pb v mb?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by mauly, Aug 15, 2006.

  1. mauly macrumors 6502

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    My girlfriend wants a 1.5 powerbook 12" that she's seen for £799 at PC world! she likes the silver ones, but can't afford a macbook pro! I keep saying its not worth it, its slower then the new macbooks!?

    Am I right in saying that a macbook is faster then a 1.5 powerbook!!!?
     
  2. winterdude010 macrumors regular

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    Yes, you are correct. The new Macbooks are faster with the Intel chips. But if she can't afford a MacBook pro, PowerBooks are the next best thing. Plus, there are still some non-universal apps that would work on PowerBooks faster. Speed isn't everything you know.
     
  3. BlizzardBomb macrumors 68030

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    I would recommend the MacBook because it should be faster and snappier (and includes Photo Booth which is a killer for most newcomers), however, if she's a light user and likes the way it looks there's nothing wrong with a PowerBook. If you get it you should try to negotiate and get that price down to about £750.
     

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