Summary: I have been using different size iBooks for years. The small size and weight of this model is perfect. Running OS X 10.4 this is the last model that will run OS 9. I still use Claris Organizer (1995) for my calendar and contact/email/phone/notes. Nothing has been invented to replace it. Also run MacMoney for financials. If I get the OS 10.5 iCal to work, I will install 10.5 on this machine and keep it in service.
Summary: for the price ... excellent. The screen isn't as sharp as when new and the USB ports do not work - as was indicated in the e-bay listing - but the price for the product was an excellent value. It will serve its purpose on trips and travel. Than you.
Summary: This was my first experience with Apple, because I buy pcs, either new or used. This product was outstanding and even though not perfect in appearance, it was a good computer. Others have sold me pcs stated to be in excellent condition, but did not nearly perform for me as well as this one. i usually own 4 or 5 computers at once, for different purposes. I love computers and spend over 5 hours/day with them and am not a novice with them.
Summary: The Apple iBook is a very good machine. Using Apple OS is not hard at all. Once you get used to it, you will wonder why you waited to get an Apple computer. I can see why these computers are found in many news rooms and music studios. I can't believe that I got one for such a low price!
Summary: I bought this item because I needed an everyday computer and this item fit the description of what I was looking for. I like everything about this Ibook G4 except for 2 things. One is the software, Apple and hundreds of other major companies stopped support for this item. But you can still buy older software off of eBay too :). Second is the groggy replacement battery, DONT GET A REPLACEMENT BATTERY FOR IT UNLESS THE BATTERY WAS MADE BY APPLE!!!
Summary: Excellent operating computer to check emails, browse the internet and do basic operations. Good value for the money. Battery life excellent. On stand-by, the computer has been disconnected from electricity and has ran up to 48+ hours.
Good for the money, upgrade your operating system to Leopard.
31 August 2013
Summary: You can't really go wrong with this iBook. It's very compact and the weight is okay, kind of heavy and is not ideal for young kids. What this laptop lacks in size, is beaten by its performance. My iBook is upgraded to Mac OS 10.5.8. With this upgrade for my 2004 iBook, Mac OS X Leopard brought it to the year 2009. If you want your iBook to do more than just browse the web and email, then you've got to upgrade to Mac OS 10.5.8.
LONG LASTING ENDURING QUALITY OF THE OLDER MODEL (JULY 2005) APPLE IBOOK G4
8 June 2013
Summary: I BOUGHT THIS APPLE IBOOK 14.1 LAPTOP G4 (JULY 2005) RUNNING MAC OSX 10.4 TIGER AND AM VERY HAPPY WITH THE PERFORMANCE VALUE FOR THE MONEY I PAID. BEING A NEWCOMER TO OWNING MY OWN LAPTOP I FOUND IT TO BE NOT OVER COMPLICATED YET HAS AWESOME ABILITIES IT EVEN HAS A DVD SUPERDRIVE CD BURNER. I READ THAT THIS OLDER MODEL WOULD NOT PLAY UTUBE BUT MINE DOES!