Since I have came to determine that MOST...not all, but MOST people on there forums do not like the iBook, I was wondering what you would think would be a better buy if you were on a budget...I know most of you have a lot of money or that companies buy your computers, but there are a few people like me out there that has to fork up every last penney to buy a computer and over the years I have chosen Apple. No I am not poor...but I also like to put money into my other hobbies like snowmobiles and ATV's so I have to make cuts somewhere along the line, so that is why I have made the choice of an iMac and an iBook even though I get mocked by people on here because their machines are so much better then mine. So I put you in a persons shoes that does not have an unlimited cash flow and ask this question. If you were handed $1,300 dollars and not one more cent and you had to buy a laptop what would be your best choice? A Dell Inspiration 2500 900MHz Celeron at $1,299 or An Apple iBook 500 MHz G3 12.1" at $1,199 Most people on here say that the G3 processor is junk so therefore I would think the Dell is probably faster. I don't know which one is better designed though.