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  1. #1
    Qaxpla
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    Option 2 seems a good deal. I used a 12" on Monday, was indeed nice. The screen is somewhat small yes, however, you will get used to it. I thought this 17" would be way too big but then, I used it and became quite accumstomed to it!

    Change is never good at first!

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    Which iBook should I get?
    If you had a choice between these two identically-priced iBooks, which one would you choose? I'm not terribly concerned about HD space; if I need more, I'll buy an external. I'm leaning toward the 12", but I'm a little concerned about the screen size, although I've heard nothing but good things from people with the 12". All advise welcome, especially if you own one of these models.

    Option 1
    iBook G4 1Ghz, 14-inch display, 1024x768 resolution, 256mb DDR266 SDRAM, 40GB HD, DVD-CDRW Combo drive, ATI Radeon 9200 w/32mb DDR Video Ram

    Option 2
    iBook G4 1.2Ghz, 12-inch display, 1024x768 resolution, 256MB PC 2100 DDR SDRAM, 30GB ATA 100 HD, DVD-CDRW Combo Drive, ATI Radeon 9200 w/32mb DDR video ram, Airport Extreme

    Thanks.
    -Aaron

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    Which iBook should I get?
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    When I bought my 14" iBook, it was the same as your option one. I have since upped the RAM to 512 and installed an APE card. I know there are lots of folks out there that prefer and have the 12" model. The fact that its smaller size makes toting it around even easier is a plus, however I prefer the larger screen. You won't notice a big difference between the 1.0 and the 1.2 processor speed, and you can always add the APE card and more RAM later. I came very close to getting the 12", but I am glad I got the 14". I would have regretted getting the smaller screen. Plus you will be grateful for those extra 10 GB on the HD....upgrading the HD on an iBook is not a task I would ever care to venture a try at.
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    Which iBook should I get?
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    You should also consider the weight, if you are going to carry it around a lot a, you will feel the difference.
    The extra 10gb are also a stong point, as noted by D3v1L80Y, consider how much MP3s and videos are you going to have, and of course games.

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    I'm a student... and live far from my University... Every day I carry the Ibook to classes... and 12" Ibook is more handy in my way... it's small ... but powerful .. and it has great resolution.... ))

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    Which iBook should I get?

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    Hi,

    just thought I'd chip in my 2 Canadian c/s

    I live around 45 minutes formt he university and I carry my ibook with me ALL the time. It's lighter than most of my books, hehe.

    I recommend the 14 inch ibook hands down. But at the same time, I dont like the small screen on the 12" ibook...a little too small for my liking. plus, the 14inch i tihnk had a 60gb harddrive, which is very good too.

    btw, i use my laptop for univ and web designing [photoshop, dreamweaver and FTP programmes run most of the times together. So, depending on your needs, you mgiht find the 256mb not too good. I am adding a 512 stick as soon as i figure out which one I'm getting. [I'm not very good when it comes to laptop spare parts, hehe]

    good luck
    JTR

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    Abira_Kam
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    Quote Originally Posted by JackTheRipper
    Hi,

    just thought I'd chip in my 2 Canadian c/s

    I live around 45 minutes formt he university and I carry my ibook with me ALL the time. It's lighter than most of my books, hehe.

    I recommend the 14 inch ibook hands down. But at the same time, I dont like the small screen on the 12" ibook...a little too small for my liking. plus, the 14inch i tihnk had a 60gb harddrive, which is very good too.

    btw, i use my laptop for univ and web designing [photoshop, dreamweaver and FTP programmes run most of the times together. So, depending on your needs, you mgiht find the 256mb not too good. I am adding a 512 stick as soon as i figure out which one I'm getting. [I'm not very good when it comes to laptop spare parts, hehe]

    good luck
    JTR

    I don't agree with u... 12" iBook has great resolution.(if don't work with any graphic program)... and besides 30 gb inner HD I have 2.5" 60 gb external HD.... and it's handle in usage... )) :headphone

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    Which iBook should I get?

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    You missed 2 things. The 12 inch is too small for my liking and I use photoshop.
    Quote Originally Posted by Abira_Kam
    I don't agree with u... 12" iBook has great resolution.(if don't work with any graphic program)... and besides 30 gb inner HD I have 2.5" 60 gb external HD.... and it's handle in usage... )) :headphone

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