Powermac G5 1.8 Single V's Powerbook G4 1.33ghz

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by liketom, Nov 3, 2005.

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    liketom

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    hi all ,

    looking for a comparison between my 12" powerbook g4 1.33 768mb and the single G5 1.8ghz with 1gb.

    i will be ordering the G5 tonight with apple and want some real life comments from you lot.

    things i do :

    iMovie Share to H.264 HD 720 about 5 min takes about 30-40 min on my Powerbook.

    DVD backup - mactheripper = DVD can be 1.5 X the length of the movie

    iMovie - import quicktime files - say 30mb takes, well takes long time

    mutitaskin - iMovie is exporting and i have itunes open and Safari is browsing the web - my Powerbooks fans will be at full pelt and i can almost fry and egg on it - whats the G5 like with this sort of CPU useage?

    what other issues are there with the single G5 1.8 ? if any that is

    o and many of you will say why the single ? well apple have it on the refurb for £699 and i have phoned apple up and they say they will do it with 1gb and 160gb hdd for £679 :)
     
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    generik

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    I heard there are issues with that particular model that makes it freeze every day..
     
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    liketom

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    what type of issues ? ram ?
     
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    general stability issues

    http://g5freeze.com/

    for all the info, but word on the street is, the g5 single 1.8ghz is not performing like it should....
     
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    liketom

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    thanks for that link - looks like i might have rethink
     

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