Summary: This is a very good starter computer for young kids. We have had a problem with it staying charged so we just leave it plugged in when she is using it and we cannot get flash to load on it but beside that it servers it's purpose well. My 9 year old granddaughter loves it and I don't think it's only because it's pink. It is very heavy which I like because I don't want her walking around with it.
Good value used, if you can get it for around $80 including shipping.
17 June 2013
Summary: This is a very nice little machine, and quite responsive under its Mac OS X 10.5.8, and a good citizen on the LAN with the newer and older Macs. It sort of makes it possible to communicate by local network (not using FTP, but AFP network shares, as well as Dropbox folder) with both new machines (Lion, Mountain Lion), as well as the older ones (Panther, 10.3.9), which have a difficult time connecting by network share with the newer ones.
Once a powerhouse and still a contributor -- the iBook G4.
28 February 2013
Summary: The iBooks are at the tail end of their use, but they still support an operating system (10.4.11 for all, 10.5 for many) that will get the job done for someone looking for basic computer needs – surfing the net, email, planning projects, writing papers, organizing music, watching DVDs, et cetera. You dodge most of the hacking and virus problems with Mac products, and there are parts still readily available from secondary sources.
I would perfer the iBook G4 because they are realible.
1 February 2013
Summary: These computers are wonderful and are good for travel and when you are on vacation they are durable and they last longed than a brand new PC of the store self. These computers are good for surfing the internet and email and during light business type work. And they make a good laptop for a person who has used PC's all there life and they want to give Apple a chance.
Still viable and fun to use.careful who you buy from though.
18 December 2012
Summary: Still a good and very viable machine,even though this is a used item and does have some problems or"quirks" etc.Even as old as it is its still faster than my Toshisba laptop and it almost never freezes up which makes it fun to use.My primary uses are Ebay, Email etc and on the web and I do pay a few bills with it.