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Looking for some advice on the purchase of an iBook. Hope someone see's this since this forum doesn't get seen too much. I wanna buy my old lady an iBook.
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    Default Looking for advice on iBook purchase - Mac nerds help
    Looking for some advice on the purchase of an iBook. Hope someone see's this since this forum doesn't get seen too much.

    I wanna buy my old lady an iBook. I found this add on craigslist.

    I am selling my mother's (i.e. never used except for email) Apple iBook G4. Here are the specs:

    1.25 gigs DDR SDRAM
    1.2 GHz PowerPC g4
    60Gig hard drive
    Mac OSX 10.3.9
    DVD + CD-RW
    Airport wireless card
    14" monitor
    Serial number available

    there is one problem and that is that the mouse pad doesn't work (common problem with this model). You can either get it fixed or just use an external mouse. I will throw in a free USB mouse.

    Here is more information:
    iBook G4 Late 2004 model (but with extra RAM)

    iBook - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia


    I have a few questions:

    At those specs, will I be able to install and run Leopard smoothly?

    Again, at those specs, will I be able to install and run Adobe CS3 (or maybe CS4) smoothly?

    Is this a good price and should I buy it?

    Thanks in advance

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    run Leopard smoothly? Yes
    will I be able to install and run Adobe CS3 (or maybe CS4) smoothly? Yes
    Is this a good price and should I buy it? No more then $600
    I have the same iBook, If you can't get a better price then $600, Let me know, I'll set you up with mine and the track pad works on mine

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    Thanks alot Broomhead.

    I thought I posted the price. She is asking $420 for it. So it looks like I will be picking it up.

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    yeah.. That's a good price. Enjoy
    You should ask if the battery has been replaced.. If it has not been replaced, you may want look into getting a new one. 5 years is a long time.
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    Any other opinions? Probably picking it up tonight.

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    Hi, I just saw your post. $400-450 and I would buy a new battery. I would install Leopard iLife iWork and the MS Office 2004 suite. 14 inch is a nice screen size. Go for it!

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    I have the (almost) same one! Except the 12 Inch model.

    Leopard runs fine. However, battery life is SHOT. And my display hinges broke, so the display just flops down or back. O_o haha

    But I think I had my laptop treated a bit more aggressive then most.

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