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iBook v Netbook

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by oscillatewildly, Nov 15, 2008.

  1. macrumors 68000


    How do the last 12 inch iBook/Powerbook compare re speed to the current crop of netbooks (Atom cpu)?

  2. macrumors G3


    Get a netbook.
  3. macrumors regular

    I agree. Get a netbook. I had a MSI Wind for a few days and thought it was pretty awesome. Very usable. The 10.1" screen had great resolution, and the keyboard was not much smaller than my 12" PB. The reason I returned it was I was able to get a new MB for cheap but I will probably get another netbook sometime next year.
  4. macrumors 68000

    Thanks for the help. Looks like a netbook should do until SSDs and new/refurb MacBook Air prices fall.

  5. macrumors 6502

    The 1.6 single atom processor is about the same performance wise as the 1.2 ULV core solo processors. So i would say that a 1.33 PPC processor may be around the same level as the atom processor.

    If this was going to be your only computer then i would go for the iBook.
  6. macrumors 68040

    go for the netbook

    I say go for the netbook. This is assuming you have another PC/Mac.

    Netbooks are great as 2nd or 3rd computers. I just got the Acer Aspire One with the 6 cell battery and so far its great. Small, lightweight (about 2.2 pounds), good battery life (with the 6 cell battery).

    Best of all, these can be brought for around $400. So even if it only last you 1 year, you would get a new/faster one the following year without any regrets.

    Keep in mind, that you can do basic things like internet, word processing, power point. These are things 80% of people in the world do anyways.

    Don't expect it to perform like a high (or even mid range) laptop. Don't expect to do heavy multi tasking. But that's not what netbook are designed for anyways.

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