I have little $ but want a good laptop

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  1. yu hu macrumors newbie

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    I was googled "used apple notebooks" and found some ibooks as low as a couple hundred bucks. I want one that runs boot camp, but of course none of the specs say if they do or not, I want to transfer my pc files (I have XP currently) to it. Boot camp just runs xp, right? I figure some of the other stuff I want that it might not have like a dvd player/burner I could get seperate and plug that into the ibook, but can you do that with an ibook? I'm not trying to program a web page or make movies or anything, so basically I want everything else for a little dough as possible.
     
  2. swiftaw macrumors 603

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    ibooks will NOT run bootcamp.

    Only intel macs will run bootcamp, so you'll need a macbook.

    Bootcamp can be used to run XP or Vista.
     
  3. sammich macrumors 601

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    To run Boot Camp you need a mac with an Intel Processor in it.

    The only mac notebooks that have an Intel chip in them are the Macbook and Macbook Pro lines. So the iBook won't work with Boot Camp.

    Boot Camp works with a copy of Windows XP SP2 or Vista.
     
  4. Dybbuk macrumors 6502a

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    Just get a Windows laptop if you have only a little bit of money. You'll do a lot better.
     
  5. JPIndustrie macrumors 6502a

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    What kind of files are we taking about?

    If they're just .doc's/.xls/.ppt or whatever, you can either use Office for Mac or Open Office to open these files. Just get an external HDD (like $50 for a 60 GB or something), format it in FAT32 (which Mac OS X can read) and plug it in to any mac with a USB port and transfer your files.
     
  6. Coldacre macrumors member

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    a related question - what's the most amount of RAM I can put into an iBook G3?
     
  7. Beric macrumors 68020

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    You could just start a new topic. It's really OK if you actually have a real question like yours. ;)

    And as for your question, it all depends on what model of iBook with the G3 processor you have. Is it a Clamshell, for example?
     
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  9. Beric macrumors 68020

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    There are several models of the White iBook.

    Go to the far-left Apple menu, and click "about this Mac".

    My Dad, for example, has a White iBook G3-700 12-inch.
     

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