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I want an iBook (just venting I guess)

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I have come to the realization that...I want an iBook so much. I never did before, especially not in its colored, rounder days. But now, with its upped speeds, new shape, ice color, etc. I can't help but feel this need to own one.

I have a blueberry iMac DV (from late 1999). It's got everything I could want (or need) I guess. DVD drive, external burner, printer, scanner...DSL, Apple Pro Mouse/Keyboard. It's nice...no really it is. I earned $876 to get this one two years ago on March 3. I can't say I wish I would've kept my money and waited TWO years to buy today's iBook because this machine has served me very well, despite its occasional run-in with errors. It's got all these kick-ass songs on it it has helped me download (currently 485 songs). I take care of it, it needs to be taken care of.

But despite this, I still want an iBook. Portability is key...and I want that. But, I can't. I'm not even 17, and scraping to find a job. Job applications all over...and nothing! Don't let my typical teen-skater look fool you into thinking I'm useless and can't do even the most menial tasks. It's so frustrating. Even some pice of sh*t job to raise $ for a 600MHz, CD-RW/DVD iBook (the 12.1").

So, for those who do own one, tell me how you like yours. I want to know...seriously.

It's just so frustrating.

--Daniel

[ 02-23-2002: Message edited by: This1Guy ]</p>
post #2 of 15
I'm in the same boat as you are. I'm 16 jobless trying to find the time for a job (IB is hard and takes up ALOT of time). Expect you at least have an iMac I'm running a P3 450 2/ 128. It works of the net and word. Other than that.. nada. I have wanned an ibook from the 1st time I saw tangerine. I've wannted another mac (My old OS 7.5 Mac died on me years ago ) for so long.2 But my saving and finding random jobs (I.E. Babysitting weekend cleaning ect) and my father (don't live w/ him but he said he would pay for 1/2 of it because I keep my grades up) this April that 12.1" Combo 600 will be mine. God I can't wait. I've downloaded all the QT movies on apple's site on OSX and I can't wait. Yeah just bitching and talking here. Good luck man!

-MJE
post #3 of 15
I want one too, but at the moment I can't afford one especially since I just bought a new iMac. If my new position at work goes though I might consider it.
post #4 of 15
Do you really need a portable? I got my iBook in June and I wish I would've gotten a G4 (or at that time a Cube).
post #5 of 15
I was in the same boat as you but went overboard and bought a PowerBook G4 thinking since I 'needed' the pro desktop (that was replacing the laptop with), I would need a pro laptop. I'm finding the iBook to have some serious advantages over the waaay more expensive PowerBook.

1) Durability. It seems that the iBook feels more solidly constructed to me than my PowerBook. If I pick up an iBook by one side, it doesn't feel like it's going to bend. But with my PowerBook, it feels all delicate.

2) Size. The PowerBook G4 is almost TOO big. It's nice, but it's huge!

3) Battery life. Doesn't the iBook have better battery life than the PowerBook? I forget.

But either way, I love any and all Apple portables! They're just great.
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[quote]Originally posted by MJE:
<strong>...IB is hard and takes up ALOT of time...</strong><hr></blockquote>

If by IB you mean the International Baccalaureate program. I was in that too! It's always neat to find other people who were in that program.

-Y
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post #7 of 15
The ibook is just wonderful. I came from a 400Mhz iMac DVSE to it and I really, really enjoy the amount of power that such a small package holds.

Like you, I needed the portability (not so much the speed upgrade) and the ibook fits perfectly with my needs. I'm running OSX full time.

Read Charles Moore's articles about "the logical mac" and "subtlety". (Macopinion.com)
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post #8 of 15
guy,

why do you need the portability right now? you're 16. Work hard at school. In two years you'll be able to get yourself a nice laptop to see you through college. You'll benefit a lot more from portability then. When you'll likely spend long hours at the library, and travel back and forth from home to dorm, etc...

Plus, by that time you'll might be able to get an altivec capable, DVD burning (maybe) Ghz+ (maybe even around 2Ghz) li-poly battery (8hr+ battery life) iBook.

You probably wouldn't use it much outside of your home anyway.
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post #9 of 15
[quote]Originally posted by Ybot:
<strong>

If by IB you mean the International Baccalaureate program. I was in that too! It's always neat to find other people who were in that program.

