Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.


114 posts

Master Geek


Topic # 8187 11-Jun-2006 03:53
Send private message

Seems pretty slow processor, on the good side it has 512mb of ram, Just seems abit over the top
seeing i could get a windows laptop cheaper then this.

Create new topic
77 posts

Master Geek


Reply # 38153 11-Jun-2006 08:10
Send private message

There is no reason to buy an iBook now with the advent of the MacBook. Fast Core Duo processor, 13.3" widescreen and starting at NZ$2359.

I went for the Pro myself, but I have played with them down at the Apple Store and they beat the pants off the iBook. Fantastic toys. And you can even install Windows, should you need to remember why you bought a Mac ;-)

http://www.apple.co.nz/hardware/macbook/macbook.php (the 'link' button doesn't seem to work under Safari...)

[Moderator edit (TH): Hyperlinked]

3972 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 675

Trusted
Subscriber

Reply # 38157 11-Jun-2006 11:29
Send private message

I agree with Mostly Harmless. The iBook is based on a dead end technology and you'd be foolish not to wait for the Macbook to be available in New Zealand (if it's not already), unless you desperately need to buy something right now.

You'll still pay a big premium over a Windows notebook with equivalent hardware specs, but noone here will be able to give you advise on whether the price is justified, because you haven't provided any background information about your requirements.

Nate wants an iphone
3901 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 28

Mod Emeritus
Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  Reply # 38158 11-Jun-2006 11:31
Send private message

Adding to the above...

Please remember that a 1ghz PPC processor is not the same as a 1ghz x86 processor... in saying that I agree with the above. I have a 12' Powerbook 1ghz, really nice machine but with the intel processors being used I wouldn't buy a PPC version again.




webhosting |New Zealand connectionsgeekzone IRC chat
Loose lips may sink ships - Be smart - Don't post internal/commercially sensitive or confidential information!


643 posts

Ultimate Geek


  Reply # 38167 11-Jun-2006 14:44

the 12" G4 iBooks still have a selling point: 5-6 hours of batterry life
that is the most important thing in a laptop anyway if you ask me :-)




Sniffing the glue holding the Internet together

77 posts

Master Geek


Reply # 38198 11-Jun-2006 21:47
Send private message

Don't forget that there are many architectures of x86 proces these days - while a 1Ghz PIII may be slower than a G4, the Core Duo at 1Ghz should beat the pants off it. The major downside is the integrated graphics on the MacBook is fairly rubbish - it wasn't great on the iBook, but at least it was dedicated!

And these days you're not paying that much of a premium for the Macs (well, probably more in NZ) ... with the advent of the x86 Macs there are plenty of comparisions out there on pricing, usually against Dell. So generally well worth the investment, especially if you use a lot of the iLife suite.

Oh, and get at least 1Gb of RAM, whatever you decide. It's well worth the money.

676 posts

Ultimate Geek

Trusted

  Reply # 38224 12-Jun-2006 10:53

littleangelboy: Seems pretty slow processor, on the good side it has 512mb of ram, Just seems abit over the top
seeing i could get a windows laptop cheaper then this.


Dont buy iBook for 1900!
At least I am selling my 12" Powerbook G4 1.5GHz (bought in January) for around 2000NZD on trademe so I think the iBook for 1900 is a rip off.  :)




I is a kollege stoodent. Bee nice.

Create new topic

Twitter »

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:





News »

Hawaiki Transpacific cable ready-for-service
Posted 20-Jul-2018 11:29


Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central launches
Posted 10-Jul-2018 10:40


Spark completes first milestone in voice platform upgrade
Posted 10-Jul-2018 09:36


Microsoft ices heated developers
Posted 6-Jul-2018 20:16


PB Technologies charged for its extended warranties and warned for bait advertising
Posted 3-Jul-2018 15:45


Almost 20,000 people claim credits from Spark
Posted 29-Jun-2018 10:40


Cove sells NZ's first insurance policy via chatbot
Posted 25-Jun-2018 10:04


N4L helping TAKA Trust bridge the digital divide for Lower Hutt students
Posted 18-Jun-2018 13:08


Winners Announced for 2018 CIO Awards
Posted 18-Jun-2018 13:03


Logitech Rally sets new standard for USB-connected video conference cameras
Posted 18-Jun-2018 09:27


Russell Stanners steps down as Vodafone NZ CEO
Posted 12-Jun-2018 09:13


Intergen recognised as 2018 Microsoft Country Partner of the Year for New Zealand
Posted 12-Jun-2018 08:00


Finalists Announced For Microsoft NZ Partner Awards
Posted 6-Jun-2018 15:12


Vocus Group and Vodafone announce joint venture to accelerate fibre innovation
Posted 5-Jun-2018 10:52


Kogan.com to launch Kogan Mobile in New Zealand
Posted 4-Jun-2018 14:34



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.