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Well like the title says im thinking about getting a Apple iBook G4 14.1-inch Laptop. The reason for me looking at them is, i used to have a Dell Inspiron
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    Default Should i Buy an Apple iBook G4?
    Well like the title says im thinking about getting a Apple iBook G4 14.1-inch Laptop.
    The reason for me looking at them is, i used to have a Dell Inspiron 1501. I broke it.
    Do you think i would like the ibook?
    here's the description on the mac.

    Condition: -- Processor Type: PowerPC G4
    Product Family: iBook Processor Speed (per Core): 1.42 GHz
    Screen Size: 14 inch Processor Configuration: --
    Operating System: Mac OS X 10.4, Tiger Memory (RAM): 512 MB
    Primary Drive: CD-RW/DVD Combo Hard Drive Capacity: 60 GB


    Like i said id be moving from the Dell Inspiron 1501. Do you think i would like it. Please help me out.

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    MACs are super stable compared to PC.
    The drawback is the lack of plentyful SW around... but it all depends on what u r gonna use it 4

    I have both - and I use the MAC for work n video and the PC for gaming and stuff
    Do hope that helps



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    I would mostly use it for msn,myspace,youtube,itunes,facebook,just surfing the web in general. That kind of stuff. No gaming or anything just web stuff.
    My dell was 1.8Ghz.
    Big difference? or what?
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    Then it really does not matter much.
    One thing is clear though. Surfing on a PC using IE is just a nightmare nowadays...as IE repeatedly crashes. But if u use Firefox it is quite OK.

    On MAC using Safari u will have no problems.
    Do hope that helps



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    Yeah i used Safari on Vista on that dell. I loved safari.
    Do you think itll be slower on the mac?
    Like Surfing the web and stuff?

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    Safari is a native MAC browser - it is quicker and more stable on a MAC
    Do hope that helps



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    I know; i just mean will my overall internet speed be slower because its like 5 years old?

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    Well the RAM should be up:ed if possible - otherwise u should be OK.
    You never get enough RAM....

    Personally I prefer a slower, but STABLE mashine....which a PC can't compete with

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    Alright; Thank you.
    So you dont think ill see a slower speed difference or anything?
    Im not playing games or anything either.

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    No!

    Don't buy a mac with any PowerPC processor. At the very least get a Core Duo. They're going for below $500 on eBay and they're way faster.. you won't even be able to go on youtube with a G4 without trying to pull your hair out.

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    Oh, damnit=/
    I wish more people would reply to this thread so i had more ideas.

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    The processor has marginal effect on web loading times - it is the RAM that is important (and the web con obviously...)

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    What's your budget?

    The processor has everything to do with flash performance on macs. Flash is fatally flawed on OS X and it will eat any iBook for breakfast. It's tolerable on my Core 2 Duo.

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    Budget is about $325 lol. Not much i know.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GIRLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL View Post
    What's your budget?

    The processor has everything to do with flash performance on macs. Flash is fatally flawed on OS X and it will eat any iBook for breakfast. It's tolerable on my Core 2 Duo.

    Don't confuse the poor guy; as he said

    "I will use it 4 msn, myspace, youtube, itunes, facebook,just surfing the web in general"

    Any old junk box can do that.

    "Caleb Soccer Star" - Hope u r not planning to pay 325 for an iBook G4 - they should be <$150
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    Im not poor; im just not rich either.
    I just bought a new car; between school & sports & the car & **** its not to easy lol.
    So straight up; is the computer **** or not? I just need it for the stuff i said. not any games or anything.
    I also dont want it taking 2 minutes to load one page.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Caleb_Soccer_Star View Post
    Budget is about $325 lol. Not much i know.

    I'm not confusing anyone. Google "iBook choppy youtube performance" and you'll come up with plenty of answers. You will regret buying a G4 iBook. $300 is way better spent on a windows laptop.. for about $400-500 you can get yourself a used Core 2 Duo late 2006 Macbook that will be much better off and will still run windows if you have the need.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GIRLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL View Post
    $300 is way better spent on a windows laptop.. for about $400-500 you can get yourself a used Core 2 Duo late 2006 Macbook that will be much better off and will still run windows if you have the need.
    I would NEVER pay more than $150 tops for an iBook G4....$300 = totally insane!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Caleb_Soccer_Star View Post
    Im not poor; im just not rich either.
    I just bought a new car; between school & sports & the car & **** its not to easy lol.
    So straight up; is the computer **** or not? I just need it for the stuff i said. not any games or anything.
    I also dont want it taking 2 minutes to load one page.

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    Thanks; im looking for a mac though(=
    Found a good Macbook for around $400.

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