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Justin122
Sep 8, 2010, 02:36 PM
I need to use it for:

Word Processing
Instant Messaging
Web Browsing
Occasional Youtube

And as I'm going to be using it for work purposes, fast boot-up would be good.

Thanks



mikenguyen
Sep 8, 2010, 10:14 PM
I need to use it for:

Word Processing
Instant Messaging
Web Browsing
Occasional Youtube

And as I'm going to be using it for work purposes, fast boot-up would be good.

Thanks

your current hp laptop is fulfilling all your needs at the moment so why do you need to get the powerbook?

DesmoPilot
Sep 8, 2010, 10:16 PM
Keep the HP, no question.

OrangeSVTguy
Sep 8, 2010, 10:21 PM
Keep the HP. Unless you are going to buy a 13" MBP...

lbro
Sep 8, 2010, 10:23 PM
I doubt you would get much for the HP. Keep it.

headset
Sep 9, 2010, 12:54 PM
I dunno, I love my powerbook and wonder how an HP lappy could ever compare...

DesmoPilot
Sep 9, 2010, 08:47 PM
I dunno, I love my powerbook and wonder how an HP lappy could ever compare...

Current HP Envy 14 is an amazing machine. If it had been out when I was buying my current MBP, wouldn't of even considered buying my MBP.

PowerGamerX
Sep 9, 2010, 11:12 PM
Keep the HP unless you can get $600 for it, so you could buy an early C2D MBP. Which I doubt you'd be able to.

I love my PowerBook and all, it's a great machine, but if what you have now is working fine, why sell it? Unless you think you will be that much happier changing OS's.

btbrossard
Sep 10, 2010, 05:51 AM
Occasional Youtube
Flash content isn't going to be so hot. Flash isn't even so great on my dual 2.3 ghz G5...

MacHamster68
Sep 10, 2010, 06:07 AM
i would sell the HP and buy the powerbook , i dont care about youtube in hd
but even if for one mad reason i had a Hp i would install linux ubuntu on it and at least make that look and feel like osx which is possible to a certain extend and all other programs are open source
and which safes the processor and ram hogging antivirus programs you need in windows

Hrududu
Sep 10, 2010, 12:38 PM
Flash content isn't going to be so hot. Flash isn't even so great on my dual 2.3 ghz G5...
Then something is wrong with your Powermac. I play YouTube all day on my 1.5GHz 12" Powerbook and its just as good as my MacBook Pro.

PowerGamerX
Sep 10, 2010, 01:29 PM
Then something is wrong with your Powermac. I play YouTube all day on my 1.5GHz 12" Powerbook and its just as good as my MacBook Pro.

No, it's not.

Even running Tiger, sure you can view it smoothly, but there is no way you could watch HD Flash content on a PowerBook of any kind.

headset
Sep 10, 2010, 01:39 PM
yeah for real, my pb can't handle flash video well. I love the pb, but when it chokes on flash vids I start to day dream about an 11.6" air.

DesmoPilot
Sep 10, 2010, 01:59 PM
safes the processor and ram hogging antivirus programs you need in windows

I haven't used any anti-virus/spyware checker on my Windows box for well over a year and haven't had problems. Not to mention that todays processors are so fast and RAM so plentiful, that (if you choose to run them) anti-virus programs etc do not impact performance at all when running in the background.

Then something is wrong with your Powermac. I play YouTube all day on my 1.5GHz 12" Powerbook and its just as good as my MacBook Pro.

Suppose you're referring to standard def content? Simply, there is absolutely no way you can run HD flash content of any kind of a PB and get acceptable performance of any kind.

Justin122
Sep 10, 2010, 05:56 PM
Thanks everyone.

The reason that I want a Powerbook is because of the design. I have the HP G62, and whilst it's a brilliant machine performance-wise, I just can't get over the plasticky feel of the laptop. Guess I've been spoilt by all my other Apple stuff. :p

DesmoPilot
Sep 10, 2010, 06:10 PM
Can understand the reasoning, but those PB G4s are pretty heavy.

MacHamster68
Sep 11, 2010, 04:35 AM
heavy but beautiful , i even would go as far as saying the powerbook g4 alu 12" is the best looking laptop on the market and for me that compensates for the inability to play at 720p or 1080p and everything else just works fine