Remember, a 40GB is probably really 37GB. Plus the 10GB that is on it when you get it. Leaving you ~25GB free.iMatt mini said:Yeah, I searched before I posted but I couldn't find an exact answer for my situation. I think I'll go with the iBook. And probably only 40 GB. I don't need much space. I doubt I'll install a lot.
Since you already have an external DVD Burner I'd go with the 12". It'll give you better portability and besides, the maximum resolution is the same in both the 12" and 14" anyways.iMatt mini said:I already have an external DVD Burner, not worth it to buy another one built in.
Edit: I can't even think of one thing off the top of my head, that I'll be installing though. I don't see why I should waste $50.
BTW: 12'' or 14''? I can't decide.
I use a 15.4'' laptop now.
Hmm. You haven't seen iMovie, Garageband, or the rest of iLife have you? You might also be used to Windows program sizes. A program that takes a few MB's on Windows usually takes more on Mac. It's definitely not a WASTE, as the next os, and the next one after that will take more and more.iMatt mini said:I can't even think of one thing off the top of my head, that I'll be installing though. I don't see why I should waste $50.
Do you plan to use iTunes at all, now or possibly in the future? If so, I highly suggest getting the biggest hdd you can pack in, at least 60GB. My 1.33 PB handles all your listed apps and more quite admirably with 1GB RAM. My 60GB hdd is hovering around 48GB, with a 25GB iTunes collection eating up a ton of space. I only dabble in iMovie, iDVD, and GarageBand, but the files I've saved use up another 6GB or so, and that's nothin' where A/V is concerned. I wish I'd sprung for the 80GB drive when I got this thing.iMatt mini said:I doubt I'll get the 60 GB HD. I'll never use it all. I'll never use the 40 even. I'm the kind of person that removes stuff when I'm done. Not just leave it because I can. I doubt I'll buy much stuff to install either.
Yeah, and for more than one reason; 1) you will have undoubtedly accumlated more "stuff" by then, and 2) better resale value w/ more HD space.PaRaGoNViCtiM said:ALWAYS, get the biggest HD you can afford, even if you don't think you'll need it! In 2 years you'll be very happy you did!