What Should I do....

Discussion in 'Buying Tips, Advice and Discussion (archive)' started by berkleeboy210, Apr 9, 2005.

  1. berkleeboy210 macrumors 68000

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    hi folks,

    i'm selling my PC Laptop on Ebay, and hoping and once that hopefully sells tomorrow, I'll have between $1,300 and $1,500 to spend on a new Mac.

    Should I go with a iBook or PowerBook?? On the Apple Website, there offering a 12" PowerBook 1.33ghz for $1,099.... can't beat that.......

    Or should I buy there refurb iBook for $799 which is the 1.2ghz and spend the extra money on RAM?

    All help is appreciated. - I really like the PowerBooks, but was wondering if I should go with those, get a current iBook, or wait for there revisions????

    So many Choices!!!!!!!!!!
     
  2. whocares macrumors 65816

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    Though the PB are really nice, the iBooks are better value for money right now IMHO.

    If you plan on lugging it around a lot and are not very careful with your stuff, go for the iBook, it's built like a tank!


    I'd definetly recommend adding in RAM whichever you buy, maybe even max out if you can: OS X really likes lots of RAM.
     
  3. JzzTrump22 macrumors 65816

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    What are you going to be using the machine for? If you need certain features found on teh PB then get the PB. If you don;t need special/extra features save yourself money and get the iBook. You won't really see a big difference in speed between the 2 machines.
     
  4. Sun Baked macrumors G5

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    You will not be happy with that refub 899 discounted to 799 iBook.

    That is one of the education iBooks, so it only has a CD-ROM drive -- you'd likely want something with at least a DVD/CD-RW drive in it.

    There is a lot of education stuff there with CD-ROM (or no opticals) right now, and with more stuff being shipped on DVD -- you'd be SOL.
     
  5. berkleeboy210 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Here's the Latest:

    If my PC Laptop Sells on Ebay Tomorrow. I have an offer waiting from someone that will sell me there 12" 1.33ghz PB w/ 768mb of ram and Photoshop and Office for 1,100.

    Praying tonight that it sells!!!!!!!!!

    Cant wait for Tiger!!
     
  6. mariahlullaby macrumors 6502a

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    I am in the same boat with my PC. I will have about $1500 - 1700 and want a PB, but am worried about the size of the 12" screen; I may go for a 1.33 ghz, but is that fast??
     

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