What book should I choose?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips, Advice and Discussion (archive)' started by Cheezowhiz, Jul 26, 2005.

  1. Cheezowhiz macrumors newbie

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    Ok here is the issue. I am starting school again and I also am starting a job for a guy that I did freelance artwork for from time to time. The problem is this: I want a laptop that I can take to school and then when I get to work I want to be able to hook it up to a bigger screen, so I can do the art required (he uses crappy pcs and his software selection is not what I prefer). The work i do is not complex but the bigger screen is a nice plus.

    So.... the ibook will only mirror, and does that mean the resolution can not go past 1024 x 768?

    If that is the case I should stick with a 12" powerbook?

    Let me know what you suggest, Thanks!
     
  2. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    I'm pretty sure the hack allows the iBook to span at pretty much any resolution but the PowerBook will give you a much easier solution since you wont need a hack and it'll have twice the VRAM to play with.

    *And that's the first time I've ever recommended a PowerBook over an iBook. :eek: *
     
  3. katie ta achoo macrumors G3

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    Since you're doing design, I'd also recommend a PB.

    It supports 1 more gig of RAM, and it's totally sweet.

    I have such an awesome, professional-sounding opinion.
     
  4. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    Doesn't it actually support less? 1.25GB versus 1.5GB?
     
  5. Cheezowhiz thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks.... the line between the 12" powerbook and ibook just seems so blurred but I guess I will suck it up and get the powerbook.

    (Just my luck, they will probably update the powerbooks as soon as I get mine, it happened with the powermacs, I got a dual 1.42 and then bam the G5 came out :( )
     
  6. wide macrumors 6502a

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    unless you wait for the powerbook updates, probably in september, I'd go with the ibook. that is, unless money is not an issue and you don't mind getting ripped off....the logic behind getting an ibook is that you can save money that you would spend on the powerbook ($500), and then buy a powerbook in a year or so when they are intel-based.
     
  7. katie ta achoo macrumors G3

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    Oh. Whoops.

    I thought it could do 2.5.. I don't know why.

    Whoopsidoodle!!
     
  8. pubwvj macrumors 68000

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    Facing the same choice I would buy as much PowerBook as I could afford.
     
  9. chucknorris macrumors 6502a

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    Let's all be clear!

    New iBooks: up to 1.5 gigs

    pBooks: up to 2 gigs
     
  10. Gmac07 macrumors member

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    the 12" pb only goes to 1.25 GB, 256 is built in
     

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