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

Why is everybody selling their iBooks????


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Ok, not sure if I'm the only one that has noticed, but it seems like on the Buy/Sell forums there is a disproportionate amount of 12" iBooks being sold.
Why is this??
I have one and I LOVE IT.
Of course, its used only for travelling and taking to the library up on campus, other than that I use my custom built desktop.
But still, why does everybody sell these awesome, and tiny yet powerful, laptops????
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Hmmm....? Well, my first mac was my iBook G4, so if I had to go the through the process of figuring out, which to get, an iBook or a Powerbook? I think that I would go with the Powerbook. So maybe people were using their iBook as a trial period for figuring out, if they really wanted to switch or not. And maybe, they then preferred something else on in the mac product line. Just a guess, because that is what I feel like doing, but I'm not.
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They buy them as an introduction to apple, realize they like it, but want something better.... Just a theory.
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I'm not selling mine, so it's not really everybody. the iBook suits my needs and there is really no need fo rme to fork out more money to buy the powerbook.

/me sticking to the ibook.
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Nope, not selling mine either. Not only do I love this little machine, it's my only computer at the moment! :mac:
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Im keeping mine too.

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I have no plans to sell mine.

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i love my ibook! does everything i need it to do. my only complaint might be a better graphics card or faster hard drive but that is really nit-picking. but yeah, i've noticed alot of 12in ibooks for shale too!


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I wished I could swap my iBook for a Powerbook right now for free but that would never happen and I cannot be bothered to sell my iBook anyways. The reason I got an iBook instead of a Powerbook was because I couldn't really see any good reason to pay the extra 300 at the time and and a PB update was due soon. Don't get me wrong though, I love my iBook and it does everything I need really. But if I do decide to get another portable Mac in the future and I have the cash, I'll just get a Powerbook and get it over and done with.
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i love mine, bu ti would trade it for a power mac g4. but i need the mobility if the ibook. so i am keeping it.

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no need to sell mine - not until next year maybe when I want to get a PB
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i am giving my iBook to my brother.. and i am getting a powerbook... the only reason is becasue he said he wanted one. and know i am going to get a powerbook.. only becasue he is paying the difference
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I've only had my 12" ibook for a month but I'm hooked. It's an absolute dellight to use. I bought it because my thin-and -light Dell broke after only 18months, andf this seemed a suprisingly cheap option for replacing it - not as thin or light as the Dell, but not far off and only half the price. Its far more robust than the Dell, and has a battery life I only dreamed about before, so I don't have to carry a cable or transformer, so its actually turned out lighter. Added to which so many things work which should have worked in the windows machine but never did, like printer sharing and - most of all - going to sleep and waking up again without crashing (it ALWAYS crashed on the Dell with windows XP). I'll shut up, I could go on like this all day.
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I am so attached to my iBook. NEVER gonna sell it. EVER! I am gonna keep it and frame it on a revolving platform and have it cased. It is just beautiful, my only computer now of my own. It performs perfectly, it is small, compact...I could talk about it for hours.
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Keeping mine as well, but I agree that it seems to be the introductory drug of choice for most people.

They get the iBook 12" as a "second machine" in addition to a pc or something cause it's cheap and portable.
Then they're hooked, sell the pc and buy a 15" powerbook.

The iBook's are sold or handed to female spouses
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