Ibook w/Multi-Drive Purchase

Discussion in 'Buying Tips, Advice and Discussion (archive)' started by smharmon, Mar 15, 2004.

  1. smharmon macrumors member

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    To get a more powerful portable, I just purchased an ibook from mcetech.com. It will be the 12in 800mhz g4 with a Superdrive (multi-drive, as it handles DVD+and- and has a 2x write speed. Way better than my powerbook. It will also come with a 60gig hd, and 640megs of ram and got the whole thing for 1399. If you are thinking about buying a refurb 12in Albook 867, you need to check out this deal. Better superdrive, better ram, better harddrive, same display, just get a dlink bluetooth adapter to use your wireless desktop with, and you are set! I will update this thread once the ibook arrives, and I have successfully burned a dvd.
    Note: The "Superdrive" DOES work with iDVD, and any other dvd app. Applecare is also NOT voided, as MCE is an authorized reseller/repair center for apple. The only thing is that applecare doesn't cover the upgraded drive.
    Oh, the only reason I am replacing my powerbook is because the fan keeps "rattling," and even with silent night, the fan runs all the time, even while just surfing and posting this (yes, I reset the pram 5 times after root install). Parts of the case are also separating (I get a full refund, so I got to rethink my purchase, and went ibook) I really like the ibooks, I feel a little more "different" then using the silver colored powerbooks, and I also don't like having a wireless mouse and keyboard, power adapter,and video dongles, that don't match the beautiful color of my computer, so to white I go!
     
  2. smharmon thread starter macrumors member

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    Mce just told me the ibooks were on backorder, and it would take 3 weeks. I cancelled the order.
    If you are thinking of buying, go with the refurb 867mhz SD powerbook at the apple store for 1299.
     
  3. slowtreme macrumors 6502

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    interesting pair of posts. Where you just unwilling to wait, or do you think that the MCE was not a good deal after all?
     
  4. smharmon thread starter macrumors member

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    Unwilling to wait! I hate stuff like that. They told me three days... oh well. It would be great for anyone to give a try though, but with the recent refurb price drops, it is a hard choice to make...
     

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