-Y</strong><hr></blockquote>


Yeah takes up alot of time. Did you go for the IB diploma? I decided 3 days ago that I am (Holly crap I'm gonna have even less of a life than i do now). But yeah. Where did you go to school? MPLS, MN here.
post #10 of 15
[quote]Originally posted by MJE:
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Yeah takes up alot of time. Did you go for the IB diploma? I decided 3 days ago that I am (Holly crap I'm gonna have even less of a life than i do now). But yeah. Where did you go to school? MPLS, MN here.</strong><hr></blockquote>

I am doing my Chemistry Extended Essay right now.

What subjects are you taking? I am doing Chem HL, Physics HL, Maths HL, English A2 SL, Spanish A1 SL and Geo SL.

I am enjoying it a lot. And, yes, I DO have time to hang out and get drunk with friends on the weekends.

BTW, if you want to contact me just go to the irc.macnn.com and I most probably be in channel #macnn under the name Heissenberg.
post #11 of 15
[quote]Originally posted by soulcrusher:
[QB]

What subjects are you taking? I am doing Chem HL, Physics HL, Maths HL, English A2 SL, Spanish A1 SL and Geo SL.

I am enjoying it a lot. And, yes, I DO have time to hang out and get drunk with friends on the weekends.

QB]<hr></blockquote>


I'm in IB HL Math (Calculus), IB HL1 History, Physics, IB English, Japanese 4, and IB Theater.

I have time on the weekend to chill and hangout, but not enough to hold a steady job

BTW I'm a junior this year so 1 more to go. So next year I will be in Japanese IB(5) and prob. take IB Chem. and TOK along with w/ SL of the above subjects. Have you done all your CAS hours yet?
post #12 of 15
oooo
if you have the patiance wait til college, think of what will be out then and, heck, you get an old ibook then for like 500.00, i can see it now, 1 ghz super laptops of the future.
post #13 of 15
well, if you want one now the lower end 500Mhz models can be found for $1,000. i'll find the site if you're interested, but they're the ones with the 15 GB HD.

not too shabby for a grand.
post #14 of 15
Hey all, I'm basically in the same boat as This1Guy in that I'm 17 and dying to get an iBook. I've already got $1600 saved up and $550 coming in from income tax rebates courtesy of Uncle Sam. However...I'm not going to go splurging that money right now because I'm going to school at Binghamton University towards the end of August and seeing that MacWorld New York is in July, why do I want to go to college with an out of date laptop??? I'll be patient and try to earn a little more money this summer (I got a kick ass full time job that pays $9 per hour...sweet! <img src="graemlins/smokin.gif" border="0" alt="[Chilling]" /> ) that I can spend on some other little goodies for my iBook like Office v.X for Mac.

-Mike M.

[quote]Originally posted by This1Guy:
<strong>I have come to the realization that...I want an iBook so much. I never did before, especially not in its colored, rounder days. But now, with its upped speeds, new shape, ice color, etc. I can't help but feel this need to own one.

I have a blueberry iMac DV (from late 1999). It's got everything I could want (or need) I guess. DVD drive, external burner, printer, scanner...DSL, Apple Pro Mouse/Keyboard. It's nice...no really it is. I earned $876 to get this one two years ago on March 3. I can't say I wish I would've kept my money and waited TWO years to buy today's iBook because this machine has served me very well, despite its occasional run-in with errors. It's got all these kick-ass songs on it it has helped me download (currently 485 songs). I take care of it, it needs to be taken care of.

But despite this, I still want an iBook. Portability is key...and I want that. But, I can't. I'm not even 17, and scraping to find a job. Job applications all over...and nothing! Don't let my typical teen-skater look fool you into thinking I'm useless and can't do even the most menial tasks. It's so frustrating. Even some pice of sh*t job to raise $ for a 600MHz, CD-RW/DVD iBook (the 12.1").

So, for those who do own one, tell me how you like yours. I want to know...seriously.

It's just so frustrating.

--Daniel

[ 02-23-2002: Message edited by: This1Guy ]</strong><hr></blockquote>
post #15 of 15
[quote]Originally posted by MJE:
<strong>Have you done all your CAS hours yet?</strong><hr></blockquote>

Yep, I've done about 200 CAS hours.
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