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    X Im just meE o
    Unhappy Some more questions.
    Hi! I recently posted on these forums. Well... I have a few more questions...
    See.... I want a Laptop for just me, using it for the internet, traveling, pictures, music, burning, using more then 1-2 programs at once. Im thinking about getting the NEW iBook G4, it has everything I want, as of what I've read. But I've always wanted.... -Sigh.- The Ibook Tangerine(Clamshell) Laptop. Even though I've heard its so slow, it just catches my eye. Im thinking I must go with the iBook G4, since its newer, faster, and more capable and better for me, since the Tangerine Clamshell iBook is hard to find.... Even though, some websites seem to carry it, but not in the color I want.... -Sadness.- What should I do? Should I stick with the fast, more capable iBook G4? Or should I go with the Tangerine iBook, if I can find it....

    or the-
    Thanks in advance.....

    , Louis.
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    Member Since
    Jul 22, 2003
    Hamilton College
    20" iMac C2D 2.16ghz, 13" MacBook 2.0ghz, 60gb iPod vid, 1gb nano
    iBook G4

    Tangerine is just the design and color...Don't sacrifice power for pretty
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    Member Since
    Sep 30, 2004
    I bet a newer G4 would get better battery life than one of the clamshell G3s, plus those clamshells iBooks are rather big. If you want something that is actually portable and you plan on doing a decent amout of work on it, get the new G4.

  4. #4
    X Im just meE o
    Well, is the iBook G4 fast? Even though im going to gustomize to a bigger hard drive and memory. Its 1.33GHz?

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    Macman's Avatar
    Member Since
    Oct 30, 2004
    San Antonio, Texas
    PowerMac G4 Cube 450mhz 832mb
    its fast enough, more than fast enough really, stick with the ibook g4, or, if the funds and time are available, I believe Ive seen a newer ibooks insides put into a clamshell ibook, it should fit, just gotta line it all up correctly.

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    Member Since
    Sep 30, 2004
    If you really just don't want a white laptop you can get an iBook painted at they look pretty nice but its not cheap

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    Member Since
    Oct 10, 2004
    3.4 Ghz i7 27 in iMac (2012), 3.4 Ghz i7 MacBook Pro (2015), iPad Pro (2014), iPhone 6+
    I have an new iBook and I use for the exact things you are looking to use yours for. Get the new iBook, you'll like it.

  8. #8
    X Im just meE o
    Question I need it for.....
    Yea.... I just realized, I wanted to make an addition to my list of uses on the iBook.

    Customized iBook details:

    • 1.256GB DDR266 (256MB built-in & 1GB SO-DIMM)
    • 80GB Ultra ATA drive
    • SuperDrive (DVD-R/CD-RW)
    • AirPort Extreme Card
    • Bluetooth Module
    • Keyboard & Mac OS X - U.S. English
    • 14-inch TFT XGA display
    • 1.33GHz PowerPC G4
    • ATI Mobility Radeon 9200 w/ 32MB DDR video memory

    I need it for:

    1)Internet.- AOL


    3)Wireless.- Im gonna get bluetooth, and the Air port, or something like that, not sure...

    4)Pictures.- Saving.... Etc....

    5)I also want to use it for making music demo's. As "Jersey" in "Coyote Ugly" does so, with an iBook Clamshell G3 in the movie, will my iBook come with this program, and if it doesn't, do you know of ther program or music programs used to do all this? I also need my iBook to hook up to Microphone, and maybe an electrice keyboard, is all this going to work with my iBook.-

    6) I want it to be fast, is 1.33GHz fast enough for all this?
    + Music/Dvd watching/ listening + Dvd/Music/file burning.-

    And by using all this, will it slow my iBook down? And if so.... How slow? Too slow for working with?

    Thansk in advance.

    P.s.- Apple's do not use window's right? What do they use? And since the don't use windows, they don't automaticaly save cookies and temp files?

    And.... What is it made of? Is is made of plastic? Eh.

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    Member Since
    Sep 30, 2004
    A new G4 iBook would have plenty enough power to do all those things, it might not like it if you are trying to do everything at the exact same time. Apple uses Mac OS X, it is very easy to use. It is just made of plastic. I don't know what making music demos consists of so I am not sure what program you would need and if it would have it. If you want to hook up a keyboard, there is this one: which will just plug into one of the USB ports.

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    X Im just meE o
    Wait, its made of plastic? Cheap plastic? Or firm plastic, not easy to break?

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    Member Since
    Sep 30, 2004
    Most laptops are made of plastic, at least all the ones I have ever owned, the iBook seems sturdier than most.

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    Member Since
    Apr 09, 2004
    "Made from ultratough polycarbonate plastic — the same high-grade material used in bulletproof glass — the iBook’s sleek white case resists impact. While that measure alone might have allowed iBook to comfortably survive everyday use and abuse Apple engineers took the idea of protecting your investment quite seriously."

    That is a quote from in the Tech Specs of the iBook. So its not cheap plastic..

    Heres a link if u want :

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    Avalon's Avatar
    Member Since
    Jun 25, 2004
    Luxemburg, Europe
    PowerMac G5 Dual 2GHz (June 2004), 2.5GB, Airport, black 5G iPod 30GB, white MacBook 2.0 2GB
    Quote Originally Posted by mynameis
    Most laptops are made of plastic, at least all the ones I have ever owned, the iBook seems sturdier than most.
    Well, PowerBooks are made of Aluminium...just for the record

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    Member Since
    Mar 09, 2004
    Aluminium Macbook 2.4 Ghz 4GB RAM, SSD 24" Samsung Display, iPhone 4, iPad 2
    It is plastic, but doesn't feel like it IMO..

    Normally laptops creak and wobble if made of plastic...the iBook doesn't.

    Get the new machine, you can do much more than with the older machine, and will be able to make much better music...

    Your iBook G4 will come with garageband, a great easy-to-use app for music enthusiasts..

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    X Im just meE o
    Uh.... Another question: Where is the Cd/Dvd-rom/burner located on the iBook G4?

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