12″ PowerBook G4 to the Rescue Once Again

Low End Mac’s Dan Bashur reports how while his 17″ quad-core i7 MacBook Pro has served as his anchor machine for nearly a year, with his 12″ PowerBook taking a back seat, he’s recently developed have a newfound appreciation for it the old G4 laptop.

Over the holidays, the big MacBook Pro suffered a major hardware failure, happily with two days left on warranty, and he hastened to purchase AppleCare extended warranty coverage through January 2015.

However, while the 17-incher awaited repair with a new MagSafe board and logic board, Bashur returned to the 12″ 1.5 GHz PowerBook G4 – which he says proved truly a great backup and still powerful enough to support everyday browsing, 360p YouTube, Photoshop CS2, and handle plenty of emulators and such, and with iTunes 10.6.3 and other needed updates to QuickTime and Leopard 10.5.8 keeping it still a good enough Mac to sync his 3rd generation iPad.

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