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Okay, this is a huge newbie question :rolleyes: but that's okay

I'm looking to buy a laptop on eBay for under $700, I figure a newer iBook is more idealistic, because when I was browsing I found Powerbooks, but the ones under $700 were around 400MHz, the iBooks were around 800MHz.. sooooooo, i assume the iBook would be faster correct...?
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Okay, this is a huge newbie question :rolleyes: but that's okay

I'm looking to buy a laptop on eBay for under $700, I figure a newer iBook is more idealistic, because when I was browsing I found Powerbooks, but the ones under $700 were around 400MHz, the iBooks were around 800MHz.. sooooooo, i assume the iBook would be faster correct...?
Rather than waste your time at eBay, you may want to check out the Refurbed and Special Deals section of the Apple Store. Right now they have some iBooks (G3 800 and G4 800)right around $700. Plus if you get it from Apple, you will have the year warranty and be able to get AppleCare for it if you choose to.

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And to answer the question, even if the PB was a 400Mhz G4 and the iBook was a 800Mhz G3, the iBook would be a faster system.

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Hey! Thanks for suggesting Apple's site, that works out a lot better
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Plus you will have a warranty.

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Plus you will have a warranty.
I suppose that's a cool thing :p but Macs never break :rolleyes:
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Plus if you get it from Apple, you will have the year warranty


Another good point about buying from the Apple Refubed list is that the computer will have gone through a very strict, thourough inspection by the manufacturer (Apple) before it is ready for sale. You can't say that about a laptop sold by an average joe on eBay.

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