Is the ibook good for my surfing needs

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by therealdt, Nov 14, 2008.

  1. macrumors regular

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    I've been thinking of going refurb for a MB, or even a MBP. My needs are surfing, itunes, i run firefox, and occasional blogging. What would be the best route shell out 849-1,349 for more than what I need, or stay frugal.

    I have limited experience with the MB, I dabble with FCP, other than that I've been a PC.


    Thanks
     
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    OrangeSVTguy

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    A late iBook G4 would suit your surfing needs perfectly. I'd get the 12" 1.33ghz model unless you want a 14" as those came with a 1.42ghz processor. But if you need some power, a Macbook or MBP would suit you better. But for $300 can get you a nice iBook that is just fine for surfing/blogging.
     
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    soberbrain

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    My girlfriend loved her 12" iBook and she had similar requirements as you. But when it broke, we got her a refurb white MacBook. We thought of spending a few hundred on an iBook, but a MacBook is more power for the money, and seems like a better investment.
     
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    NewMacbookPlz

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    Def look at the >1ghz models with >512MB ram...

    I have/had an 800mhz/640MB RAM G4 iBook, and it became VERY slow with internet browsing, especially when there was complicated embedded Flash or videos.
     

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