View Full Version : Buying a new Powerbook...eventually...

Aug 21, 2003, 03:34 AM
Obviously I decided to buy my 466mhz Lime iBook at the wrong time. Soon after the new iBooks came out and I was left in the dust. My old little guy is becoming slow, I am thinking about a PowerBook, with Christmas and my Birthday within 4 months of each other (that's right my birthday is in September;)) I think I will be able to save up some money. I really don't want to buy an iBook, they seem to get outdated quickly. I use Photoshop, Flash, and Dreamweaver everyday. I do enjoy games also. Well what my question is which PowerBook will be best for me? My friend has the 12'' model but on my iBook's 12 inch screen I am always moving around windows, hiding toolbars, and moving things around just to get my work done. I know the resolution is different but, I'm still worried. I don't want to make teh wrong choice. Maybe I will go for the 15'', heck the 17'' isn't that much bigger than my Clamshell...:p Well I guess the 15 inch will be okay, when they update it I meen.

Any of you guys have any advice? I am not buying it soon, I don't have the $, but your advice will be great! :D

Aug 21, 2003, 03:40 AM
As you say, a 12" screen is just to small to really be able to get anything done, so that's the 12" out the window. The 17" I think is far to big, so that's that out the window. Now, the 15", the perfect laptop, great design, perfect size, perfect size screen, power, and all the better when the Al version is released (get a move on dammit Apple!!!). If it were my money I'd save my cash and go for an all new 15" AlBook :)

Aug 21, 2003, 04:48 AM
get the "coming" 12" and buy 10.3 (=expose)

Aug 21, 2003, 11:03 AM
yeah I was thinking about the 15 inch I don't think expose makes up for screen size...

thanks for the infro guys, when I get one i'll let you know :)

Aug 21, 2003, 11:16 AM
Originally posted by LimeiBook86
yeah I was thinking about the 15 inch I don't think expose makes up for screen size...

thanks for the infro guys, when I get one i'll let you know :)

not exactly but kind of, its much easier to manage many windows with a certain program.... if i have 6 pictures open in PSe2 and i click my top right corner ( i set it to expand all windows of the current program it shows like min windows of each of the programs and i can click it and work on it without resizing or moving any of the windows

Aug 21, 2003, 11:21 AM
IMHO the 15" is the perfect size, but I still use a second monitor when I'm working on Macromedia stuff. So many pallets. Photoshop's not too bad on one screen, but even keynote is better on 2 monitors.

Aug 21, 2003, 12:29 PM
Remember that even though both your current iBook and a 12" Powerbook have a 12" screen, its a higher resolution (1024x768) vs. your iBook (800x600).

Oh wait, I just read the post again, you already mentioned this....ignore me, bah

Aug 21, 2003, 01:50 PM
i know what expose does...but iw ould perfer a bigger screen, I guess the 15 is fine for me.

Thanks again! :D

Powerbook G5
Aug 21, 2003, 02:35 PM
I definitely cannot wait to get my hands on a 15", it seems to be the perfect fit. The 12" seems a bit cramped and the 17" is just insane. Good luck with your new PowerBook, when you get it. I know I'll be happy to upgrade after 4 years on my 400 MHz PowerBook G3.

Aug 21, 2003, 03:21 PM
before I got my tiBook I used a G3 with a 19" CRT and after that a tangerine iMac... the powerbook's screen size is just perfect for me... the screen estate is big enough and though I've thought about getting myself a nice 20" Apple TFT as a second screen I know that I wouldn't use it much... 15" works fine for me