iBookin' it

Discussion in 'Switch Stories' started by iPC, Sep 18, 2003.

  1. iPC
    macrumors 6502

    iPC

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    #1
    Even though all of this happened...

    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?s=&threadid=38581

    I still purchased a Mac. Apple.com has a good deal on the iBook 800 with a combo drive for $999 (refurb), so I picked one up. 1/2 the price of what I wanted, and I had to face facts; $$$.

    It is the machine that made me want to switch to Apple anyway (my ex-girlfriend has the same machine), so it is a natural choice I guess.

    Picked up a refurb iPod a few months back, and I have been very happy with that, so the idea of getting a refurb iBook seems good so far.

    I also got the airport card and 512MB of RAM (found thru www.pricewatch.com ). I should be good to go now! :)

    Cheers!
    --chris
     
  2. macrumors 68020

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    #2
    Sounds like a good deal! How's disk burning work on these machines? Fast? Reliable?
     
  3. iPC
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    iPC

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    Very reliable, although not fast by todays (52X) standards. Good enough for me though.
     
  4. macrumors 68000

    lmalave

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    #4
    Good choice. That little iBook is a workhorse. I'm totally satisfied with it - it lets me do all my development work plus also use the iApps. I still think would buy an iBook today. Refurb is a great idea - I didn't go refurb because I bought the iBook 800 the day it came out, but my next laptop purchase will probably be a refurb of whatever the latest-generation iBook is a couple years from now (hopefully with a Gobi or Mojave processor running at about 2 GHz).
     

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