Ok..due to the impressive sale of my mac, I can now think about a new powerbook.<br><br>I can either get a low-end powerbook new (or a used/refurbished one) or get the 14inch iBook and get all the wireless stuff at the same time.<br><br>I know all the arguements about G3vsG4...but seriously, I'm not a professional so perhaps the powerbook would be too much and the iBook would serve it's purpose? I really like the iBook and have always thought the powerbook was "flimsy", though I'm sure it's not..just that it seems like I would have to take extra care of it.<br><br>Choices...here they are for the powerbook.<br>Refurbished Powerbooks from Apple:<br>(1) Macintosh PowerBook G4 667MHz/256MB/30GB/DVD/CDRW/E/56K and Battery (Installed)<br>(1) Power cord<br>(1) Macintosh PowerBook 45w AC Adapter<br>(1) Modem Cable<br>(1) S Video Cable<br>(2) Manuals: <br>* Getting Started <br>* OS X <br>(7) CD-ROM Discs: <br>* (2) G4 PowerBook Software Restore CD's (SSW Version 9.2.2 & 10.1) <br>* (1) G4 PowerBook Software Install CD (SSW Version 9.2.2) <br>* (1) G4 PowerBook Software Install CD (SSW Version 10.1) <br>* (1) HW Test CD <br>* (2) Blank Media CD's <br>(1) 1 Year Warranty Card<br>(1) Jaguar OS 10.2 Update<br><br>or<br>(1) Macintosh PowerBook G4 800MHz/512MB/40GB/DVD/CDRW/E/56K/Airport Card and Battery (Installed)<br>with all of the above ^<br><br>Or, I could buy a loaded 667 (bought Jan 02) from someone for around $1800, give or take a few $<br><br>Or buy from say Powermax or Smalldog and get a 667/800 from them?<br><br><br>I'm just thinking out loud here and trying to get some opinions..so any would be helpful. Granted, keep in mind, that I'm not a "poweruser" so I don't use the big apps like you all and more than likely never will...So that leads me to...<br><br>
Now, I could pick up the top of the line one, loaded, and still get all the wireless that I need and be cheaper than the Powerbook. Plus I think it's more rugged (at least to me) than the powerbook.<br><br>If I was to go with the iBook, it would have to be new. They are cheap enough that I would prefer new.<br><br>Ok...to me this is it...the iBook is affordable enough so that I can max it out and still get airport and the other things (screen protector, lock, bag, etc) for it.<br><br>What do you all think? can you see which way I"m leaning here? Or, would it be a mistake to get one when I can get the lower-end powerbook? Help me out here <br><br>
Get the 14" iBook. It seems to me that your only needs are web, email, occassional iPhoto/iMovie stuff, iTunes and other lower-end apps... the G4 would still be the best buy, but very much overkill for you. Plus, getting a maxed out machine (RAM upgrade, Airport, Carrying bag, etc...) WILL make you feel much better about your decision... The 14" iBook has everything you need and more, plus you can plug it in to an external monitor at home if you want to.<br><br>[color:red] Kiss My Banana!</font color=red><br>Visit me here!
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