New 12" iBook - What it wont do??

Discussion in 'Buying Tips, Advice and Discussion (archive)' started by VanMac, Jul 26, 2005.

  1. VanMac macrumors 6502a

    VanMac

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    So, thinking of getting the 12" iBook instead of saving up for the 15" PB. I could pretty much just get it right now.

    Anything that it wont do compared to a 15"??

    I plan to do the typical email/surfing thing, play with photos, do some basic movie stuff, and maybe play around with garage band.

    I can buy an external dvd recorder if I need it.
    Hooking up to exteral ACD is not important...if I really get into it, I will get a suped up PowerMac.

    Any advice between the two appreciated. Was just thinking that I could save a few dollars, get into a mac right away, and upgrade later if something super comes out with upgraded PBs (PBs are seeming kinda dated and pricey).

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. Jay42 macrumors 65816

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    iBook doesn't have direct audio in jack, as PowerBook does (for GarageBand, Logic, etc). This is pretty much a deal breaker for me.
     
  3. MUCKYFINGERS macrumors 6502a

    MUCKYFINGERS

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    So I can't plug in my guitar into the iBook to record? Lame! So you can only use USB preamps?
     
  4. VanMac thread starter macrumors 6502a

    VanMac

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    Wouldnt you want to use a USB Pre-Amp anyway? I was told plugging directly into a PB would be crappy quality.

    I was recommended to buy this for mic/guitar input
    http://www.m-audio.com/products/en_us/MobilePreUSB-main.html
     

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