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Veritas&Equitas
Oct 5, 2006, 11:22 AM
Pretty self-explanatory...which way would you go if you had to have one today!



Josias
Oct 5, 2006, 11:26 AM
MacBook. Faster, more RAM, same screen res, higher DPI, iSight, MagSafe+latch, glossy screen, larger trackpad, thinner, FrontRow, better AirPort reception...:D

Veritas&Equitas
Oct 5, 2006, 11:27 AM
Well look at you Josias! Keep on rockin' the free world...I guess that is a pretty valid argument you pose :D

Josias
Oct 5, 2006, 11:32 AM
Well look at you Josias! Keep on rockin' the free world...I guess that is a pretty valid argument you pose :D

Did I forget something?

Oh yeah, the MacBook also has a future better resell value and software support.:D

xfiftyfour
Oct 5, 2006, 11:37 AM
The MacBook all the way.

sunfast
Oct 5, 2006, 12:01 PM
It has to be the MacBook. The PB is a nice machine, but the MB is the future.

dextertangocci
Oct 5, 2006, 12:21 PM
Although the aluminium is nice:D :cool: ;) I would still go with the MB, no need to give reasons why, Josias has already given them all:)

Veritas&Equitas
Oct 5, 2006, 12:21 PM
There are those that would argue non-native software still runs much slower under Rosetta, and the Powerbook is for more non-native Power users, plus the resale for the PB is still about even with the MB :rolleyes:

andiwm2003
Oct 5, 2006, 12:37 PM
.................................., higher DPI, ..................

that is actually a disadvantage.

Josias
Oct 5, 2006, 12:39 PM
that is actually a disadvantage.

Depends on if you want big and blocky stuff, or small and detailed stuff.

I prefer higher DPI.

andiwm2003
Oct 5, 2006, 12:52 PM
Depends on if you want big and blocky stuff, or small and detailed stuff.

I prefer higher DPI.

i prefer things that my old eyes can actually see. heck, i have problems to find my powerbook when i'm looking at it from the side because it's so slim. i guess i should go for a mac pro with a 42 inch plasma screen:p

QCassidy352
Oct 5, 2006, 01:19 PM
MacBook. Faster, more RAM, same screen res, higher DPI, iSight, MagSafe+latch, glossy screen, larger trackpad, thinner, FrontRow, better AirPort reception...:D

what he said. It's not even close.

pianoman
Oct 5, 2006, 01:33 PM
definitely go with the MacBook. it is faster than the PB which is all that should count (IMO). it also has the newer processor, so it is future-proof.

nsbio
Oct 5, 2006, 01:38 PM
The only real reason to get a PB is if you have to run Classic software. Otherwise - MB all the way.

Josias
Oct 5, 2006, 02:04 PM
The only real reason to get a PB is if you have to run Classic software. Otherwise - MB all the way.

Or, if you want the 64/128 MB Ati 9700 Pro or a 15.2" screen. Though it may be same res. as the MacBook (1280x854 vs. 1280x800), the screen is bigger.

Cybergypsy
Oct 5, 2006, 02:19 PM
Had both...the macbook for sure!

Veritas&Equitas
Oct 5, 2006, 02:22 PM
Had both...the macbook for sure!
Hence, check your PM Cybergypsy...let's do this!

kgarchar
Oct 5, 2006, 02:26 PM
macbook!

sikkinixx
Oct 5, 2006, 02:29 PM
powerbook, because my macbook has been in for repairs 4 times and my old pb never went in :(

Gurutech
Oct 5, 2006, 02:33 PM
I'd choose PB unless the MB in question is newly contructed ones with no possible RSD issue.

Earendil
Oct 5, 2006, 02:34 PM
The main* reason I won't trade my computer in (stats below) and get a Macbook without much loss of money is because I use the S-Video out and FW 800 too much :o

Outside of that, the MacBook wins hands down.

~Earendil


*The other reason being that this is my very first computer of my own, that I bought and paid for, and I want it around when I have kids/grand kids. Silly, I know...

FFTT
Oct 6, 2006, 12:23 AM
Some 1.5 GHz 15" PowerBooks had issues with bad RAM slots.

I'd go for a New or Refurb 2.0 MacBook with 2 GB RAM or
a Refurb MBP 2.0 GHz.

worriedmac
Nov 2, 2006, 06:45 AM
5 months ago I had this very problem and I decided to buy a 17inch powerbook over the same priced Macbook. I'm still happy with my choice and I've had a little play with the Macbook. The screen is no where near as good and the speed increase is badly used in the demanding apps. I use final cut pro and a good scratch disc attached to the firewire 800 keeps the speed high. The Macbook is still set up for commercial reasons and the powerbook although slower is set up for professional purposes. Remember when the mac community said that speed doesn't matter.

Veritas&Equitas
Nov 2, 2006, 09:09 AM
Yeah, thanks for the info. I actually traded my Powerbooks straight up for a 1.83 ghz/2 gb/80 gb Macbook with external DVD burner with another MR member, then added a 160 gb hard drive on my own. I'm very happy with my decision!