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Old Feb 4, 2008, 05:24 PM   #1
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is a MBA still better than PBG4?

i currently have a powerbook g4 (1.5 ghz, 512 mb ddr sdram). it's like 4 years old but it's still running decently well. but the lightness of the mba is really impressive to me and i was planning on buying something new anyways. is the entry level mba still going to be better than my current laptop?
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Old Feb 4, 2008, 05:25 PM   #2
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It'd be nice to know what you use your computer for first.
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i currently have a powerbook g4 (1.5 ghz, 512 mb ddr sdram). it's like 4 years old but it's still running decently well. but the lightness of the mba is really impressive to me and i was planning on buying something new anyways. is the entry level mba still going to be better than my current laptop?
Most definately... YES!

1) MBA uses Core 2 Duo (a 64-bit chip).
2) More Ram.
3) More Speed.

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Old Feb 4, 2008, 05:26 PM   #4
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It's going to be quite a bit faster, but if you need Firewire, an expansion card slot, etc., then the question is moot.
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Old Feb 4, 2008, 05:27 PM   #5
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Performance-wise, the MBA will grind the PowerBook into the dust.
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Old Feb 4, 2008, 05:28 PM   #6
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your powerbook has a fsb of 167mhz, the MBA has an fsb of 667mhz, it'll do donuts around the powerbook.
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MBA 1.8 is benchmarked slightly faster than PowerMac G5 Duo Core 2.5ghz.
http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=427091

So for video encoding and almost all tasks it will be faster.
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Old Feb 4, 2008, 05:31 PM   #8
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thanks. i was pretty sure that would be the case since my laptop is so old, but just wanted to double check after seeing so many posts complaining about the mba lack of power.

one more question, how well, if at all, will boot camp run on a mba?
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Old Feb 4, 2008, 05:40 PM   #9
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your powerbook has a fsb of 167mhz, the MBA has an fsb of 667mhz, it'll do donuts around the powerbook.
800MHz actually... It'll do reverse doughnuts around the powerbook.
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800MHz actually... It'll do reverse doughnuts around the powerbook.
Plus it's sexy... it'll shoot laser beams and curve them around teh powerbook.
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