making the right choice

Discussion in 'Buying Tips, Advice and Discussion (archive)' started by roberta2010, Aug 22, 2003.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    i am looking to buy a mac, both a notebook and desktop. I'm going to buy the the G5 1.8 or 2.0. For the notebook i'm looking at the ibook 12". I plan on doing graphic design work. The G5 is going to be my main computer i use...duh. The ibook is not going to be used for the heavy graphic use(email, sufing the web..stuff like that). I only want a notebook so i can get the $200 back when you buy an Ipod together.

    So my question is should i go for the ibook or the powerbook?

    What would be the better choice and buy?
     
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    Daveman Deluxe

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    Are you serious about buying a laptop just so you can get $200 off an iPod? If you are, that's a silly thing to say because you're losing money on that deal. Even if you buy the lowest-end iBook that qualifies for the rebate, you're spending around $1200 after rebates to get your iPod. If you just buy the bloody iPod you're spending under $300.

    Assuming you really do need a notebook computer, yeah, go for the iBook. It sounds like it will suit your needs just fine. No need to spend the extra money on a PowerBook, especially considering you are buying a G5 for your real work.
     
  3. macrumors regular

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    I'm not exactly sure, but I ::think:: the offer doesn't apply to the lowest-end iBook, only the second-lowest. Read the fine print, I remember seeing something like that.
     
  4. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    right now im using a windows computer and i don't want to use the ipod on windows. Yes i know $200 is not much but its something..right? I know it sounds silly but why use an ipod on a windows computer if it was really made to go with a mac.

    I think its time to switch anyway....I had to call compaq help desk 4 times and sent my computer in once. It gets annoying using windows cuz it freezes a lot!!! I had to reinstall windows um..about 5 times in a year...Geez

    Oh by the way im using a notebook(Compaq) and it well...um..sucks. all the problems go with my laptop stated above.so i think i need to switch.
     
  5. macrumors regular

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    Uh, I have a compaq laptop as well and have had no problems, no windows freeze ups in the 3 months i've had it. Maybe you did something to it to mess it up? or got a lemon?
     
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    Daveman Deluxe

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    wowoah-

    I am well aware of that. That's why I said "the lowest-end iBook that qualifies for the iPod".

    roberta-

    Your iPod will work just fine with your G5. Your original post led me to believe that your only reason to buy an iBook was to get $200 off an iPod, hence my mini-rant.

    If you really do need a notebook computer, the iBook is a good bet.
     

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