DVD playback on PowerBook vs. iBook

Discussion in 'Buying Tips, Advice and Discussion (archive)' started by ASZ993, Feb 26, 2005.

  1. ASZ993 macrumors newbie

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    I was wondering how the battery life of the new powerbooks are when playing a DVD movie, and the same for the iBook.
     
  2. JzzTrump22 macrumors 65816

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    The iBook will last longer. Just because the system doesn't use as much battery power as a PB does. It's just a fact that iBooks last longer on 1 battery charge then PB most of the time, if not all the time. There may be exceptions.
     
  3. jsw Moderator emeritus

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    Note that using something like MacTheRipper (Google for it) to transfer the movie - or, in particular, the feature only - to disk while the PB/iBook is plugged in will allow you to watch the movie off your disk drive and prolongs battery life a bit over using the DVD (mainly because the HD is often spinning anyway).

    You'll probably get ~3 hours of movie time off a PB, up to maybe 5 hours on a 12" iBook.
     
  4. ASZ993 thread starter macrumors newbie

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