MBP versus Powerbook G4 (should I)

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by nsknike, Apr 9, 2006.

  1. nsknike macrumors regular

    Nov 2, 2005
    Right now I have a 1.67Ghz 17 inch powerbook with 1GB of ram. I edit videos with iMovie, but want to move up to Final Cut Studio. Other than that I listen to music, surf the web, and use pages quite frequently. I also like to use handbrake a lot but it just takes to long, to use with my Powerbook.

    So I was just wondering if it would be worth it to upgrade to a MBP with 2 GB ram 2.16Ghz. Also would the 120GB 5400RPM harddrive work fine with bootcamp and playing games? Thanks for any advise.

    Also I can use the student discount as I am in college.
  2. nsknike thread starter macrumors regular

    Nov 2, 2005
    Thanks for the quick response, but what about the hard drive and gaming in XP?
  3. yankeefan24 macrumors 65816


    Dec 24, 2005

    it should be fine. i am also thinking about getting that machine (similar spec) and the hdd is one of the big points of question for me. it will be a great gaming machine.
  4. galstaph macrumors 6502a


    Jul 24, 2002
    The Great White North Eh
    I would thing 120gb would be plenty and bootcamp will only get better:)
    windows will work for gaming, but I would still use a mac version when available, osx is just sooo sooo sooo much better than xp, just limited games unfortunately:(
  5. QCassidy352 macrumors G4


    Mar 20, 2003
    Bay Area
    I notice that you have a nice PC in your sig. So I would say no, definitely not worth it. Both of your current machines are very nice, and I can't imagine what you can't do with one or the other of them.

    Now, if you sold both of them to get one MBP, that would make sense to me.
  6. nsknike thread starter macrumors regular

    Nov 2, 2005
    Oh, I haven't updated my sig since spring break. I sold my PC during spring break, and if I do get the MBP I would sell my Powerbook.

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