PowerBook G4 is still sexy

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by RebelRed, Jul 23, 2010.

  1. RebelRed macrumors member

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    Just took apart my PowerBook G4, put in a 320g hard drive and did a fresh install to remove bloat over the years.

    So sexy.

    Right now she is hooked up to TV with a dvi to hdmi cable and an audio out through a mixer into my receiver. Watching some streams. :)

    I paid about $2500 when she was new years ago and it's been worth every penny.

    BTW, I have never use a PCMCIA slot in my life. Anyone know of a card reader for this slow for the G4 PowerBook?
     
  2. alust2013 macrumors 601

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    @title - yeah it is. Didn't know you could put an HD that big in a PB.
     
  3. RebelRed thread starter macrumors member

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    Yep. I didn't think you could either. Got the drive for about $90 from Amazon and it works great.

    Also bought a new battery, so this baby is getting a nice charge again.
     
  4. blunderboy macrumors 6502

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    That's pretty awesome. I've never had a PowerBook myself, but I was considering getting one before I got my MBP. (Couldn't find one on Craigslist, sadly.)
     
  5. brassguy98 macrumors newbie

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    This was on CNN yesterday.... Thought it was kind of appropriate for this thread! Check out the computer in the center of the screenshot I took! I used to have a 1.0 GHz 12inch G4. Still my favorite computer I've ever owned. Have a MacBook now and a MacBook Pro.
     

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  6. Intell macrumors P6

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    G4 Powerbooks not only look amazing (I had a Ti one), they are very solid and just don't die.
     
  7. mrsir2009 macrumors 604

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    Lol those little Mini Power Book G4s are cool ;)
     

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