iMac or wait for the Intel iBook

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by ajo, Feb 1, 2006.

  1. ajo macrumors 6502

    Jan 28, 2006
    So ive posted a few times now about me planning to buy myself a mac. I was planning to buy a 20" iMac. The thing is, is that I havnt really got a great deal of space where I am, and now that there is talk of a Intel iBook soon Im wondering weather I should wait for that.

    It will be great for saving space and being portable, but im not planning to travel that much really.

    I really cant make my mind up.

    Can anyone help me...again


  2. crazydrumma macrumors regular

    Jan 31, 2006
    I say wait...

    I would say wait. I mean, a 20 inch iMac is nice, but are you really going to need the massive hard drive? The ibook's portability and wifi reception are awesome. Sure, the hard drive is going to be smaller, but it's portable! With an iMac, it solves the problem of having a desktop take up desk space, but you can't transport it easily. I would say wait for the intel ibook. We're not sure exactly what it will be like, but it will be better than the current ibooks, which are good as it is.
  3. ajo thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jan 28, 2006
    The thing I like about the iMac is the big screen, I will be using it to watch movies so a big screen is nice.

    Im useless at making up my mind.
  4. nutmac macrumors 68030

    Mar 30, 2004
    If you won't be moving the computer around, it would make little sense to buy iBook replacement over iMac. You get much bigger and better screen, much more hard disk space (photos, music, videos can quickly eat up lots of space), and faster performance. No contest.
  5. QCassidy352 macrumors G3


    Mar 20, 2003
    Bay Area
    if you won't be moving it but space is limited, how about the 17" imac? Why does it have to be 20" or 12"?
  6. Toeside macrumors member

    Jun 2, 2005
    St. Louis, MO
    Seems like a strange either/or situation.

    You either need a portable machine, or you don't.

    Buy what you need. :)

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