12' Powerbook??

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  1. Spock macrumors 68000

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    I am looking to buy a 1.33MhZ 12" Powerbook soon and would like to get some feedback. I want the Powerbook for light video editing, Garageband and a little Photoshop and some presentations with Keynote. Thanks
     
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    I have the 1.33 12-inch and it has a little trouble with complex GarageBand songs (start, stop, start, stop). I'm still using the base 256 MB, though, so more RAM may solve this problem.
     
  4. seamuskrat macrumors 6502a

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    I have a 1.25 15 inch. Keynote with complex video is just fine. FCE is fine as well. Photoshop works great, even with plug ins.

    I have 1 gig of RAM. Everything works better with more RAM.

    I do not use GB so I cannot say how it will perform. But I suspect with at east 512 RAM and drive space you will be fine.

     
  5. TDM21 macrumors 6502a

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    I have a rev. C 12"Pb and I could not be happier. the size of the laptop makes it very portable and the the battery life is superb. I recomend this laptop for almost anyboyd. And when you span the screen across another monitor you have a very good workstation.
     
  6. Ari_0 macrumors regular

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    Well, considering the tasks you intend to use it for, it's perfect. You might even be able to run a few medium level games (C&C Generals, Call of Duty..etc). Im getting one soon too :D
     
  7. Mord macrumors G4

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    i'm probaly going to pick up a rev. c 12" soon and my question is an odd one.

    i needs someone that has owned a 12" and a 15" or 17" powerbook

    when you pull your 12" out in a public place, do you feel that wow factor from onlookers? and if so dose it compare to a 15" or 17" oh yeah i feel like james bond feeling.
     
  8. SolidGun macrumors 6502

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    There are a few reasons why we buy Apple products. And especially for Apple computers, it is Mac OS and its stylish design. Personally, I don't benefit from the "wow factor", and get more of a "pity factor" from most people.
    With the 12", people think that I just didn't have enough money to pick up the 17" or 15". Which isn't the case....I just need a portable that is truly portable.
    People think that the PB is made out of cheap plastic that is painted silver. Until they touch it or ask.
    Another issue is that people think I am a simpleton barely hanging on to the computer world because I am using a Mac in public.
    I can't believe that I am surrounded by idiots.
     
  9. titaniumducky macrumors 6502a

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    Oh my God! A 12 foot PowerBook. It's going to eat us all :D.
     
  10. Spock thread starter macrumors 68000

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    A Powermac G3 400MhZ and a iBook G3 366 and a 233 iMac as my newest. It will be fast for me. I do intend to Max out the RAM. Thank You for Your input
     
  11. Mord macrumors G4

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    thats strange because i get quite allot of wow when i use my ibook in public (like the person across from me on a train gawking at me)

    as some guy said in his sig apples market share is an accurate representation of the number sane people on this planet
     

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