MacBook (White) or iBook G4

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by Oyobiia, Jan 11, 2009.

  1. Oyobiia macrumors member

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    I have decided for travel purposes I need a laptop.

    I hate the new Alu MacBooks. It is either a MacBook White or iBook G4

    Where would I even start with getting an iBook :p
     
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  3. Oyobiia thread starter macrumors member

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    Everyday teenage things. IM, Internet, Photoshop etc
     
  4. PowerFullMac macrumors 601

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    Well internet and IM will run fine on the iBook but the Photoshop stuff may require the extra kick that the MacBook provides, so I guess it depends on how much you use Photoshop and other more power-hungry apps. If you only rarly use Photoshop and/or only use it for basic things then the iBook should be fine.
     
  5. eRondeau macrumors 6502a

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    The iBook G4 is 2003 technology. It's now 2009. I've got an iBook G4 and it's tired. It was snappy with Panther, fast enough with Tiger, but Leopard just drags it down. Go with the MacBook and you'll be a lot happier.
     
  6. PowerFullMac macrumors 601

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    If it's only being used for internet and IM mainly then he just shove Panther on there and it'll be fine.
     
  7. Vulcan macrumors 65816

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    Get a MacBook, an iBook is a dead end. Apple and Adobe have stopped supporting PowerPC and most software applications will follow.
     
  8. eRondeau macrumors 6502a

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    True, but sooner or later he'll want to plug-in an iPhone or iPod touch or some other hot new device that needs Leopard. Actually, I won't be surprised if the next updates to the iPhone/iTouch require Leopard at a minimum, no more 10.4.11 support. Apple makes lots of $$$ by forcing such upgrades on its customers. :apple:
     
  9. coupdetat macrumors 6502

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    Get the G4. I wrote a whole scientific paper, including editing huge images and charts, on my PowerBook G4 with Leopard over the summer and it handled everything perfectly.

    Remember, people have been using Photoshop long before 8-core, 8gb RAM machines were around. It's not really that demanding of an application.
     
  10. Oyobiia thread starter macrumors member

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    Don't forget all the porn I will be downloading :rolleyes:

    I think I might go for the MacBook
     
  11. Mr_Brightside_@ macrumors 68020

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    My final rev. iBook runs CS2 fine, as well as everything else. All I've done is upgrade RAM to 1.5GB.
     
  12. coupdetat macrumors 6502

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    DivX porn is totally fine for G4's but if you want to watch flash-based porn sites, you'll have trouble.
     
  13. eRondeau macrumors 6502a

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    Good choice. Sooner or later you'll want to transfer some of it onto an iPhone or iPod touch and with the iBook you might soon be out of luck.
     
  14. SuperSnake2012 macrumors 6502a

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    I honestly don't see why anyone would still want to buy a PowerPC Mac, unless you're getting it for practically free.
     
  15. leekohler macrumors G5

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    Huh? Apple absolutely still supports PowerPC.

    That said- MacBook for sure.
     
  16. rosalindavenue macrumors 6502a

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    This is reason #1. My sister has a G4 ibook that does everything she needs, she was running 10.3...but when she got a Christmas ipod she was forced to upgrade. Leopard will be required soon.
     
  17. EmperorDarius macrumors 6502a

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    Get the White MacBook. Also, if you are not a photoshop pro, you could use the GIMP, which is quite similar but uses much less resources.

    BTW:To save space for your porn you should get a good video converter, one which supports the Matroska (mkv) video format. Since normally the videos will be in the flash (flv) format, in mkv they will be like half the size.
     
  18. Vulcan macrumors 65816

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    Meant to say will stop, Snow Leopard is not going to be supported on PPC platforms.
     
  19. leekohler macrumors G5

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    That's not confirmed as of yet.
     
  20. jpk32092 macrumors 6502

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    Porn. :p

    edit 2: i should have read the whole thread before i posted....
     
  21. Oyobiia thread starter macrumors member

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    Congrats. You won't regret the MacBook over the iBook at all :)
     

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