I gotta get my kids a laptop per my wife's mandate. I guess it's going to be a mac laptop, probably an older one.
I don't know where to start, other than ibook seems to indicate "old" and macbook seems to indicate "newer."
not sure how old I can go and have it do what I want: basically boot up in a reasonable amount of time and be able to surf the net to some kids' sites where there's online learning tools they use in their school. I guess if they can use a mouse to paint or type in a word processing program that'll work too, but about any computer can do that.
prices seem to range from $200 (older ibooks) to $300-$400 (older/less powerful macbook).