Abt the Powerbooks.

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by macnemo, Jul 15, 2004.

  1. macrumors newbie


    Jul 15, 2004
    Hey ppl maybe this has been dicuss lots of time abt the powerbooks but pls help me i wanna fully switch to mac so i need all u ppl to help me thanks!

    Is there any real difference from 1.33Ghz to the 1.5Ghz ones?
    How is the Batt life like?
    Is there any heat issue?
    Do u have a rough ideal if its fast enough to compile C++ and Java?

    Thanks again ppl...

    Would like to join u guys soon!!!
  2. macrumors 68000

    James Craner

    Sep 13, 2002
    Bristol, UK
    I have upgraded in the last two weeks from 1.25 to 1.5, and I can't tell the difference most of the time.

    Between 2.5 to 3 hours depending on settings and what you are doing

    No heat issues with current revisions, only Rev A 12"

    People use these powerbooks to edit video, photoshop, so I can't see any problem compiling video, obviously it won't be as quick as a desktop G5, but I am sure it will be quick enough, however I don't use the applications you mention myself.
  3. thread starter macrumors newbie


    Jul 15, 2004
  4. macrumors member

    May 15, 2004

    Is there a vowel shortage where you live?


    I have a new 1.33 15" PB. The battery usually lasts about 2.5 hours. My PB seems to get remarkably hot, but I've been assured that's "normal". You'll have no problem compiling C/C++ or Java code.

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