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manic_mouse
05-02-2005, 09:33 AM
i am looking to buy an old clamshell iBook (preferably tangerine or lime) and was wondering if anyone was interested in selling one. i was looking on ebay but they are either overpriced or so cheap that i dont trust them. i'm not looking for great specs just something that will run even jaguar.

hayne
05-02-2005, 11:33 AM
[Not a help request => moved to Coat Room]

CAlvarez
05-02-2005, 03:25 PM
I'll be happy to buy one of the cheap ones and sell it to you at a more trustworthy price. What price is that?

Really, just look at the seller's feedback rating and judge from there.

voldenuit
05-02-2005, 06:02 PM
Note that unless you are into retrocomputing, buying a machine that old to run current versions of OS X is not a smart move.
Tiger won't run on it (at least not without some heavy tinkering).

You could try to look for deals in your region, then check the hardware before paying. Even whether or not the vendor is ready to accept that is an interesting clue.

manic_mouse
05-02-2005, 06:55 PM
i dont mind terribly if it cant run osx - i deccided to go for it and bid on an iBook... not sure from the pic whether its bondi blue or blueberry but it's 300mhz with os 9.1 - that'll do nicely. but if anyone has anything better shout as i'm still interested.

blubbernaut
05-02-2005, 09:01 PM
I'm not selling, but thought you'd like to know: I have a dark blue (not sure of the official name) clamshell iBook. The one with a firewire port. It currently has Panther on in and runs quite nicely thankyou very much. Bought it about 6 months ago, from a secondhand Mac specialist. Upgraded the RAM to about 340Mb. I put an airport card in it and use it for general internet, office apps etc and its a charm!

Good luck and have fun.

manic_mouse
05-03-2005, 02:27 AM
thanks for the info. thats all i really want it for anyway.

chris_on_hints
05-03-2005, 08:10 AM
I have a clamshell iBook (366MHz) which doesnt have a firewire port, so wont officially run Tiger. But it runs Panther really nicely... the biggest drawback with the clamshells is that their screens are only 800x600... makes things seem a bit cramped.

But, saying that - for surfing, emailing and running Office 2004, its fine. Oh, and it has a really useful handle for carrying it around. Probably the one thing it has over the new iBook/Pbook etc.

NOTE - increasing the ram to over 300MB is a necessity. Work that into the price you pay for the machine...