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is a MBA still better than PBG4?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by azngamer808, Feb 4, 2008.

  1. macrumors member

    i currently have a powerbook g4 (1.5 ghz, 512 mb ddr sdram). it's like 4 years old but it's still running decently well. but the lightness of the mba is really impressive to me and i was planning on buying something new anyways. is the entry level mba still going to be better than my current laptop?
  2. macrumors Penryn


    It'd be nice to know what you use your computer for first.
  3. TEG
    macrumors 604


    Most definately... YES!

    1) MBA uses Core 2 Duo (a 64-bit chip).
    2) More Ram.
    3) More Speed.

  4. macrumors 603


    It's going to be quite a bit faster, but if you need Firewire, an expansion card slot, etc., then the question is moot.
  5. macrumors 68000

    Much Ado

    Performance-wise, the MBA will grind the PowerBook into the dust.
  6. macrumors 6502

    your powerbook has a fsb of 167mhz, the MBA has an fsb of 667mhz, it'll do donuts around the powerbook.
  7. macrumors G5


  8. macrumors member

    thanks. i was pretty sure that would be the case since my laptop is so old, but just wanted to double check after seeing so many posts complaining about the mba lack of power.

    one more question, how well, if at all, will boot camp run on a mba?
  9. macrumors G4


    800MHz actually... It'll do reverse doughnuts around the powerbook.
  10. macrumors 68030


    Plus it's sexy... it'll shoot laser beams and curve them around teh powerbook.

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