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    iBook v. iPod Touch
    Hey guys,

    Purchasing question here.....I can get my hands on a used 500MHz G3 iBook w/ 10.4 for $200, but I can also get an 8G iPod Touch for $99 and can't decide which one. I'm a student in college so money's tight and recently built a desktop PC for gaming purposes (don't hold that against me!!); I used to have a Macbook Pro and I really miss the portability and OSX. I will still use my PC for main purposes but would like the ability to take a comp with me just for casual internet surfing/IMing, running itunes, and the occasional word processing here or there but thats about it.

    Would the iBook do the trick? For the price, I'm really leaning towards it; however, I never experienced a PowerPC mac and am worried the G3 speed isn't gonna do it for me. However, as it looks from the app store, I can get AIM and other stuff so I can increase the uses of the Touch.

    I have wireless at home, at my place at school, and pretty much my entire campus is wireless, so I'll have a wireless network available to me pretty much all the time.

    The G3 has 350ish megs of ram w/ a cd/dvd drive. Prob gonna slap a 512 stick in there tho if I go with it.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated!!

    Thanks in advance!!

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    The iPod Touch could never replace a computer and I don't know how you can compare them both.

    What do you need more, a complete computer or a iPod that is mostly for media but the internet being a small part of it?

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    may I ask what happened to your Macbook Pro?

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    An iBook this age will have a bad battery

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eric559 View Post
    The iPod Touch could never replace a computer and I don't know how you can compare them both.

    What do you need more, a complete computer or a iPod that is mostly for media but the internet being a small part of it?
    my thoughts exactly
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