Refurb iBooks

Discussion in 'Buying Tips, Advice and Discussion (archive)' started by Lopez.T.H., Sep 3, 2005.

  1. Lopez.T.H. macrumors regular

    Jul 10, 2005
    I found a 14" 1.33Ghz G4 on Apples Refurb page

    iBook G4 1.33GHz/ 256MB/ 60GB/ Combo/ AP Extreme Card/ E/ 56K/ 14-inch TFT - Apple Certified Refurbished.

    Is it worth it or shoud i pay the same price for a brand new 12"?
  2. QCassidy352 macrumors G3


    Mar 20, 2003
    Bay Area
    I myself would rathe have the new 12". 512 RAM, bluetooth, the scrolling trackpad, core image supporting graphics, etc. I guess if you really prefer the bigger screen then go for this one, but I like the features of the new ibooks.
  3. AstrosFan macrumors 6502


    Jul 26, 2005
    I am generally a fan of the refurbs, but in this case I think you should go with the 12" UNLESS you really need the extra screen real estate.
    The base 512MB RAM means you don't have to upgrade the RAM immediately and could still run things fairly decently.
    I find the Bluetooth useful b/c I sync my PDA with it; depends on your usage.
    The 12" is super-portable & I'm definitely thinking that for my next laptop that's what I'll be going with.

    Either way, you'll end up with a sweet laptop!
    Good luck in your decision!
  4. Lopez.T.H. thread starter macrumors regular

    Jul 10, 2005
    wow. all the help I need in 2 posts! thank you. I guess the 12" would be better after looking at all the new features.
  5. tikibangout macrumors regular


    Jul 20, 2005
    Philadelphia, PA
  6. Lucky8 macrumors regular


    May 18, 2005
  7. eva01 macrumors 601


    Feb 22, 2005
    Gah! Plymouth
    Personally I would go with the 12"

    As the only reason to go with a 14" iBook is if you wanted to burn DVDs which that 14" doesn't have. It weighs more than the 12" as well.

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