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Apple Notebooks Apple's notebook computers including MacBook Pro, MacBook, MacBook Air, PowerBook, and iBook.

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Just considering getting a Mac and want to know which is preferable. Any thoughts on the matter?? :dummy:
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depends on what you wanna do with it and your mac.
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depends on what you wanna do with it and your mac.
whats the difference??
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well, on a superdrive, you can burn cds and dvds, data, music, or video, on a combo drive, you can only read dvd discs and write cdr or rw's.
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well, on a superdrive, you can burn cds and dvds, data, music, or video, on a combo drive, you can only read dvd discs and write cdr or rw's.
THANK YOU! Did you ever really just want a straight answer after trying to find it for ages and then someone just says it in on sentence! Thanks again!
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cool. BTW, you can play dvds and use dvd discs of all sorts on a superdrive, as well as burn dvd+r or dvd-r or rws, and cd-r or cd-rw.
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cool. BTW, you can play dvds and use dvd discs of all sorts on a superdrive, as well as burn dvd+r or dvd-r or rws, and cd-r or cd-rw.
Thanks Macman! Well i'm on the lookout for as cheap a Mac as i can get away with (as i'm a student) and really only need it for coding. So i think i'll probably go with the Combo and wait until i make my first million to allow myself such "exotic" features as DVD-RW..he he
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are you looking for a g4 or g5? and what sorta price range/specs? any specific models in mind?
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are you looking for a g4 or g5? and what sorta price range/specs? any specific models in mind?
thinkin of the 14" G4, 256RAM, 60G hard drive. works out at around 1333, not bad
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oh i meant to say 512 there, silly me.
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thinkin of the 14" G4, 256RAM, 60G hard drive. works out at around 1333, not bad
256MB RAM? you need to get extra 512MB or 1GB (if you have money)...
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256MB RAM? you need to get extra 512MB or 1GB (if you have money)...
really, 1G! well i'm guessing 512 is enough for my purposes, for the moment at least. Mainly academic, 4th year project really.
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really, 1G! well i'm guessing 512 is enough for my purposes, for the moment at least. Mainly academic, 4th year project really.
just get 256MB (whatever that comes with your iBook),

then get an extra 512MB from Crucial.com and install it yourself...
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just get 256MB (whatever that comes with your iBook),

then get an extra 512MB from Crucial.com and install it yourself...
hmm..good plan, will go look it up! thanks!
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well gotta go, dialing from the ancient land of 56K rip-off!!
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