View Full Version : ibook help please?

Sep 27, 2007, 10:44 AM

I'm looking at buying a laptop for my final year at uni. I already own an iMac core 2 duo so i've got that to do all my heavy going stuff and day to day work load. But as my course is down to 9 hours a week I need something to let my do work in comfort while on campus for the other 20 or so...else I'll just come home and waste time.

I was looking an an iBook either G3 or G4 as money is a concern. Would a G3 be worth the money or not?

Just as a reference i use photoshop cs 2 on my imac and I notice it's a little bit cpu hungry sometimes, is that because it's running under rosetta or because it really is that cpu intensive? Would it run a lot slower on a G3/G4 or would I notice little difference.

I need the laptop to compile Latex documents, surf the web, play the odd video file/DVD and run iTunes nearly constantly. When i'm away a small amount of photoshop work and maintaining my website won't be out of the question.

Sorry if this post seems to ramble a bit but I'm a little lost when it comes to the non intel world of macs as i'm a recent (6 months) convert

Cheers for any help

(250 is my budget by the way)

Sep 27, 2007, 10:45 AM
I strongly suggest getting a G4 if possible.

Island Dog
Sep 27, 2007, 11:12 AM
Definitely go for the G4 if that is what you are in the market for.