which 1 ??

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by rollobancher, Feb 26, 2004.

  1. rollobancher macrumors member

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    Ok ,
    I need some help on deciding which Mac to get !
    The decision is between an iMac 1GhZ g4 ,256 mb Ram,
    80 gig HD,15” LcD—Refurbished- for 1100 OR

    ibook 12” 800 MHz, 256 Mb, 60 gig Hd, for $1064

    I am in High Skool and I would Like the portability of the ibook
    But it is not necessary , I am also kind of scared of the 12” ibook ,
    Is the screen to small ? I will not do any hardcore video editing ,
    Or picture editing , But I do have A LOT of music and I like to download, Brows the web, Etc.
    This will also be my first Mac so Please help me!!
     
  2. whocares macrumors 65816

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    Nah, the screen on the 12" is ok. It's got as much screen estate as the 14", the pixels are just smaller. It's overall a pretty good machine, small, light and very portable.

    I'd say go for the iBook as portability is always a plus for student: working in library, workgroups, at a friends, etc... Then again I'm biased because I own one ;)



    [Edit: This should have been posted in the "Buying Tips, Advice and Discussion" forum ;) ]
     
  3. UKMacBod macrumors member

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    I assume that the iBook that you mention is a G3 and not G4-based machine? Surely that should be one of the deciding factors for you?

    Personally, I have a 500MHz Dual USB model iBook and I've started to find it frustrating to have such a small screen and also I find it fairly slow under Panther. The iBook you're talking about however is newer and should be faster.
     
  4. rollobancher thread starter macrumors member

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    No Itz a G4

    No the ibook is a G4 at 800, the price is with the Educational disscount !
     

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