DVD playback on PowerBook vs. iBook

Discussion in 'Buying Tips, Advice and Discussion (archive)' started by ASZ993, Feb 26, 2005.

  1. ASZ993 macrumors newbie

    Feb 26, 2005
    I was wondering how the battery life of the new powerbooks are when playing a DVD movie, and the same for the iBook.
  2. JzzTrump22 macrumors 65816

    Apr 13, 2004
    New York
    The iBook will last longer. Just because the system doesn't use as much battery power as a PB does. It's just a fact that iBooks last longer on 1 battery charge then PB most of the time, if not all the time. There may be exceptions.
  3. jsw Moderator emeritus


    Mar 16, 2004
    Andover, MA
    Note that using something like MacTheRipper (Google for it) to transfer the movie - or, in particular, the feature only - to disk while the PB/iBook is plugged in will allow you to watch the movie off your disk drive and prolongs battery life a bit over using the DVD (mainly because the HD is often spinning anyway).

    You'll probably get ~3 hours of movie time off a PB, up to maybe 5 hours on a 12" iBook.
  4. ASZ993 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Feb 26, 2005

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