I thought it would be fun to make a thread solely about iBooks and what we use ours for. As we all know, there are still vast amounts of uses for a PowerPC Mac, but I wanted to focus on consumer-grade Apple laptops from 1999-2005. For most, they still make great casual-usage machines for on-the-go or on-the-couch computing. While their design may seem overly simple at first-glance, the architecture of these machines is without much compromise at all. We are all fond of the comfortable track-pad and palm rests, and certainly the keyboard, which is one of the best keyboards in any laptop, next to those in PowerBooks. And whether I am speaking about the original 'clamshell' or the 'snow' G3s and iBook G4s, the same can be said for all of them. (although I do think the 'clamshell' has the most comfortable keyboard/palm rests). Personally, I own an Indigo 'clamshell', a 14", 600Mhz G3 'snow', and two iBook G4s 12" models (800Mhz & 1.07Ghz). The 'snow' G3s seem to be the least popular out of the three, but I'd like to know your guys' input. I really enjoyed using my 'snow' G3, before the hard drive died. I don't use my 'clamshell' because of its tiny hard drive, low screen resolution, etc. (also less practical to carry around, and I don't want to put wear & tear on it). I also, at one point, had a 1.33Ghz iBook G4 12", but I returned it to whom I purchased it from, on account of certain complications. I DID forget to mention that I have 3 total iBook G4s. The 3rd one was actually my first-ever iBook G4, and it's a very-broken 1.2Ghz model. (and in case you guys were wondering, I modded the Apple logo on my 1.07Ghz iBook G4, so that it appears/glows red). Here is a little bit about the iBook I use and what I use it for: Last year, I acquired two 2003 iBook G4's (12") from one of my teachers, who was the original owner. I first got the 1.07Ghz model, which was nice. However, it had the issue where the keyboard membrane gets bent and pushes up against the space-bar, from underneath... it really made it annoying to type on. I then got the 800Mhz model, which had a less-significant keyboard issue, which I ended up fixing. I WAS going to use the 1.07Ghz model over the 800Mhz model, until I found out that the hard drive in the 800Mhz model had been upgraded to a 150GB drive. Not only was that a big advantage over the 30GB HD, in size, but it also makes for better performance. (I upgraded the RAM to 768MB... hope I can come across 1GB). So, that made this machine my main iBook. I use it on-the-go if I don't want to worry about transporting my way-more-expensive, 2009 MacBook Pro. I have taken it to school and it's quite fine. Other than taking it places here and there, and using it casually around the house, I also used it every day during a grueling A.P. U.S. History summer course. I CONSTANTLY took notes on the thing, and I had no trouble with its awesome keyboard. I don't even think too much more wear was put into it either, even though I used it heavily. I used it for email, typing documents, and even connected it to the class projector for my PowerPoint presentation. The battery life is pretty good (definitely over an hour), although I would normally keep it plugged in. Although I preferred doing certain assignments on my iMac G5 desktop at home, I used the laptop quite a bit during that class, and it held up very well. (I abused the thing with laggy MS Office 2008). So, here is a picture of the machine. I have a cool 'PowerPC' wallpaper on it at the moment. I really enjoy using this machine; anyway, I'd like to see your iBooks and hear what you use them for! For myself, they make great secondary computers/cheap laptops for light usage. (I'm not always in the mood to use some bestial tower desktop or modern MacBook). NOTE: You must post pictures of your machine/s and give a little background on what you use it/them for, and how you acquired it/them.