Buying an iBook 2day !!!

Discussion in 'Buying Tips, Advice and Discussion (archive)' started by rollobancher, Apr 12, 2004.

  1. rollobancher macrumors member

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    I am getting the 12" 40 gig HD , 256 mb Ram,
    Should I wait til the updates or go for it ?
     
  2. ToddW macrumors 6502a

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    Well it is my guess that the updates wil not occur until WWDC in late june. I say if you want one go for it. I bit the bullet and got a refurb powerbook. I have yet to regret my decsion. Granted I have really only had it a few days, but you know what I mean!
     
  3. g30ffr3y macrumors 6502a

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    typical macrumors comment on the way...

    dont forget to max out the RAM... and not from the apple store or you'll get ripped off hardcore...
     
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  5. rollobancher thread starter macrumors member

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    cool


    The guy that I talked to gave me 50 bucks off if I order though Him !
    I wont be able 2 max out the Ram for a couple of months but i will not be running any CPU or memory intense any time soon so i dont think that will matter that MUCH !
    I have my printer ,(
    Printer
    ) Shared on My Pc , Would this work with my iBook ?
     
  6. dudeami macrumors regular

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    I think you would enjoy the iBook, and it may be until June before it gets updated, it is a guessing game. Most printers should work on with the Mac. If Panther doesn't have the drive build-in then most likely you can find a open source CUPS ppd for your printer.
     
  7. bluemonkey macrumors regular

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    I got that same ibook, and I absolutely love it. You won't be sorry! I can run Photoshop, Illustrator, In Design, Acrobat, you name it, and all on 256mb ram.
    I'll probably max the ram out later, but Panther's use of resources is way way more efficient than 9.x was. If you minimize an applicaiton, it's like it doesn't exist, so I never close anything. The size is perfect too. I thought the 12" screen would present a problem, but nothing so far.

    Again, a great machine for the money!

    -Jason
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  8. brhmac macrumors regular

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    Not exactly

    Not exactly.

    Apple charges $150 for 512 mb -- including installation. Crucial.com charges $123 + delivery + you have to install it yourself.

    For many people, installing a stick of ram is no big deal, but for people who don't feel like peeling open their brand new Mac, the extra $20 is well worth it.
     
  9. brhmac macrumors regular

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    Depends

    If you need the computer now, don't wait. I was facing the same question you are back in February. If I'd waited, I'd still be waiting.

    As it is, I'm enjoying my 12-inch iBook. Best Mac I've ever owned.
     
  10. jemeinc macrumors 6502a

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    I'm happy to hear that the G4 iBooks seem to be a winner... The G3 Logic Board debacle damn near had me going back to Windowshttp://forums.macrumors.com/newreply.php?do=newreply&noquote=1&p=793858#....
     
  11. aswitcher macrumors 603

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    How bad do you need it?

    How will you feel in July if they put a 1Ghz in the 12", better graphics card, etc etc for the same price or less (given the eMac price drop). If the answer is not so bad, then you have found what you need now rather than waiting an unknown amount of time for an upgrade...
     
  12. tekno_geek911 macrumors 6502

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    Im thinking of selling my 14" 933 for a 12" 800 with 60GB HD and Bluetooth(if my 14" had BT I would probably keep it) because its allot more compact,im just worried about the speed difference...Will I notice the 133MHz difference?
     
  13. rollobancher thread starter macrumors member

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    It will be fast enough < i have tryed it out at the apple store and it was way fast enough for the apps that i am going to be running ! Just email , word proccesing, adobe cs, and internet, warcraft 3 ! I wont be sad if they upgrade them in July like you said "MIGHT" happen !
    And plus people are still running there Ibooks that they bought 3 years ago with Panther on them !
    PLUS it is an APPLE !
    I am so stoked !
     
  14. rollobancher thread starter macrumors member

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    Just got me An iBook 12" !

    I just ordered my iBook 12" 40 gig HD , 265 ram (soon to me 640mb), at 11:09 Pm
    I am so stoked!

    I talked to this way cool guy from apple, I hope i like My iBook as much as I like the customer service !
    I dont know How i am going to wait all of those days for it to ship to my house ???? :D

    !!
     
  15. tekno_geek911 macrumors 6502

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    Congrats on your purchase! Im sure you will love it.
     
  16. James Craner macrumors 68000

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    I doubt you would notice any significant difference on day to day tasks. Given that you already have an iBook, I suspect you don't have an urgent reason to change. It may we worth hanging on for a few weeks for updates, as the new 12" when it comes will be speedbumped to at least 933 MHz. I know two people with the 12" iBook, and they both love it and say that it is a quick notebook.
     
  17. tekno_geek911 macrumors 6502

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    Thanks for the advice...If I wait the value of mine might drop allot lower then what I can sell it for now,I really like the 14" the size doesnt bother me and the screen is really nice but I wish it had internal Bluetooth and it couldnt hurt to have a smaller computer...Then again this is my desktop replacement.
     
  18. lucab1982 macrumors member

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    In the UK there is a 10-15 day wait for both iBooks and PowerBooks whereas everything else can be shipped same/1-2 days!

    I hate apple's waiting game!!!
     
  19. rollobancher thread starter macrumors member

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    Are the 12" iBook quiet? I couldent really tell at the apple store cuz of all of the talking and stuff !
     
  20. ToddW macrumors 6502a

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    Well I know my fifteen inch powerbook is super quiet. The only thing I can really hear is the harddrive.
     
  21. rollobancher thread starter macrumors member

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    what about this Monday Update ?

    What do you guys think about this monday update that Macrumors is talking about ?
     
  22. aswitcher macrumors 603

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    Its not long to find out if its true. It makes sense to see new iBooks as well for the education buyers. Speculated specs for same or lower price could be very attractive.
     
  23. Patmian212 macrumors 68020

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    I am very confident about monday/tuesday. I believe monday will be it . . .we should see speed bumps and slight price decreases . . . this time its for real. :)
     
  24. whocares macrumors 65816

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    The G3 iBooks are pretty quiet and I guess that the G4 ones are two. The only noise comes from the HD and the fan. If you're not doing processor/HD intensive stuff, the fan wont even come on.

    I typing this on my iBook, and the only noise it's making is the keyboard. ;)
     
  25. rollobancher thread starter macrumors member

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    Cancel my ORDER?

    Hey Guys should I cancel my order for my iBook ?

    Will the updates be that big ?
     

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