Lack of Internet Capability Subtracts Heavily From Individual Use
6 February 2014
Summary: Purchased the laptop for my daughter. We were told that it was possible to connect to the internet, but this was untrue. The WiFi connection is non-existent, but I knew that issue existed from the beginning. Hence, I paid a very low price for its purchase. There are no external ports to connect into a modem. Am disappointed with its overall operational use.
Obsolete, works great as a CD-DVD player, radio, email app and ornament!
26 January 2014
Summary: PPC hardware from Apple is nowadays obsolete, depending on your needs you might find it still useful for some tasks. The only web browser that still support this architecture is Ten Four Fox if you want to surf the net. If you want a portable CD-DVD player, radio and email web browser this lap might do the trick for you, as well for very old software versions of adobe, logic, final cut, etc.. this laptop might be a good option to start with. As an ornament looks awesome!
Summary: Was purchased as a gift for my daughter. At 15.2 inches the screen is great for her to use with a drawing tablet. Being an older powerbook it isnt as fast as a new one but still works great. Still looks and sounds great. I even bought myself one.
Overall, this is an older model but dependable and does what I need.
23 December 2013
Summary: So far the Apple PowerBook G4 has been a good deal for the money. I am a new mac owner so I am still learning. It takes a little bit for pages to load on the internet but that could be because I am not doing something I should be. Had to buy a new battery for the laptop when we got it. The one included with it would not hold a charge. The new battery works great though!
If you need a big screen & solid build, it's a decent machine for its age.
12 December 2013
Summary: Considering its age, this is an excellent machine for the price. Yes, it's a PPC system, which means there isn't much new software from big vendors, but there is still a fair amount of stuff available for it. It's lighter then the HP I had before, and doesn't have the common graphics chip failure issue, it also has better battery life.