12" ib vs. 15"pb

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by spiff, Oct 26, 2003.

  1. spiff macrumors newbie

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    what should i get:

    now a 12" ibook and in 1.5 years again one or a 15" pb.

    is UT2k3 playable on a ibook? Will halo be playable too?

    it's a huge dilemma, 'cause i've got 22% rebate till 4. nov.

    thanks
     
  2. CrackedButter macrumors 68040

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    What is it you want to do on the laptops? If its games why not get a G5?
     
  3. spiff thread starter macrumors newbie

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    no. i need it to do cartography on illustrator in college. but i'd like to play ut as well as Halo (and perhaps even Doom3) too. and in my sparetime i do some cinema4d stuff and some musicrecording.

    thanks
     
  4. ReneB macrumors newbie

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    Get the 15" PB. You get more speed, a larger (wide)screen, better resolution, and the best looking laptop in the world...

    I am getting one myself, and I did not even consider the iBook. However, I do not really care for ruggedness and portability, as I am going to use it as a desktop replacement.

    You could consider an iBook for the short term and saving a bit more to purchase a G5 PB when those arrive (since you are already planning to replace your iBook in 1 1/2 years). But 1 1/2 years is quite a long time when the iBook does not turn up what you expect it to be.

    It seems to me you need the additional performance of the Powerbook. Go for it.
     

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