I agree with you. I would never need the sheer power of the PowerMac or Powerbook. The only reason I would choose a PBook over a iBook is becuase of the better graphics. Other than that, I wouldn't buy a PBook.zflauaus said:I have an iBook and I love it! I'm 14. I can't really see myself using a Powerbook or PowerMac. I would much rather use the iMac.
Well, remember that at least 80% of kids under 18 aren't paying for their own computer, so it's the grace of their parents' wallets rather than their wallets that determine the computer.ryannel2003 said:I'm still surprised at how many kids under 18 have PowerMac's and PowerBooks. I was expecting to see more iBooks and eMacs, but that is not the case.
It really depends on the age though. A lot of times, a kid's first computer will be purchased by their parents when they are in 4th-7th grades. However, by the time you go into high school, if your intereted in computing, you may use you own money to buy a computer, or pay for part of a more expensive computer, like a PowerBook or a high end iMac. For me, my parents bought me a iMac when i was in 4th grade to start learning how to type. However, now I'm going to high school, I wanted a better computer and I'm paying for part of my iMac 20".stridey said:Well, remember that at least 80% of kids under 18 aren't paying for their own computer, so it's the grace of their parents' wallets rather than their wallets that determine the computer.
Good that you bought it yourself, but Mac minis are NOT cheaper than eMacs. They are actually more expensive! When you opt for comparable specs on mini's page so they would be similar to eMac's you will get a more expensive machine with MUCH slower video card (a major issue to me as I play many games and want a full CoreImage supported video card), a laptop slow HD, 1 RAM slot (!) and no display! That s@cksMoria said:I bought my Mac Mini when I was 15 and paid for it myself
I was thinking of getting an eMac but decided to go for the Mini because they are a lot cheaper.
2.53GHz isn't that bad for like 2 years ago. I still have a 2.8GHz P4 and it runs Windows XP and new PC games like a charm with 1GB of RAM and a XFX 6600GT. And this is a Gateway. Souped it up though.wako said:Well no wonder you switched... you had some crappy computers