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Hi, I recently got the 14" 1.2Ghz iBook G4 and that I am selling my PC, I am looking for another Mac

I was looking at the iBook 12" 1Ghz with Airport Extreme 60Gb, 768Mb RAM and an Airport Express base - I think the screensize and portability is excellent & it sure looks great.. maybe i should wait until the next revision

Powermac G5 1.6Ghz 80Gb Nvidia FX5200, 256Mb RAM (not for long) Airport Extreme - I would game on this and use it as a file server to my iBook

The new iMac G5 low end model (If its relased I will consider)

Wait for Powerbook G5 (Don't have enough for a Powerbook yet, but probably more than enough if/when the G5 PB is released)

I will use the internet, mail, ichat and the occasional game every so often (Which my current iBook does fine so this is not important) My mum will also use one of them for the internet, so the laptops are quite handy, and they are not as bulky as desktops and I have a free LCD monitor available if I would like a larger screen to work on, and I have lots of school work coming up

What do you think is the best option? I am not allowed to buy until after WWDC :O

I have this feeling, that soon Apple is going to drop the G4 and no matter how fast it is, it won't work with new apps that are G5 only

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What the hell is wrong with you? You have a perfectly fine Mac! Stick with it! Use that money for a car!
Also, the G4 is NOT dead. It has plenty of life in it.

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Same opinion Absolute Zero, it's dumb to spend all that money on a computer that will do the exact same (or close) stuff you can do on a computer you already have.


Graeme43: Dude, again.....i tell you.....invest that money into a car, or something else you need, you already have a nice perfect ibook, buy more RAM, buy isight, or maybe a new LCD flat panel screen, invest your money into other cool and MORE necessary things instead of just spending it on the same stuff.
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Yeah, I gotta agree on this one. I mean, in addition to the idiotic idea of getting the same thing, you should also keep with the PC that you already have. It could come in handy sometime, you never know. It doesn't hurt to be varied. BTW, what are your PC's specs?
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If you're going to get another mac, I would say get a powermac of some sort..not another iBook. And I wouldn't sell your PC either. I'll always have a mac and a PC, even though I'll probably always use the mac more. It's just always a good idea to have some of both worlds.
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Yeah, I gotta agree on this one. I mean, in addition to the idiotic idea of getting the same thing, you should also keep with the PC that you already have. It could come in handy sometime, you never know. It doesn't hurt to be varied. BTW, what are your PC's specs?

notally agree with you blade.......it's a right thing to be varied.....there are a lot of things you can do with a PC that you can't with MAC, and it's good to be able to do it.......

that's IMHO
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I have this feeling, that soon Apple is going to drop the G4 and no matter how fast it is, it won't work with new apps that are G5 only
If apple did that it would be absolute suicide for the company

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If you're going to get another mac, I would say get a powermac of some sort..not another iBook. And I wouldn't sell your PC either. I'll always have a mac and a PC, even though I'll probably always use the mac more. It's just always a good idea to have some of both worlds.

you see, i'd really like a powermac, or a desktop MAC with a nice 20" display...but now i CAN'T..i need the portability a laptop gives me, so i'm going with the 15" pbook.

but later on, i'm definitely getting a desktop......but i'll always try to have desktop and portable at the same time (it works like a charm) and of course a PC laying on the back for cool Windows - PC related programs and apps, that wont run in MAC
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I won't get another iBook now, I will wait to WWDC04 has been and I will get a G5 desktop, either iMac (If released) or Powermac with a large HD because that will be handy, and I can then get a super cool Apple display .. what was i thinking

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I won't get another iBook now, I will wait to WWDC04 has been and I will get a G5 desktop, either iMac (If released) or Powermac with a large HD because that will be handy, and I can then get a super cool Apple display .. what was i thinking

either way it's a dumb thing to do, but it's your money bro! good luck!
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I need a computer at my house while im out with my ibook at the weekend so a powermac will do me throughout the week and can be used for the internet while i am away and hopefully it will play games better than my ibook and i can use it as a file server and printer too

my mum aslo has her own computer but its got windows xp and is really crappy because it cant even get any pages to load.. but it got a virus when i plugged my modems ethernet into it.. so its just IE.. but firebird wont load any either :mad: :mad: :mad: :mad: :mad:

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I have a better idea, tell them to fix it and get a few accessories and have money left

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Tell them to fix it themselves and not to let them use your iBook. I do that all the time...

GO AWAY!! USE THE iMAC!!!
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"its quicker to use my ibook than to format the pc and restore it then get a cable down" "why cant i use the ibook instead?"


the thing is i got an iBook to take with me when i go out.. but my mum needs a internet machine and im NOT leaving my ibook for her because she has a smelly pc that should work

i can put a linux boot disk in it that way it wont need formatted

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Thats what I did with my sis. She loves my powerbook. Her computer broke and she wanted to you mine but I went, "USE THE G5 for GODS SAKES!"(We have one on loan from my school. Nice little Dual 2Ghz ) But on the orignal topic, I competely agree with everyone else.You dont need another iBook. What I did was buy a PC and then I bought a PB. Only reason I have 2 is because its best to have both worlds. Both have pro and cons but both get the job done. So, thats why I own 2 laptops and I might get a G5. Gonna go to WWDC(i think)
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