12" Powerbook or 800iBook?

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by nptski, Jan 8, 2003.

  1. macrumors member

    Jul 22, 2002
    newport beach, ca
    I run mostly productivity and XP inside of VPC 6. I get the sense that performance will not be all that different between these two machines. What about battery life and heat and am I right that they will run about the same in real world application or will the G4 beat the G3? I understand that VPC likes the G4, but with no L3 will it outperform the new G3 iBook (both with 640 mgs)?

    Thanks for any thoughts...
  2. Moderator emeritus


    Mar 25, 2002
    London, England
    If you can afford it I say go with the PowerBook, the 867 G4 will out perform the 800 G3, plus the fact that the PowerBook uses DDR memory will also give it a performance boost over the iBook.
    And of course there are the added extras in the new line, Bluetooth, and AirPort extreme ready.

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