"New" TiBook

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by Patrickool93, Jul 30, 2008.

  1. Patrickool93 macrumors member

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    I got a new TiBook the other day, and while not new to Macs, the TiBook is rather foreign to me... I bought a Belkin F5D7010 Airport Extreme compatible card, and got on my way. Basically, I just felt the need to show the MBP/PowerBook some PowerBookness, seeing as how there has been a lot more MBPness in the last 2 years :p

    It's a 550Mhz with 512MBs of RAM, 20GB HD and a combo drive. The battery last for about 2 hours with dimmed backlight and WiFi. All in all I'm satisfied with my trade (straight up for 8GB iPod touch) USB 1.1 is a little bit sucky, but I use my mini for syncing the iPhone, so it might not be too much of a problem.
     
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  3. Dan Lorth macrumors member

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    excuse my ignorance but my google searches havent found anything about a tibook. what is a tibook?


    oops looks like its a titanium ibook. ha.
     
  4. axiomission macrumors member

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    I'm assuming he means the titanium powerbook g4?
     
  5. SpookyLars macrumors 6502

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    Take a look here. It's PowerBook G4.
     
  6. Sirus2400 macrumors regular

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    Awesome!!
    I just got an MBP, but I still use my TiBook as a media center. Although I've replaced my HD and superdrive (Pretty easy if you buy a torx set). Also, I would suggest getting a USB 2.0 card (just remember to get one that has a power cord that can plug into your 1.1 slots for power).
     
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  9. team 79 krunch macrumors member

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    I never understood why Apple called them "Titanium" They're Aluminum.
     
  10. alphaod macrumors Core

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    No they're titanium.
     
  11. SkyBell macrumors 604

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    Yep, they were titanium for a while before they became aluminum.
     
  12. team 79 krunch macrumors member

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    so what was the Difference between the Aluminum model and Titanium model?
    (Besides the casing)
     
  13. MacHappytjg macrumors 65816

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    the titanium used hinges i know that hmm anyone want to share other differences?
     
  14. SkyBell macrumors 604

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    Some people say the MacBook Air takes after the Titanium design.

    For comparison, here is an Aluminum PowerBook G4.
    [​IMG]

    And here is a titanium PowerBook G4.
    [​IMG]

    And MacHappy is right, the hinges of the Titanium PowerBook's screen were notoriously weak, so be gentle if you have one that still has the original hinges.
     
  15. MacHappytjg macrumors 65816

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    theres some more differences black keyboard like mba as mentioned ^ and different colour its basically a cross between the tibook and aluminm books that created the mba almost you could say.
     
  16. coachingguy macrumors 6502a

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    My dad has the same TiBook as the OP, he's also got a MBP and a G5 tower hooked up to to 20" cinema displays (confusing for me). Which computer does he still go to the most? Yep, it's the TiBook.;) He loves that thing, he's had the hinges replaced twice, he's replaced the HD, new battery, maxed out the ram. I'm not sure what OS, maybe 10.2 but as long as it'll run Office, he's a happy guy.
    He raves about the keyboard being better than the MBP, I don't know about that...:rolleyes:

    We joke that we'll put it in the casket with him when the time comes.;)

    Coachingguy
     
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  18. coachingguy macrumors 6502a

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    Dad, is that you? :D
     

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