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iBook 14" or Powerbook 15"?

by dizzam / August 24, 2005 7:52 AM PDT

I'm looking for a laptop in the powerbook 15" price range and i've been wondering if its better to get an ibook G4 14" and upgrade the memory to 1.5gb and hard disk to 100gb, over the standard powerbook g4 15" superdrive.

I would be using the laptop for work, movies(editing and watching) and games(bit of a priority)...
any suggestions would be awesome,
cheers

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(NT) (NT) Wait for mactels.
by damasta55r / August 24, 2005 9:17 AM PDT
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Buy the cheapest due to Intel Apple conversion in late 2006
by KenSanramon / August 24, 2005 10:03 AM PDT
In reply to: (NT) Wait for mactels.

The new Intel cpu Mac computers that in theory can run the new OS X Jaguar and Microsoft Vista will not appear until late 2006 or 2007.

So if you need a notebook now don't overspend as your notebook now will only be able to run then (with PowerPC chips) using emulation.

So, choose the cheaper Imac now and plan to upgrade to a new Mac within 2 years.

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thanks
by dizzam / August 25, 2005 5:37 AM PDT

thanks!
i'll keep tat in mind when i go to buy.
cheers

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(NT) (NT) Consider a PC for these 2 years until mac moves to intel?
by D4RK3N3D H4CK3R / August 26, 2005 6:17 AM PDT
In reply to: thanks
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It all depends on the PocketBook
by batavier / September 15, 2005 6:02 AM PDT

I just bought a 14'' iBook with custom configuration. Mainly, what the 15 (and 17'') PowerBooks have, and the iBook does not:

- Wide screen with a higher resolution
- PC slot
- A Fast FireWire connector
- a somewhat faster microprocessor
- Backlit keyboard (really cool!)

for that the iBook is about $500 to 1,000 less.

For my 14'' iBook G4 with CD/DVD+/- burner, buit-in wireless and BlueTooth, 1 Meg of RAM, 80 Gig HD, OS 10.4 and iLife (inludes iMovie and iDVD) installed, and free shipping, I paid about $1400.-

One amazing feature on all new Mac Laptops: The SCROLLING TRACKPAD! You'll love it - regardless which one you buy.

One thing though: For games, I would recommed any gaming console over a Mac.

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