Register FAQ / Rules Forum Spy Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read
Go Back   MacRumors Forums > Apple Hardware > PowerPC Macs

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old Dec 11, 2005, 09:55 AM   #1
GreenDice
macrumors member
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
$799 12" iBook

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.
GreenDice is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Dec 11, 2005, 10:01 AM   #2
themacmaestro
Banned
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
I would think they are trying to clear inventory. As for what reason other than they have to many, who knows.
themacmaestro is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Dec 11, 2005, 10:10 AM   #3
NYmacAttack
macrumors 6502
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: NY
I would guess thety are just trying to move them before the holidays. Although it could mean intel books are right around the corner....
NYmacAttack is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Dec 11, 2005, 10:21 AM   #4
FFTT
macrumors 68030
 
FFTT's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: A Stoned Throw From Ground Zero
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.
__________________
Don't look at me in that tone of voice!
FFTT is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Dec 11, 2005, 05:02 PM   #5
York-Diuck
macrumors member
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: toronto
Yeah I agree, the 40gb hd does not leave much space for anything other then a few albums and a few new apps
York-Diuck is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Dec 11, 2005, 06:53 PM   #6
runninmac
macrumors 65816
 
runninmac's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Rockford MI
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.
__________________
2.0 Ghz CoreDuo. 2 GB Ram. 80 Gig HDD.
Black MacBook
runninmac is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Dec 12, 2005, 07:52 AM   #7
shadowmoses
macrumors 68000
 
shadowmoses's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
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
shadowmoses is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Dec 12, 2005, 03:06 PM   #8
mrweirdo
macrumors 6502
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
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 is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Dec 12, 2005, 03:08 PM   #9
mrweirdo
macrumors 6502
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
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.
mrweirdo is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Dec 12, 2005, 03:14 PM   #10
balamw
Moderator
 
balamw's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: New England, USA
Quote:
Originally Posted by mrweirdo
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.

B
__________________
MBA (13" 1.7 GHz 128GB), UMBP (15" SD 2.8 GHz), UMB (13" 2.4 GHz), iMac (17" Yonah), 32GB iPad 3 WiFi+LTE, 64 GB iPad WiFi, 32 GB iPhone 5, Airport Extreme
balamw is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Dec 12, 2005, 03:34 PM   #11
rye9
macrumors 65816
 
rye9's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: New York (not NYC)
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.
rye9 is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Dec 12, 2005, 03:43 PM   #12
balamw
Moderator
 
balamw's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: New England, USA
Quote:
Originally Posted by rye9
The sale is gone as of now.
Bummer. However, they still have the $100 rebate...

B
__________________
MBA (13" 1.7 GHz 128GB), UMBP (15" SD 2.8 GHz), UMB (13" 2.4 GHz), iMac (17" Yonah), 32GB iPad 3 WiFi+LTE, 64 GB iPad WiFi, 32 GB iPhone 5, Airport Extreme
balamw is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Dec 12, 2005, 04:08 PM   #13
MacRumorUser
macrumors Demi-God
 
MacRumorUser's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Ireland
Quote:
Originally Posted by shadowmoses
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 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.
__________________
A gentleman is one who never hurts anyone's feelings unintentionally.
MacRumor:User
Microsoft MVP : Macintosh
MacRumorUser is offline   0 Reply With Quote

Reply
MacRumors Forums > Apple Hardware > PowerPC Macs

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:01 AM.

Mac Rumors | Mac | iPhone | iPhone Game Reviews | iPhone Apps

Mobile Version | Fixed | Fluid | Fluid HD
Copyright 2002-2013, MacRumors.com, LLC