New iBook 1.33 (pics)

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by filmbuff, Jul 11, 2017.

  1. filmbuff macrumors 6502a

    filmbuff

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    The last time I played around with a PPC Mac was a few years ago, and it was a TiBook. For some reason I decided to sell it (why would I do that?) but I remembered it being too old and slow to do much with. Just for fun I decided to get an iBook to play around with. I've always liked the white plastic look, it just looks good even by more modern standards. I'm a little disappointed that in the past few years these have become even more difficult to use with less and less supported software. I managed to get one in nearly mint condition with only 7 cycles on the battery:



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    Bonus, TiBook:

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  2. eyoungren macrumors P6

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    A G4 on Leopard will run Office 2008, Adobe CS4 and Acrobat 9.

    Not current, but not ancient either.

    TenFourFox allows modern Firefox web browsing.
     
  3. iModFrenzy macrumors 6502a

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    Very nice iBook! I own a 1.33ghz one, great machine(never take it apart though, you'll regret it:p)

    By the way, love your choice of a monitor
     
  4. Dronecatcher macrumors 68000

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    Great machines!
    There's still lots you can do - all the info is in this forum - you just do it at a more pedestrian pace :)
     
  5. elf69 macrumors 65816

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    love my G4 ibook 1.4GHz

    it cannot cope with my work stuff sadly and has not been used in a long while.
    I did try sell it but nobody wants it so it staying in my cabinet for now.

    is an awesome media machine for dvd/cd/mp3 playing etc.
    mine has max 1.5GB ram and 120gb IDE (new old stock)

    I found 10.4 faster than 10.5 on mine as may well go back to 10.4.

    tenfourfox is wonderful.
    my fiancee would use it but flash too old to run her catch up TV.
    I like the white plastic laptops but not the white imacs.
     
  6. YYsMD macrumors newbie

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    Nice score, I don't see many of these become available with all four rubber feet intact :D

    I have a 1.07ghz one currently on Panther, awaiting new RAM (in mail) so I can put Leopard on it. Worst thing about these machines for me is it's Mini-VGA out. I cannot find a converter anywhere.
     
  7. weckart macrumors 68040

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    I see these on eBay all the time

    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Genuine-A...-VGA-Adapter-Apple-P-N-603-0607-/112455754723

    Unless you mean a converter to HDMI/DVI. That's a tougher ask.
     
  8. YYsMD macrumors newbie

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    Oh hey thats super handy, thanks for linking! :)

    All I was finding was entry after entry of Mini Display Port to VGA
     
  9. SkyBell macrumors 604

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    I had this exact model for a few years as my main portable machine - loved it soooo much, my dumb butt ended up selling it for a netbook when those were all the rage :/
     
  10. filmbuff thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I upgraded my ram today from 512MB to 1.5GB. That made a huge difference in speed and general usability. I was even able to play Halo from Macgarden (on low settings) with no issue. TFF is still slow as hell though, and youtube videos only play smoothly on 240p.
     
  11. Dronecatcher macrumors 68000

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    Don't use built in HTML5 player in TFF for Youtube - you will be disappointed, use any of the methods here:

    https://forums.macrumors.com/thread...-for-youview-mactubes-mobile-youtube.2030035/

    https://forums.macrumors.com/threads/youtube-options-in-2016.1986056/

    https://forums.macrumors.com/threads/mactubes-in-2017-or-alternatives.2029860/

    https://forums.macrumors.com/threads/new-youtube-player-downloader-even-for-g3.2031523/

    https://forums.macrumors.com/threads/youtube-on-a-g3.2022464/

    Your iBook (I have same model but with less memory) is capable of 720P Youtube playback.
     
  12. filmbuff thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Really? I'll take a look at those links but I already did some research and did my best to optimize it. I can't even play 720p video files off my hard drive smoothly, in VLC or Quicktime.
     
  13. Dronecatcher macrumors 68000

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    VLC can do some 720P with heavy optimisation on your iBook, so can Mplayer. Also a contender is XBMC but the best performer for HD is Coreplayer which can easily do 720P.
     

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