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2005-10-20, 21:51
Well I sold my 12in PB 1.5 in anticipation of an update. Well we all know what happened with that. I have decided to save my money, but still want an Apple laptop to get me by this school year.

I have been thinking about picking up a iBook G3 12in 500 on eBay for ~$300.

I need it to be able to do the following:

*Run Panther
*Run M$ Office OSX (Word, PowerPoint)
*Run M$ Remote Desktop Client
*Surf the WORLDwideweb111111!!
*Some light PhotoShop

Will this fit the bill?

Does anyone suggest a different Apple portable that can be had for less than $400?

2005-10-20, 22:25
sounds good, just add lots of ram if it doesnt already have it

2005-10-20, 23:21
Does the ibook have a Combo Drive? If so you can run Tiger on there, I do on my ibook G3 500 with 256 RAM. If its just a CD-ROM drive you can run Panther on it no problem, my sister does. Mine is a little low on the RAM I know, but it works with Tiger! I'd say $300 is a good deal, if it has an Airport Card.

2005-10-21, 00:03
My only mac is a 600mhz DVD icebook, 640mb of ram, 10.3.9, 60GB HD, 8MB video

Not quick as lightening but pretty darn cool and usefull.

if i could span the desktop to another screen at 1600x1050, I would be happier though.

2005-10-21, 00:10
typing on one now...
what can I say, it works! More over it'll run everything you've listed there just fine, just max the RAM.

2005-10-21, 00:14
Thanks for the replys thus far :)

Ok how does this sound:

600 Mhz 12in G3
384 MB RAM
CDRW/DVD Combo Drive
OSX 10.3.9 disks included
AirPort Installed
Very Clean and in good shape
w/ Orginal Box

$425 in my hand

Does this sound like a fair deal?

2005-10-21, 00:51
For the 600Mhz, and Combo Drive, Airport (which sells for around $100 or more on ebey), OSX 10.3.9 discs etc. I'd buy it in a second... sounds like a good deal to me.

2005-10-21, 03:30
That sounds very much like the one I'm typing on right now (700 Mhz,640 Mb). The maximum memory on that model is 640 Mb, which you should definately get for ? $100. You might be able to sell the 256 Mb module that's in there, so the extra memory really wouldn't be very expensive.