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  1. #1
    kingcrowing2
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    Tibook Vs. ibook
    I'm looking into getting a new apple laptop... i've basically narrowed it down to three at this point. Obviously one is an ibook and the other is a Tibook
    Tibook:
    667MHz G4 Tibook- DVI (15.2" 1280x854 Res, 32MB ATI 7500)
    512MB RAM
    Combo Drive
    30GB HD
    Price: $825
    ibook:
    900MHz G3 12"
    128MB RAM (will upgrade to 640 MB)
    Combo Drive
    40GB HD
    price: $689
    ibook 2:
    1Ghz G4 ibook 12"
    256MB RAM (Will upgrade to 768MB)
    CD drive (yeah... kinda sucks, can it be upgraded?)
    40GB HD
    Airport (extreme? it is a new ibook...) card installed
    1 year Apple warentee (its new)
    Price: $900

    I know that the Tibook is probably the best of all of them, but will the extra money for the new iBook make a big difference in performance? and is it better to go for the cheaper G3, or is it worth making that leap to a G4? thanks!

  2. #2
    Jason
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    ibook 2:
    1Ghz G4 ibook 12"
    256MB RAM (Will upgrade to 768MB)
    CD drive (yeah... kinda sucks, can it be upgraded?)
    40GB HD
    Airport (extreme? it is a new ibook...) card installed
    1 year Apple warentee (its new)
    Price: $900
    For $99 more you can get a brand new iBook, why bother?

  3. #3
    kingcrowing2
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    Yeah... i just noticed that, with my student discount its only $950 with air port and a combo... but i still don't know if thats the best option

  4. #4
    Jason
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    Given those options, I'd definitely go with a new one

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    Tibook Vs. ibook
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    Specs:
    Black Colorware PowerBook 1.67 GHz G4, 2 GB DDR2, 100GB 7200 RPM
    Same here.
    'cause when it rains, you know it pours.

  6. #6
    ryanyogan
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    You will kick your self in the head soon if you get the tiBook, although cheap and is a powerbook, the iBook easily outperforms that and has alot less issues. The tiBook was great but has heat issues, screen issues, and didn't like to take a beating at all! I honestly think they look better then the aBooks though, personall thats all

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    Tibook Vs. ibook

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    15" MacBook Pro & 23" ACD
    I'd go for the new iBook...I have the current 12" Model, with a few ram, BT upgrades--You won't regret it!

  8. #8
    titan0111
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    Quote Originally Posted by ApplejustWorks
    I'd go for the new iBook...I have the current 12" Model, with a few ram, BT upgrades--You won't regret it!
    I'm not sure about kingcrowing2's budget but with HDD(30 to 60GB), memory(256+512MB), BlueTooth upgrades, iBook is close to $1200.

    But i will definitely spend extra $100 or 200 for new one...

  9. #9
    myjay610
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    Just get a new iBook - you get what you pay for.

    My friend bought one similar to the $900 dollar one. He's kickin' himself now wishing he got a new one.

  10. #10
    kingcrowing2
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    I guess my main issue is i really like the larger widescreen, i just used a laptop with a 1280x800 and the tibook has 854, i really like that screen so i imagine i'll like this one more

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