4 Replies Latest reply: Dec 4, 2012 4:55 AM by Michael Wasley
WittyID Level 1 (0 points)

I have a G4 bought in 2001, is it time to ditch it?


Model Name:          PowerBook G4 15"

Model Identifier:          PowerBook5,4

Processor Name:          PowerPC G4  (1.1)

Processor Speed:          1.33 GHz

  • Knucklesmac Level 4 (2,225 points)



    It depends on what you use it for. If it does all the things you need it to, then why ditch it?

    If it can't do the things you need it to, then it's time to replace it for one that will.


    Subsequently it's a 2004 model according to the specs you have supplied.

  • WittyID Level 1 (0 points)

    Many thanks. It is just slow and cannot play some videos as Adobe have stopped supporting many powerpc platforms. BTW I can't understand how iManaged to buy a 2004 model in 2001, it may be that iBought it in the US.

  • Knucklesmac Level 4 (2,225 points)

    Adobe flash seems to be the killer when it comes to these PowerBooks.


    I personally don't watch online videos on my PowerBook with exception to YouTube which I use an application called YouView. That seems to play video fine. I know other people have been experiencing problems with flash games and such. I found the web browser Camino to handle flash content reasonability well and I've not yet experienced any messages about compatibility for social network sites (Yet)


    Hmm 2001, that is very odd as the 1Ghz was just coming out at that time. Yours which is 1.33Ghz was a much later introduced. very odd.

  • Michael Wasley Level 5 (6,805 points)

    On the video point have a look at Klaus1's post in this thread where he refers to Texas MacMan's ideas about getting round the Flash issue (which work).