Making my OWN ultra portable...kinda

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by paul.b.davis, Nov 19, 2007.

  1. paul.b.davis macrumors 6502

    paul.b.davis

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    So I was looking on eBay today and found that you can get a 12" powerbook for pretty cheap, especially if there is a problem with the HDD, which got me thinking...

    Perhaps could get one of these and then drop a SSD maybe 32 or 64 gigs into it, and use it as a portable computer used solely for typing notes/papers (in class/library) and for internet browsing when away from home

    So my question is, does anyone know of any specific problem I would run into trying to get a SSD into a PB G4 12"?

    Thanks
     
  2. CRAZYBUBBA macrumors 65816

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    This is a winning idea. It's been done before. I'd say go for it.
     
  3. SpookTheHamster macrumors 65816

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    The battery in a PB isn't exactly amazing, even with a SSD it won't top some existing HDD based ultraportables
     
  4. maximus06 macrumors regular

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    If you're willing to shell out $500 (32gb) or $900-1000 (64gb) for a hardrive - go for it.
     
  5. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    $300 for 32 GB of Solid State on Newegg.

    Now if it only was in stock. ;)
     
  6. squeeks macrumors 68040

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    dont know what you mean by that, i get 3-4 hours on my new powerbook g3's battery, however they powerbook is a pain in the butt to open up, and i dont think it has an SATA harddrive dose it?
     
  7. CRAZYBUBBA macrumors 65816

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    It has an ultra ata and it's not that hard. Just alot of small screws.
     
  8. koobcamuk macrumors 68040

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    IDE :)
     
  9. squeeks macrumors 68040

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    ok, so are there any ATA SSD drives out there?
     
  10. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    NewEgg has a few 2.5" ones.
     
  11. squeeks macrumors 68040

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    ah ok, problem solved then :)
     
  12. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    16-32 GB doesn't seem that hard to come by.
     
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