01-07-2004, 05:15 PM #1lovemycoffeeGuestG3 or G4 and a few other questions...
Hi....I am new here and am currently on my 2nd Mac, which is an Imac, about 4 yrs old. I want to buy an iBook, but I am nervous as I have heard PC owners complain they die and burn out quick.
I want the 14", and I saw a website that has new G3's for about $300 less than a new G4.
The only thing I do on my computer is the Internet and download a few pics from my camera. Would the G3 be enough?
Also, what are the thoughts as to a laptop dying quickly.....thanks
01-07-2004, 07:09 PM #2lzasitkoGuestg3 or g4Originally Posted by lovemycoffee
01-07-2004, 07:58 PM #3lovemycoffeeGuest
Thanks Larry. The clamshells are not being made anymore, correct? I am really hesitant about buying a Mac second hand.
01-07-2004, 09:31 PM #4
Originally Posted by lovemycoffee
- Member Since
- Jul 21, 2003
- Coruscant, Galactic Republic
- 14" iBook G3 900/640/40 _ _ Power Macintosh G3 All-In-One 315/768/20 _ _ 20 GB iPod
In reference to the comments about G3 Snow's having problems - if anything, the things I've heard/read indicate that Apple's quality has been slipping somewhat (15" PB, new IB, etc.), and that the previous generation iBooks and PowerBooks are more durable than the newest ones. How they compare to the Clamshells, I can't say since I've never owned one (alhough I'm in the market if anyone wants to sell one), but I think you'll find few quality issues with a G3 iBook.
01-07-2004, 09:47 PM #5lovemycoffeeGuestOriginally Posted by Padawan
You mentioned Apples discount....is this through another retailer? On Apples site and store I only saw the G4, I saw the G3's on another website, not sure if I am allowed to say the name.
01-08-2004, 12:51 AM #6lzasitkoGuestClamshellOriginally Posted by lovemycoffee
With everything that I see on all the foums about problems with the newer g3's I would be a bit reluctent to buy one. Now I know that on any forum you are going to hear all about the problems more than all the good ones that nobody is having problems with so I take that into account. The g4's are supposed to be better and as a bonus a lot faster...
Now if I had the money it would a g4 for me, love the look and size and that lovely widescreen is great..... or would I get a g5?
01-08-2004, 04:55 PM #7lovemycoffeeGuestOriginally Posted by lzasitko
What problems with the G3's are you referring to, I have heard about hinge problems.
01-08-2004, 08:29 PM #8christophermacGuest
I own a blueberry clamshell ibook myself. For what I do, which is just email, internet browsing, and school work, I really have no problem with it. The only thing I do not like is that I am stuck with the slower 300 mhz processor. But with the 256 mb ram i upgraded to, it works pretty good. I suggest just getting a new one. The only reason why I purchased this clamshell ibook is because I thought it was pretty cool looking, which is a bad excuse for a computer purchase lol...
01-09-2004, 12:50 AM #9lzasitkoGuestg3 problemsOriginally Posted by lovemycoffee
Clamshells have a 12.1" screen, no other options
OK I was wrong the petition and links to it etc are on MacAddicts forums for the ibook......
01-09-2004, 01:09 PM #10simply258Guest
The G3 you have is slow because it's probably 300 or 400 Mhz. The last iBook G3s had speeds of 800 - 900 MHz .. They are available on the Special Deals page of the Apple Store
New 14" G3 ibooks seem to be out of stock, but there are refurbished ones.
01-09-2004, 08:07 PM #11lovemycoffeeGuest
OK.....I think I have decided on what I am getting. A new G3 iBook 900, 384 mb Ram....no sales tax, for $999....how does that price sound?
I am a little hesitant about the problems, so in that case, should I buy Apple care or can I buy it in 1 year?
01-09-2004, 08:08 PM #12lovemycoffeeGuest
Also....this site I am looking at is not listed on Apples site of official resellers, should I not buy from them?
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