12" ib vs. 15"pb

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by spiff, Oct 26, 2003.

  1. spiff macrumors newbie

    Jun 16, 2003
    what should i get:

    now a 12" ibook and in 1.5 years again one or a 15" pb.

    is UT2k3 playable on a ibook? Will halo be playable too?

    it's a huge dilemma, 'cause i've got 22% rebate till 4. nov.

  2. CrackedButter macrumors 68040


    Jan 15, 2003
    51st State of America
    What is it you want to do on the laptops? If its games why not get a G5?
  3. spiff thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jun 16, 2003
    no. i need it to do cartography on illustrator in college. but i'd like to play ut as well as Halo (and perhaps even Doom3) too. and in my sparetime i do some cinema4d stuff and some musicrecording.

  4. ReneB macrumors newbie

    May 17, 2003
    Get the 15" PB. You get more speed, a larger (wide)screen, better resolution, and the best looking laptop in the world...

    I am getting one myself, and I did not even consider the iBook. However, I do not really care for ruggedness and portability, as I am going to use it as a desktop replacement.

    You could consider an iBook for the short term and saving a bit more to purchase a G5 PB when those arrive (since you are already planning to replace your iBook in 1 1/2 years). But 1 1/2 years is quite a long time when the iBook does not turn up what you expect it to be.

    It seems to me you need the additional performance of the Powerbook. Go for it.

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