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dav_t
Sep 22, 2005, 07:50 PM
Hi,

I'm looking to make the switch from PC to Mac. Buying a new PB is out of my budget, but am looking to buy second hand.

Is there a huge speed difference between the older 1Ghz PB, 1.2Ghz PB and the new 1.67 PB, or do other factors such as Ram have a greater role? Can't seem to find any benchmarks anywhere directly comparing them..

Cheers for the help!

eva01
Sep 22, 2005, 07:52 PM
don't think there was a 1.2 PB

But i can tell the difference between my old powerbook and the new one. and its more than just the Mhz

powerbook911
Sep 22, 2005, 09:19 PM
When I upgraded from 1 GHZ G4 ibook, to 1.5 GHZ G4 Powerbook it was a substantial difference. Remember that the video cards are also slightly better than they were before, so that also helps overall performance.

xparaparafreakx
Sep 22, 2005, 09:19 PM
I have a TiBook 1Ghz and lil bro has AlBook 1.5Ghz.
In regular use, very little difference.
In UT2004, 10 Frame difference. Also consider that the TiBook has a slower superdrive.

dkeninitz
Sep 22, 2005, 10:29 PM
I have a TiBook 15" 1ghz and a relatively new PB 12" 1.5ghz. I don't see much of a performance difference, though that's no doubt partly due to the TiBook have 1gig of RAM while the PB has only 512mb (for now). You might want to think about a TiBook with a gig of ram; I think you'll find it's competitive with the newer PB's.

Also, would an iBook be within your budget? An iBook 14" with maybe a RAM upgrade would probably run about $1,400 or so.