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iPC
Sep 18, 2003, 07:19 PM
Even though all of this happened...

http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?s=&threadid=38581

I still purchased a Mac. Apple.com (http://www.apple.com/) has a good deal on the iBook 800 with a combo drive for $999 (refurb), so I picked one up. 1/2 the price of what I wanted, and I had to face facts; $$$.

It is the machine that made me want to switch to Apple anyway (my ex-girlfriend has the same machine), so it is a natural choice I guess.

Picked up a refurb iPod a few months back, and I have been very happy with that, so the idea of getting a refurb iBook seems good so far.

I also got the airport card and 512MB of RAM (found thru www.pricewatch.com ). I should be good to go now! :)

Cheers!
--chris

cubist
Sep 18, 2003, 07:56 PM
Sounds like a good deal! How's disk burning work on these machines? Fast? Reliable?

iPC
Sep 18, 2003, 09:15 PM
Very reliable, although not fast by todays (52X) standards. Good enough for me though.

lmalave
Sep 19, 2003, 08:41 AM
Good choice. That little iBook is a workhorse. I'm totally satisfied with it - it lets me do all my development work plus also use the iApps. I still think would buy an iBook today. Refurb is a great idea - I didn't go refurb because I bought the iBook 800 the day it came out, but my next laptop purchase will probably be a refurb of whatever the latest-generation iBook is a couple years from now (hopefully with a Gobi or Mojave processor running at about 2 GHz).