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Discussion in 'Buying Tips, Advice and Discussion (archive)' started by persianpunisher, Aug 3, 2005.
Just wondering what a NEW 14" iBook would compare to in PC terms in speed. Thanks
Pentium 4 2.8Ghz with 480MB RAM.
Wow, how'd you get those precise figures?
Well a 1.42GHz PowerPC G4 ~ 2.3/2.4GHz Pentium 4 - but it depends on what you are going to do with it (ie- photoshop runs faster on a computer with a PowerPC processor in it vs. one with a X86 chip.)
Wow, so a 1.42 G4 is like a 2ghz+ P4
very curious on how you exactly arrived at 480mb
Well a little faster than 2Ghz...but yes, the G4 packs a whallop for running at reduced clock speeds (its called the MHz Myth). Don't worry an iBook G4 will provide you with plenty of performance!
I just ordered my 14" in my profile. When playing with a similar model at the Apple Store, I felt faster at opening apps and rendering webpages then my brothers Dell Inspiron 8600 / 1.4GHz Centrino / 512MB / 40GB 5400RPM / NVidia 5200 32MB. My brothers computers takes close to 20 seconds to launch iTunes, the iBook only like 5 or so.
Anybody know how the Centrino compares to the PowerPC G4??
The higher end newer Pentium M (centrino lineup) processors spank the G4 though. Try a 2.13ghz Pentium M and you'll see the difference. BUT remember they are still two seperate processors.