Can a maxed out 17" powerbook?

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  1. Rob587 macrumors 6502a

    Rob587

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    I will be going to college in the near future and I would like to be able to play a few of the latest games, create songs in garage band, and start getting into some video editing. Can a maxed out powerbook handle all of this rather smoothly?
     
  2. stoid macrumors 601

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    I'm still thrilled with my 15 inch PowerBook purchase from last year September. Unless you need the portability (probably, since you are going to college) I would get a G5.
     
  3. aswitcher macrumors 603

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    UT2K4 is playable on my machine - I have a gig ram, 128 vram and the 5400 rpm hdd.

    GB and iMovie run really well.
     
  4. Chaszmyr macrumors 601

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    A maxed out 15'' or 17'' PowerBook will do everything decently.

    However, a dual G5 will do everything better.
     
  5. aswitcher macrumors 603

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    But you'll need a really long extension lead and a trolley to move it around ;)
     
  6. SolidGun macrumors 6502

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    If you want play latest games, Mac may not be the right answer for you. I prefer gaming on the PC for that reason(all the titles are released on this platform first) and Mac for work (so reliable)
     
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