Powerbook 1ghz vs PowerMac

Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by davidjuw, Nov 6, 2002.

  1. davidjuw macrumors newbie

    Jul 15, 2002
    I currently have a Dual 1ghz PowerMac (mirror version). I really like the machine, but I am beginning to think that it would be extremely nice to be able to use the notebook around the house and take it out ocassionally.

    I usually use the notebook for word, excel, internet browsing, email, virtual pc, and the ocassional photoshop tasks.

    Will the Powerbook be fast enough, or will it feel sluggish in comparison to the PowerMac. The PowerMac is extremely fast and I don't want to be disapointed with the Powerbook's speed.

    Will it be a disappointment?

    Thanks in advance,
  2. Durandal7 macrumors 68040

    Feb 24, 2001
    Re: Powerbook 1ghz vs PowerMac

    I think that for those tasks the 1GHZ Powerbook should do just fine :)
  3. BenderBot1138 macrumors 6502

    Oct 28, 2002
    If you try to bend the spoon...

    Think more in terms of what else are you going to use? A PC laptop? The Titanium Powerbook will do!
  4. scem0 macrumors 604


    Jul 16, 2002
    back in NYC!
    The powermac is a much better deal. Especially if you can get the educational discounts. I would get the powerbook. It also looks better, is less bulky, and you don't have to worry about a monitor. Go with the powerbook ;) .
  5. Over Achiever macrumors 68000

    Over Achiever

    Jul 22, 2002
    Toledo, OH, formerly Twin Cities, MN
    Sorry, I got a little confused. The powermac is the better deal, but the powerbook is cooler? Hence you recommend the powerbook?;) :p

    Like Dundral7 said, with the tasks you would like to do, the powerbook will be fine. It will be a tad slower...face it, its a laptop, and its not a dual processor. But not very many programs take advantage of the dual processors anyway...(i'm prob wrong)

    If you have the cash for it, buy the powerbook. It's...cool:cool:

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