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imacintel
Oct 29, 2006, 05:49 PM
Well, there is a truly awesome deal for an iBook G4. 14 inch. 1.42 gHz. I only actually do Safari, iPhoto and iMovie. and itunes.


Will this iBook be perfect or not enough. It doesn't really matter to me for the whole 64 bit and being able to run windows.


Cheers.



Flowbee
Oct 29, 2006, 05:51 PM
Well, there is a truly awesome deal for an iBook G4. 14 inch. 1.42 gHz. I only actually do Safari, iPhoto and iMovie. and itunes.


Will this iBook be perfect or not enough. It doesn't really matter to me for the whole 64 bit and being able to run windows.


Absolutely. I do all those things and more on my 1.42 G4 Mac mini.

imacintel
Oct 29, 2006, 06:04 PM
Absolutely. I do all those things and more on my 1.42 G4 Mac mini.
Okay, let me add pn a bit for that.

DVD Watching
iDVD(fairly light)
OpenOffice.
Cheers.

Kamikaze
Oct 29, 2006, 06:04 PM
It should be a perfect fit. I debated on a new in box 14" for $889 off of eBay, but settled for a used 12" instead 1.2 ghz, 1.25 gb ram. It has be come the machine of choice for the family. even over the 20" iMac and my Macbook.
Enjoy it!:D

Sawtoothdude
Oct 29, 2006, 06:06 PM
that should be perfect for what you are doing. I am able to do most of that on my G3 so you performance on that will be awesome.

imacintel
Oct 29, 2006, 06:07 PM
Okay. So this is the machine i am wanting.

http://www.powermax.com/product/Open_Box_iBook_G4_1.42/c-nib-m9848-ob.html

So this will be enough for me?

I don't want people to tell me that I am getting ripped off. Because I would rather buy from a certified online store than a place like Mr or ebay.


Cheers.

WildCowboy
Oct 29, 2006, 06:11 PM
I don't want people to tell me that I am getting ripped off. Because I would rather buy from a certified online store than a place like Mr or ebay.

You do realize that they're selling an open box machine for almost the same price as a new one originally cost, right? You can get the machine as a refurb directly from Apple for $999.

Flowbee
Oct 29, 2006, 06:20 PM
Okay. So this is the machine i am wanting.

http://www.powermax.com/product/Open_Box_iBook_G4_1.42/c-nib-m9848-ob.html


So confused... $1229? You can get a new MacBook for $1099 direct from Apple ($999 from Amazon after rebate). What am I missing here?

imacintel
Oct 29, 2006, 06:20 PM
You do realize that they're selling an open box machine for almost the same price as a new one originally cost, right? You can get the machine as a refurb directly from Apple for $999.

What does open box mean anyway?
14 inch @ 1.42 gHz?

Okay.

Cheers, and thank you wildcowboy.

WildCowboy
Oct 29, 2006, 06:21 PM
Open box means that the box has been opened...usually an in-store display model or a customer return.

Screenshot of Apple's refurb listing:

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imacintel
Oct 29, 2006, 06:24 PM
Open box means that the box has been opened...usually an in-store display model or a customer return.

Ok, gotchya. BTW, thereare no iBooks on the Canadian Apple Store(Refurbished)

Cheers.

imacintel
Oct 29, 2006, 06:25 PM
Info, I am in canada, so consider prices canadian. So I require a SuperDrive(iDVD) and that would be 1449 for a MacBook plus a case.

Cheers.

WildCowboy
Oct 29, 2006, 06:32 PM
Info, I am in canada, so consider prices canadian. So I require a SuperDrive(iDVD) and that would be 1449 for a MacBook plus a case.

But that machine on PowerMax was in US Dollars, correct?

SMM
Oct 29, 2006, 06:35 PM
Okay. So this is the machine i am wanting.

http://www.powermax.com/product/Open_Box_iBook_G4_1.42/c-nib-m9848-ob.html

So this will be enough for me?

I don't want people to tell me that I am getting ripped off. Because I would rather buy from a certified online store than a place like Mr or ebay.


Cheers.

WildCowboy is right. You can get better deals on a newly refurbished Mac. For example - for ~$200 more you can get:

Refurbished MacBook Pro, 15-inch, 2.0GHz Intel Core Duo
15.4-inch widescreen display (1440x900 resolution)
1GB (single SODIMM) 667MHz DDR2 SDRAM
100GB 5400-rpm Serial ATA hard drive
Slot-load SuperDrive (DVD±RW/CD-RW)
ATI Mobility Radeon X1600 with 256MB GDDR3 memory
Built-in iSight Camera
Front Row and Apple Remote
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• Save 41% off the original price
Original price: $2,499.00
Your price: $1,499.00
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Or for a similar computer:

Refurbished iBook 14-inch 1.42GHz SuperDrive
512MB memory (DDR333 SDRAM)
60GB Ultra ATA hard drive
ATI Mobility Radeon 9550 (32MB DDR video memory)
Built-in AirPort Extreme
Built-in Bluetooth 2.0+EDR
Scrolling Trackpad
Sudden Motion Sensor
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• Save 24% off the original price
Original price: $1,299.00
Your price: $999.00
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Either of these deals would be better than what you are looking at. As for the usability, the G4 would work well for you.

imacintel
Oct 29, 2006, 06:36 PM
But that machine on PowerMax was in US Dollars, correct?


