Upgrading ibook g4 1.33 What to Buy?

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by eylf1004, Nov 14, 2007.

  1. eylf1004 macrumors newbie

    Nov 14, 2007
    Hey everyone. I'm looking for some advice. Around January, I will be ready to update my g4 ibook 1.33 1.5 gb ram, 40 gb hd. I am a graduate student. I need something that will last for the long haul. Preferably 4-5 years, (about how much longer it will take to finish phd). I will have around $1500 to play with. Here are a few options so far

    New Macbook 2.2 ghz Intel Core 2 duo santa rosa around $1300

    Macbook Pro Core Duo 2.16 ghz around $1400 (ebay)

    Refurb Imac 24" 2.16 core 2 duo around $1500 (would keep ibook for portability)

    Refurb Macbook Pro 2.2 core 2 duo $1700 (a little high but doable perhaps)

    Like I mentioned I am a student. I don't really run anything too intensive, mostly just camino, open office, ilife apps, filemaker pro. I do use photoshop occasionally.

    So what should I be looking for down the road? Appreciate any advice.
  2. koayt47 macrumors newbie

    Oct 17, 2007
    Go for the refurb 2.2 MacBook Pro. You'll appreciate the extra features and the larger screen. The Santa Rosa chips and latest gen graphics cards should ensure it lasts 4-5 years.

    Skip the iMac. Its a pain to keep files synchronised across multiple computers when you use your iBook for portability.

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