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  • [quote]Originally posted by AugustWest: Dread, Personally, I'm trying to decide whether to go with a Powerbook ONLY or ibook/imac combination. I assume you would be in favor of the second option over the first?? That's actually not as e…
  • Short answer - ibook. Basically it wins in the areas you're looking at, except of course for screen size. But honestly, I was leery about getting my 12", and I don't even notice it any more. This was going from a beautiful 17" flatscreen CRT, t…
  • Though I haven't experienced it first hand, I've read a number of success stories with 8mb cards. Check the forums on
  • Question: Is it possible to turn text-smoothing off? Because I like it for the most part, but at times it's sort of blurry-feeling. I'm using a 12" ibook, so it may be the size of my screen, but regardless - 5.2 seems cool in every way, but is th…
  • OK, I may be out of my league, but I don't see where al these problems with LimeWire could've come from. I've downloaded hundreds of mp3's through it, and my friend downloaded complete copies of Dreamweaver, Photoshop, and Microsoft Office, among o…
  • OK, I may be out of my league, but I don't see where al these problems with LimeWire could've come from. I've downloaded hundreds of mp3's through it, and my friend downloaded complete copies of Dreamweaver, Photoshop, and Microsoft Office, among o…
  • LimeWire. It's not a site - it's a slick Gnutella client, so it's technically a program. However, it works even better than Napster did during its heyday. And it browses for movies and software. Let me just say that there's plenty of software to…
  • [quote]Originally posted by AugustWest: Dread, Personally, I'm trying to decide whether to go with a Powerbook ONLY or ibook/imac combination. I assume you would be in favor of the second option over the first?? That's actually not as e…
  • Short answer - ibook. Basically it wins in the areas you're looking at, except of course for screen size. But honestly, I was leery about getting my 12", and I don't even notice it any more. This was going from a beautiful 17" flatscreen CRT, t…
  • To give a sense of perspective - last night I watched a two-hour DVD, starting at 97%, and was left at 35%. With that remaining 35% I did some word processing and burnt a 74 minute CD. I plugged it back in at the first low-battery reminder (8% lef…
  • Yeah - I concur with cyko... the only speed hitches I noticed with my 700 12" ibook were minor, and they went away for good when I slapped 512 megs of RAM in there. I haven't yet played any graphically intensive games yet - saving my money for …
  • By the way, (and I'm sure you know this, but still!) the new iBooks can be overclocked to at least 800 mhz via software. This is great for two big reasons - one, that you can jack up the speed by 15% without touching the hardware. Two - perh…
  • Right - that's how it should work, and that's how mine did, for the first two days I owned it. All of a sudden, though, I close the lid, and it doesn't sleep. Bugs me that the latch could have gone screwy in the space of a couple of days, but I'm …
  • Great - thanks for the heads-up. I guess my following question would be - if 18004mem, for example, only charges $140 for a web-ordered 512 module, might we assume that there's a disparity in the quality of the chip itself? I mean, Apple charges…
  • Cool - I'm thinking I should just accept the inevitable and max out now. But how does one effectively shop around for RAM? I've used RamJet in the past - they seem cheap and reliable, but are there other meaningful contenders?
  • I'm a high school senior - was recently caught in the same dilemma, and I picked the 700 mhz 12-inch ibook after playing around with a G4 800, a 14" ibook, and a 12" ibook. Here's why: 1.) Cost - as people have implied, unless your blessed with …
  • It's nifty, but I think it's a little redundant. I mean, I don't know these boards too well, but it strikes me that most of the people who are really listening at a Mac expo are the same ones frothing with excitement here on the AppleInsider and Sp…
  • By the way - whether top-drawer performance is your goal or not - the new 700 mhz ibooks are quite snappy. I just installed 512 megs more ram this morning and the thing just flies. For a budget-buyer (as I was)I needed to get an ibook, as the ti…