I just have ordered my first Mac!

Discussion in 'Buying Tips, Advice and Discussion (archive)' started by Cooper, Jul 30, 2004.

  1. Cooper macrumors newbie

    Jul 26, 2004
    iBook 1GHz Combo (12" TFT) Z0A7 3-5 bus.days $1,483.00
    256MB DDR266 SDRAM built-in 065-4999
    40GB Ultra ATA drive 065-5003
    Combo (DVD-ROM/CD-RW) 065-5006
    AirPort Extreme Card 065-5009
    Keyboard/Mac OS X - French Canadian C065-5012

    iPod w/Click Wheel (20GB) - FR M9282C/A 6-8 bus.days $389.00

    With Standard Shipping 8-12 days.

    I can't wait!!! :D
  2. evil macrumors 6502

    May 2, 2003
    chicago ex-toronto
    yes it is exciting to get your first mac. enjoy it
  3. mike412 macrumors newbie

    Jan 9, 2004
    Rochester, NY
  4. Cooper thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jul 26, 2004
    Hi all!

    I just have receive my iBook today! I'm so happy! :) That was really fast... The iBook was shipped wednesday from Taiwan. Only 2 days to receive it in Canada! And that was with standard shipping. That's amazing. The iPod will be ship next week.

    The iBook is just perfect (no dead pixel!!!). The screen is so bright and I don't regret this 12". :)

    I have to learn about Panther. I'm new on the Mac, so i don't know so much things. I think I will not sleep this night... :p

    Thx to all for the help!
  5. noel4r macrumors 6502a

    Jul 17, 2002
    Los Angeles
    just wondering, why didn't you order the Powerbook for $120.00 more? It's got AE and bluetooth built-in.
  6. Cooper thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jul 26, 2004
    The price is in canadian dollar. The Powerbook was 400$ more. With this 400$, I can buy Office for Mac, a sleeve and add some ram. I also need to buy a wireless router.
  7. Angelus macrumors 6502

    Apr 19, 2002
    New Zealand
    Congrats on buying your first mac. I switched nearly two years ago and haven't looked back since. Best of luck with your new mac and if you have any questions don't be afraid to ask the good people here. There's a great sense of community and someone is always willing to help.
  8. noel4r macrumors 6502a

    Jul 17, 2002
    Los Angeles

    ahh excellent choice then. i have a 12" iBook myself but I need to upgrade the ram. get that sleeve asap, i already have a couple of scratches on mine.
  9. jayscheuerle macrumors 68020


    I'd love to get an iBook...

    But I feel that Apple's resolution on their notebooks isn't tight enough yet. They've always been at the soft end...
  10. ozone macrumors 6502


    Feb 18, 2004
    Ontario, Canada
    Hey congrats! *sigh* I must have angered the gods or something... it seems like almost everybody else is getting their order way faster than me. I'm up to 15 days since I ordered and my PB hasn't even been built yet, never mind shipped.
  11. Nspace macrumors regular

    Jul 13, 2004
    Toronto, Canada
    I agree, on my 15" Powerbook I have adapted quite well, but for a company that has such a big niche in the design industry I would expect their screens to support higher resolutions. I know alot of the dells go up to like 1600 x 1050, and I have heard of some that are even higher! That would be real nice since I think the bigger the better :D

    Congrats on the new Apple.
  12. kerb macrumors regular

    Jul 26, 2004
    Lancashire UK

    My first Mac arrived today and I couldn't be happier!
  13. Brother Michael macrumors 6502a

    Brother Michael

    Apr 14, 2004
    Welcome to Macintosh.

    For a sleeve I recommend the ZeroShock from Shinza.

    For a carry case I recommend the Targus Elite. It has some super shock pads on it that make the 12" iBook fit very snuggly in it.

  14. arrowhead macrumors newbie

    Jun 11, 2004
    likewise.... congrats! i switched from PC to mac about 1 1/2 years ago, and pretty happy with it. btw, i have imac 1ghz w/ 17 inch LCD, running panther.

    right now, i am in market for a new laptop and considering a 15-inch PB (1.5Ghz). this new machine will be used mainly for software development.

    hp just introduced a laptop with linux pre-loaded, so that is also another candidate for me.

    anyway, enjoy your mac!
  15. jtgotsjets macrumors 6502


    May 20, 2004
    Lawrence, KS
    I have the same laptop (with more HD and more RAM), and trust me, you won't be disappointed with it. The 12" iBook is a wonderful computer.
  16. Koree macrumors 6502

    Jun 19, 2004
    Congrats! But may i suggest you get some more ram! :D
  17. letterbox macrumors regular

    Apr 13, 2004

    LCD's don't display well at non-native resolutions. The majority of people would probably not want tiny text and icons therefore such a high resolution would be for a niche market - not exactly conducive to the workings of a company that already caters to a niche market.
  18. Cooper thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jul 26, 2004
    Do you think that's enough to add 256 mo? Or I should buy a 512?

    For what I'm doing, I think the starting 256 mo is ok. But I'm a little slow in Warcraft 3 (the loading time when a game is starting).
  19. emw macrumors G4


    Aug 2, 2004
    I'd always say go higher. RAM is relatively inexpensive, and I believe the iBook just has one slot to upgrade. You'll always need more RAM, so go bigger now (I think it will support the 1 GB module too) to avoid future frustrations.

    I think you can grab a 512 MB stick for under $100 US.

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