New To Mac-Forums?

Welcome to our community! Join the discussion today by registering your FREE account. If you have any problems with the registration process, please contact us!

Get your questions answered by community gurus Advice and insight from world-class Apple enthusiasts Exclusive access to members-only contests, giveaways and deals

Join today!

 
Start a Discussion
 

Mac-Forums Brief

Subscribe to Mac-Forums Brief to receive special offers from Mac-Forums partners and sponsors

Join the conversation RSS
Apple Notebooks Apple's notebook computers including MacBook Pro, MacBook, MacBook Air, PowerBook, and iBook.

Switching and considering iBook


Post Reply New Thread Subscribe

 
Thread Tools
d00kie
Guest
 
Posts: n/a

I'm currently and have been a PC user since I got my hands on a spanking new Pentium 100 in 96 and I'm considering the OS X as my next buy. I also have a bunch of questions that I hope you guys can help me answer;

First of all, I would like to know the Intel/AMD counterpart of the 800mhz G4. This won't affect my buying decision at all because I'm used to "slow" processors. My primary computer runs on a 600 Celeron; it runs fine even with PS7, Winamp, PSP and on average 4 browser windows open. Ram is only 256 pc100 BTW.

My next question deals with the Power Supply. I plan to use my pen tablet (Wacom Grapphire 3) with the iBook and I was wondering if the batteries alone can handle it. I don't mind shorter battery life but as long as the hardware works/responds nicely then it's all good.

Third question; Does the Apple Retail Stores give educational discounts? I would prefer to buy directly instead of have it shipped to me. The stores are pretty close too.

Finally question; is AppleCare worth the extra $250? It took me quite awhile to save up to where I am (about $100 dollars needed) ? I'll definitely be carrying the iBook around so maybe it will be best to get it- but I'd like to hear some thoughts as saving up another $250 is going to take awhile.
QUOTE Thanks
TylerMoney
Guest
 
Posts: n/a

1) from what I understand....double mac processor speeds, and that's about the intel/amd counterpart. G4 chips are built on a different architecture...so mhz don't mean a thing.

2) You're definently going to experience shorter battery life....shouldn't be horrilbe.....but you shouldn't have any problems with hardware responses.

3) I asked the apple retail store in chicago, and they said yes they do take educational discounts right in the store. Be sure and bring some kind of proof..like a student ID.

4) I have yet to buy applecare. I've thought about it one or two times...but after spending all my money on my powerbook and iPod....eh....there ain't none left, and won't be for a long long long time. I've had no problems with my mac yet; then agian I've only had it three months. If you can, I say go for it...the worst that happens in you have your computer for five years and have no problems..by then the 250 bucks won't even matter. I'm not buying it...but if I could have work it out in the beginning, I would have. But I also have faith in my mac, and beleive it won't die.

hope this helps
QUOTE Thanks
s3pt1k
Guest
 
Posts: n/a

There are several other threads here that have some good info on this topic as well. While I don't have time to search for them at the moment, you should be able to find them pretty easily.
QUOTE Thanks

Post Reply New Thread Subscribe


« Application Mail has unexpectedly quit | Weird popping sounds »
Thread Tools

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts
BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
Considering a switch Jon-Mikko Switcher Hangout 3 01-24-2004 12:23 PM
Considering an iMac GwiDan Switcher Hangout 15 11-22-2003 12:39 PM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 07:06 AM.

Powered by vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
X

Welcome to Mac-Forums.com

Create your username to jump into the discussion!

New members like you have made this community the ultimate source for your Mac since 2003!


(4 digit year)

Already a member?