G3 900 ibook v.s PB G4 667

Discussion in 'Buying Tips, Advice and Discussion (archive)' started by choppers5000, Nov 4, 2003.

  1. choppers5000 macrumors newbie

    Oct 30, 2003
    ok i'm guessing the PB will preform better but will the ibook outdo him in any area?

    g3 900MHz/ 640RAM/ 512 cacth/ 12"/ airport


    PB g4 667/ 1GHRAM/ 15"/ airport
    how much would one presume for the price differance to be

  2. choppers5000 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Oct 30, 2003
    also which would play a flight sims better and are theres any flight sims for apple which are good
  3. choppers5000 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Oct 30, 2003
    back to the top :D

    can anyone inform me of how much i should pay for a PB 667 g4 as i am buying one. combo/ airport/ etc

  4. tazo macrumors 68040


    Apr 6, 2003
    Pacific Northwest, Seattle, WA actually
    I would advise you not pay like more than 1100-1300 for a loaded 667 powerbook like that. Check out places like powermax.com, or macofalltrades.com for deals on powerbooks.

    Many magazines have done tests between the 667 powerbook and the 900 ibook and tests shot that the 900 outperforms the 667 in almost every regard except when altivec was used.

    Also are you aware that apple has come out with a G4 ibook? They start at just 1099 with an 800mhz G4 processor, 256 of ram, and a combo drive.
  5. QCassidy352 macrumors G4


    Mar 20, 2003
    Bay Area
    yeah, the ibook 900 would kick the crap out of the tibook except in altivec tasks. Especially if it's the earlier 667 (non-DVI) because that has a much crappier graphics card. If it's a 667 DVI then they have the same graphics card, but the ibook will still win except where altivec is concerned.

    oh, and I agree that you should *not* pay more than $1100 for the Tibook. I wouldn't even go up to $1200-1300. Because for $1100 you can get a G4 ibook that will destroy the tibook in performance. (the powerbook does have some features the ibook doesn't, but then again the ibook has some things the Tibook doesn't, so all in all, there's no way the Tibook is worth more than a new G4 ibook)

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