G4 17" Powerbook or Intel Macbook Pro 17"?

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by chanwaiming3, May 15, 2006.

  1. chanwaiming3 macrumors newbie

    May 15, 2006
    I am a heavy user... run 5 - 10 applicatoins running simultaneously. I need a laptop DESPERATELY now... this is my first time using Mac in 15 years and can't wait to make the switch back.

    I plan to get a second generation 17" Macbook within next 6 - 12 months. But i need something in short term. Should i get G4 and wait or should i go ahead with Intel Macbook Pro 17?

    If I get G4, shoudl I get used or new?... especially given the fact that I will be buying another one in 6- 12 months!

    Thanks for any advice!

  2. Josias macrumors 68000


    Mar 10, 2006
    Take a MBP with 2 GB RAM. It's 5x faster than 17" PB, and the PB will only cost around $500 less...
  3. iGary Guest


    May 26, 2004
    Randy's House
    Do you use any Adobe/non universal programs?


    Get the G4 - refurb.
  4. menziep macrumors 6502a

    Jan 21, 2006

    Most Adobe/non universal programs run fine and Adobe will start bringing out Universal Binarys soon anyway
  5. zap2 macrumors 604


    Mar 8, 2005
    Washington D.C

    The speed from a 17'' PB to a MBP with non universal apps is big, and the fact the OP plans to get a MBP soon leds to to tell him he should get a G4 PB

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