iBook 1.42ghz or Dell Vostro 1.8Ghz or wait?

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by cRuNcHiE, Jun 17, 2008.

  1. cRuNcHiE macrumors 6502a

    Jan 2, 2007
    Im after an really portable laptop, mainly for downloads/browsing.

    EEE pc's are too slow, ive seen a 1.42ghz G4 ibook for £340 delivered with 512meg ram,60gb hdd. 2.2kg

    but for £389 i can get a Dell Vostro 1310 13" laptop,1.83Ghz Core2Duo, 1Gb ram,160gb HDD. 2.06kg

    OR the same dell but with a celeron 540 1.8 ghz for £299 delivered.

    I already have a macbook pro and i did have a macbook but i hated its screen.

    I could potentially put osx on the dell if i really wanted. I'd prob use ubuntu though.

    What should i do? I like the idea of a 12" lappy, wish it was widescreen though, and i THINK it will have 2-finger scroll? something i use ALOT

    BUT 1.42ghz G4 just sounds slow and old? Will it crawl using logic as well?

    OR should i just wait and see if apple bring out an eee PC contender?
  2. CanadaRAM macrumors G5


    Oct 11, 2004
    On the Left Coast - Victoria BC Canada
    Confusing questions. If you're using Logic, the Dell isn't even in the mix. You know that, right?

    The used iBook G4 is well out of date, under-equipped (512/60) slow and overpriced at over US$650
  3. cRuNcHiE thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Jan 2, 2007
    The Dell is quite compatible with osx leopard, and will be moreso with the advent of EFI-X coming out very soon.

  4. Darth.Titan macrumors 68030


    Oct 31, 2007
    Austin, TX
    Hacking a Dell to run Leopard does not, in my book, make it "quite compatible" when all it takes is a software update to break your install. If you intend to run Mac OS X, you need to suck it up and buy a Mac, especially if this is a work machine.
    Any other options I wouldn't recommend discussing on these forums unless you like Wasteland.
  5. cRuNcHiE thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Jan 2, 2007
    If you'd bothered to read the link you would see apple updates breaking the install are a thing of the past.

    I already have a macbook pro, apple dont sell anything currently that fits this area.

    iphone too small/cant do enough. Macbook too big. ibook=about right but old technology
  6. Bwilky macrumors regular

    Jan 7, 2008
    Agreed, you could quite easily brick your pc and void the warranty. Hacking a Pc just doesn't give you that mac feeling. Looking at your shinny macbook is priceless.

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