PB 12 in questions

Discussion in 'Buying Tips, Advice and Discussion (archive)' started by justinshiding, Jul 11, 2004.

  1. justinshiding macrumors member

    May 7, 2004
    Chicago, IL

    I've decided to [finally] get a new powerbook. I'm looking at the 12in model without the superdrive (I already have a dvd +/- r drive in my pc desktop.)

    I've got a few questions about that model though. I don't need it for anything really cpu intensive (else i'd probably end up with a pentium m) and I'd play games on the desktop. I would like to be able to use it with my regular 19 in monitor at home. The 12in model does support that , right ? Also, is there any sort of special cable/adapter that I would need to order with the computer?

    Ram, I've heard a few people say that Crucial is a good company to buy extra ram. True ?

    For the longest time I was looking into getting a used titanium book...but with the educational discount it's actually cheaper (if you dont take into account any software that might come with a used computer) to get it new (with a warranty.)

    But I'm rambling...thanks so much for your help!
  2. colinp macrumors member

    Jul 7, 2004
    As long as your 19" monitor has a DVI or (the name of the old standard pin size has skipped my mind) you'll be fine. Basically, anything but Apple's old model thin/flat screen monitors (which require an expensive cord to make them work with Pbook).

    Crucial memory is great. I bought 512 MB stick for my 12" and couldn't be happier. I've heard people who've bought gig sticks and have had problems, but Crucial would always replace them with no questions asked.

    I think that covers everything, no? Tell us what you think of your 12" when you get it. I love mine!!
  3. justinshiding thread starter macrumors member

    May 7, 2004
    Chicago, IL

    Yep that does just about cover it :) thanks for the fast reply.

    I commute to school so two hours round trip every day , I finally got sick of wasting all of that time when i could be typing up papers *shudder*.

    Another "productivity toy" for me...and the 200 dollars rebate on the ipod with the powerbook made it hard to say no to.

  4. CramSoup macrumors member

    Jun 24, 2004
    clearification please.....
    I read that you can not us an external DVD burner with iDVD
    But I also heard that there is no problems with DVD studio Pro burning to an external DVD, Is this correct???
  5. jknight8907 macrumors 6502a


    Jun 14, 2004
    Hudson Valley NY
    Without modification, thats right. But with a simple patch, you can burn to a external DVD burner with iDVD.

    Do a Google for "iDVD external burner" or something like that.
  6. CanuckGold_2002 macrumors newbie

    Apr 24, 2004
    Do macs work with most brands of dvd burners or just a select few? Thanks!

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