Would you actually buy a "Powerbook G5"?

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Would you actually buy a "Powerbook G5"?

  1. Yes

    10 vote(s)
    33.3%
  2. No

    20 vote(s)
    66.7%
  1. SkyBell macrumors 604

    SkyBell

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    #1
    Obviously, it doesn't exist.

    We've all seen the fake picture. But If it were real, would you buy it? Maybe as a luggable, Possibly as a laptop, probably a desktop replacement.

    Would you, if it had the same specs and priceing as a MBP?

    Would you buy this?
     

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  2. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    #2
    I think it's more meant to be loved from afar. :D

    Do you mean, if there were a Mac with identical specs to the MBP save for a mythical low heat G5? I think I'd go for the C2D, sadly. Being able to run Windows if I want to is a really nice plus. Although my own mythical Apple weighs 3.5 lbs and has a >5 hr battery life. :eek: I could almost care less what it ran on. :)
     
  3. dllavaneras macrumors 68000

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    I don't think so. The advantages of C2D are greater than the G5's (at this point, for a laptop). Faster upgrade cycles, dual booting, etc
     
  4. fivetoadsloth macrumors 65816

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    Nope, intel is far to fast, and i could never afford it.
     
  5. Me1000 macrumors 68000

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    I would just so i could say I owned a G5!

    Assuming I had the money laying around collecting dust, and burning a hole im my pocket!
     
  6. wozzlewoozle macrumors regular

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    of course. who wouldn't. I mean you can check e-mail and surf the net way faster, and cook bacon with it....
     
  7. Zwhaler macrumors 603

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    What is the advantage of a ginormous G5? Unless it has ungodly graphics horsepower, its not worth it.
     
  8. ibook30 macrumors 6502a

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    Which would allow you unlimited smugness on the forums. Good times would follow !

    I'd pick up a G5 Powerbook, it's like the philosophers stone or unicorn, an item with rare and fabled powers....
     
  9. bousozoku Moderator emeritus

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    You mean that it's to be loved from afarce. ;)

    It would have been nice to see a practical and powerful PowerBook, the MacBook Pro is fine.
     
  10. twoodcc macrumors P6

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    i voted 'yes', but that depends on how much money i had
     
  11. Abstract macrumors Penryn

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    Even fat people look think from far away....
     
  12. Abstract macrumors Penryn

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    I'll vote "yes" as well, but only if I forget to take my meds.
     
  13. Fearless Leader macrumors 68020

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    you could cook all sorts of bacon with it :D
     

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