G5 or PowerBook?

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  1. macrumors 6502

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    During April I was about to get a G4 PowerPC but I decided to wait for the G5.
    My local store is about to have the G5 in stock, but a couple of friends told me that a PowerBook would be better for me, however I dont know if the PowerBook will live up to my expectations.
    Will I be able to do the following with average performance on a 12" PowerBook? (12", 15" is too big for me to carry around)



    Transfer video from my Sony IP-55 over FireWire and do slight video editing in Final Cut Pro 4, or Final Cut Express.

    Burn DVD's

    Do quite a lot of Photoshop work and web design.

    FlashMX

    Maybe Maya for 3D Modelling later on



    If I can do all that on the 12" PowerBook with decent performance then I'll get it, since I want a Mac and a Laptop, and the PowerBook is both.

    Thanks in Advance! :D
     
  2. macrumors 6502a

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    In short, yes. That is what the powerbook is designed for, I'm guessing the performance would be acceptable
     
  3. iPC
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    iPC

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    Maya 3D modelling would be a pain. The 12" PB is only a 867MHz without the L3 cache. I would wait and see if the oft rumored update happens soon. If they put a 1GHz with L3 cache, it would be perfect for you, me thinks.

    Everything else would probably be fine though.
     

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