Powermac or Powerbook

Discussion in 'Buying Tips, Advice and Discussion (archive)' started by dudewheresmymac, May 30, 2004.

  1. dudewheresmymac macrumors member

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    Hey guys, i am looking into the purchase of a new computer to compliement my voodoo laptop. i ma looking at either the 12" powerbook fully loaded or a refrub 1.6 powermac with an lcd. I am looking at video editing, hooking up my stereo to it, maybe a little 3D animation and then general computing tasks like AIM. What would you guys recomend
     
  2. Grimace macrumors 68040

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    If you are doing so much video work - why mess with a 12" laptop??
    :confused:
     
  3. virividox macrumors 601

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    u already have a laptop

    so i say go for the desktop

    wait for wwdc

    they might bump up the powermac line and u could get a the lower end machine for the price of a 1.6
     
  4. rt_brained macrumors 6502a

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    I kinda have to agree. You can't easily carry around two laptops...and you've already decided which laptop you wanted.
     
  5. nyprospect macrumors 6502

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    i know someone on the voodoo website has a pb 12 and a voodoo laptop he loves 12 pb. i was looking to buy a voodoo desktop or a g5 i still havent made my mind up
     
  6. JFreak macrumors 68040

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  7. blue&whiteman macrumors 65816

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    I second that! :)
     
  8. JOD8FY macrumors 6502a

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    Neither :rolleyes: ! I say you get the 15" PB with 1.5 Ghz G4, 128MB graphics, Backlit Keyboard, 1 GB RAM (installed yourself, not from Apple), a 5400 RPM Hard Drive and a Superdrive. Now that's a nice computer. Probably a little out of your price range, but it's nice to dream, isn't it? ;)

    Best wishes,
    JOD8FY
     
  9. dudewheresmymac thread starter macrumors member

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    thanks but i really cant sell my voodoo nor do i want to.. just a question.. how much faster is the powermac than hte powerbook
     
  10. JOD8FY macrumors 6502a

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    A 1.5Ghz G4 won't be that much slower than a 1.6Ghz G5. I don't know about the 1.33Ghz, though. Can anybody post some bechmarks?

    JOD8FY
     
  11. Bhennies macrumors 6502

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    Well, mine scored 136.75. Not all that much slower than the 1.5. Plus on barefeats.com, they established little speed difference between the 1.33 and 1.5 (the 1.33 beat the 1.5 on one test). So if you add up the evidence, that means that the 1.6 g5 is not THAT much faster than the 1.33 PB.
     

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