Best upgrade path for my laptop...

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by mulletman13, Jan 26, 2008.

  1. mulletman13 macrumors 6502a

    mulletman13

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    Hey all,

    I have a 12" 1.33ghz iBook G4 right now (my main rig is a 20" Aluminum iMac), but I've been getting antsy on getting something larger. I've had a 14" iBook before, and while I liked it, I think I want to go a big larger.

    The main things I use my laptop for are the following: Internet, Mail, iChat, and WoW. WoW works decently on this iBook (surprisingly) even though it only has 32mb RAM, but I'm also looking for something that will run it a bit faster.

    Budgetwise, I'm only looking to throw in a couple hundred dollars on top of the sale price of this computer. That puts me in the range of a first/second gen MacBook, or a last generation PowerBook.

    I've read so many threads on this forum claiming people are 'stupid' for going with dead technology-- I can see that point, but for what I'd be using my laptop for, I think it wouldn't be a big problem. I don't see myself having this coming laptop for more than a year or two, but I'd just like to get some opinions on this. I truly don't care about running Windows, nor encoding rates or other such benchmarks.

    I'm really looking at a 1.67 high-res PowerBook... I love the 15.4" screen, and I just don't have the cash for even a first gen MBP. A MacBook would just be too small for what I'm looking for... but I'm definitely open to opinions that would change my mind?

    Thanks!
     
  2. cygni macrumors regular

    cygni

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    Imo, Go with a used g4 PB.
    The 17 inch PB feels too big to me, but has great resolution and looks sexy.
    The 15 inch PB's resolution is not bad, overall it is a better, snappier, cooler machine than the 12 or 14 inch ibook and as it wouldn't be the main computer, seems like a good purchase.

    But, I am a biased fan of the g3 and g4s. :)
     

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