The PowerBook G4 12 inch LCD is one of the smallest laptops produced by Apple. Even the new MacBook Air although thinner has a bigger footprint due to the 13 inch screen.
This particular unit is the first generation with a 867mhz processor. It is also the only 12 inch PowerBook G4 with USB 1.1 ports. Today with most peripherals using the faster USB 2.0 ports it’s better to go for the newer models with a 1 ghz, 1.33 ghz or 1.5 ghz processor.
As the computer is more than 5 years old, the battery is already dead. The combo drive is also faulty and has been removed by the previous owner while he had the logicboard replaced and hard drive upgraded. The casing has got scratches and a few dings, definately a well used unit.
As the iBook G3 clamshell is acting up, this will make a good replacement for sharing the wireless access and acting as a file server through an external firewire hard drive.
One of the 20th Anniversary Macintosh (TAM) is also acting up. Perhaps I should pursue the dream of modding this powerbook into the TAM? Perhaps a newer machine like the Mac Mini would be more suitable as it will have more computing power than this PowerBook G4.