PowerBook G4 is still sexy

RebelRed

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Mar 12, 2010
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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?
 

RebelRed

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Mar 12, 2010
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@title - yeah it is. Didn't know you could put an HD that big in a PB.
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.
 

blunderboy

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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.)
 

brassguy98

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