ibook special deal

Discussion in 'Buying Tips, Advice and Discussion (archive)' started by ibrainch, Jun 16, 2004.

  1. ibrainch macrumors regular

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    I currently am in the market for a new laptop (just sold old Ti 550) and I get a special deal through work on the following iBook:

    iBook G4 1GHz/256MB/60GB/Combo/E/56K/ 14" TFT M9165LL/A

    for $1025.

    I am comparing that to a refurbed Powerbook 12" with following specs:

    PowerBook G4 1.33GHz/256MB/60GB/Combo/AP Extreme Card/E/12"-Aluminum-Refurbished for $1399.

    I figure with wireless card the ibook is basically $1100 and Powerbook is $1400. My biggest hangup with the ibook is the "girly" white design but I think it will meet my needs. My question is which of these is a better deal and which will have the best resale value 2 years from now? Thanks for any input.
     
  2. FuzzyBallz macrumors 6502a

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    If you don't like the feminine white color of the iBook, just skin it up w/ manly pink. Real men who wear pink look like pimps. Forgot the name of the skin though.
     
  3. Sun Baked macrumors G5

    Sun Baked

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    Many members here would gladly chip in a nickle so we can PAY YOU five dollars to paint your PowerBook a studly shade of pink. ;)

    That way you won't have to worry about what the jocks at work will say to you when you're carrying around a girly looking iBook.
     
  4. netytan macrumors 6502

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    Just to conferm this.. I have a pink belt on right now, and i promise ya, i'm all man ;). I actually like the design on the IBook, it may not look at pro as the PowerBook but it is a very elegent design - white always looks clean! If you ask me go for the IBook, personally i think the difference in price vs features says it all. Where the PowerBooks really shine is the 15" model :).

    Mark.
     
  5. nyprospect macrumors 6502

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    Hey i had a thread disscussing the gender of the ibook lol.hmmm.its not all that girly .its will get the job done like all my ex girl firends lol i kidding.Its quite a sturdy piece of hardware
     

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