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iBunny
Jun 8, 2007, 02:12 PM
I am currently on an 14 Inch iBook G4 1.33GHz / 768 RAM / Radeon 9200 32MB.

Its been my favorite machine for along time, just because of its portability.

How much better is this New MBP 15'' 2.4GHz C2D / 4GB Ram / 8600 256 / 160 7200rpm going to be? lol I know its a no brainer that it will be faster, but will it be "That much faster"

Also, Will I notice a difference in the Displays? I dont know the specs of the old 14inch iBook Display, or how good/bad it is. Big noticable difference?

Thanks all :D

Now only 4-6 week wait (Stupid 7200 rpm) ;)



jeremy.king
Jun 8, 2007, 02:21 PM
but will it be "That much faster"

Also, Will I notice a difference in the Displays?

Yes and Yes.

thegrandmaster
Jun 8, 2007, 02:30 PM
I'm almost in the same boat as you!

My Mac laptop has been a 1.42GHZ iBook G4 and I'm gonna upgrade to a new MBP in a couple weeks time.

From what I've read the new MBP runs rings around every Apple portable ever, with only the C2D MBP coming close.

We should be in for quite a treat my friend. :D

haiggy
Jun 8, 2007, 05:06 PM
I'm almost in the same boat as you!

My Mac laptop has been a 1.42GHZ iBook G4 and I'm gonna upgrade to a new MBP in a couple weeks time.

From what I've read the new MBP runs rings around every Apple portable ever, with only the C2D MBP coming close.

We should be in for quite a treat my friend. :D

lol Well, I'm in for even more of a treat. 933 MHz iBook G4 :(

keenkreations
Jun 8, 2007, 05:20 PM
Yeah, I had a 1Ghz iBook a few years ago. I remember upgrading the RAM and the hard drive, because the 20GB was horribly small at the time. What I don't miss is the fact trying to put in a new hard drive in the iBook was a complete pain in the butt. I upgraded to a new MPB and you would notice the difference, IMMENSELY. Trust me. I used my old iBook once and I could not stand it for more than a few minutes. Just my 2 cents.

mikesjo
Jun 8, 2007, 05:42 PM
I'm going from a 1.33Ghz iBook G4 12" 1GB ram to the base MBP soon as well! Waiting for the school store to get them in :).

kinetik
Jun 8, 2007, 05:45 PM
I have an iBook G4 12" and got the santa rosa MBP on Tuesday... you'll absolutely notice a huge difference. The screen alone is worlds apart; when I first turned it on I audibly said "woah," wasn't expecting a screen that sharp/bright. The instant-brightness is a very cool thing, I always felt with the iBook that my eyes were going smudgy/foggy on me, but that was just because of the slow LCD warmup time.

And obviously going from a G4 to Intel chip opens up the world of Windows (and other OS's) to you on the same machine, allowing for consolidation if you still need to use/have a PC. Some might say this is a bad thing, but probably most of us make our living working with PCs in some form/fashion. For this reason alone, it's like getting two machines for the cost of one.

OSX in general is pretty good about giving a consistent experience between newer/older hardware, so you may not notice a huge difference in the usual stuff (email/web surfing), but anytime you need some extra horsepower (gaming, working with photos, audio/video), it'll be there for you.

Oh, and the lighted keyboard is absolutely fantastic. Its way cooler than I thought it would be. :)

pdra05
Jun 14, 2007, 01:36 AM
Wow.. Same here.. :) I currently have the iBook G4 1.07GHz, with only 40GB of hard disk space and 768MB of RAM.. And it's a torture when it comes to intense photoshopping! I've been using the iBook almost everyday for the past 3 years so I guess it's time for an upgrade.

Waiting for my spanking new Santa Rosa MBP (2.4GHz) to arrive! I hope it does in the next fortnight. It's gonna take a little longer b/c I'm going for the glossy display. In the meanwhile I guess I'm just gonna have to sit back and be patient. The speed difference is gonna change my life completely!!! :D

weeman
Jun 14, 2007, 02:14 AM
haha...one more here... going from my iBook G4 to a 15" MBP...cant decide on the 2.2 or 2.4 though...

pdra05
Jun 14, 2007, 02:25 AM
haha...one more here... going from my iBook G4 to a 15" MBP...cant decide on the 2.2 or 2.4 though...

lol yea i know- it took me a while to decide too.. but in my opinions go for the 2.4 if u can fork out an extra few hundred bucks :apple:

ischemic
Jun 14, 2007, 05:12 AM
I'm going from a G3 iBook 700Mhz to the 2.2Ghz MBP. Think I'll notice a difference :p

Rule
Jun 14, 2007, 07:58 AM
I'm waiting for my MBP 2.4 to replace my iBook 1.2
Go :apple: