None of the PPC laptops have glossy displays and SL is Intel-only.Well the iBook does not have FW800 or a glossy display. Do not think it can run Snow Leopard either.
If you find a good used iBook G5, let me knowI thought I could get good used ibook G4-G5 or perhaps even a very good deal on a macbook for the same price for a new ipad.was stick to one computer, I did go for either used last iBook G4 gene or used Macbook if it were me I need to have the upper hand.
I hate to be a grammar Nazi...but "more better" is incorrect use of the comparative form.Well the iBook and iPad have the same resolution at 1024x768 but the iPad's screen is 100x more better. There was basically no difference between the 12" and 14" iBooks. You will basically get the same web browsing experience minus Flash on the iPad but it will be slow anyways on the iBook/Powerbook.
Battery life is another area to question too. You can get 4-5 usable hours on an iBook if you have a very good battery, otherwise you typically get 2-3 hours on them. You can expect at least twice that on the iPad.
If you already have another computer running OS-X then the iPad is a good choice but remember the iPad can't/won't replace any computer. The 12" form factor of the iBook/Powerbook is probably the best Apple had ever designed.