Results 1 to 13 of 13
  1. #1
    Maxp0wer2004
    Guest
    Dumb questions about iBook from a new guy
    I have a few questions about iBook, and i dont seem to find answers anywhere else:

    1. Can it show screensavers?
    2. Where are the speakers?
    3. Is it better than PowerBook?

    I have been thinking of these questions, looking for answers, but i havent found them anywhere.

  2. #2
    m1k
    Guest
    Yeah, it can show screensavers. Cool Mac OS X screensavers like Flurry that beat the pants off typical Windows ones.

    The speakers are right above the keyboard (check some pics, you'll see what I mean). They're on the same horizontal plane that the keyboard is on, but pointing towards you (they point in the same direction that the keys point in). Sorry, I can't think of a better way to describe it.

    Nope, the PowerBook is the laptopo supremo, sorry. But the iBook is a great consumer-level product. It's cheap, very powerful (although not as powerful as the PowerBook), offers plenty of expansion options, and now offers built-in wi-fi. And it looks good.

    If you're just doing web surfing, email, word processing and the occasional game, the iBook offers the best bang for your buck. It's actually quite powerful, great battery life, etc. But unfortunately the PowerBook is better. But it's also almost twice as expensive for comparable models. But you do get what you pay for.


    Good luck, hope this helps,
    m1k

  3. #3
    Dumb questions about iBook from a new guy

    Member Since
    Sep 30, 2004
    Posts
    3,378
    1. Yes
    2. Just above the keyboard on both sides
    3. The powerbook is better, it has DVI out, faster CPUs, faster RAM, i think it has FireWire 800, made of aluminum instead of plastic, and better screen options.

    It been awhile since the powerbooks have had anything new with them, if I was going to get out I would wait till they maybe revise it a bit, I would hate to buy one then a short while later something better comes out.

    edit: you beat me to responding...

  4. #4
    Devoidarex
    Guest
    Powerbooks are better than iBooks, and Acuras are better than Hondas, but most people don't really need an Acura more than they need a Honda.

  5. #5
    m1k
    Guest
    1. Yes
    2. Just above the keyboard on both sides
    3. The powerbook is better, it has DVI out, faster CPUs, faster RAM, i think it has FireWire 800, made of aluminum instead of plastic, and better screen options.

    It been awhile since the powerbooks have had anything new with them, if I was going to get out I would wait till they maybe revise it a bit, I would hate to buy one then a short while later something better comes out.

    edit: you beat me to responding...
    The PowerBook 12" doesn't have FireWire 800, but the 15" and 17" models do. It also has a better graphics card, and only better screen options if you get the 15" or 17" models.

    The PowerBooks are due to refresh sometime in January to February. Considering the newest iBook line just came out, it may be a good idea to get an iBook rather than waiting 4 months or more for the PowerBook G5s.

    Check the Apple site (www.apple.com) for more info on the differences between the iBook and the PowerBook. There are quite a few

    Cheers,
    m1k

  6. #6
    Dumb questions about iBook from a new guy

    Member Since
    Sep 30, 2004
    Posts
    3,378
    If I have time tomorrow, I am going to get my 12in iBook, so long as I don't change my mind between now and 10 tomorrow morning.

  7. #7
    Devoidarex
    Guest
    Well, I'm on my second day with my 12" iBook, and I love it. I've never owned an apple product, but I've read plenty about them.

    I must say that this is one polished little machine. Very well thought out.

    Anyway, I just wanted to say that I think most people overdo it when it comes to computers. They buy more than they need. I browse the net, check email, take notes in class, burn cds and mess with my digital photos. A 1.2Ghz iBook will suffice to do all of that. Period.

    If you make your living working with computers, you may have a different perspective. My point is simply this: don't get suckered in to trying to keep up with the Joneses in the computer world, because you NEVER can. The newest iBooks are sweet little machines that can hold their own for the VAST majority of their buyers.

