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Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by bill4588, Feb 6, 2006.

  1. bill4588 macrumors 6502a

    bill4588

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    Im going to get a mac and I was just wondering how long it takes an iBook to boot up. I'm used to my PC taking a couple minutes but i hear that macs are faster. Just curious.
     
  2. calebjohnston macrumors 68000

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    my ibook probably takes.. 30 seconds. tops.

    I would also recommend checking out the option of a refurb 14". it'll be similar price-wise to 12" but you'll get a better computer. However, expect to have a minor problem sometime soon after. My refurb had a dead power adapter for example. However... I saved 200 dollars. mmm.

    (they replaced the adapter free of charge at the store.)
     
  3. whocares macrumors 65816

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    Unless you have poor eyesight or don't plan on moving the iBook around, don't get the 14". The 12" is so much smaller and has almost the same specs...
     
  4. Capt Underpants macrumors 68030

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    My Powerbook takes about a minute and 20 seconds (from pressing power to the showing of the dock).
     
  5. bill4588 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah that's what I was debating....should I get the 12" and get the 80GB HDD or get the 14" with the 60GB HDD? Since I'm going to be carrying it to class i think im going with the 12"....plus I have better than normal vision ;)
     
  6. whocares macrumors 65816

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    Then it's a no brainer - get the 12" :D
     
  7. calebjohnston macrumors 68000

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    let me clarify.. i have a 12" too. but if you can get the 14" refurb for the same price as 12".. might be something to consider.
     
  8. bill4588 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah I'm considering that because they still come with the same warranty and are a couple hundred less.
     
  9. taylorpc macrumors member

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    After years of putting up with painfully long startups with PCs, I was thrilled the first time I pressed the power button on my ibook a year ago. Like someone said earlier, 30 seconds TOPS... and that's after a year of putting all kinds of programs on my computer. I'm an extremely happy switcher!
     
  10. whocares macrumors 65816

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    Valid point. I hadn't considered that. ;)


    However, I personaly would prefer to spend "more for less". :D
     
  11. balofagus macrumors regular

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    Hmm, I got the 14 inch and it takes no more than 30 seconds to start up (usually less). I'd never heard about that eyesight thing but maybe its a good thing I got the 14"er cuz I'm only almost 16 and already legally blind in one eye (I can still see, just really badly, lol).

    Whichever you get I hope you like it. I haven't let mine go in the 3 weeks I've had it.
     

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