iBook G4 deal? $200

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by jhawk2, Sep 23, 2008.

  1. jhawk2 macrumors member


    Jun 14, 2008
    Hey Guys,
    Just wanted to know if I got a good deal on this ibook I got off of craigslist.
    It is an 12' iBook G4 30Gb hard drive running OS X Tiger, has 1.2GHz proccesor
    512mb of ram, airport card and a combo drive. I paid $200 for it.
    Did I get a good deal? Thanks ahead of time!
  2. Nukemkb macrumors 6502a


    Mar 12, 2006
    Columbia, SC
    Sounds like a darn good deal to me! Congratulations!
  3. bytodaystandrds macrumors member

    Sep 20, 2008
    It's ok for the money but consider that even the current safari loading MR is going to crawl on it and with 30GB you can barely put some music to listen to.

    I happen to write this from a 1.33 iBookG4- i know what i'm talking about...

    But for $200.. it's a $200 piece of glorious computing history:apple:.
  4. Ntombi macrumors 68040


    Jul 1, 2008
    Bostonian exiled in SoCal
    Sounds like you need more RAM. I maxed out my RAM and mine is pretty fast, especially considering it's a PPC, not Intel.

    Also, the hard drive isn't that hard to replace. I replaced mine with the largest that would fit as soon as my warranty ran out. ;)

    Sounds like a great deal to me too, jhawk! Congrats.
  5. bytodaystandrds macrumors member

    Sep 20, 2008
    counting 1.5GB of ram
    upgrated HD twice (40 to 60 to 120) can take the thing apart with eyes closed.
    that's how it keeps going for me...
    BTW those machines had so much more soul, i think...
    so lovable
    nice to see PPCers around guys, i think i was alone...:)
  6. jhawk2 thread starter macrumors member


    Jun 14, 2008
    Thanks for all the repleys! I am really glad I got it now! To get it though, I sold my ibook g3 that I got for $75 for $175. Thanks for all the answers!

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