  8. #8
    Dumb questions about iBook from a new guy
    rman's Avatar
    Member Since
    Dec 24, 2002
    Location
    Los Angeles, California
    Posts
    12,584
    Specs:
    2 x 3.0GHz Quad-Core, 6GB OS X 10.6.8 | 15in MacBook Pro 2.2GHz OS X 10.6.8 | 64GB iPad 2 WiFi
    Cool
    Quote Originally Posted by Devoidarex
    Acuras are better than Hondas, but most people don't really need an Acura more than they need a Honda.
    Just a side note: Honda makes Acura, Acura is the Honda's luxury line of cars.
    Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass, It's about learning to dance in the rain!

  9. #9
    code777
    Guest
    i agree devoidarex, sure if you got $2000 to blow (or use the ol evil credit card) then of course I'd get a powerbook but being practical and well trying not to get myself into MORE debt I bought the 12" iBook w/RAM upgrade with cash. I could have got the 14" but I really saw no speed difference at all. Smaller screen does not bother me (same resolution) and its a lot more compact. I figured i'd spend that extra $300 on more RAM and a laptop bag, mouse, and BT adapter. My budget was $1350 so... I did well and am very happy with the 12".

    Yes a almost lost my head and wanted to use ol evil credit card to buy the 15" Powerbook (one of my buddies bought one earlier this year) but after comparing the iBook with the Powerbook and then looking at what I am using this for (mainly surfing the net, iTunes, iPhoto) I figured why spend all this money to get the 15" Powerbook. Sure I'd love to have it but I don't need it. the iBook does just fine. Even my friend with the Powerbook said he made a mistake in buying the Powerbook, his needs don't need all that power but he was drawn to it because of its looks and the thought of how powerful it is when in reality he told me he doesn't use it to the extent its made for.

    So you just have to evaluate your needs and your budget. Don't use evil credit!

  10. #10
    Dumb questions about iBook from a new guy
    Aptmunich's Avatar
    Member Since
    Mar 09, 2004
    Location
    Munich
    Posts
    9,073
    Specs:
    Aluminium Macbook 2.4 Ghz 4GB RAM, SSD 24" Samsung Display, iPhone 4, iPad 2
    Oh, I though it was a disease... silly name!

  11. #11
    Desolate One
    Guest
    Quote Originally Posted by rman
    Just a side note: Honda makes Acura, Acura is the Honda's luxury line of cars.
    And Apple makes both the PB and iB. I thought it was a nice analogy.

  12. #12
    Dumb questions about iBook from a new guy

    Member Since
    Sep 30, 2004
    Posts
    3,378
    Quote Originally Posted by Desolate One
    I thought it was a nice analogy.
    I concur

  13. #13
    Dumb questions about iBook from a new guy
    rman's Avatar
    Member Since
    Dec 24, 2002
    Location
    Los Angeles, California
    Posts
    12,584
    Specs:
    2 x 3.0GHz Quad-Core, 6GB OS X 10.6.8 | 15in MacBook Pro 2.2GHz OS X 10.6.8 | 64GB iPad 2 WiFi
    Cool
    Quote Originally Posted by Desolate One
    And Apple makes both the PB and iB. I thought it was a nice analogy.
    I did not see it as an analogy. My bad.
    Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass, It's about learning to dance in the rain!

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. Couple of dumb questions
    By Alanw in forum OS X - Operating System
    Replies: 10
    Last Post: 03-19-2015, 02:51 PM
  2. Replies: 4
    Last Post: 06-28-2013, 09:35 PM
  3. Some really dumb questions
    By jamieh in forum Switcher Hangout
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 10-29-2007, 09:15 PM
  4. New to machintosh , few questions (sorry if they are dumb)
    By kelatazar in forum Apple Notebooks
    Replies: 10
    Last Post: 06-11-2007, 03:59 PM
  5. dumb questions with new Lombard
    By catchawave in forum Switcher Hangout
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 07-14-2005, 08:43 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •