Just placed order for my new ibook!!!

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by hikeNM, May 11, 2005.

  1. hikeNM macrumors 6502a

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    Couldn't wait any longer. So, I caved. I figured, no sense waiting when I could be using it!

    Here are the specs:

    12" incher
    80 GB HD
    256Mhz RAM (will definitely up that from 3rd party!)
    Bluetooth Module

    Could anybody tell me what I need to do to break in the battery to give it the longest life?

    I have never owned an ibook before. Any advice from those who've owned them would be great!!!

    Thanks!!!
     
  2. iSaint macrumors 603

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    You'll love it! There's instructions on calibrating your battery in your shipping documentation. Mine's been great: 4-6 hours depending on use. Smart to get the big HD, I've only 40g and I have only 6g open - dangerous territory in some opinions.

    Definitely get at least a 512 stick of memory. You may find a good deal on a gig stick, do that if you can. I got 512 from Kahlon but most people like Crucial

    You'll never look back!!!
     
  3. slipper macrumors 68000

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    when you first start using your iBook, let the battery drain until it goes into sleep mode. then fully charge. congrats, thats a sweet computer. i definately miss the durability of the iBook since i switched to the powerbook.
     
  4. Patmian212 macrumors 68020

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    smart move on the hd, I got the 30GB and its filling up FAST.
     
  5. lasuther macrumors 6502a

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    And I thought it would take me forever to fill up my 30 gigs. My two biggest mistakes were not getting Bluetooth and a bigger hard drive. But now I know what to get for my next iBook.

    lasuther
     
  6. Patmian212 macrumors 68020

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    Lasuther, Where/How do I get the spanning hack, also can the ibook work in clamshell mode?

    Sorry for the off topic post.
     
  7. dsharits macrumors 68000

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    You can get the hack here. It can run in clamshell, but it is a really bad idea to have it do so. iBooks lose a lot of heat through the keyboard, and running the iBook closed will either damage your screen or fry the logic board/processor. Not a good idea at all.
     
  8. tekmoe macrumors 68000

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    i had an ibook. i sold it and bought a 2005 15" powerbook. the screen is so sexy...
     
  9. Chrispy macrumors 68020

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    I wish the people behind that hack could figure out a way to cause the laptop display to fully shut off without having to close the unit. I would seriously consider buying an iBook if I could use all 32MB on the external monitor instead of just 16... come on coders.... I smell a challenge ;)
     
  10. CubaTBird macrumors 68020

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    nice purchase, you will find your ibook is quite a fast machine once u up the memory on it (768)... but all in all its a good mac..
     

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