|Jun 17, 2008, 10:49 AM||#1|
iBook 1.42ghz or Dell Vostro 1.8Ghz or wait?
Im after an really portable laptop, mainly for downloads/browsing.
EEE pc's are too slow, ive seen a 1.42ghz G4 ibook for £340 delivered with 512meg ram,60gb hdd. 2.2kg
but for £389 i can get a Dell Vostro 1310 13" laptop,1.83Ghz Core2Duo, 1Gb ram,160gb HDD. 2.06kg
OR the same dell but with a celeron 540 1.8 ghz for £299 delivered.
I already have a macbook pro and i did have a macbook but i hated its screen.
I could potentially put osx on the dell if i really wanted. I'd prob use ubuntu though.
What should i do? I like the idea of a 12" lappy, wish it was widescreen though, and i THINK it will have 2-finger scroll? something i use ALOT
BUT 1.42ghz G4 just sounds slow and old? Will it crawl using logic as well?
OR should i just wait and see if apple bring out an eee PC contender?
Last edited by cRuNcHiE; Jun 17, 2008 at 11:05 AM.
|Jun 17, 2008, 11:06 AM||#2|
Confusing questions. If you're using Logic, the Dell isn't even in the mix. You know that, right?
The used iBook G4 is well out of date, under-equipped (512/60) slow and overpriced at over US$650
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|Jun 17, 2008, 11:25 AM||#4|
Hacking a Dell to run Leopard does not, in my book, make it "quite compatible" when all it takes is a software update to break your install. If you intend to run Mac OS X, you need to suck it up and buy a Mac, especially if this is a work machine.
Any other options I wouldn't recommend discussing on these forums unless you like Wasteland.
|Jun 17, 2008, 01:01 PM||#5|
If you'd bothered to read the link you would see apple updates breaking the install are a thing of the past.
I already have a macbook pro, apple dont sell anything currently that fits this area.
iphone too small/cant do enough. Macbook too big. ibook=about right but old technology
|Jun 17, 2008, 01:14 PM||#6|
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