Old Powerbook vs New Powerbook

Discussion in 'Buying Tips, Advice and Discussion (archive)' started by sarge, Feb 7, 2005.

  1. sarge macrumors 6502a

    sarge

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    Since I am too dumb to know if I'm being stupid
    I need to ask the collective brain trust at Macrumors
    This question:

    Is it worth saving $184 to buy a 12" 1.33 powerbook
    rather than getting the latest greatest 1.5 version?

    I don't care about bluetooth, but will I spend more on memory
    upgrades than I am saving? (I will be working with huge scans
    of 5x7 negatives in photoshop). Maybe a little video here and there...

    If the new case is built better, that would be a consideration. The ibooks
    feel more robust/resilient to me

    Thanks all
     
  2. edesignuk Moderator emeritus

    edesignuk

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    For that $184 you don't just get the speed bump, you get the faster drive (5400 vs the old 4200RPM), and more RAM I believe. All of which will help no end towards better performance in Photoshop. I'd say it's worth it.
     
  3. XIII macrumors 68040

    XIII

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    For that $184 you get:

    faster processor
    more ram as stock
    possible bto's, should you want them
    the new HD falling technology
    the new trackpads
    better speakers, a new third one is now on the 12" PB
    BT 2.0, even if you won't use it... ;)
    Faster HD as standard? (someone correct me if I am wrong)
    iLife 05! (I don't think this comes with the older PB's, again, waiting to be corrected :))

    I say pay the extra, get the latest and greatest thing, you never know when you could need that BT 2.0... :D

    Beaten to it... :rolleyes:
     
  4. sarge thread starter macrumors 6502a

    sarge

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  6. wwooden macrumors 68000

    wwooden

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    Every 12" PB has had the three speakers, that's not new. But you guys are right, th extra $184 is worth it. Only thing is I wished the 512 came as one stick, so you could then put in another gig and have 1.5Gb total. They only give you 2 256mb on the 12".
     
  7. sarge thread starter macrumors 6502a

    sarge

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    Thanks

    Thanks all!

    I just called to switch my order to the new model and they told me my order was already being processed, but that I could send it back unopened and get the newer model. Of course the guy offered to take a smidge more off (60 bucks). I guess I'll wait until the unit arrives before I decide. I guess I'll be double triple guessing myself for 3 more days!

    Thanks again for all your help stoking my OCD tendencies
     
  8. XIII macrumors 68040

    XIII

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    Quote from HERE

    Ok, enhanced, fine.. :p
     

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