View Full Version : making the right choice

Aug 22, 2003, 02:17 PM
i am looking to buy a mac, both a notebook and desktop. I'm going to buy the the G5 1.8 or 2.0. For the notebook i'm looking at the ibook 12". I plan on doing graphic design work. The G5 is going to be my main computer i use...duh. The ibook is not going to be used for the heavy graphic use(email, sufing the web..stuff like that). I only want a notebook so i can get the $200 back when you buy an Ipod together.

So my question is should i go for the ibook or the powerbook?

What would be the better choice and buy?

Daveman Deluxe
Aug 22, 2003, 03:45 PM
Are you serious about buying a laptop just so you can get $200 off an iPod? If you are, that's a silly thing to say because you're losing money on that deal. Even if you buy the lowest-end iBook that qualifies for the rebate, you're spending around $1200 after rebates to get your iPod. If you just buy the bloody iPod you're spending under $300.

Assuming you really do need a notebook computer, yeah, go for the iBook. It sounds like it will suit your needs just fine. No need to spend the extra money on a PowerBook, especially considering you are buying a G5 for your real work.

Aug 22, 2003, 04:02 PM
I'm not exactly sure, but I ::think:: the offer doesn't apply to the lowest-end iBook, only the second-lowest. Read the fine print, I remember seeing something like that.

Aug 22, 2003, 04:28 PM
right now im using a windows computer and i don't want to use the ipod on windows. Yes i know $200 is not much but its something..right? I know it sounds silly but why use an ipod on a windows computer if it was really made to go with a mac.

I think its time to switch anyway....I had to call compaq help desk 4 times and sent my computer in once. It gets annoying using windows cuz it freezes a lot!!! I had to reinstall windows um..about 5 times in a year...Geez

Oh by the way im using a notebook(Compaq) and it well...um..sucks. all the problems go with my laptop stated above.so i think i need to switch.

Aug 22, 2003, 04:31 PM
Uh, I have a compaq laptop as well and have had no problems, no windows freeze ups in the 3 months i've had it. Maybe you did something to it to mess it up? or got a lemon?

Daveman Deluxe
Aug 22, 2003, 04:37 PM

I am well aware of that. That's why I said "the lowest-end iBook that qualifies for the iPod".


Your iPod will work just fine with your G5. Your original post led me to believe that your only reason to buy an iBook was to get $200 off an iPod, hence my mini-rant.

If you really do need a notebook computer, the iBook is a good bet.