Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  
Carboy7

What Powerbook should I get?

Recommended Posts

I have 90$. My objective: 

To buy a new powerbook.

I'm thinking of getting a 5300, but any pb will do. Anyone got an idea? Remember. 90$.

:pb: 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The 5300, really i love it, but keep in mind that most of them have casing problems, or PSU connector ones...or both.

 

The second option will be a 1400, reliable and far better. 

 

Then you have the G3 line.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Depends on what you want to do with it, but personally, for $90 a later one (G3 or G4) would be a better choice, the 5300 is very limited in what it can do.

 

I am selling off a few of my Pismo G3s and my Lombards...let me know if you have an interest/see my note in Trading Post. Decent batteries are getting harder to come by, but they can be rebuilt of course.

 

I personally think the Pismos were a true high point for Apple...easy to work on, parts are still out there, they are durable as hell, typing on one is a joy (as I'm doing now) and TenFourFox still makes them very viable daily web use machines with the right ad blocks and script limiters in place.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Talk to J English Smith, he can set you up right! I got a few machines from him. Great guy!

 

The 5300 is a great little machine but it is rather limited, unfortunately. Love it, as I own 2 and one of them used to be my daily driver in the 1990s. and it has that rotting plastic issue. Damn.

 

The 1400 would be better, and then a G3 Wallstreet/Lombard/Prismo.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The 2300 is the same as the 5300 but with less options. Oh well... It is a nice machine, I have one with my 5300. But in this route, the 1400 would be the better option.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The 1400 is usually very easy to live with for a relatively low price, if you specifically desire gray/six-color logo PowerBooks like I do. If you don't care, you could always go for a G3 or higher I guess.

 

Although... shameless 2400 plug. You can often get them for about $90 if you're patient.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  

×