Is $50 good for an iBook G3?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by TWO2SEVEN, Mar 7, 2013.

  1. TWO2SEVEN macrumors 68040

    TWO2SEVEN

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    I know it's an old computer, I am really looking to get it just to play around with. I have a late 2012 Mac Mini and an HP laptop for any real work I need to get done.

    Just curious if it's worth it.

    Thanks!
     
  2. Jessica Lares macrumors G3

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    That's the usual price, yes. I have a 499 myself.

    If you're going to run OS 9 on it, I say go for it. OS X is nice on it, but you're going to have a hard time with the small hard drive in there. I don't recommend taking it apart just because it's a PITA to do so though.
     
  3. Consultant macrumors G5

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    Back in the days iBook G3 gets up to 5 hours web browsing. But something that old might need a new battery.
     
  4. Omnius macrumors 6502a

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    really not worth it. you could pay the same for the latest g4 laptop or desk top.
     
  5. TWO2SEVEN thread starter macrumors 68040

    TWO2SEVEN

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    Thanks everyone. The more I think about it the less I think I need it :)
     

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