For sale: 12-inch Apple iBook G4

I got myself a MacBook Pro in November last year, and I don’t think I have switched on my iBook G4 once since then. So, because I no longer use it I am selling it to someone who will treat it better.

The iBook is a little over two years old (bought in December 2004) but in excellent condition. I haven’t been using it nearly as much as I thought I would, but I haven’t had any problems at all with it. Heck, the screen doesn’t even have a single dead pixel, which I have been having a lot of bad luck with when it comes to laptop Macs.

The specs (full details are available on Apple’s website in iBook G4 (Late 2004) - Technical Specifications):

  • 12-inch iBook G4 (screen resolution 1024 by 768 pixels)
  • 1.2 GHz PowerPC G4
  • 768 MB RAM
  • 60 GB hard drive
  • AirPort
  • CD-RW
  • Swedish keyboard
  • Original packaging included
  • Tucano Second Skin sleeve

Price: SEK 5000.

To minimise shipping costs and hassle I’d like to find a buyer reasonably close to where I am (Gothenburg, Sweden). It would also give you a chance to take a closer look before buying.

If you’re interested, send an email to my-first-name[at]this-domain.

Update: Sold.

Posted on February 22, 2007 in Mac


  1. Can I get a price translation for USD?

  2. That would be $705


    Roughly $705.00

  4. Nice little laptop.

    Live mid-market rates as of 2007.02.22 19:31:19 UTC.

    5,000.00 SEK = 705.376 USD is a great resource for doing conversions

  5. Man, a month ago I might’ve done it, but we just got a new imac. :(

  6. February 23, 2007 by Chris James

    I don’t suppose you’re visiting England at any point in the near future? :/

    Im after a laptop but cant really stretch to too much at the moment.

  7. whats that again in EURo?

    cu, w0lf.

  8. It’s not surprising the MacBook Pro has made your other computer obsolete. I got one myself a couple months ago and I love it more and more every day. I’ll never go back to PC.

  9. wait a minute here! How about you donate that notebook to me, please! Please!

    I will credit you every-where as your big donation would further help this poor guy promote a country that you always love to travel! Please.

  10. February 24, 2007 by Max Bode

    It’s about 538.084 EUR, which is quite funny because when i looked it up yesterday it was at about 575 EUR, which means if you wait another week buying it, you might get it for 450 EUR.

    By the way since i never had a mac, what can u do about a swedish keyboard, besides getting used to it?

  11. February 24, 2007 by Roger Johansson (Author comment)

    Everyone: To convert SEK into whatever your local currency is, either use something like Universal Currency Converter or, if you’re using a Mac ( ;-) ), launch Calculator and choose Convert / Currency.

    bhupen: I’d love to be rich enough to feel that I could give it away, but I have many expensive bills to pay :-(. Sorry.

    Max: Compared to a German keyboard (which I’m guessing is what you normally use) I a few keys have switched place. I once (in 1990 or 1991) bought an Atari Mega 4 STE from Germany and that was the only drawback. I don’t remember which keys were switched though, and I don’t know if the keys are removable. You could always just use a marker pen to change the letter on the keys :-). Either way, Swedish keyboards are probably nowhere near as confusing as US keyboards.

  12. Here are images of the different keyboard layouts.

  13. Was your old laptop getting bit slow? Would it still be usable with the system specs it has now?

    What system specs do you recomend for development and testing in the Mac OS, Windows and Kubuntu/Ubuntu and with virtual machines? I’m just asking for when I buy an Intel Mac of my own.


  14. February 25, 2007 by Roger Johansson (Author comment)

    ErikHK: Thanks for posting that link!

    Peter: It’s certainly still very much usable. I’m only selling it because I don’t need two laptops plus a desktop Mac.

    For running virtual machines at decent speeds, any Intel Mac will do. I’d recommend getting some extra RAM. 1 GB is the minimum I would go for (my MBP has 2 GB).

  15. March 5, 2007 by bnaut

    Ups, sold! Now I have to come back here every day until you put up your Pro for sale!

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