14" 1.42 iBook or 15" 1.5 Powerbook?

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by LastLine, Dec 29, 2005.

  1. macrumors 65816

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    Ok so here's my predicament.

    New, current line, 1.42ghz ibook, £899

    or

    Previous line
    1.5ghz powerbook
    80gb hard drive
    Combo Drive
    £749

    Any thoughts anyone? Looking at one or the otheri tomorrow.
     
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    BlizzardBomb

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    Surely you can wait two weeks? Well if its urgent I would recommend the 15" Powerbook, or maybe you can look at the Refurb Store. They have seriously discounted iBooks and PBs. But you do know that you aren't getting any more pixels on the 14" iBook compared to the 12", just larger ones.
     
  3. thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Um 12" what? I'm looking at a 14" and 15"

    As for 2 weeks? I want a PowerPC for now. Last thing on my wish list is a Rev. A iNTELBook.
     
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    BlizzardBomb

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    I've changed my mind. 15" PB would be better. And I'm saying that both the 12" iBook and the 14" iBook have a 1024x768 resolution.
     
  5. thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Yeah my mind's towards the PB too. It's not for me (at least not planning for it to be) but for my brother so playing with ideas right now. The PB is a clearance line at a local store.
     
  6. macrumors 68040

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    If the PB is new, go for it. The only advantage in my mine about the 14" is that it has a taller screen more fit for writing and seeing the length of the page, while PBs are better for video and other things. The PB sound a lot better because it probably has a faster hard drive and a larger hard drive, too. But beware the memory slot problem on 15" pbs.
     
  7. thread starter macrumors 65816

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    What problems are these?
     
  8. macrumors 68040

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    Check another thread that i just posted on about the lower memory slot problem on 15" PBs. One of our smartest posters on MR, CanadaRam, thinks it is a firmware update that is frying the lower memory slot on 15" powerbooks.
     
  9. thread starter macrumors 65816

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    So how is the PB memory configured? Do I assume 512mb onboard and 2 slots? Someone help me out :p
     
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    BlizzardBomb

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    I think you'll find the 14" iBook has 768 vertical pixels vs. 15" Previous Powerbook's 854 vertical pixels so the 15" would be a lot better to fit more writing. Taller maybe, but widescreen is better and it still has more pixels.
     
  11. macrumors 68040

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    Umm. That makes some sense but somehow I can see the type better on the 14" screen. Maybe I'm wrong? i switched to the 14" from a 15" 1ghz Titanium Powerbook and the 14" iBook is much better than the older Tibook for writing.
     
  12. thread starter macrumors 65816

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    So, do I get any free slots out the box for my ram? I'd like to upgrade to 1gb straight off on the Powerbook. How would I have to do this?
     
  13. thread starter macrumors 65816

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    For those interested? I got the powerbook today :)
     

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