13 "macbook vsersus 17" powerbook

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by kaarelkaarel, Apr 24, 2007.

  1. kaarelkaarel macrumors newbie

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    Hello.

    I have a dilemma. I have a oppurtunity to change my CoreDuo black MacBook with 1GB memory and 80GB HDD to 17inch PowerBook G4, 1,5GHz, 100BG 5400 HDD, 2GB memory, 128MB Ati Mobility Radeon 9700 + New bluetooth Mighty Mouse.

    I work as a graphic designer and use indesign, ilustrator and photoshoop daily. I also use VJ pograms. And this macbook is way too slow for that but as i have a chance to make this change for free, is it useful?

    Kaarel
     
  2. j5uh macrumors member

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    just upgrade your mb memory to 2 gigs and u should be good. i wouldnt trade.. HELLLLLLLLLL NO!
     
  3. Stadsport macrumors regular

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    I'd definitely stick with the MacBook. For a primary computer, PowerPC is obsolete as far as I'm concerned.
     
  4. timmillwood macrumors 6502a

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    I think the powerbook is slower so i cannot think of one reason to change!

    oh! got one, the better screen size, but just get a cheap 19" monitor to plug into your macbook and problem is solved
     
  5. tobefirst macrumors 68040

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    Hmmm...

    I'm assuming you're using one of the older versions of the design software (CS2 or older) and, if that's true, then maybe the Powerbook isn't that bad of a deal. According to this MacWorld test, the 1.5GHz G4 was a lot faster than the Core Duo MacBook on the Photoshop CS2 test. Couple that with double the RAM, and a larger screen? Maybe the switch isn't that bad of a deal after all. PowerPC is FAR from being obsolete, as a previous poster said.
     

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  6. kaarelkaarel thread starter macrumors newbie

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    ok. basically i've got my answer from you. i needed to know is pb that much faster but i guess it isnt then. I need to buy some more ram and wait until all other cs3 programs are launched. I mean photoshop cs3 runs pretty well, but as i need to run indesign, illustrator and photoshop at the same time then two others crash too often... but thank you guys for your quick thoughts.
     
  7. Andrew D. macrumors 6502

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    +1 to stick with the BlackBook. You will regret it in my opinion.
     
  8. koobcamuk macrumors 68040

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    Stay with the MacBook get more RAM and then get CS3. I have it - it's amazingly fast on the Intel.
     
  9. kaarelkaarel thread starter macrumors newbie

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    topic closed. i didnt make the change. thank you people for your help
     

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