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Hello

I've been a PC user for years but I'm curious about Macs now and am considering a second hand G3 700mhz iBook. Would this be a good model to purchase?

Would be keeping my desktop PC for games, laptop for email, browsing, chatting etc.

I'm also wondering how easy these are to get on a wireless network?

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Hello

I've been a PC user for years but I'm curious about Macs now and am considering a second hand G3 700mhz iBook. Would this be a good model to purchase?

Would be keeping my desktop PC for games, laptop for email, browsing, chatting etc.

I'm also wondering how easy these are to get on a wireless network?

Thanks
G3's are quite old and low-end.
You won't get good performance out of it.
If you're using your PC for games,email, browsing, chatting etc., then why are you buying a mac?
You probably will not get a strong wireless signal.
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Desktop is not portable, wanting to be able to move around the house.
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He wrote he'll be using his pc for games, and his Laptop for email, browsing, chatting, etc. I think you misread his post.
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He wrote he'll be using his pc for games, and his Laptop for email, browsing, chatting, etc. I think you misread his post.
Whoops.
Well, doing all that on a G3 iBook isn't going to be fun, I'd imagine.
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I would probably opt for a G4 ibook at least.
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I would probably opt for a G4 ibook at least.
I agree.
A G3 Hasn't even been produced since...what...2001? 2002?
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Honestly, you could get the G3. My friend's got a G3 iBook, and he uses it for pretty much the same stuff, and it seems to work just fine. I think its most limiting feature is OS X Jaguar. I find Mac OS X completely inefficient without Exposé. You could probably install Tiger on it with minimal problems, however.
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Maybe I'll look at spending a bit more to get a G4...is there much of an increase in power between a G3 700mhz and a G4 800mhz?
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get a macbook
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get a macbook
Why a macbook?
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there up-to-date have core 2 duo processers and there just brilliant

they run tiger like a dream

also they come in 2 colours
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ooooh...two colours i'm sold
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rofl they have built in isight too trust me their just brilliant
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How much more do they cost?
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