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GreenDice
Dec 11, 2005, 09:55 AM
Amazon just drop their price on the 12" iBook to $799 after $100 rebate. I wonder if the rumors about the Intel iBook are indeed true. Or they are just trying to sell more iBook.



themacmaestro
Dec 11, 2005, 10:01 AM
I would think they are trying to clear inventory. As for what reason other than they have to many, who knows.

NYmacAttack
Dec 11, 2005, 10:10 AM
I would guess thety are just trying to move them before the holidays. Although it could mean intel books are right around the corner....:cool:

FFTT
Dec 11, 2005, 10:21 AM
That's what I paid just recently for my daughter's refurb 1.33 GHz current model 12"iBook.

Hard to turn down a great little machine for that price.

The only drawback to the stock ibook is that 40GB HD doesn't leave you much to work with.

Unless you wipe and re-install the OS before you get rolling, the default
factory OS install takes up about 12.5 GB

A custom install frees up around 5 GB.

York-Diuck
Dec 11, 2005, 05:02 PM
Yeah I agree, the 40gb hd does not leave much space for anything other then a few albums and a few new apps

runninmac
Dec 11, 2005, 06:53 PM
If you do a clean install then delete unnessesary iApps and what not you can get more than "a few albums" I have 16.59 gigs of music (3654 songs) along with a few few (1-2)gigs of video clips and still have 7 gigs left.

shadowmoses
Dec 12, 2005, 07:52 AM
40gb is enough as long as its not your main comp, i put most of my music collection 10gb on my iBook along with pictures and a few .AVI files and i still have over 20gb free.....

SHadow

mrweirdo
Dec 12, 2005, 03:06 PM
hrm that sounds like a good deal through amazon asuming you still get the warenty from apple and the rebate is instant instead of some mail in coupon pos, etc.

mrweirdo
Dec 12, 2005, 03:08 PM
bleh nm it is a mail in rebate(just checked). I'll probably just go with a refurb from apple when one comes availible otherwise I'm waiting for the new intels.

balamw
Dec 12, 2005, 03:14 PM
bleh nm it is a mail in rebate(just checked). I'll probably just go with a refurb from apple when one comes availible otherwise I'm waiting for the new intels.
FWIW I have never had a problem with Amazon rebates, and have taken advantage of a few.

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rye9
Dec 12, 2005, 03:34 PM
The sale is gone as of now. Yesterday if you added the iBook to your cart it said $899, then you use the rebate for a grand total of $799! Right now, when I added to the my cart it said $999, back to its original price:( I would probably definitely buy it new for $200 off considering it would be my first Mac and I've wanted THAT iBook for a while now.

balamw
Dec 12, 2005, 03:43 PM
The sale is gone as of now.
Bummer. However, they still have the $100 rebate...

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MacRumorUser
Dec 12, 2005, 04:08 PM
40gb is enough as long as its not your main comp, i put most of my music collection 10gb on my iBook along with pictures and a few .AVI files and i still have over 20gb free.....

SHadow

My Itunes collecton stands at 42gb... Would'nt get anywhere near to putting that on an ibook :) I don't even bother with them on my PB, i put them all on an external Laie Drive. If I'm away from the desk or laptop then I have them on my ipod anyway so it doesn't matter that they are not on the internal drive.

The ibook is a lovely computer though :D Doe's anyone know if it's possible to still get the emac? I know it's been discontinued officially, but I think personally they are quite attractive and would like to get one to replace an old pc in the office.