Upgrading 12" Powerbook G4

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by Rorschach Bat, Jul 26, 2008.

  1. Rorschach Bat macrumors newbie

    Jul 26, 2008
    Hey all

    I was recently considering upgrading my old 12" Powerbook G4 to a newer, better model. I looked at everything Apple currently has to offer, but, frankly, I prefer my little 12" case to the behemoths now being sold. My question is this: is there any way to gut the case I've got and put in all new components? I already have the last generation model, so I can't grab something out of another model. Are there any 3rd-party products that might work in there?

  2. InkMaster macrumors 6502a

    Nov 30, 2007
    Nagoya, Japan
    Unless you're planning on spending a hell of alot of time and money for questionable results... not worth wasting your time on something like that; it isn't a desktop where you can throw in anything from anything else...

    But honestly, just get a regular MacBook (not pro) - its almost the same size - footprint wise - and its way way (read 10x atleast) faster then your G4. Only thing thats bad when compared to the PowerBooks is that you won't get a dedicated GPU, but unless you're doing any gaming (which I think is a joke on such a tiny laptop anyways) or working w/ 3d modeling etc... then you won't even notice a difference...
  3. CanadaRAM macrumors G5


    Oct 11, 2004
    On the Left Coast - Victoria BC Canada

    All you can do is max out the RAM and install a faster/larger hard drive. Unfortunately, 7200 RPM 2.5" IDE drives are getting scarce

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