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

ibook or imac for my wife/home unit


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Hey all. My wife saw her first ibook today and loved it. Now she wants the 12" ibook rather than the 20" imac that I wanted. I can't really tell her no since I'm getting a powerbook myself. She will only use it for email, internet, photo storage/viewing, and music. Is the 12" ibook a good buy for just doing that stuff. She wants the wireless portablity. Any help on the ibook would be great since I know nothing of it. Thanks.
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the only thing i can sugest is to get a large external hard drive if you get teh ibook. i thought 30gb would be big enough for my ibook, but i am down to the last gb on mine. i know they come with bigger, so i suggest getting the bigger hdd

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Hey all. My wife saw her first ibook today and loved it. Now she wants the 12" ibook rather than the 20" imac that I wanted. I can't really tell her no since I'm getting a powerbook myself. She will only use it for email, internet, photo storage/viewing, and music. Is the 12" ibook a good buy for just doing that stuff. She wants the wireless portablity. Any help on the ibook would be great since I know nothing of it. Thanks.
My workbuddy got his wife the 12" iBook for her teaching job - they BOTH love it. It's very portable and will EASILY do everything you noted. I think the iBook comes 512MB RAM standard, so I think you'll be good to go.
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I got 80gig on my 12" iBook... I recommend you upgrade the disk space as soon as possible. I've used over 40gb already.

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The iBook will do what she wants with no issues. But I know if it was me, I'd wait for the new Intel laptop.
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the intel laptop is out now.. but i still woudlnt do it. i'd wait for at least a year before they got that fully running.. all the universal software is up to date

the hd on the ibooks need to be updated. way too small

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the intel laptop is out now.. but i still woudlnt do it.
I meant the iBook replacement (probably gonna be just MacBook).
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i really consider the macbook pro the upgrade to the ibook..

the powerbook should have something bigger and greater..

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40gigs (standard) is enough for just music and photos. c'mon guys be reaosnable here >_>

not need to dish out extra $$$ for harddrive that's not used.

unless u download shows/movies/tons of mp3s (thousands of albums), there's no need for over 40gigs.

i wouldn'lt recommend downloading too much or too long on ibook (esp if you use bittorent). it ruins harddrives due to heat and activity. i've had to replace harddrive once due to BT.

but that's just my warning and opinion, take it as you will.

but keep in mind, i'd rather not spend extra money on things that's not needed in the firstplace. if you relaly need more than 40gigs of HDD, then sure enough, go get it.
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Go with the ibook and airport express. We use ours all over the house and even out on the deck in nice weather. I would also reccomment the Apple wireless mouse when you ane doing some intense work.
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