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Anyone still working on their G3 Powerbook?
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(young) pioneer
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Mar 6, 2006, 11:39 AM
 
Hi there,
just wondering if anyone else is still using their G3 Pismo or Lombard Powerbook. I just love this machine! it has never let me down, never needed a repair... only thing is that the battery only lasts about 10 minutes right now, oh well.
I believe these machines are great! Strong and sturdy. I even run Adobe CS2 on it. Yes, CS2 runs very slow, but it works!

So other people here share the same enthousiasm about the Pismo 20Gig/500mhz ?

however, i'm upgrading to a powerbook 12" probably next week (No, won't buy the MBP... yet) as this machine is getting a bit too slow... But i'll keep on using it untill it dies, but that might be a while...
     
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Mar 6, 2006, 12:07 PM
 
my backup computer (when my pbg4 breaks - which is quite frequent) is a Pismo G3 400mhz. Workhorse, absolute workhorse. Never has broken, still fast considering the difference in processor speed. Great keyboard and the computer can take a beating unlike the AL pbs. One day I might consider putting a G4 in it and upgrading the HD to 7200rpm.
     
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Mar 6, 2006, 03:06 PM
 
My PISMO was a great PowerBook and so is my 1GHz Ti PB. I have never had any issues with the PowerBook.
     
Velocity211
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Mar 6, 2006, 03:18 PM
 
I still use my G4 Lombard sometimes
iMac 24" | Core 2 Extreme 2.8GHz | 4GB RAM | 500GB HD
PowerBook G4 15" HR | 1.67GHz | 2GB RAM | 100GB HD
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jorn
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Mar 6, 2006, 04:25 PM
 
replaced the batteries, new one doesn't hold charge anymore either, can't play cd's or DVD's, replaced the harddrive twice and screen will fall flat when not supported by a large book. But still working...friend is using it now for word proc., small photoshop work and surfing the net.
     
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Mar 6, 2006, 07:41 PM
 
Shoot, I am still using a ibook G3 800 12" and a QuickSilver 733
     
   
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