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Island Dog
Sep 28, 2005, 08:52 PM
I finally picked up my iBook the other day after dealing with the "Business" people at the Apple Store. Just wanted to thank everybody here who helped answer my questions.


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mad jew
Sep 28, 2005, 09:00 PM
Congratulations, she looks beautiful. What's she called?

Dustintendo
Sep 28, 2005, 09:05 PM
I finally picked up my iBook the other day after dealing with the "Business" people at the Apple Store. Just wanted to thank everybody here who helped answer my questions.


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nice computer, i have an ibook too. best computer ive ever owned :D
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desenso
Sep 28, 2005, 09:19 PM
I'd hit that

iQuit
Sep 28, 2005, 09:21 PM
She's cheating on you with me.... JP....what is her name?

Studawg7
Sep 28, 2005, 09:22 PM
welcome to the ibook club! ive been enjoying mine for over a year now. they do look so good too.

QCassidy352
Sep 28, 2005, 09:33 PM
mine is great too. :D ibooks are one of apple's best values right now. Congrats :)

AP_piano295
Sep 28, 2005, 09:45 PM
mine should be here friday or saturday

yippy
Sep 28, 2005, 09:50 PM
iBooks feel a lot more rugged than any computer that I have handled. I think they are the most practical computer you can get. Good performance, ease of use, OS X, good build quality and they are very easy to tote around.
Enjoy :D

devilot
Sep 28, 2005, 10:06 PM
mine should be here friday or saturdayYou're in for a treat! Congrats to the OP! Yaaay for iBooks! I didn't understand why so many MR members seemed to love their iBooks but now... extra hours of battery life, better wi-fi, and a cooler lap later-- I fully understand the love for these white, shiny machines! :D

link84
Sep 28, 2005, 10:08 PM
You'll love the thing and I just got mine this weekend for college. The thing is perfect. Also can you adopt ibooks as kids so if someone steals it they face stricter penalties?

Xeem
Sep 28, 2005, 10:20 PM
I got my 12" iBook Monday night, and I love it. It actually feels better to me than current Powerbooks and I was very happy to learn that my yo-yo power adapter that came with my old Powerbook G4 is fully compatible with modern iBooks, so I have a free spare, and I previously bought a Creative Sound Blaster MP3+, which I have been using on a borrowed G4 Cube, giving my iBook three different sound inputs and three outputs. It's like it was meant to be!

ibook30
Sep 28, 2005, 10:21 PM
You'll love the thing and I just got mine this weekend for college. The thing is perfect. Also can you adopt ibooks as kids so if someone steals it they face stricter penalties?

But can you list an ibook on your 1040 as a dependant??

Congrats and enjoy the new machine!
The ibook is a great computer - I've had one for a while, and just recently gave it some style with an iCurve and keyboard - Like having a new computer ! You'll get your moneys worth !!!

dmw007
Sep 28, 2005, 10:32 PM
Congrats on the new iBook G4- enjoy! :)

tangerineyum
Sep 28, 2005, 11:16 PM
Got my 14" saturday ! i just love saying that.

Eluon
Sep 29, 2005, 12:18 AM
I've had my 12in iBook G4 for over a year now and the thing is the greatest laptop. It is very durable. I have carried it with me to classes for 2 school years. It is wonderful. You will enjoy it!

shadowmoses
Sep 29, 2005, 02:21 AM
Congratulations, I wil be picking up a 12" this weekend for college, can't wait especially as i havent had a laptop since my G3 iBook....

ShadOW

Island Dog
Sep 29, 2005, 06:42 AM
This is my first Mac and I have to say I'm very impressed. I had a Dell laptop, but it was too big and heavy to take to work or anywhere else. The iBook is very light, seems durable, and the 12" screen isn't as small as I first thought.

It immediately found my wireless network, and I was sharing files with my Windows desktop in less than 2 minutes. I have been reading the forums trying to find the good programs to download.

Palad1
Sep 29, 2005, 07:54 AM
Welcome in the pack, deepisland!

Project
Sep 29, 2005, 01:43 PM
Got my 12" iBook on Tuesday, and its my first forray into OSX.. All I can say is... wow... I dont need to bore you all with how slick OSX is, but technically, the iBook is waaaaay snappier and better at multitasking than my 2.8ghz Dell Dimension desktop. Im talking about a considerable difference. I only have the stock 512mb of ram at the moment, bu I can have 7 or 8 apps open at one time and it doesnt flinch. Im in awe.

