Macbook vs old Powerbook

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by jbrown, Jun 19, 2006.

  1. jbrown macrumors 6502a

    jbrown

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    Would a new Macbook 1.8 be a better computer than my current 1.2ghz PB - where will I notice the difference?
     
  2. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    The MacBook will be much better with anything CPU-intensive but the PowerBook will be better for anything reliant on the graphics card. Overall, I think the MacBook will be significantly faster in most situations. What do you want to use it for? :)
     
  3. 7on macrumors 601

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    hmmm, probably not too much. It will be on certain universal apps though. Backing up DVDs went from 3 hours with my 1Ghz PB to less than 1 hour with the 2.0Ghz Macbook.
     
  4. 63dot macrumors 603

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    Gaming should always be better on the powerbook, or until the Macbook gets its own video card down the line, and Adobe CS should only be better on the powerbook until CS 3 due out next year, when Adobe will make their apps native for the Macbook lines.

    Native apps already made for an Intel based mac are very fast.
     
  5. QCassidy352 macrumors G3

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    I agree, but I'd add that the 1.2 Ghz powerbook has an old enough video card that even there the macbook isn't going to lag *too* far behind. The macbook is going to kill the powerbook at almost any task. But whether the upgrade is worth it for you totally depends on what you use it for.
     
  6. arcobb macrumors regular

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    I've got a MacBook maxed out with 2 GB of ram and I find CS 2 very usable... at times faster the my 1.5 GHz powerbook (Just based on my experiance... no real numbers).
     
  7. bbrosemer macrumors 6502a

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    Just stick in a ton of Ram and Rosetta doesnt do much. As in have too much of an effect.
     

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