i've decided!....but 12" or 14" ibook used?

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  1. baboo2 macrumors member

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    I have decided but i only have a day or two to choose which one i want :


    1) G4 1.2ghz, 512mb ram, 30gb, Tiger 12inch - $785 usd

    2) G4 933mhz 640mb ram, 40gb, Pather 14 inch - $755 usd

    They both are private deals, excellent condition, G4 processors but which one?? Need your feedback asap!!
     
  2. AstrosFan macrumors 6502

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    The answer partly depends on what you are planning on using the computer for primarily.
    What types of applications do you typically use?
    Do you need the extra screen real estate?
    Also, is the RAM on the 12" on 1 DIMM or 2?
     
  3. FF_productions macrumors 68030

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    Comparison:
    12 inch iBook
    Faster
    Less Ram
    Smaller Hard Drive
    NEWER OS
    about 30 dollars more

    14 inch iBook
    slower
    a little bit more ram
    bigger hard drive
    Panther
    and cheaper

    That is a tough decision, are these both combo drives?
     
  4. baboo2 thread starter macrumors member

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    I'm only using my ibook for typing/surfing/web/music and basic windows appliaction

    Personally i prefer a smaller screen but i don't know...tough choice and i can do a local pickup on the 14inch
    I think its 1 Dimm on the 12inch
     
  5. plinden macrumors 68040

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    Since it's a 1.2GHz 12", it would be 2 DIMMs.
    I would go for the 12". It's newer and faster and I'm betting you wouldn't miss the larger screen (as people are fond of pointing out, the resolution is the same on the 12" and 14" screens)
     
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  7. baboo2 thread starter macrumors member

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    Well both the 14 and 12 has the same build, looks the same, so this is making a very hard choice for me, looking foward to more views...!
     
  8. plinden macrumors 68040

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    Also $30 difference is nothing. I've spent more on a round of drinks in the pub ... many, many times.
     
  9. zap2 macrumors 604

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    G4 1.2ghz, 512mb ram, 30gb, Tiger 12inch - $785 usd

    G4 933mhz 640mb ram, 40gb, Pather 14 inch - $755 usd


    Screen Space is not able to be updated but RAM and Harddrive are. SO you can take what you want from that. I would go 12'' but i like he idea of a small laptop and then my desktop for more stuff, my iBook would be just for "on the go" I would go for 12' becuz' if u upgrade the ram to 1gb and an external harddrive it would be much faster the G4 14''
     
  10. baboo2 thread starter macrumors member

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    I don't plan to upgrade the ibook at all, im going to leave it as is, since i don't need to upgrade anything anyways . And yes $30 is not much of a difference THEREFORE making it HARDER to decide!
     
  11. baboo2 thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks everyone, i just bought a G4 1.2ghz, 256mb ram, 30 gb hard drive 12 inch ibook for 740usd. I might upgrade to 512mb if needed, and my friend is lending me Office 2004, Tiger Os disc + Virtual Pc...i think that is all the programs i'll need right? Thanks everyone for your views, greatly appericated hope my deal is good because im going to pick it up tommorow :)
     
  12. ITASOR macrumors 601

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    No piracy on the forums, you'll get burned for it. :eek:

    You know you can get a brand new iBook 12" 1.33Ghz with 40GB, 512MB RAM for $899 shipped on amazon right?

    :eek:
     

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