[iBook] Fantasy Mac Buying

Joe Roberts joereform at mac.com
Thu Aug 23 05:39:26 PDT 2007

I am in the same situation as you.  I am going with the Macbook.

On Thursday, August 23, 2007, at 05:05AM, "Matt Hurst" <matthurstpr at googlemail.com> wrote:
>My two and a half year old iBook starting crashing on me a lot about a month
>ago (kernal panics, freezing, go slows? you name it?) and my local Apple
>Centre and got the IT equivalent of 'see if some aspirin help': 'Try a clean
>reinstall. If that doesn't solve it, it's probably the logic board.'
>I did, and it hasn't. It's a bit better, but still crashing, although not in
>a BSOD way, which means it's probably the logic board, so that's £400 to
>sort out, apparently.
>So my next quandary is whether to replace, and if so, with what.
>Should I choose:
>(a) £400 to mend an ageing laptop;
>(b) £400 for a secondhand Powerbook from a respectable dealer;
>(c) £800 for a gleaming new MacBook.
>I can figure out the pros and cons of the MacBook, but any thoughts on the
>pros and cons of getting a secondhand Powerbook vs new logic board?
>I'll be using it a lot, for work (I'm freelance so I can't *not* have a
>computer) but not making massive demands, on the whole ? mostly WP, email,
>and web. I do a bit of photoshopping, video editing (Powerbook's extra
>outputs score well here), and DTP. I lug it around a lot so I don't want
>anything massive.
>So I thought I'd phone some friends. Go on, you know you love Fantasy Mac

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