powerbook question

Discussion in 'Buying Tips, Advice and Discussion (archive)' started by notEven, Aug 23, 2003.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    i own a powerbook 400 and a pc with 1.4ghz athlon. my powerbook is painfully slow, it was always slow (i upgraded from a g3 300 and didnt notice much of a difference). So anyway, im wondering if i purchace another powerbook, be it the current 1gig or the new update (whenever or whatever it is), am i going to face the same effect?

    at the time (about a year ago), i was blown away by how fast my pc was (i work mainly with flash, photoshop, illustrator). but had to, and still have to, deal with a cumbersome os (win 2000). granted, i was comparing 400 mhz vs 1.4 ghz desktop.

    but on paper, since its inception, the PB has only doubled (well, maybe a little more) in speed. will the current top of the line PB (1Ghz) still be slower than my pc? (i know its unfair, but im comparing a powerbook to a desktop pc). I don't really need anything faster than my 1.4 athlon, but dont feel like dropping $2600 for something slower than my current pc.

    i will mainly be using the powerbook for everyday tasks, and light "work" related use (unless it is actually faster than my current rig).

    thanks for listening.

    :)
     
  2. macrumors regular

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    Aug 21, 2003
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    it will be faster ;)












    but of course, a pc laptop would cost less than half that and be faster than the mac laptop :p
     
  3. macrumors 6502a

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    You *can* get a pc laptop for half the price of a powerbook and you *can* get a pc laptop that is faster than a powerbook (but also heavier and uglier), but you absolutely *can't* get a pc laptop that costs half of the powerbook *and* is faster as well. Wait for the update, max out the RAM and you will not be dissapointed.
     
  4. macrumors regular

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    If you don't think you can get a pc laptop for $1300 thats faster than a 1Ghz powerpc g4 your mistaken, sorry. Apple has a beautiful operating system, I love it, I use it, but for bang for your buck power, x86 is the way to go.

    <-edit-> sorry if I derailed your thread :(
     
  5. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    nah, just as long as im not dissapointed with my purchase, its ok knowing its not the fastest machine for the money. i still value the OS very highly, and the i-apps even higher.

    just don't want a machine thats way slower than my 1.5 year old pc.
     

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