iBook vs. Old PowerBook

Discussion in 'Buying Tips, Advice and Discussion (archive)' started by GeneralFez, Mar 31, 2005.

  1. GeneralFez macrumors newbie

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    I have a choice between an 12" 867Mhz PowerBook or a 12" 1.2Ghz iBook. Which one would you say is the better deal? The iBook has 512MB of RAM, other than that stock. The PowerBook has the same.
     
  2. tekno_geek911 macrumors 6502

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    I would go with the iBook,I have owned both...The iBook has a faster CPU,larger L2 cache(256 vs 512),better video card,higher RAM capacity (iBook 1.25GB vs PowerBook 640MB),better Airport reception and its allot more durable.
     
  3. macbaseball macrumors 6502a

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    I would go for the iBook also. I would wait and get the iBook on clearance once Apple annouces the new ones, or I would just get an updated version.
     
  4. chaosbunny macrumors 68000

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    False. Powerbook 1.12 GB RAM.

    Apart from that the iBook will be the better joice.
     
  5. ericssonboi macrumors 6502

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    Same with the others... as much as i love the PB.. the iBook has the better value. If you really want the PB.. just get a refurb model from apple.com or some other site. I think i remember seeing microcenter.com had one for 1099
     
  6. eXan macrumors 601

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    Go with the iBook, though PowerBook has such a cool design!! :D
     

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