geeks at sunhelp.org
Wed Oct 24 18:14:34 CDT 2001
>Does anyone have anything to say (good or bad) about the new iBook? I am
>seriously considering trading a couple machines for one.
Umm... Any specific reason that you want the ibook? Unless you need
size/ beat-to-hellableness I would recommend an older Powerbook G3.
I have a Pismo (firewire, 2000 model year) 500mhz and I *LOVE* it.
THE BEST powerbook ever made in my opnion (I've had 4 over the years,
I'll never buy any other kind of laptop). I move around a lot
(fixing user problems) and I can't stay wired down. With my
powerbook and dual batteries I can go for 5-10 hours at a time with
no wall plugs. If you need more than that the batteries are hot
swappable(provided you have two and a minimum 10 second charge on the
second battery) so you can go for a *LONG* time if you have the
batteries. Also it has a 6x DVD, 14" screen, 1mb l2 cache and all
sorts of other goodies you don't get on the ibook. I've tricked mine
out w/ 512mb ram and a 30 gig hdd and so now I have a full
workstation in my lap.
These are still eligble for AppleCare(3 year extended waranty) and
are the best value going if you need/want a mac laptop.
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