ibook help please?

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by swisspolo, Sep 27, 2007.

  1. macrumors newbie

    Sep 17, 2007

    I'm looking at buying a laptop for my final year at uni. I already own an iMac core 2 duo so i've got that to do all my heavy going stuff and day to day work load. But as my course is down to 9 hours a week I need something to let my do work in comfort while on campus for the other 20 or so...else I'll just come home and waste time.

    I was looking an an iBook either G3 or G4 as money is a concern. Would a G3 be worth the money or not?

    Just as a reference i use photoshop cs 2 on my imac and I notice it's a little bit cpu hungry sometimes, is that because it's running under rosetta or because it really is that cpu intensive? Would it run a lot slower on a G3/G4 or would I notice little difference.

    I need the laptop to compile Latex documents, surf the web, play the odd video file/DVD and run iTunes nearly constantly. When i'm away a small amount of photoshop work and maintaining my website won't be out of the question.

    Sorry if this post seems to ramble a bit but I'm a little lost when it comes to the non intel world of macs as i'm a recent (6 months) convert

    Cheers for any help

    (£250 is my budget by the way)
  2. macrumors Penryn


    Mar 23, 2005
    Cuidad de México
    I strongly suggest getting a G4 if possible.
  3. macrumors 6502a

    Island Dog

    Sep 11, 2005
    St. Cloud, FL.
    Definitely go for the G4 if that is what you are in the market for.

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