Help I dont know what to get

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by vfp101vfp, Dec 25, 2008.

  1. vfp101vfp macrumors newbie

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    ok, for Christmas i got an ibook clamshell running on 10.3.9 and I have 120 dollors and im going to the apple store what should I get?
     
  2. Sigur macrumors regular

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    If your iBook is fast enough to handle Leopard, get it! Otherwise get a used Tiger from somewhere and save the rest of the money. Alternatively you could pump it into the stock market :-D
     
  3. iParis macrumors 68040

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    Like the other poster said, get leopard.
    If it doesn't have enough ram to run Leopard, buy ram.
    And an external hard drive if this is your primary computer.
     
  4. vfp101vfp thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks

    im gonna get an external hard drive
     
  5. iParis macrumors 68040

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    You welcome.
    If you computer can't run Leopard and you don't want to buy some ram maybe you can go to the Apple Store and check if they happen to have any copies Tiger.

    And congratulations on your new computer.
    Is this your first Mac?
     
  6. d_and_n5000 macrumors 6502a

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    Waitasecond. A clamshell model? Those babies won't handle Leopard, and will only handle Tiger if you have a FireWire model. Even if it can handle Tiger, I'm not sure I'd put it on there - it would probably be very slow, almost unbearable to use. I'd keep it right where it is operating-system wise.

    I would see if they can get you another AC adapter, just as a backup, especially considering that my own adapter that would go with a clamshell iBook recently started fraying and sparking. They're not very durable, so you may want to get another if you can.

    Beyond that, your best bet would be software. I'm not sure how much hardware you could ever get for a clamshell, simply because of their age - Apple quit selling those models a good seven years ago, at least.
     
  7. Sigur macrumors regular

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    So my new idea is: Save the money for a used iBook/MacBook.
     
  8. vfp101vfp thread starter macrumors newbie

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    thanks

    Ya this is my first laptop but i had an imac g5. :)
     
  9. iParis macrumors 68040

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    Wait, had or have?
     

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