1.25 15" or 1.33 12" powerbook

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  1. stuuke macrumors regular

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    From what I've seen I could get a used 1.25 15" for about $2000. For the same price I could get a new 1.33 12". I have an external monitor so the 12" isn't that big of an issue but is there anything I would get in one that I wouldn't in the other? From what I've read the specs are similar but I'm just not sure which one to go with. If I purchase a used 15" could I buy applecare for the computer even though I'm not original buyer or should I try to get seller to purchase apple care and reimburse them?

    Thanks
     
  2. sethypoo macrumors 68000

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    I'm a 12" PowerBook G4 Revision A owner, and I swear by my 12", but a used 15" I would take over a 1.33 Ghz 12" PB G4.

    Try to get one (a 15") with the backlit keyboard, that I've heard is a real plus.

    You can also get a better video card in the 15".
     
  3. fussball macrumors regular

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    The two video cards (64mb ATi vs 64mb Nvidia) are actually quite similar, aren't they? Also, with the 12" you can get the faster HD now. I love my 12" hooked up to the external monitor. It is awesome
     
  4. stuuke thread starter macrumors regular

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  5. BrianKonarsMac macrumors 65816

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    you could get apple care on a used 15" provided it's still under warranty.

    i'd personally buy the 12" if you have an external monitor.
    if it's a desktop replacement (and you have no monitor), go for the 15" for the extra space. otherwise the 12" and it's portability are a huge plus IMO, when connected to my 17" LCD I use the 12" as my "tool box" for all my palettes etc. and work on the project in the 17" alone. A huge plus for Director, Flash, etc.

    i vote 12" unless you REQUIRE the extra space. i viewed them at the apple store over the weekend, and it's not as big of a difference as i thought. 12"!! :D
     

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