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post #41 of 51
I was going to suggest everyone wait until MWSF in a couple of weeks just in case new iBooks or speed bumps are announced. Older models will come down in price a few hundres $$ then.

Also take a look at the Apple Store's stock. They offer you the chance to buy AppleCare, which is always good (but expensive) advice.

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post #42 of 51
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[quote]Originally posted by EmAn:
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If you're getting it as a present then why do you need to get rid of the iMac?</strong><hr></blockquote>

Because it would be superfluous, no? I would think it would just be a waste having it. Wouldn't I be always on the iBook?

Does anyone have any uses for this extra iMac?
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post #43 of 51
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[quote]Originally posted by rambo47:
<strong>I was going to suggest everyone wait until MWSF in a couple of weeks just in case new iBooks or speed bumps are announced. Older models will come down in price a few hundres $$ then.
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Can't wait, my portable was dead. I needed one as soon as possible. It was either a 2400 or a new iBook.

Waiting is only good if you can afford to wait.
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post #44 of 51
[quote]Originally posted by Matvei:
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Because it would be superfluous, no? I would think it would just be a waste having it. Wouldn't I be always on the iBook?

Does anyone have any uses for this extra iMac?</strong><hr></blockquote>

You're right, you probably would always be on the iBook but didn't you say that you wanted an extra machine?
post #45 of 51
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I did, but an old geyser of a machine (like what the 540c was to my iMac...). Not two powerfull and current machines...

Wish my iMac felt older...

I get a keyboard with it so thats a 100$CAN that I don't spend on the ibook. 200$CAN as a firewire enclosure for a HD, could be a base station for my iBook if the software was ready for Mac OS X= 400$CAN, larger external screen=400$CAN...

So i'm up to a 1100$ Value!!!! Mmm...
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post #46 of 51
[quote]Originally posted by Matvei:
<strong>Hello there AIers,

I'm a student (low cash flow) but need to replace my ailing powerbook 540c that I use to complement my iMac DVSE400.

The powerbook is used during the whole weekend, as I am working and not at home, and i basically use it as a wordprocessing (Wordperfect) and internet station (iCab), since i've got access to the place's network.

The powerbook is dying, would need some power thingy resoldering if I am right and maybe a keyboard replacement. Now, I paid 400$ close to 3 years ago for it (along with a stupid 300$ for 2 new batteries). This leaves me with:

Options:

1) pay something like 100-150$ to have the PB repaired, hope it keeps running reliably.

2)get a used powerbook (maybe a PPC 2400) for about 300$, hope it runs reliably.

3)get a new ibook for about 1500$

I could (maybe should) sell my iMac for this but (feeling real ridiculous about this) I just love it so much! It's been to most reliable machine i've ever used and It still feels fresh and new to me...

Any insight ?

What are your views on used machines? My powerbook was great, and if I hadn't bought those batteries, would be a great deal...

Thanks</strong><hr></blockquote>Save yourself alot of aggrivation! Go buy yourself a Dell notebook and get your moneys worth for a change! A one GIG dell for half the price of a 667 g4! It's a no brainer!

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post #47 of 51
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Dell sells iBooks?
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post #48 of 51
[quote]Originally posted by Matvei:
<strong>Dell sells iBooks?</strong><hr></blockquote>

Don't listen to rbald. He's just an annoying troll.
post #49 of 51
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I was humoring him... I should refrain from feeding the trolls...

Got my 512MB stick from crucial today!!
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post #50 of 51
[quote]Originally posted by Matvei:
<strong>I was humoring him... I should refrain from feeding the trolls...
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Yeah, I think we all should stop feeding them.
post #51 of 51
But if we don't feed them they'll creep into our villages at night and make off with our children.
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