iBook vs. PowerBook

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  1. jxyama macrumors 68040

    jxyama

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    a good summary read for many users who come here to ask pretty much the same question every day. :D

    Bob LeVitas article

    few follow up points:

    he doesn't mention 12" PB - its resolution is the same as iBooks, 1024 x 768.

    there is also an unofficial hack to let iBook do dual monitoring.
     
  2. Gymnut macrumors 68000

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  3. joker2 macrumors 6502a

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    Actually, he does...

    Just a little hard to find :)

     
  4. jxyama thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Re: Actually, he does...

    ah, good. i've read other articles by bob and he's usually very good. so i thought it was a bit strange that he didn't mention it... turns out he did!

    silly me...
     
  5. SilentPanda Moderator emeritus

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    For completeness sake, you can get a DVD burner in your iBook G4 from MCE-Tech (http://store.mcetech.com). Granted it's not standard issue Apple and I'm not sure if it works with iDVD or not... but you can. *shrug*
     
  6. QCassidy352 macrumors G3

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    the "unofficial" ibook solutions (MCE superdrive, mirroring hack, and RAM actually up to 1.1 gigs) blur the lines a little more...
     
  7. Icekey macrumors member

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    Is there any way to use iDVD on an external DVD burner? For example, if I get a Pioneer 106 burner, will iDVD recognise that I can use it since it's the same model used in the G5?
     
  8. SilentPanda Moderator emeritus

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    I don't believe so. Reason being is that it does not scan your FireWire or USB ports for a DVD burner but rather your internal IDE. Your external DVD burner will not reside on your internal IDE.
     
  9. slipper macrumors 68000

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    i wish i knew about this place before i bought my g4 ibook. upgraded ram and harddrive for $5 less than direct!
     
  10. iChan macrumors 6502a

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    no a third party dvd burner will not work with iDVD... you'd need DVD Studio Pro...
     

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