Clay, As the owner of both an iBook and PowerBook i would suggest the PowerBook model for the type of use you have in mind. you'll find the larger screen exceptionally useful and the PB operates much faster under video/grahic intensive applications. In my opinion, the iBook is great for word processing or where portability is the main factor. Don't get me wrong. The iBook can perform the task at hand just not as handally as the PB will.
I am a PC user thinking of switching over to Mac. I would like to use the Mac to perform video editing. I would like to have some advice on my purchase.
I have noticed that the new 14' iBook have a similar spec as the 12' PowerBook, with the exception of the graphic card and the type of RAM used.
Each has its own advantage over the other. The iBook has a DVD writer and the bigger screen. While the PowerBook has a better graphic card, faster RAM and includes a bluetooth module.
The reason for my consideration of these two models is the price as I can't afford anything more expensive.
Which of the 2 will be a better option given that they are of similar price? Also, will the iBook be powerful enough for rendering of videos? Will the 12' screen be too small for video work? (I will be upgrading the RAM to 768MB for either model)
Your help/ advice will be greatly appreciated.