Apple packaging comparison 2

13" white MacBook (2009) vs 12" iBook (2006)

  • *sarahdippity  6y

    2006 sounds "ancient" in the apple world, doesn't it?! :)
  • Alberto Gonzalez 6y

    Kudos to you for being able to store Apple packaging for this kind of comparison. I can't afford the space to do that.
  • Doug Bowman 6y

    @betobeto - I keep the box so I can resell the laptop in its original Apple packaging. Storing under the bed works best for us. Doesn't really work for desktop computers or LCD displays. But the smaller the box, the easier it is to store for the life of the machine. So I'm even happier with the smaller size.
  • Alberto Gonzalez 6y

    Good point Doug. The resale value thing, that is. Something I probably screwed up once I began to plaster stickers all over my Macbook because other cool friends were doing it. Now I'm looking to get a MBP next month - I'll probably keep stickers off that one.
  • Jeff Dickey 6y

    @sarahdippity: Actually, three of my clients still have quite a few iBooks and PowerBooks deployed; they Just Keep Working™ long after other notebooks have long given up the ghost. One of these outfits has statistics that say that his median Apple notebook is almost four times as old when retired as non-Apple (but highly-rated and -regarded) notebooks deployed at the same time that also get (near-)daily use.

    So even during the Bad Old Days when Apple hardware really was more expensive to purchase than the Dell configuration-of-the-day, by the time the two notebooks were retired the Apple had saved the company a nice chunk of cash. I'm reminded of all this when the biggest 'advantage' That Other OS Vendor can cite about their partners' systems is "cheaper to purchase" than Apple. Oh, really?

    If I pay $1,000 less for the Dell, but it costs me $100 more a month to support over a 15-month lifetime than the Apple kit (which lasts 48-54 months), which is actually the better buy? Talk to anybody managing a reasonably large mixed fleet and he'll (too rarely "she'll") have similar experiences.

    There was a very long stretch there when I was quite happily on The Other OS' bandwagon, thinking Apple had lost their way somewhere around 1990. Then I got put into a position where I had to support both systems on an ever-shrinking budget - and in short order I became an amateur evangelist.
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