View Full Version : MBP versus Powerbook G4 (should I)

Apr 9, 2006, 07:10 PM
Right now I have a 1.67Ghz 17 inch powerbook with 1GB of ram. I edit videos with iMovie, but want to move up to Final Cut Studio. Other than that I listen to music, surf the web, and use pages quite frequently. I also like to use handbrake a lot but it just takes to long, to use with my Powerbook.

So I was just wondering if it would be worth it to upgrade to a MBP with 2 GB ram 2.16Ghz. Also would the 120GB 5400RPM harddrive work fine with bootcamp and playing games? Thanks for any advise.

Also I can use the student discount as I am in college.

Apr 9, 2006, 07:12 PM
in a word:
yes:D :D

Apr 9, 2006, 07:26 PM
Thanks for the quick response, but what about the hard drive and gaming in XP?

Apr 9, 2006, 07:29 PM

it should be fine. i am also thinking about getting that machine (similar spec) and the hdd is one of the big points of question for me. it will be a great gaming machine.

Apr 9, 2006, 07:29 PM
I would thing 120gb would be plenty and bootcamp will only get better:)
windows will work for gaming, but I would still use a mac version when available, osx is just sooo sooo sooo much better than xp, just limited games unfortunately:(

Apr 9, 2006, 07:32 PM

Apr 9, 2006, 07:40 PM
I notice that you have a nice PC in your sig. So I would say no, definitely not worth it. Both of your current machines are very nice, and I can't imagine what you can't do with one or the other of them.

Now, if you sold both of them to get one MBP, that would make sense to me.

Apr 9, 2006, 07:50 PM
Oh, I haven't updated my sig since spring break. I sold my PC during spring break, and if I do get the MBP I would sell my Powerbook.