iBook G4?

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  1. Liquinn, Sep 7, 2011
    Last edited: Sep 7, 2011

    Liquinn Suspended

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    Is a iBook G4 worth buying now?

    I can get one for £198, the specs are here:

    PPC G4 1.07 Ghz
    768MB RAM
    40GB HDD
    OS X Leopard
    Superdrive
    Internal Bluetooth
    Comes with software: iLife, iWork, iWork 09 suites

    Thoughts?

    How sought after are these things now?

    Thanks
     
  2. Mal macrumors 603

    Mal

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    I wouldn't, unless you just want to run some old software. Even the browsers that will run on those are getting less useful. At this point, unless you need a PPC, I wouldn't get anything that doesn't have an Intel processor.

    jW
     
  3. Liquinn thread starter Suspended

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    Hmm, would Photoshop work on it? Are these machines sought after? Hmm, I want one as it's a Mac but it's old :(
     
  4. Mal macrumors 603

    Mal

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    I wouldn't describe them as "sought-after", no. PhotoShop would only run if you had an older version (not sure what the latest version that would run is). I doubt it would run very well on that machine, but it'd be somewhat useable.

    jW
     
  5. Liquinn thread starter Suspended

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    Problem is, if there's a fault with the iBook, it'd cost me too much money.

    I really want this, as it's going to my only chance to own a PPC Mac :(
     

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