"iBook still has some "spunk" even by today's standards!"4.0 starson by thecalemiller
Pros: Small, Ultra portable, Brilliant display, Fairly good battery life, fast.
Cons: Battery takes a bit of time to get a full charge, Battery seamed to give out a bit on these models,
Also, for some reason these computer's keyboards put out a foul smell. Some reason the keys reacting to chemicals from human skin, or something.
Summary: First of all, you all should know, that when listed the "Pros" section, I was taking into consideration that this laptop is getting close to being 10 years old. That being said. I have worked on and fixed many old iBook that people have dropped, or what have you. I always have a hard time letting them go, just because they are pretty sleek looking. This would be a great item to snag on eBay to take the mac OS for a "test drive" before blowing it on a $2000+ computer. Keep in mind of that of course the new macbook line will be 20 times better. But this would be a great item if someone wanted a computer to check email, and maybe write some papers. The G3 chip makes it hard to watch videos, and they appear to lag. Also, as mentioned already. In many of these computers, as they get old they put out a foul smell. (i.e. has been described as a sweat, or B.O. smell) I have also had success in removing said smell by removing the keys and soaking them in rubbing alcohol. The battery has been known to have some problems holding a charge. Many of the iBooks I have fixed up have often come to me with dead batteries that will not hold a charge. Look Bottom line, this is a old computer that may be worn, but it is a computer you can buy and feel proud to see on your desk. Very sleek, also, if you are looking for a cheap used computer to get caught up on email, or write papers, Check this little wonder out. If you are wanting to watch youtube, or news videos, you may be frustrated trying to watch them on this machine. Over all I really can not complain. 4 out of 5 stars!