what kinda of ibook

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  1. iwantibook macrumors newbie

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    im a student in high-school and need a laptop cuz my handwriting stinks....
    my parents just bought me a really nice windows laptop, but it is very expensive and not my sturdy.... so i decided that i would save up to buy a used ibook off ebay....

    i was wondering whether the to get a 466mhz clamshell or a 500mhz dual usb.....

    i need firewire cuz i wnat to sync my ipod with it


    i also dont want to spend much more than 450....


    so whats better dual usb or clamshell

    thanks
     
  2. tiktokfx macrumors regular

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    Not likely to happen. A quick check of eBay will show you that neither of those models, when functioning, go for less than $500. Be cheaper to just learn how to write neatly.
     
  3. virividox macrumors 601

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    whats wrong with the laptop? so its a little expensive but not sturdy?

    i doubt ull find it on ebay for that price...

    learn to write in print or be careful with ur new laptop :D
     
  4. Engagebot macrumors regular

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    yeah, macs keep their resale value for a while, even if theyre old enough to not even be useful...
     
  5. pinto32 macrumors 6502

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    I know it probably isnt an option, but if you could manage to stretch your buget a bit, you could snag a reburbished iBook or eMac from Apple.com's "special deals" page.

    Any possibility of selling the Windows laptop? If its a nice model, that could get you a new iBook or maybe even a Powerbook!

    (If you can manage to buy from Apple, be sure to give the Education discount a try! Its generally meant for college students, but they are pretty lax about checking it out. (its gonna be used for learning anyway!))
     
  6. iwantibook thread starter macrumors newbie

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    thanks for the feedback...
    i might be able to strech my budget to 500-550 which is what they sell at but i still would like to kno whether clamshell or dual usb would be better

    the problem with my laptop now is that a few trips to and from school and it would be toast.... it really wasnt meant to be a school laptop

    also my school is an os 9.2 native with all of its network hard drives and such will OSX be compatible

    anyway....
    :)
     
  7. chv400 macrumors 6502

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    The LCD screens on the clamshell iBooks have a max resoulution of 800x600 and personally i would want more than that. So if you're other choice has a higher reolution LCD i'd go with that.
     

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