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  1. #16
    I'm thinking of buying iBook from 2001, good idea?
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    Quote Originally Posted by MacDude121 View Post
    Yeah. Well like I said, the applications are no competition either. But then again, the applications and OS that are on the G3 are older and therefore "lighter" and probably better configured for the computer.
    You're missing my point dude. I'm theoretically saying that if you had the same apps as the OP mentioned (MS Office 2008 & video editing software), you have both a 1.33ghz & 500mhz computer, and if those same exact apps were installed on both your computers...then you are in the perfect position to know how much better the 1.33ghz is compared to the 500mhz.

    Since you have both computers (and I'm assuming you have used them both)...then you can theoretically (from your experience) "guestimate" how much slower the 500mhz is.

    Thus YOU & I both agree that a 500mhz iBook that the OP is talking about is too darn slow for their purposes!

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    I'm thinking of buying iBook from 2001, good idea?
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    Quote Originally Posted by pigoo3 View Post
    You're missing my point dude. I'm theoretically saying that if you had the same apps as the OP mentioned (MS Office 2008 & video editing software), you have both a 1.33ghz & 500mhz computer, and if those same exact apps were installed on both your computers...then you are in the perfect position to know how much better the 1.33ghz is compared to the 500mhz.

    Since you have both computers (and I'm assuming you have used them both)...then you can theoretically (from your experience) "guestimate" how much slower the 500mhz is.

    Thus YOU & I both agree that a 500mhz iBook that the OP is talking about is too darn slow for their purposes!


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    Right. The 500MHz is slow. The 1.33GHz is much faster. And the 500MHz is too slow for the OP's purposes. I think I got it. LOL

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    I'm thinking of buying iBook from 2001, good idea?
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    Quote Originally Posted by MacDude121 View Post
    Right. The 500MHz is slow. The 1.33GHz is much faster. And the 500MHz is too slow for the OP's purposes. I think I got it. LOL
    You got it! LOL!

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    I'm thinking of buying iBook from 2001, good idea?
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    What could possibly go wrong with a 10 year old computer in 3 years?
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    That way you'll be a mile away from him, and you'll have his shoes.

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    I'm thinking of buying iBook from 2001, good idea?

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    I just got a g4 ibook 1.2/512 for a trade of a compaq running windows 7. the compaq was 10 days old. the ibook seems to do everything i want it to do just fine, seems almost as fast too. I will probably max out the ram to the max of 1.25 gb just to do it in the next week. my buddy has a g3 ibook 500mhz/640 ram and a 120 gb hard drive, it does everything he wants it to dobut has issues with youtube unless he sets it to 240p and still has some issues but still plays it. i would look for a little newer ibook or powerbook if i was you, i love my g4 ibook 1.2

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