Are there benchmarks comparing PB 17" 1G ($2299) vs. 1.33G ($2699)

Discussion in 'Buying Tips, Advice and Discussion (archive)' started by tombq, Jan 27, 2004.

  1. tombq macrumors newbie

    Jan 18, 2004
    New York
    I am having a rought time holding back my purchase that I planned on making last weekend. I need to start work with it asap!

    I might decide to get the 17" unit anyway but in this time of pre-64bit chips I am wondering if this will be woefully slow in a year. I will be using it for Adobe Creative Suite and Photoshop and LOTS of internet ... Any advantage to Level3 cache at 1M IN ADDITION to L2 in the 1G version? Especially if I enhance the unit with a 7200rpm drive?

    Finally, is it weird that I prefer the Nvidia card as I NEVER play a game (well, I might use a flight simulator for air&space fun one day)

    OR DO I CALM MY JETS and sit tight? (and yes, higher resolution and LCD contrast would be dreamier with a 17" PB)
  2. invaLPsion macrumors 65816


    Jan 2, 2004
    The Northlands
    Check the xbench comparison site. You can find the link to it at

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