I finally made the purchase...

Discussion in 'Buying Tips, Advice and Discussion (archive)' started by GetGo, Jan 10, 2004.

  1. GetGo macrumors regular

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    Well guys I fianlly bought the ibook today from a local apple store. After considering a powerbook I decided to buy the 12" ibook. I just needed it to surf the net photos and a little imovie stuff. I got the airport card and did not get any upgrade at this time. I just installed the airport card tonight a couple of minutes ago. It was very easy and the system found my Linksys G wireless system right away I can't believe how easy it was to setup. I am a PC user and this is my first mac. It's nice to see a new operating system and some new software to play around with. I was using my work laptop to surf the web on weekends, I would put a wireless card in it and connect my IBM Thinkpad. This ibook runs much better and I surf faster. It's great! I plan on ordering more memory from Crucial.com it's cheaper then buying from apple.
     
  2. edesignuk Moderator emeritus

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    Congrats on the new system, glad you're enjoying it. I've never owned an iBook myself, but I know many people swear by them.
     
  3. ~Shard~ macrumors P6

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    I'll add my congratulations as well - my brother owns an iBook and loves it - and it's a G3! It definitely won't let you down and I doubt you'll ever regret your choice. Good job and start enjoying your new Mac! :cool:
     
  4. rdowns Suspended

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    Welcome to the club. I'm a long time Mac user from the 80's and just got my first notebook- an iBook G3/900 and I love it. Got it for $601, awesome price.

    Took forever to set it up since it came with Jaguar. First Panther then the Panther update, security update, QuickTime update, battery update and a few app updates. Was cool to be doing it while surfing with my desktop Mac.
     
  5. nospleen macrumors 68000

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    Congrats!! Enjoy your new mac. To delete an document or app, just drag it to the trash, it is that simple. Ohhhh, the ease of the Mac OS, gotta love it!!:)
     
  6. virividox macrumors 601

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    congratualtions man

    iv had macs since i was a kid, i was even lucky enough to have all the models of the powerbook as a kid. my sister has an ibook now and its still running like brand new even if its 2 years old!!!
     
  7. maclamb macrumors 6502

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    Congrats - you should certainly enjoy it.

    Also, you should see this:
    http://216.71.73.234/blackcider/

    You should consider applecare- look on ebay for better prices...
     
  8. FightTheFuture macrumors 6502a

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    always glad to hear a testimonial of a switcher! hope it was the G4 ibook, it took me three months to trade my old 500mhz-ibook in for a 667-tibook. i needed the speed and couldn't stand it! although the portability is tops with the ibook - absolutely.

    try looking at memoryx.com for memory also. sometimes they are cheaper then crucial
     

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