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Aug 22, 2003, 09:01 AM
Is the PB 17" worth spending $2800.00 on? or should i just go G5?:confused:

Aug 22, 2003, 09:11 AM
it is if you need portability. no if you just want raw power.

quite a subjective question. ask yourself.

Aug 22, 2003, 12:45 PM
Originally posted by KiDrOck80
Is the PB 17" worth spending $2800.00 on?

In a word.. Yes.

When I'm sitting in a hotel 4000miles from home and I'm working on Flash MX, iChatting and listening to iTunes.. I am perfectly content. The 17" is a complete solution.. you buy it and you don't need a desktop. You buy a g5, you'll still need a laptop.

Though, I'm still itching for a secondary display for when I'm at home and the 17" screen doesn't quite cut it.

Aug 22, 2003, 05:26 PM
Originally posted by cr2sh
In a word.. Yes.

I'll second that. The G5 sounds nice and all, but as I'm sitting here on my 17 inch alubook, I have a hard time imagining what else I could want.

Of course, a year or two from now when G5s are in laptops and blazing away at 2+ GHz, I may be singing a different tune ;-).

Aug 23, 2003, 02:38 AM

where are you getting it for that price? Dev discount?

and btw - yes, its worth it!

Aug 23, 2003, 05:40 AM
my dads friend sells them on ebay, brandnew, and he's going to sell me one for 2800.00

Aug 23, 2003, 08:57 PM
for sure! that's a great price!

well worth it!