iBook, iMac, or eMac?

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by xy14, Oct 22, 2005.

  1. macrumors 6502


    I am a 16 year old kid, I plan on getting a laptop when I'm 18, and I don't know if I need one now. I don't do much to take advantage of a laptop except bring it between my mum's and grandparents' house. Sometimes I go to Dunn Bros coffee and use it there, but its more just to show it off (lol). The most I ever do is use the internet and sometimes make little apps on Xcode. Not really big stuff. I do alot of photo stuff I guess, but barely ever need to actually use Photoshop. I want to know, should I get:

    An iBook G4 with an iSight and a wireless mouse

    A used eMac with an iSight and bluetooth mouse and keyboard

    A new iMac with bluetooth mouse and keyboard
  2. macrumors 6502a


    Um, doesn't it depend on how much you want to spend? Option 3 is surely a lot more than option 2! I suspect the iMac is most suited to your needs - you should get more longevity out of it if nothing else.
  3. Moderator emeritus

    mad jew

    The iMac is the most capable machine there, the iBook is portable and the eMac is the most affordable. It's quite difficult to decide without knowing a little more. How much would you like to spend? What's wrong with your current machine? have you thought of upgrading the RAM in your iBook rather than selling it? :)
  4. macrumors 6502


    I, being 16, don't have much that I need to spend my money on, so whatever it is, I'll be able to save.
  5. macrumors 6502


    How much would you like to spend?
    I am willing to spend up to $1500

    What's wrong with your current machine?
    It seems just kind of slow and I like the feeling of getting new computers. lol

    Have you thought of upgrading the ram in your ibook?
    I, er, never thought about that. How much would 512mb cost to replace my 256?
  6. macrumors 6502a


    This should help you out. Just use the memory selector tool and it will tell you what's compatible. I always buy my RAM from Crucial (good service, quality, reasonable price) but you can almost certainly get it cheaper if you search around.

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