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Re: Alternative to G3 ibook

Thanks for the vote of confidence in the Lombard, Gabriel.

Any votes for a G4 powerbook with an external wireless adapter?

I move around with my laptop a lot (several clients a day) and I think
the G4 iBook is simply a lot lighter than a pismo.

Interestingly, it looks like Pismos can be got hold of for less than 200
pounds on ebay.

Many thanks for the info.

On 20/10/05, Gabriel Paubert (paubert@iram.es) wrote:
> On Wed, Oct 19, 2005 at 11:44:57PM +0100, Rory Campbell-Lange wrote:
> > Thanks very much for your email, Wojciech.
> > 
> > On 20/10/05, Wojciech Owczarek (owczi@owczi.net) wrote:
> > > On Wed, 19 Oct 2005 21:23:49 +0100
> > > Rory Campbell-Lange <rory@campbell-lange.net> wrote:
> > > 
> > > > I would be grateful for any ideas of a relatively low cost, but
> > > > ideally reliable laptop (probably from the Apple range) with good
> > > > Linux support.
> It's a bit on the heavy, especially with two batteries. However
> I have one which is almost 5 years old and still going strong.
> I have upgraded the RAM to 1GB, the disk to 30 GB (thinking of
> upgrading it again) and already gone through two batteries
> (which is fairly normal for the age). 
> If you buy one, you'll probably have to buy a new battery sooner
> or later. I'd recommend the ones from:
> http://eshop.macsales.com/shop/powerbook/battery/g3-pismo/
> which have higher capacity than the original ones. Mine is only
> the 5400mAh model, because the 6600 and 7200 did not exist
> when I ordered it. But they really give better autonomy.
> The 7200 won't probably reach the 7.5 hours computed by 
> scaling the 5 hours optimistically claimed by Apple for 
> the original 4800 mAH battery, but it should give a good 
> 6 hours. And of course more with 2 batteries installed but 
> there are some fundamental laws of physics and chemistry: 
> higher capacity batteries weigh more.
> I don't plan getting rid of mine. It was the best computer buying
> decision I ever made: I ordered it at a discount just after the
> TiBooks were announced because I was a bit suspiscious about
> the engineering tour de force of the TiBook (1 inch thick).
> I'm deeply convinced that it was the right decision for my
> typical usage (fairly lightweight).

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