Which IBOOK to buy?

Discussion in 'Mac Help/Tips' started by frescies, Jun 5, 2003.

  1. frescies macrumors regular

    Dec 9, 2002
    Los Angeles, CA
    Ok... I have a 5 (possibly 6) hundred dollar budget and I was looking on ebay and it appears as though my choice is narrrowed down between:

    Ibook SE 466: DVD/192/10gig/1firewireport/1usbport


    Ibook 500: CD/320/10gig/1firewire/2usb

    Both have a 12 inch screen and roughly the same architecture.

    However, I'm a student. I'm gonna be lugging around my ibook, and I dont know which one is more durrable. And I plan on using it heavily... and I dont know which one is more stable and will last longer (after considering that the 500 is newer...)

    If you guys have any suggestions or experiences with these machines, let me know.

    Thanks a ton,
  2. vniow macrumors G4

    Jul 18, 2002
    I accidentally my whole location.
    The clamshells are indeed tough machines, my blueberry has taken quite a beating it seems and I've dropped it at least once, picked it up and continued working on it...but consider that its also pretty heavy and is limited to an 800x600 screen. The newer iBook is lighter, has a bigger screen and is just as durable for most occasions...I'd have to say go with the iceBook.
  3. Ambrose Chapel macrumors 65816

    Ambrose Chapel

    Jul 24, 2002
    The iceBook also has more RAM - if you will be running OS X more RAM = better.

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