They're still capable machines for regular work but as RW/C says, it's all dependent on how much work, what price you get and what machine it is.Hi guys, I want to buy a secondhand laptop for mac. I do design in Photoshop, Illustrator, iNdesign, and Acrobat CS.
Is Powerbook still worth it to do as part of my daily basis (freelance) ?
Yeah, CS3 would be bearable, but barely. You should get at least a 1.5ghz. But at alot of the current prices, just get a refurb macbook, starting at $799.CS3 will be dog slow on that machine.
I think you really need to do some research and consider what it is you want to do with a laptop. Sounds like you're not sure at all and you need to really have some idea of what it is you want, why, how much you want to spend etc.So I should just stay with Adobe Suite CS 2 ?
What are you suggestion getting this Processor powerbook between 1.0 Ghz - 1.5 Ghz ?
Macbook Pros use the practically the same enclosure. So looks are more important than work efficiency? But you want second hand and cheaper? To each their own, enjoy.I guess I'll go for 1.5 Ghz Powerbook and boost up the highest RAM.
I like Mac book Intel's capability, but I prefer the sexy Aluminium-based Powerbook.
Well... I've used powerpc's since my 450mhz G3 and I am NO fanboy. I prefer windows as I play a lot of games. But I have to say, in processing power/dollars the macbook leads the way unless you have specialised graphics requirements (e.g. gaming ).The comments made here about Aluminium G4 PowerBooks is just wrong. Well, most of them. CS3 runs as good, if not better than CS2 on my PowerBook G4 1.33Ghz, with 1.5GB Ram. I also own the latest C2D iMac and MacBook and for everyday work there is not much difference. The G4 takes a couple more bounces before apps open, sure, but thats really not the best indicator of performance.
If you can find a relatively recent PowerBook at a good price, don't hesitate. Go for it. Ignore the recently converted Mac fanboys that have no idea of the real power of a G4.