4 thoughts on “Make Your PC Work (not look) More Like a Mac”

  1. Hey Jer,
    What’s the difference between a Combo Drive and a Super Drive (for example, it makes a $200 difference in buying an iBook)? Just curious…

  2. A Combo drive can burn & play CDs, but can only play or read DVDs.

    A SuperDrive can burn & play both CDs and DVDs.

    Also, make sure you looking at the Apple Store for Education when shopping. Prices are cheaper. There’s a link (I think on the right side) called “Education”. Click that and enter your information (I’d use BYU) and it will get you to the Education store.

  3. I’d recommend getting a SuperDrive. The only reasons I didn’t get one in my iBook is because our iMac has one (Mom’s eMac has one also) and also one isn’t offered with the 12″ iBooks. There are external options though also. You can get an external Firewire DVD burner for around $80-$100, which is less than Apple’s $200 upgrade.

    Having said that, if you’re getting a laptop, I’d get a SuperDrive, Bluetooth, Airport Extreme, and as big a hard drive as I could afford.

    It’s also speculated that the iBooks are way overdue for an update. New models should be coming out soon. Of course no one knows how soon, it could be anywhere from a couple of weeks to a couple of months.

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