which 1 ??

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

  1. rollobancher macrumors member

    Feb 26, 2004
    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


    Oct 9, 2002
    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

    Feb 27, 2004
    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

    Feb 26, 2004
    No Itz a G4

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

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