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

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I am going to college next year, and my study's will focus around: Art, Architecture, Math, Design and obviously essay writing.

I have been familiar with Mac for a while now, and I am ready to switch. I have the option to get the 12'' or 14'' iBook and I thought of some questions I need answered first.

1) Apple will eventually release their new iBooks. All of the evidence I have seen has pointed to later in 2006 or even 2007. Would it be adventageous to wait, or go for something that I can purchase now? Either way, I am sure that the current iBooks can perform tasks for the coming years until I would make another upgrade. Can anyone vouch?

2) Which should I get? 12'' or 14'' the size of the screen really doesn't matter to me at all, the only thing that would be a plus is the size of the hard drive and then the small increase in speed.

3) Does anyone currently use their iBooks in tasks that I listed above that I will probably be studying? If so, how do they perform?

Thanks in advance for the responses!
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1. The intel iBooks will without a doubt be out before school starts, so I would just wait. April/July they will probably be released

2. 12" is a little small for me but it is all personal preference. But just wait because the rumors are saying that there will be a 13.3" widescreen iBook with the intel release so that might be what you like.

3. iBooks are the most common apples on college campuses so I wouldn't be surprised if there are lots of responses saying it is great.

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You might just want to wait until you are at school to see what software that you'll need before you make a purchase. For example you might need AutoCAD which isn't available for OS X.
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