Powerbooks noticeably lighter weight than iBooks?

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by powerbook4me, Apr 20, 2004.

  1. macrumors member

    #1
    I was looking at the specs of both 12 inchers:

    Powerbook -
    Size and weight (12-inch model)
    Height: 1.18 inches (3.0 cm)
    Width: 10.9 inches (27.7 cm)
    Depth: 8.6 inches (21.9 cm)
    Weight: 4.6 pounds (2.1 kg)

    iBook
    Size and weight: iBook G4 with 12.1-inch display
    Height: 1.35 inches (3.42 cm)
    Width: 11.2 inches (28.5 cm)
    Depth: 9.06 inches (23.0 cm)
    Weight: 4.9 pounds (2.2 kg)

    Any of this noticeable in person?
     
  2. macrumors G3

    #2
    I doubt 3/10ths of a pound will make much difference. And they both use the same size of laptop bags/inserts so they'll take up the same room carrying them.

    Of course you're forgetting the other differences between the 2 units:
    Memory Speed.
    Processor Speed
    Superdrive availability
    Case material
    ...
     
  3. macrumors member

    #3

    Waiting for benchmarks to show if those "little" differences are worth the extra money

    Superdrive and case material aren't an issue.
     
  4. macrumors regular

    #4
    Yo.
    I have a 12inch iBook and have a friend who has a 12inch Powerbook. Whilst the Powerbook is slightly thinner, I think that seems to be the only difference. I don't think there is any noticeable difference in size - unless you compare the Macs to PC laptops - in which case you will notice that the Macs are much smaller and lighter. ;)

    Marko
     
  5. macrumors 68030

    spaceballl

    #5
    Hmmm while the two 12" models are pretty similar, I have a 12" iBook. When i play with my friend's 12" PB, I do notice that it is smaller. It really isn't that much smaller at all, but I DO notice.
    -Kevin
     
  6. macrumors 65816

    melchior

    #6
    i think that depends on which notebooks you are looking at. personally i would kill to see an apple equivelant of say the toshiba libretto.
     

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