Poll: Keep the 2010 HP or buy the Powerbook

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by Justin122, Sep 8, 2010.

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Should I keep my 2010 i3 HP Laptop or should I buy a 1.67gHz Powerbook?

  1. Keep the HP

    9 vote(s)
    50.0%
  2. Sell it and by the Powerbook G4

    9 vote(s)
    50.0%
  1. macrumors 6502

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    #1
    I need to use it for:

    Word Processing
    Instant Messaging
    Web Browsing
    Occasional Youtube

    And as I'm going to be using it for work purposes, fast boot-up would be good.

    Thanks
     
  2. macrumors newbie

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    #2
    your current hp laptop is fulfilling all your needs at the moment so why do you need to get the powerbook?
     
  3. macrumors 65816

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    #3
    Keep the HP, no question.
     
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    OrangeSVTguy

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    #4
    Keep the HP. Unless you are going to buy a 13" MBP...
     
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    lbro

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    #5
    I doubt you would get much for the HP. Keep it.
     
  6. macrumors member

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    I dunno, I love my powerbook and wonder how an HP lappy could ever compare...
     
  7. macrumors 65816

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    Current HP Envy 14 is an amazing machine. If it had been out when I was buying my current MBP, wouldn't of even considered buying my MBP.
     
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    PowerGamerX

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    Keep the HP unless you can get $600 for it, so you could buy an early C2D MBP. Which I doubt you'd be able to.

    I love my PowerBook and all, it's a great machine, but if what you have now is working fine, why sell it? Unless you think you will be that much happier changing OS's.
     
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    btbrossard

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    #9
    Flash content isn't going to be so hot. Flash isn't even so great on my dual 2.3 ghz G5...
     
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    MacHamster68

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    i would sell the HP and buy the powerbook , i dont care about youtube in hd
    but even if for one mad reason i had a Hp i would install linux ubuntu on it and at least make that look and feel like osx which is possible to a certain extend and all other programs are open source
    and which safes the processor and ram hogging antivirus programs you need in windows
     
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    Hrududu

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    Then something is wrong with your Powermac. I play YouTube all day on my 1.5GHz 12" Powerbook and its just as good as my MacBook Pro.
     
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    PowerGamerX

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    #12
    No, it's not.

    Even running Tiger, sure you can view it smoothly, but there is no way you could watch HD Flash content on a PowerBook of any kind.
     
  13. macrumors member

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    yeah for real, my pb can't handle flash video well. I love the pb, but when it chokes on flash vids I start to day dream about an 11.6" air.
     
  14. macrumors 65816

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    I haven't used any anti-virus/spyware checker on my Windows box for well over a year and haven't had problems. Not to mention that todays processors are so fast and RAM so plentiful, that (if you choose to run them) anti-virus programs etc do not impact performance at all when running in the background.

    Suppose you're referring to standard def content? Simply, there is absolutely no way you can run HD flash content of any kind of a PB and get acceptable performance of any kind.
     
  15. thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks everyone.

    The reason that I want a Powerbook is because of the design. I have the HP G62, and whilst it's a brilliant machine performance-wise, I just can't get over the plasticky feel of the laptop. Guess I've been spoilt by all my other Apple stuff. :p
     
  16. macrumors 65816

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    Can understand the reasoning, but those PB G4s are pretty heavy.
     
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    MacHamster68

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    heavy but beautiful , i even would go as far as saying the powerbook g4 alu 12" is the best looking laptop on the market and for me that compensates for the inability to play at 720p or 1080p and everything else just works fine
     

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