My head is about to pop.I shouldn't of posted that link. And I specified that I didn't want ohh this isnt a good deal posts.

imacintel
Oct 29, 2006, 06:37 PM
WildCowboy is right. You can get better deals on a newly refurbished Mac. For example - for ~$200 more you can get:

Refurbished MacBook Pro, 15-inch, 2.0GHz Intel Core Duo
15.4-inch widescreen display (1440x900 resolution)
1GB (single SODIMM) 667MHz DDR2 SDRAM
100GB 5400-rpm Serial ATA hard drive
Slot-load SuperDrive (DVD±RW/CD-RW)
ATI Mobility Radeon X1600 with 256MB GDDR3 memory
Built-in iSight Camera
Front Row and Apple Remote
Learn More
• Save 41% off the original price
Original price: $2,499.00
Your price: $1,499.00
Estimated Ship:
Within 24 hours
Free Shipping

Or for a similar computer:

Refurbished iBook 14-inch 1.42GHz SuperDrive
512MB memory (DDR333 SDRAM)
60GB Ultra ATA hard drive
ATI Mobility Radeon 9550 (32MB DDR video memory)
Built-in AirPort Extreme
Built-in Bluetooth 2.0+EDR
Scrolling Trackpad
Sudden Motion Sensor
Learn More
• Save 24% off the original price
Original price: $1,299.00
Your price: $999.00
Estimated Ship:
Within 24 hours
Free Shipping

Either of these deals would be better than what you are looking at. As for the usability, the G4 would work well for you.
There isn't any iBook G4s on the Canadian store.

WildCowboy
Oct 29, 2006, 06:43 PM
And I specified that I didn't want ohh this isnt a good deal posts.

True, but we're trying to help you out. Your rationale seemed to be that you wanted to buy from a trusted source, which is perfectly understandable. Which is why the Apple refurb store was the best of both worlds...the most trusted Apple seller of all and a heck of a lot cheaper than what you were looking at.

But if it isn't available in Canada, that's a problem.

The iBook would be a good machine for you if it was available at a good price. But at the prices you're looking at, what's wrong with a MacBook? They start at CD$1079 in the Apple refurb store. If that PowerMax iBook is priced in US Dollars, it's CD$1375.

clevin
Oct 29, 2006, 06:50 PM
as long as you searched around, and be sure u got a good deal, then just go ahead.
back to your question, G4 is absolutely good enough.

imacintel
Oct 29, 2006, 06:51 PM
True, but we're trying to help you out. Your rationale seemed to be that you wanted to buy from a trusted source, which is perfectly understandable. Which is why the Apple refurb store was the best of both worlds...the most trusted Apple seller of all and a heck of a lot cheaper than what you were looking at.

But if it isn't available in Canada, that's a problem.

The iBook would be a good machine for you if it was available at a good price. But at the prices you're looking at, what's wrong with a MacBook? They start at CD$1079 in the Apple refurb store. If that PowerMax iBook is priced in US Dollars, it's CD$1375.

Thank you WildCowboy. You are very helpful when It comes to things like these. Why no macbook? Problems. Go to appledefects.com and look at the defects page for MacBooks. I have had enough with my iMac, and don't want to have that plus a hole from the heat from a macbook.

Clydefrog
Oct 29, 2006, 06:57 PM
i wouldn't worry about them jesus, it would be a waste to get a G4. don't worry and just go for the macbook

WildCowboy
Oct 29, 2006, 06:58 PM
Thank you WildCowboy. You are very helpful when It comes to things like these. Why no macbook? Problems. Go to appledefects.com and look at the defects page for MacBooks. I have had enough with my iMac, and don't want to have that plus a hole from the heat from a macbook.

Fair enough...iBooks are solid machines. I wish you could find a trusted seller who could get one to Canada for a better price...not that I have any suggestions. I just hate to see anyone spend more than they should, but you have to do what you have to do.

imacintel
Oct 29, 2006, 07:02 PM
Fair enough...iBooks are solid machines. I wish you could find a trusted seller who could get one to Canada for a better price...not that I have any suggestions. I just hate to see anyone spend more than they should, but you have to do what you have to do.

You are a really nice person, WildCowboy. MacMall has a slightly better price.

imacintel
Oct 29, 2006, 07:14 PM
What I am saying is that I would pay the price for a G4 iBook so I don't have all those crappy problems with MB.