iBook: 933 maxed out, or base 1 gHz?

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  1. KatOuz macrumors newbie

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    Which would run better: the 933 iBook, with the bigger hard drive and maxed out RAM, or the base model of the 1G iBook? Cause they're about the same price.

    Or should I just say "**** it" and get the 12" PowerBook?
     
  2. musicpyrite macrumors 68000

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    I would have to guess the maxed out 933 iBook.
    Compair them:
    1 GHz:
    256 RAM
    No AE
    No bluetooth

    933 Mhz:
    640 RAM
    AE
    Bluetooth

    Everyting else is the same, HD, V RAM, etc. If I had the choice, I would go for the 933. I can spair the 67 MHz.
     
  3. QCassidy352 macrumors G3

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    between the ibooks, the 933 is definitely the way to go. With maxed RAM it will way outperform the 67mhz-faster 1 Ghz model.

    However, the PB is a very tempting choice. I have one, and it's so amazing. But... for the same money, the maxed ibook 933 will be your best performer.
     
  4. invaLPsion macrumors 65816

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    Go for the 1GHz. Everything else you can upgrade, the processor you can't.
     
  5. Ajmbc macrumors regular

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    I would say that if you are planning on upgrading it then the 1 ghz is the way to go- just make sure you get bluetooth because that you can never add (without an annoying little stick).

    -aj
     
  6. tekno_geek911 macrumors 6502

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  7. windowsblowsass macrumors 6502a

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    yeah but its 67 mhz and altivec remember 933 is g3 wichdoesnt have altivec g4 does

    id go with the ghz b/c you can always upgrade ram but proccessors in a laptop is impossible most of the time
     
  8. tekno_geek911 macrumors 6502

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    The 933 is a G4...The G3 iBook's only went up to 900MHz.
     
  9. QCassidy352 macrumors G3

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