which notebook fits me?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by joystik, Oct 15, 2005.

  1. joystik macrumors member

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    hey guys..i am new to the forums..and have used forums before...not trying to be a dick....i have searched around but cant seem to find any answers...i hope you guys can help me out a bit...i am majoring in industrial design..i need a nice and powerful notebook that can go smooth with photoshop illustrator and all that kinda junk...i have asked many people and they have told me to go with the powerbook..but then i would also see threads on here saying that the ibook wuld be a beter buy... i am deciding on the 12 inch ibook or powerbook... i do not care about looks..its all for school...which do you think will fit me? thanks alot guys.
     
  2. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    The difference between the 12 inch iBook and PowerBook is now really down to their features. Basically, the PowerBook will be better if you use an external screen or if you need a Superdrive although the 14 inch iBook can overcome the Superdrive difference. In other words, it'd be rare for someone to need a 12 inch PowerBook over a 12 inch iBook.

    If 12 inches of screen doesn't appeal to you, the 15 inch PowerBook is a good way to go. It's probably the ideal machine for you with it's better/bigger screen and it's extra grunt. However, if you think it's a bit expensive (which it is) then maybe look at the iBooks. :)
     
  3. jamie85 macrumors newbie

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    There is a thread entitled "Yet another 12" powerbook 'vs' ibook thread", you might find some answers there ;)
     
  4. joystik thread starter macrumors member

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    thanks for not yelling at me...been searching :D i found local guy seling is powerbook g4 12" for 1300 its a superdrive with 80gb..soudns sweet but i am not sure about pb or ib yet....my bro says that the 64mb gpu will run alot faster...will there be an updated 12" on the 19th?


    yea i was looking at that post..but he doesnt use all the programs that i will be using.


    oh yea i will be using the 12 inch at school and when at home it will be conncected to a monitor..thanks. my brothe has a 15 costed 2000+ cant afford that.
     
  5. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    joystik, definitely wait until the 19th. Nobody can say for sure whether anything will happen or be released but it's looking likely that something will happen. :)
     
  6. joystik thread starter macrumors member

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    fr surei dont wanna rush things and end up wasting all the money.
     
  7. dmw007 macrumors G4

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    As mad jew said, a 15" 1.5/1.67GHz PowerBook G4 would be the ideal system. My next vote for you would be a 12" 1.5GHz PowerBook G4. Either system you choose, you will be most pleased.
     
  8. dmw007 macrumors G4

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    dual-core PowerBook G5s..... ;) :)
     

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