This ibook vs.Macbook

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by crb824, Feb 3, 2007.

  1. crb824 macrumors member

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    I wanted to start a new thread about this. I recently saw a for sale listing for this ibook:

    Which is a better value for $800, this ibook vs. a refurbed MacBook from Apple?
     
  2. Grakkle macrumors 6502a

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    The MacBook, since you can only run the latest software on an intel Mac, and you'll be able to install Leopard and run it to best effect when it comes out.

    While the iBook's specs may be similar or even better, the PPC Mac is really a dead beast - OK to have if you already have one, but not the thing you'd want to actually buy. Sure, the newest PPCs will still work fine for awhile, but in the long run an intel Mac's a better buy.
     
  3. Scarlet Fever macrumors 68040

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    The MacBook has;
    -faster CPU
    -faster RAM
    -faster HDD
    -higher res and brighter display

    it is also much thinner, has a better keyboard, and a bigger trackpad. MacBook > iBook
     
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    MacBook. It's silly to buy that iBook for $800 if a refurb MacBook is the same price.
     
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  8. NYmacAttack macrumors 6502

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    Congrats on the great :apple: choice. :)
     
  9. Cybergypsy macrumors 68040

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    Congrats.... you dont want old stuff technology is old in 6 months, I am typing this a awesome G4 while waiting for my 2 macbook :)
     
  10. Chundles macrumors G4

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    the 14.1" screen on the iBook is physically larger than the 12" iBook but it has the same 1024x768 resolution as the smaller iBook. It just looks awful in my opinion.

    The 13.3" MacBook has both a higher resolution 1280x800 and a smaller dot pitch making everything much crisper. It also has a much brighter screen than any of the iBooks (next to a MacBook display an iBook display looks like it's been turned off) and it's so much faster than an iBook it's not funny.

    Good choice getting the MacBook.
     
  11. drummerbooker14 macrumors 6502

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    Boston also said... IT'S A BOMB!
     
  12. Maxwell Smart macrumors 6502a

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    Hahah, the macbook in just about every possible way. I can not think of one compelling reason why someone would purchase an old iBook for $800 0_o
     
  13. mick4394 macrumors 6502a

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    Do yourself a favor and get a Macbook. I've owned 3 iBooks, and I'm on my first Macbook. There's no way I could go back to the iBook. Macbooks are superior in just about every way.
     

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