12-29-2003, 08:58 PM #1NewTGuestNeed recommendations for an ibook no greater than $1000
Hello all, I am looking into getting an ibook, used or new, and all I have to spend is $1000. I would like a machine that runs OS X very nicely (i.e. its snappy, smooth, etc) and runs applications like office and photoshop. It would be nice if it could play games like Quake 3 and Enemy Territory, however, I do not want it to play today's latest games.
I have looked at some mac web sites and it seems like I can get an ibook that is an 800mhz g4 for around $800, however, it only has 128 megs of ram and a simple cdrom drive. I am leaning towards ebay, because it seems to offer good prices for ibooks. Specifically, I was looking at: http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...&category=4602 . Is this a good value for $900? Its 900mhz g3, 384mg ram, 40 gig, and a combo drive.
I'm really not sure what is good in mac terms. Would I be getting ripped off for $900? Can you show me a better deal? How is that link above?
Also, should I be considering a g4 or will a g3 suffice?
Thank you for your time. Hopefully, you will have another mac user shortly
12-30-2003, 12:50 AM #2lzasitkoGuestg3 iBookOriginally Posted by NewT
Watch ebay as I see these all the time and you might find it cheaper, depends on when or how soon you want it.
12-31-2003, 06:36 PM #3lplplpx3Guest
You might need to jump on this one but I just purchased a BRAND NEW (not refurb or used) 14" G3 800 Ghz, 256 k, 30 gig HD, Combo drive and get this INCLUDES AIRPORT CARD for $920 from http://www.powermax.com/. With 2 day express my total was $973.00 delivered.
Also, for 20 bucks less you get the exact same specs but a 700 Ghz machine...needless to say I dont think they had much left and I too was doing the whole ebay, used, refurb thing for weeks but this was the best deal I found anywhere.
01-04-2004, 02:41 PM #4HooliganGuest
Are you a student? My brand new ibook G4 was $950 at the student rate. Otherwise, Apple Stores will sell returned and refurbished models at a discount too- many are former window display models (never used). Just a thought....
01-06-2004, 01:37 AM #5lplplpx3Guest
No not a student and consequently, this price even beat Apple refurb...trust me I did my homework.
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