[nycbug-talk] new. . .ibooks. . .
Wed Feb 18 19:24:22 EST 2004
On Wed, 18 Feb 2004 18:38:25 -0500
"G. Rosamond" <george at sddi.net> wrote:
> don't know whether to make the move for a ibook or powerbook. if i
> purchase new, recommendations.
> i realize the ppc world is very different than that of intel. so how
> concerned should i be about an 800 mhz box? i've seen comparisons to
> the p iv, p iii, etc, and they seem good. what about ram?
I'm curious too. I looked into a new ibook a few weeks back. Yes, it
looks vvveeerrryyyy cool, but, that price tag seems high. Start with
a base 12'' and add some memory, a little more drive, AirPort Extreme
Card (who could resist that name), an extra battery and BAM !! you are
over $1,500. Dunno, maybe I don't fully comprehend the market
now-a-days or I'm just a cheapskate.
Another thing that has kept me away: In the [free/open]* world that
we've chosen to compute in, it seems contradictory to lock into a single
vendor for hardware. What if you need a part... your choices are
limited (back to the OEM). However, USB and Firewire help alot for
No one can argue; they are great machines and look very nice. Prudence
will steer me elsewhere.
*No religious offense intended by the choice of words
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