View Full Version : 12" ibook G4

01-13-2005, 08:27 PM
I am new 2 MAC and is in the process of purchasing the 12" ibook. Need some suggestions or feedback from those of you who own an ibook. Thanx

01-13-2005, 09:58 PM
What sort of info are you looking for?
Only thing I would recommend is to get lots of extra RAM.
OS X really thrives when you have lots of RAM.
How much to get depends on what you will be doing. E.g. PhotoShop takes much more RAM than MS Word.
I have 768 MB in my iBook 1.2 MHz G4

01-13-2005, 10:18 PM
I don't own an iBook, but I'd suggest buying the AppleCare extended protection plan for any Apple computer you purchase. It's a relatively low price to pay to protect your investment.

01-14-2005, 09:57 AM
I got one for Christmas and love it. I haven't upgraded the RAM yet... the wife figured (correctly, which is lucky 'cuz she's a PC person) that the Apple prices were too high and I could add more myself. Which I intend to do with the tax refund... I'm gonna go ahead and max it out. I also might get the little BookEndz docking thingamajig I've seen for it.

Anyone know of a good, small, preferably custom-fit carrying bag for these things? CompUSA has one by Brenthaven I think, but they want over $100 for it. That's nuts.

01-14-2005, 10:07 AM
Look on eBay and price search sites on the internet. I saved several hundred dollars on my 17" Powerbook compared to retail.

02-06-2005, 02:32 PM
I have Apple Care, and just added 512 megs to my iBook G4 1.33......Seems that OSX 10.3.5(7) worksmuch smoother with the RAM addition......