settle for 15 inch powerbook?

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by direzz, Feb 25, 2006.

  1. macrumors 6502

    Jan 12, 2006
    after seeing alot of the problems people have been getting with the rev a mac book pros, do you think it would be wiser for me to just settle for a pb 15"? i would be using it for photoshop, webdesign, macromedia, and some maya.

    but some great features of the macbook pro like the brighter screen get me. i have to say that the powerbook screens are very dark. anywyas. this is also a cost issue. right now i have just enogh for the macbook pro, which costs 2299 canadian which is 2700 after taxes.

    input please!!
  2. macrumors regular

    Feb 6, 2004
    For the moment All that software you mentioned (except maya requires a g5 I think) will run better on the PB 15".

    In six months to a year from now the PB 15" will not be half as fast when running the next versions of these programs. So if you want the faster mac for these programs at this point in time buy the PB and yes it will have fewer bugs/kinks. If you want to have the latest greatest and aren't put off by a few little not so horrible revision A bugs then buy the MB-Pro.
  3. macrumors 6502

    Jul 15, 2005
    what problems with the macbook are u hearing?
  4. thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jan 12, 2006

    well the whirring noise, the too much bright screen at the bottom... and a few other glitches.
    i just dont wanna spend alot of money on a computer i really need to work all the time. if the rev a macbook screws up on me i will be so mad. so i think im gonna get the 15 powerbook if i can find one :confused:
  5. macrumors member

    Dec 2, 2005
    Personally, I would try the macbook pro before I make up my mind. Otherwise you might regret getting the powerbook in a year or two.

    What I would do is wait until they receive the macbooks in retail stores like best buy, and buy it from there.

    This way if for any reason (defectuosity, not fast enough in rosetta etc...) you would rather get the powerbook instead, you have 14 days to trade it in for a powerbook or get a full refund (there's no restocking fee)

    Currently best buy is selling the powerbook 15" for 1999.99$cad but im not sure if they received the macbook pro yet.
  6. macrumors 6502

    Jul 4, 2005
    Akron, OH
    And don't forget that Apple isn't selling the 15'' PB anymore, so it will have to come from another location.
  7. thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jan 12, 2006

    hm i didnt know that u have 14 days.. they say they are getting them march 14... decisions decisions. thanks for the input
  8. macrumors G3


    Mar 20, 2003
    San Francisco
    the rev. E 15" powerbook had glitches too. Horizontal line issues, over 1 GB of RAM issue... I think there were others.
  9. macrumors 68000


    Dec 21, 2005
    I deciced on a macbook pro. I am computing for 3/4 years not the next few months so after the universal biniaries come out I know that I would be pissed at having paid for a powerbook , when I have unleasehed the power of the macbook I got the macbook. Besides the glitches arent that bad and thats what applecare is for.
  10. macrumors 68000


    Oct 3, 2005
    Nelson, BC. Canada
    I think if I were considering a PowerBook, I'd be looking at a refurb, especially if money was an issue. has some PBook refurbs at the moment.

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