[nycbug-talk] new. . .ibooks. . .

michael lists
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
external devices.

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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