SQA340 From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 702 posts, RR: 4 Posted (14 years 6 months 2 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 1580 times:
I was at SEARS today and was looking at the computer section of the store when I came across the Ibook. I thought it looked cool, and the screen had good display. $1599 was the price at SEARS but here is where it gets tricky, there was a Compaq laptop with Windows Me and Intel Celeron and was running at the same price so which laptop would be the best choice?
I might be lienent towards the Compaq because there are more games availible. But Mac Os 9 is Easy to use. IE seems to flaw on the Ibook. Which should I go for?
Hawaiian717 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 3234 posts, RR: 7
Reply 2, posted (14 years 6 months 2 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 1554 times:
If games are that important to you than get the PC. But oftentimes laptops are not the best setup for games, as they often use less-powerful components that also draw less power, extending battery life. Do you really want to run games on a Celeron, which is designed as a low-end, inexpensive processor?
Also factor in that Windows overall will be harder to work with than Mac OS, and that the overall quality of Compaq's products have declined in recent years.
If I were you I would get the iBook, especially if you already use a Macintosh.
I'm not sure if this is still the case, but when Apple products were first reintroduced into Sears, Sears charged more than everywhere else for them. Compare prices at places like CompUSA or http://store.apple.com.
Grenadier From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (14 years 6 months 2 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 1550 times:
Hmmm...for 1600, what would I get..
An easy to use iBook, whose G3 processor is the equivalent of a Pentium III?
Or a Compost, whose Intel Celery has the equivalent processing power of a vegetable?
I've had two Compaq's before. Don't get them. Period. They're simply awful.
And if you really want games, then what you need to do is go to your local computer store and throw together an Athlon-based system for less than $1k. Laptop's are simply not designed for gaming. Especially if you're going to play something as taxing as Diablo II, which in my experience requires at least 128mb of RAM and a 700mhz Athlon to run smoothly.
Get the iBook. The Compaq is simply an inferior machine.