Official I Love My Powerbook Thread

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by revisionA, Jan 11, 2006.

  1. revisionA macrumors 6502

    May 27, 2005
    Post your configuration in tribute to a great product.

    Revision E, see signature. No regrets, especially love having FW800 and 60 lines more resolution than the ..haha... Macbook Pro. And probably longer battery life.

    revisionA saying, wait till revision B!

  2. Lacero macrumors 604


    Jan 20, 2005
    Luddite! Go enjoy your PB that's 1/4 the speed of the MBPs. :D

    I won't partaking in this appreciation thread as I look angrily at my PB 12" and wishing she was thinner and better looking. I hate you PB!

    Here's to the Crazy Ones [​IMG]
  3. BENJMNS macrumors 6502


    Dec 28, 2005
    I'm very much enjoying my hi-res 17 with 1.5g ram and 120gb hd. I'm pretty much a casual user. The only app i've got loaded is Microsoft Office 2004. I can't stand Open Source versions. They look and feel cheap.

    I'm excited for the MacBooks, but really, it's just an upgrade that falls in line with the technology advancement continuum.

    Now I'd be envious if it had a new chassis that was thinner, lighter and if battery life was at least 25% better than my hi-res. That will come soon hopefully.

    I'll keep this sucker around for a few years. early '07, I'll be purchasing a new Windows Vista notebook. Vista is looking great.
  4. iSaint macrumors 603


    May 26, 2004
    South Mississippi y'all, near the water!
    The key word here is "looking", as in, it looks great but it's still Windows.
  5. jadekitty24 macrumors 65816


    Oct 19, 2005
    The poor section of Connecticut
    I really hope your kidding...with you I never can tell.
  6. katie ta achoo macrumors G3

    May 2, 2005
    Yeah.. I remember watching the keynote and yelling "I HATE YOU, STEVE JOBS" when he announced the slightly thinner MacBook Pro (I still hate that name.) and when he talked about iLife 06 with calendar making abilities.

    my mom came over to see what the commotion was about.. when she saw I was yelling at the computer at a Steve Jobs speech, she just shook her head and left.
  7. Seasought macrumors 65816


    Nov 3, 2005
    I'm very happy with my Rev E Powerbook with 1.5 GB of RAM. It's my first Mac so how could I not love it? :D

    I'm excited about upgrading in the future of course, but for now I'm quite happy with what I have.
  8. bodeh6 macrumors 6502a


    May 18, 2005

    while we will be enjoying 10.5 Leopard. Vista is just a prettier version of XP.
  9. florencevassy macrumors regular


    Jun 1, 2004
    Princeton, NJ
    I love my PowerBook! I have not had any problems (apart for some minor things; I had to reset Airport recently and I had problems starting up, resetting the PRAM seemed to help).

    The specs are in my signature. I won't be buying a new laptop for at least one more year.
  10. andiwm2003 macrumors 601


    Mar 29, 2004
    Boston, MA
    have the same PB and i'm totally happy. was a good investment 20 month ago. i won't need a new PB in the next two years.
    i will however get something fast for use at home. the new imac looks tempting but i have already a 24" display.
  11. YS2003 macrumors 68020


    Dec 24, 2004
    Finally I have arrived.....
    I am also in the same boat on this. My PBs are meeting my current computing needs. It's speedy enough and it has sufficient ram to multi-tasking and also it can drive 20" and 23" ACDs. Even though MacBook Pro looks nice, I cannot justify buying that. They run CS2 and MX2004 well for me. So, for the time being, I will stick with my Macs I have now.

    I hope Apple introduces the tablet Mac to give a different twist to their product mix. I had to buy Fujitsu Tablet PC because Apple does not offer tablet models.
  12. thomasp macrumors 6502a

    Sep 18, 2004
    My 15" 1.5GHz PB is great :D I'm not sure of the revision number - it was the last 1.5GHz model (bought in August '05).

    Trouble is, "G4", "PowerPC" and "PowerBook" sound so old now ;)

    However, if someone was to give me £2k to spend on a computer, I'd wait for the next MacBook revision, then buy a pretty decent one :)

    If someone gave me £10k to spend on whatever computing stuff I wanted, I'd probably buy a Dual Core G5, ACD and macbook.

    But, that ain't gonna happen, so I'm more than happy with my PowerBook :D
  13. GhostFace macrumors member

    Oct 22, 2005
    I just got my PowerBook in August. The Macbook Pro does look sweet, but I am completely happy with my Powerbook. I am deplolyed to Afghanistan right now and I use my Powerbook for iPhoto and iMovie. I love it. It is funny to see all of the guys here with windows laptops with all of the problems they are having. There is no tech support in Afghanistan for them. I told them buy a Mac and you will not have all of those problems.
  14. -Escher- macrumors member

    Dec 28, 2005

    You have to buy TODAY an apple notebook. What would you do:

    a)I'll buy the old PB15''. The problems wiht screen, memory slot or battery don't affect me. Besides, I'd rather have a slower and obsolete machine than a REV A brand new powerfull one...OH! I really need a FW800 and the extra 1hr battery life!

    b) I'll buy the MBP. Ok, It's a REV A and I might have to deal with some bugs. There'll be some softwares incompatibilities that will be resolved througout the year. There's some negative features AS ANY OTHER NOTEBOOK AVAILABLE...But, It's the best of the best I can get!

    c) I'll buy a PB 17''. Much bigger screen!!!

    d) Well...Why not a duo core PC?

    e) noa
  15. revisionA thread starter macrumors 6502

    May 27, 2005
    Yes, US Govt and now, Armed Forces prefer OS X.

