Looking for a good Apple laptop

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by jlester, Jun 14, 2007.

  1. jlester macrumors newbie

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    I'm looking for an apple laptop to use for iTunes, Quicktime (mostly Guitar World videos), and schoolwork but I'm on a budget of $400.00. I need something that is rugged so I can take it to my friends house and it won't break. What do you think?
     
  2. Airforce macrumors 6502a

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    An old 12 inch macbook pro with the newest g4 chip would do you well.
     
  3. jlester thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Can you give me a link?, I thought the macbook pro line is the new powerbook with the intel chip.
     
  4. Roy Hobbs macrumors 68000

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  5. jlester thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Oh, Do you mean the Aluminum powerbook? Or any powerbook with the newest G4 processor?
     
  6. Airforce macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah, that sucker :p
     
  7. jlester thread starter macrumors newbie

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  8. jlester thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I'm looking on ebay and the 12" Powerbooks they have are going for around$600.00.
     
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  11. Airforce macrumors 6502a

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    Not that you would want to upgrade such an old machine, but the G3 will not be able to upgrade with this next release of OS X. Just a heads up.
     
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  14. mikehokie macrumors regular

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    Get an iBook G4. Great laptop and good for what you want to do.

    Could find one on Ebay for $500
     
  15. skubish macrumors 68030

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    I think you are SOL. You are better off saving a big more money and getting a refurb macbook. Anything less than a G4 I would not classify as "good".
     
  16. mikehokie macrumors regular

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    My question is why in hell do you have 4 iPods?
     
  17. skubish macrumors 68030

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    Hehe

    I need to update my sig.
    My wife uses a second gen shuffle.
    I use a 2GB nano for workouts.
    80 iPod for everything else.

    I sold or broke the others.
     
  18. mikehokie macrumors regular

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    Now why the hell do you need an 80 GB iPod??? I try filling up my friends 30 and even then we can barely get half. Vinyls, CD's, iTunes, ect.
     
  19. WannaGoMac macrumors 65816

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    Sounds to me you're not copying enough music. Stop paying for music, and you'll fill it up! Hold a music swap party with your friends! :D

    Also, check out the free live music archive
    http://www.archive.org/details/etree
     
  20. elppa macrumors 68040

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    Another vote for iBook G4.

    My Sister has one and it has had nothing wrong with it at all.

    Tough, rugged, versatile.
     
  21. skubish macrumors 68030

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    I currently have 60 podcast episodes in addition to music, videos, and pictures. But honestly, I bought the 80gb because it was only $100 more than the 30gb.
     
  22. Nukemkb macrumors 6502a

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    says who? :mad:
     
  23. sw1tcher macrumors 65816

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    Well, the OS X Leopard Developer Preview disc has a little read me file which lists the system requirements, and they are:

    * an Intel processor or a PowerPC G4 or G5 processor
    * a DVD drive
    * built-in FireWire
    * at least 256 MB of RAM for a Power-PC based Mac and 512 MB for an Intel-based Mac (additional RAM is recommended for development purposes)
    * a built-in display or a display connected to an Apple-supplied video card supported by your computer
    * at least 6 GB of disk space available, or 8 GB if you install the developer tools


    So unless they make some changes (highly doubt it), no G3 support.
     
  24. jlester thread starter macrumors newbie

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    what about a tiBook?, they go for around 400. Do you think thats worth it?
     
  25. eldino macrumors member

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    Good Choice dude =) Finally somebody who likes Creative Commons music like I do!
    there are some dudes who makes some damn nice music and share it for free! And their "10-songs" albums are made by 10 good songs, not by 2 nice songs and 8 craps!
    For tons of GBs of nice, free, legal music for your iPod(s), check these:

    http://www.jamendo.com
    http://www.bleepwatch.com/
    http://www.phlow.de/netlabels/index.php/New_Netlabel_Releases
    http://www.wundertunes.com/
    http://www.rowolo.de/
    http://freealbums.blogsome.com/
    http://www.de-bug.de/pod/

    and my blog http://eldino.wordpress.org for some reviews about the best netlabels =) and soon a catalogue in pdf with the best stuft rated and linked! (sorry mods for the semi-hidden spam ;-p)
     

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