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hanxu
Dec 12, 2004, 07:02 PM
Hi

I have a PowerBook G5 15inch 1.5G now, just how much faster will a PowerBook G5 compare to the current G4? Is it worthy to sale it now and wait for the new G5?

Thanks

stoid
Dec 12, 2004, 07:09 PM
I'm assuming you meant that you have a G4 15 inch 1.5 PowerBook now, since as you mention, the G5's are not out yet. Sources say that the PowerBook is not going much of anywhere fast, and there are still numerous hurdles to overcome before we see the G5 in laptops. You've got a top of the line machine. If you want a G5, get the new iMac, otherwise you've got a high class machine.

As a benchmark on speed, my 1.25Ghz 15 inch model with 512MB of RAM is performing nearly as well on Lightwave renders as 2.8Ghz w/ 1GB RAM campus desktops.