I'm just curious, since you claim to know nothing about Macs, why get her one? Did she ask for one? If so, you are a cool parent... you won't regret it and she definitely will not!!!vcinsb said:My daughter is a college student (business) one year to go...which notebook ibook or pb, would be ideal for her situation? I have a pc and know nothing of mac. Thanks!
She is asking for a mac because her roommate has one and loves it! She has a pc laptop that has given us a lot of trouble and it finally crashed!devilot76 said:I'm just curious, since you claim to know nothing about Macs, why get her one? Did she ask for one? If so, you are a cool parent... you won't regret it and she definitely will not!!!
I have a 12" PB, and am a third year in college. I would choose PB over iBook not only because of the power, but also because it LOOKS more elegant/ polished (which may come into play for a business major), and for me, because it is lighter. Yes, I know it's only 0.3 lbs difference, but hey, when I'm walking around on campus, especially on a hot day, it makes a difference!
I have to agree - the iBook is a great value, and though the powerbook IS step up in every aspect, it's not a big enough (imho) step up to justify the cost. That is right now, traditionally the Powerbook has many features over the iBook.chemdav said:iBooks cost less, and are great value for money. PowerBooks cost more, but you get a lot more. Without knowing too much about your daughter's business program, I would suggest getting the cheaper iBook as it will fill her needs, but if you want her to have the best then a PowerBook is the way to go.
Nothing on the grapevine is showing that there are any new iBook's on the horizon. Although this is the last line of Macs to get an update, the possibility exists, but it would not be a significantly different machine than what is offered now. Any update (which I think is not too likely) would probably be a speed boost, and a maybe new memory configurations. No new re-design of the iBook should be expected until Intel machines start being produced (the mid to end of 2006).vcinsb said:is there a new ibook coming out in a couple of weeks?? is this a sure thing??