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Re: Alternative to G3 ibook

On Thu, Oct 20, 2005 at 09:55:12PM +1000, Benjamin Herrenschmidt wrote:
> On Thu, 2005-10-20 at 11:26 +0200, Sven Luther wrote:
> > On Thu, Oct 20, 2005 at 10:26:56AM +0100, Rory Campbell-Lange wrote:
> > > 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.
> > 
> > My personal vote goes for one of the last titaniums, with the airport extreme
> > card, 
> You mean with the airport "classic" card I suppose ?


> > not sure how much they go right now, but i believe it is one of the
> > nicest solution. I switched to it from a 12" g3/800 ibook (the one with the 3
> > year waranty - dying motherboard problem), and i would not go back in any
> > case, altough it is biggerm it is slimmer and i believe in a similar class
> > weight wise. The g4 is a bit more noisy though.
> > 
> > (i exchanged the superdrive for a dual layer reading one, since the original
> > superdrive sucks quite some, not being able to write cd-rw. So, if anyone
> > wants an original tibook superdrive ...)
> > 
> > Also, benh has such a one, so support is quite good :)
> Heh, I'm about to switch to one of the latest 15" released today :)
> The titaniums have a problem though (that the new aluminium don't have),
> they are fragile. The case is quite "flexible" (bends) and if you aren't
> careful in your everyday use, it ends up falling appart after a few
> years (I've seen a couple of dead ones). The screen/case attachement is
> pretty weak too. So you have to be extra careful. The new aluminium ones
> seem much more robust

Maybe we could put a titanium motherboard in a albook case :)

But indeed, with the r300 driver coming ahead, and the ae reverse engineering
effort happening, they may make more tempting targets, you can probably get
used tibooks cheaper though.

Also, after having the g3ibook with dying motherboard for a while, i doubt the
tibook will provde more fragile :)


Sven Luther

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