Ibook or power book

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by chrisbone123, Jun 1, 2008.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    i'm looking to buy a ibook or powerbook, and i need to put install lepord on it.

    which one is the best to buy & what specs should i look for..

    and is it a good idea?

    thanx for the help guys.

    edit:

    nothin serious, just geneal surfing the web, playin with ilife 08... maybe some music editing..

    im not lookin to spend to much money 500-600
     
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    scienide09

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    Before anyone can give good advice, we'd need to know what you plan to use it for and how much money are you willing to spend.

    Personally, I'd choose a MacBook or MBP over either of the outdated models.
     
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    TuffLuffJimmy

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    it'd probably be best to just get a macbook from the refurb site.
     
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    drewsof07

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    You can get a pretty nice ibook 12" with 1 or 1.2ghz processor that will run leopard fine. This will cost between $200-500 depending on the condition and stock features. You will need the RAM maxed out (1.25gb) and also a bigger HD. These two upgrades will be around $150-200. If you can get one already upgraded, that would be even better. getting a superdrive installed is up to you, if that's something you would like.
    But in the end, if you can only afford $500, I would suggest just getting a pc laptop and save up $$ for when you can buy a macbook if you NEED a laptop. If you don't need it right now, I would say just save $ for a Macbook. they aren't that expensive and are much faster than that ibook would be.
    Hope this helps.
     

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