Hi every body! Is the powerbook 5300cs worth it? Link I would like to know because I'm interested in purchasing a low end powerbook of some type. And is there any Ethernet cards for it?
What, exactly, do you want to do with it? I've got a 3400c that I never use. It has full RAM and can run OS 9 and I have a WiFi card that works with it, but for what I do that is not sufficient. I want a modern browser, and pre-OS X won't do it. If you can live inside the limits of Mac OS 8 or 9, and can live with a small resolution screen, the 5300cs might work for you.
I think Jon puts it pretty plainly. Using OS 8 or 9 in todays world is very limiting. Good web browsers for Pre-OS X do not exist. For $49 I would never buy one. I would say its worth maybe $10. You can buy a nice OS X laptop pretty cheap now. I've seen clamshell iBooks on ebay for the same price as that 5300, and I just picked up a B&W G3 and 500MHz iMac for $20.
Where did you find those things so cheap? Any way do you guys know where I can buy a powerbook 5300cs for a cheaper price? I want to start a vintage apple note book collection but I want to be able to use them when I go on trips. Any ideas?