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Hey everyone!
This is my first post here, and this site looks awesome, im definitly going to stick around.

Okay, Well for Christmas, my mom promised me a Mac, i was going twords the iMac G5 (17" 1,299). Well, last year they updated the iBook in october...and it would be a help if i got a laptop, becuase i travel a lot--not like monthly, but a lot. and they should be updating the iBook again this year, in oct. beacuse they usually update every year or so--but apple is switching to intel chips--and the ibook and powerbook are likely to get updated soon, so do you think they are going to update the iBook before christmas, or in 2006 with Intel Processers? and if they dont, should I get the iBook G4 for christmas, or the iMac G5? and if they do update the iBook, what do you think they will update it for? Intel Processers? More GHz?

( I was thinking about getting the 14" iBook $1299

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Hey...most likely the ibook will be updated for the intel chip which will have more ghz. I would go with the ibook. You can upgrade it to be better than the 1299 imac and it will still be cheaper.
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They will update the ibook soon. It will still have a G4 processor, but it will be a little bit faster (not much last time it went from 1 to 1.2). But the imac will ALWAYS be faster. Its up to you (or your mum). What I would do is get an IOU from Mum and then when the intel ibooks / imacs come out get one of them (the will be TONS faster [the developer PowerMacs with intel processors boot up in 10 seconds]).

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i wonder what the intel ibooks will be called.. i(squared symbol)Book
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Is portability a must? If yes, iBook. if no, iMac. The iMac will easily outgun the iBook.

Or, just ask the trunk monkey to pick for you! lol
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You can upgrade it to be better than the 1299 imac and it will still be cheaper.
not true,theres no way a ibook is faster than a imac...

hahahahaha trpnmonkey41's username really means trunk monkey?

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not true,theres no way a ibook is faster than a imac...

hahahahaha trpnmonkey41's username really means trunk monkey?
http://www.trunkmonkeyad.com/
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oh i dont get it but w/e

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wow , that's way out there ......... i dont get it either .

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