SD/320Gb/128Mb Gfx
    MacBookPro 17" 2.6 Matte/4GB/BD/500Gb/512Mb Gfx
    MacPro'07 2.8 octo 8Gb/SD/2100HD/1TB
    MacPro'07 3.2 octo 20Gb/BD/3870HD/2.78Tb RAID5
    ACD HD 30" (two off)
    Dell 3008WFP
     
  18. iMpathetic macrumors 68030

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    You're never going to be happy, then. :)

    I just hope you know that Apple isn't going to care about or notice your little resolution crusade in the slightest.
     
  19. Sehnsucht macrumors 65816

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    LOL but then again if it had a Core 2 Duo, it wouldn't be a PowerBook. :p

    I believe it does have a TI FireWire chipset, though. :cool:

    Harsh.
     
  20. iMpathetic macrumors 68030

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    Yeah, I know, but there are a lot of people who plaster their posts, sigs, and avatars with "we want matte" or "pardon Bob" or "1680x1050 on a 15 inch laptop".

    It gets annoying after a while, and no matter how vehemently you protest something, it's not going to be changed.

    I do feel your pain though, dmmicintyre3. I once had a ThinkPad with a 15" 1600x1200 screen. That was awesome.
     
  21. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    I do love mine but it sits in the original box begging to be given away or sold. Someone asked me about it this weekend to which I said I'd sell it to him. I am very close to selling it but I am having a real hard time doing so. :(
     
  22. iMpathetic macrumors 68030

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    I remember seeing it laying it on its side attached to a 30" ACD in a setup thread a year or so ago. That was an awesome setup.
     
  23. SkyBell macrumors 604

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    I'll never understand how you people can deal with resolutions that high. I guess my eyes are just bad.
     
  24. iMpathetic macrumors 68030

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    HAHAHAHAHAHA 800x600 HAHAHAHAHAHAHA
     
  25. dmmcintyre3 thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Your eMac is 1280x960!
     

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