I’m in the process of being swayed to buy an iBook, and before I make up my mind and give the order with definite specs, I’d like some feedback. Since I already own a Windows PC with which I’m comfortable but still am interested in getting an Apple on the side don’t let this devolve into a Mac-PC fight, as that means I’ll be getting it from both camps. I’m interested in positive and negative opinions on the machine itself.
The iBook I’ve got in mind is the tiny, light-weight 12’’, 1GHz. I’d like to add a 512 Mb memory module, and buy an extra battery. I’d be using it primarily for word processing on the road, at home or at other locations. That’s why the weight and size are important to me.
I’m considering buying MS Office, but balk at the price. I’d prefer to use OpenOffice as it is free and sufficiently compatible for my needs (I already use it on Windows).
I might also start using it more for websurfing, organizing pictures, a little graphic work (e.g. paintshop-like), and other uses. Those would not be dealbreakers, but it would be a pity if it wouldn’t do those well. For home use I have a supplementary keyboard, and I can hook it up to a larger monitor if I find the screen too small for extended home use. I have an Ethernet network for Internet connection to ADSL.
So, any reasons not to do it? Or to change the specs? Or helpful tips in general?