View Full Version : 12" Powerbook or 800iBook?

Jan 8, 2003, 09:57 AM
I run mostly productivity and XP inside of VPC 6. I get the sense that performance will not be all that different between these two machines. What about battery life and heat and am I right that they will run about the same in real world application or will the G4 beat the G3? I understand that VPC likes the G4, but with no L3 will it outperform the new G3 iBook (both with 640 mgs)?

Thanks for any thoughts...

Jan 8, 2003, 10:22 AM
If you can afford it I say go with the PowerBook, the 867 G4 will out perform the 800 G3, plus the fact that the PowerBook uses DDR memory will also give it a performance boost over the iBook.
And of course there are the added extras in the new line, Bluetooth, and AirPort extreme ready.