PowerBook 12" vs iBook G4 12" - do they use the same screen?

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by zen, Oct 2, 2006.

  1. zen macrumors 68000


    Jun 26, 2003
    I've just bought a secondhand 12" PowerBook (867 Mhz G4) to replace my 800 Mhz iBook G4 which is at death's door (logic board failure after 2 years). The PowerBook hasn't arrive yet, but apart from the lovely aluminium enclosure (the iBook is VERY dirty now, white is not a great colour for a portable) and a subtle increase in performance, I'm curious about the screen.

    I always thought that the 12" PowerBook used the same screen as the 12" iBook, but according to Wikipedia this is not the case. But I can't find any other info on the internet.

    Does anybody know for sure whether the screens are the same? If not, what are the differences? I'd expect the PowerBook screen to be higher quality (even if just by a smidgeon) than the iBooks one.
  2. Warbrain macrumors 603


    Jun 28, 2004
    Chicago, IL
    I think the Powerbooks use a better quality screen than the iBooks, especially the 12-inch Powerbook vs. iBook.
  3. mad jew Moderator emeritus

    mad jew

    Apr 3, 2004
    Adelaide, Australia
    I always thought they were the same panels too. Screens dim with age so comparing your old iBook and used PowerBook side-by-side won't help. :eek:

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