    I cant believe Steve "we're so over 'Power'" ... umm, this whole thing is about power, powerful cpus - power management - power lasting longer in... powerbooks.

  16. macOSX-tastic macrumors 6502a


    Jan 9, 2005
    At the Airport. UK
    i love my powerbook. it is my first mac, and with the specs it has, should be around for some time before i make another upgrade....i didnt buy her a christmas present, so i am compensating by giving her ilife and iwork 06. :D
  17. i4k20c macrumors 6502a


    Sep 10, 2005
    This puppy was my first powerbook,first apple, the current 12inch that is out right now. It is my main computer for me, as i travel to home and school with it. It is fast enough and does the job well. I bought this computer in October, and i knew there was a great possibility that a intel mac was comming in Jan, but i needed a comp for school. I am glad i bought it, first is that i wouldn't spend 1800 for a lappy at this current age. Also i know my 12incher (little schoolgirl laugh) will last me hopefully till the end of 2007, maybe Feb-March of 2008, and by that time, All the apples will be Intel, there will be loads of software for it so i know i will be getting as great of a machine as my 12inch powerbook is now (being gone through vigerous testing and multiple revisions). :)

    I am not sure if i will stick it out with apple, i am actually liking the OS alot more than windows, but i hate the fact that on some people's myspace i can't view videos, or i can't listen to music on I know these are small details and a bit lame, but it is bothersome at times knowing that i am somewhat limited a little. I hope that by 2007-8, apple continues to expand. I really do wish more people gave this OS a chance, because asides from only getting 90 days of phone support (i think that is crappy), seems to be a great computer, great OS, and thus far, pretty good company!
  18. risc macrumors 68030


    Jul 23, 2004
    Melbourne, Australia
    You mean Rev D of course there is no 15" Rev E PowerBook. I had a Rev C 15" G4 1.67 GHz, 1.5 GB RAM, but I sold it recently when rumours about Intel notebooks started turning up. So far I'm not sold on the MacBook Pro though so I'm waiting a little longer to get a new one.
  19. Gokhan macrumors 6502a

    Oct 7, 2003

    i got a refurb about 2 moths ago 1.67ghz 100 gb, 1gb ram i am very happy with it ! to all mac-book-pro owners (people) big deal it is said to be x4 faster but it starts at £1420 i guess the top version would cost £1600 thats mad and stupid i paid £1100 for mine which is ok but £1600 so i can run a few things quicker and use WINDOWDS i dont think so, no Svideo or fw ,also rev A ,lets see what happens before dissmissin ppc already i have a fellin apple will be intels bitch :eek:
  20. Vasileios macrumors regular


    Oct 28, 2005
    I love my powerbook

    I love my powerbook
    15' 1.67 Oct 2005 revision
    I love my 1440x960 display, my DUAL layer dvd, my firewire 800, my S-Video output, my 5 hours battery life :)
  21. PhilaScott macrumors regular


    Mar 27, 2004
    Suburban Philadelphia (Drexel Hill, PA)
    Yeah, my cat does the same thing!

    My configuration is in my sig... and I think I'll hang onto my Powerbook for a little while longer... History tells me never to be a first adopter with Apple products :)
  22. yankeefan24 macrumors 65816


    Dec 24, 2005
    All I want is a redisigned MacBook Pro. Call it the MacBook TURBO. Put in a 2 GHz core duo, and robson chaching, and everything else i wanted in a new powerbook. JUST GIVE ME A MAC BOOK TURBO.
  23. powerbook911 macrumors 68040


    Mar 15, 2005
    I *adore* my Powerbook.

    It is the 12-inch 1.5 GHZ G4 with Superdrive. Actually, they are still selling the identical machine, but I received mine in February 2005 right after it was released.

    Hands down, the best computer and computing experience I have ever had (it wasn't my first Mac either). It just been such a great machine, and I use it with my 20-inch ACD almost exclusively, so its like my desktop too.
  24. TheMasin9 macrumors 6502a


    Dec 22, 2004
    Huber Heights, OH
    I Love My Pb

    I love my 15 inch 1.5 ghz 1.25 gig ram 128vram pb. it will last me until the end of my college career, then i get a quad or whatevers chugging along fastest at that time.
  25. bookofjames macrumors newbie

    Dec 11, 2005
    I love my 12" Rev B Alu Powerbook. It's been with me for more than 2 years and still giving me great performance. Playing WoW with it!

    In those 2 years it went through a logic board replacement, hard disk replacement, and battery replacement. Thanks to Applecare, I only paid for the replacement battery.

    Would love to get the new MacBook Pro, but I think I'll wait for Rev B or a 13.3" MacBook. prefer a smaller, more portable laptop. :)

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