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  1. CaptainCaveMann macrumors 68000

    CaptainCaveMann

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    Between the 15inch PB and the 14inch Ib:The programs i use are: Studio Mx (which includes Flash,Fireworks,Dreamweaver),MS Office 2004,Photoshop. Also i play ut2004 and wc3. I have 2000 bucks to spend and id like to get something that will last me about 2 or 3 years respectively.The computer i get needs to have an 80 gig hard drive. Needs to be reliable and tough. I dont need a dvd burner but itd be nice. I will upgrade the memory to 1 gig later on as well. So while taking all this into consideration and with tiger on the way, what would be your advice as to which one to get. :)
     
  2. jackieonasses macrumors 6502a

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    You have already created a semi-related thread on powerbooks. This comparison is way overdone.

    EDIT---

    You have already made 4 threads in the past 5 days that has to do with the powerbook. Multiple threads doesn't help much.
     
  3. CaptainCaveMann thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Thanks you've been very helpful
     
  4. hcuar macrumors 65816

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    Wait a week. :rolleyes: See what happens at MWSF.
     
  5. CaptainCaveMann thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Yea i think ill wait
     
  6. Jdm_rsx macrumors 6502

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    just go and buy the powerbook and max out the ram

    if you dont like it, just return it and suffer the restockin fee

    thats what i did at least

    and i know better now....

    its better just get what u can afford

    i think the 15 inch powerbook can go up to 2 gb ram right? 2 slots?

    and optional 128mb video card?

    you say u dont need all that power now..
    but think about it
    it will have better resell value
    you can play games
    you say u wont play games now but im sure down the line you will want to..

    should i continue?

    close this topic before MAYA jumps on ur case again...

    hehehehe
    = )
     
  7. Chip NoVaMac macrumors G3

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    I say wait till MWSF and see what is announced. I am partial to the PB 12' models myself.

    Too lazy to check, but I think the current iBooks do not have video cards that are compatible with the Core Image Technology of Tiger.
     
  8. blue_monkey macrumors member

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    no they don't have core image compatible video cards.
     
  9. Jdm_rsx macrumors 6502

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    you just wasted a few minutes of your "life" posting this

    you just made ME waste a few minutes of my "life" replying this...

    SO POINTLESS

    stop the flaming and think of it as a discussion, if you dont like this thread dont post and simply dont read it, people like you are very annoying

    Thank you and have a nice day
     
  10. hcuar macrumors 65816

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    Off topic... However, a post that was here calling eDesign a she disappeared. (It was in disagreement to Jdm_rsx post) I happened to start a reply quoting said post (of course to point out the obvious blunder) and saw it actually get attached to the thread (my reply). I then hit refresh to find my post missing as well... Weird huh?
     
  11. cluthz macrumors 68040

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    Well, there is as said several threads on this topic,
    but i understand your concern about get the right machine when you uses all your savings.

    If cost vs time the machine will last you is relevant:

    The ibook 14/inch is much cheaper than the powerbook and will probably last alsmost as long as the powerbook.

    If your budget is $2000, then you can forget about the powerbook. You wont get a 15-inch powerbook with 80GB hd and a decent amout of RAM for that money, unless you buy a stolen second hand powerbook or a defect one..

    The high end iboook is 1.33ghz, the same as the lowend 15-inch.. The real difference is display
    and videocard...

    anyway wait for MWSF, and do a search! and dont post 4 threads with the same contents.....


    --this post was posted on a Machintosh SE30 running os 7.5.5....
     
  12. CaptainCaveMann thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Thankyou Jdm, i totally agree :D
     
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