Been messing around with a few apps too, such as Coverflow (amazing), Quicksilver and Pages.. only downside is I cant connect it to the internet for some reason... apparently Tiger isnt best friends with ADSL USB modems.

shadowmoses
Sep 29, 2005, 02:03 PM
only downside is I cant connect it to the internet for some reason... apparently Tiger isnt best friends with ADSL USB modems.

You should seriously think about investing in a wireless broadband router, works a treat with iBooks,

ShadOW

Project
Sep 29, 2005, 02:07 PM
Im moving into University Halls in a couple of days where I will be able to use my Airport Express there, so it wont be an issue then. Its just until then that I have to make do without net access on the iBook. I havent been able to try out Mail, Adium, iChat, Entourage, Netnewswire, Widgets etc...

Yoyodyne
Sep 29, 2005, 06:57 PM
Originally Posted by Project
but technically, the iBook is waaaaay snappier and better at multitasking than my 2.8ghz Dell Dimension desktop

How much RAM do you have in your Dell? I have 1.5 gig in both my Dell 3.0 ghz P4 and my iBook 1.42, but my Dell stilll zooms past my iBook in so many things. In fact multi-tasking maybe the only thing my iBook comes close to even competing with. When it comes to heavy apps, my Dell is the clear winner. Whether people like it or not, my P4 gets equivalent speeds to what people have posted their dual G5's doing in apps like Photoshop.

InfiniteLoop1
Sep 29, 2005, 07:14 PM
I am so jealous! I am waiting for the Mactel iBooks to come out. I am now making do with a G3 300Mhz :( !! My brother has an iBook, and i love it, he took it on a big tour around Israel, dropped it a few times, and it still works fine!!! The same brother is paying half for my Mactel iBook!!! ican't wait!!! :D By the way, this is my first post here on MR, after about half a year of reading!!!

rye9
Sep 29, 2005, 07:17 PM
How is your dell laptop better? Is it just faster or is it better in other ways too? How much faster is it? Id like to know because Im getting a 12 in 1.33 Ghz iBook in a couple months but now I have a 2.8 Ghz Dell Inspiron laptop and Id like to know how they compare.

rye9
Sep 29, 2005, 07:20 PM
Y r u gonna wait for Mactel iBooks. Everyone says theyll be buggy. I was gonna do the same thing as u but people turned me away and said to buy now. I also learned the benefits. 1)The current iBooks have many smooth apps for PPC processors. 2) They have little to no bugs 3)The earlier you get one , the happier youll be bc youll already have one instead of waiting.

Yoyodyne
Sep 29, 2005, 07:49 PM
I'm sorry I wasn't more clear, the Dell I was comparing is a Dimension, like his. I was comparing the performance of my desktop to his, which he said is slow. It's not fair to compare laptops to desktops and I'm definitely not making that argument. I just wondered how he felt an iBook is snappier than a desktop.

I don't think you are going to see a speed bump from going to the iBook from the Inspiron. You would be upgrading in many ways, but not on performance. What processor is the 2.8? If it is a Pentium M (preferable) or 4 (energy hog), the iBook would be a performance downgrade. Although, it would be an "experience" upgrade.

InfiniteLoop1
Sep 29, 2005, 08:06 PM
Y r u gonna wait for Mactel iBooks. Everyone says theyll be buggy. I was gonna do the same thing as u but people turned me away and said to buy now. I also learned the benefits. 1)The current iBooks have many smooth apps for PPC processors. 2) They have little to no bugs 3)The earlier you get one , the happier youll be bc youll already have one instead of waiting.

I'm gunna wait for a number of reasons. I am a 15 year old with very little money, so i want my investment to last as long as possible! (i have been saving u for ages from a junk mail round!!!) and also, my brother refuses to help me out with a PPC iBook, so i don't really have much choice anyway! i was so close to buying a Mac Mini a while back to satisfy my lustful needs, so close that i had already ordered it from an Apple reseller, then had to ring back to cancel it!!! I can see the benefits in buying now, but because of thereasons above, i'm waiting!!!! Also i already have a very old iBook, which will get me buy till sometime next year (aaarrrgghhh, it seems so long!!!!)

rye9
Sep 30, 2005, 02:09 PM
Im also 15 years old. Lucky you though, you have an iBook. I have to use my familys dell laptop. I wanted an Intel ibook too bc i have an intel processor in my laptop. But as I previously said, the early genertion Mactel iBooks will be a little buggy and not many apps and games will be available for intel processors. People tell me that 1st gen Mactel iBook owners will be the "guinea pigs". Thats why im gonna buy my ibook around January bc Ill use the money I got for my B-day and the money Ill get on Christmas to save up.