PowerBook reviews?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips, Advice and Discussion (archive)' started by dwd3885, Dec 26, 2004.

  1. dwd3885 macrumors 68020

    Dec 10, 2004
    I'm getting a 12-inch PowerBook as a Christmas present, probably a discounted one with SuperDrive and 512RAM for $1470 at the campus bookstore. I know updates might happen, but so be it. My question is if there are any updated reviews, as of the last revision (around April I think)? I have seen just one or two of them, but I'm looking for more. Or if you could answer my question, how's the battery life specifically on the 12-inch PB? The iBook might be a better value, but again, this is a gift so I just pick one laptop around $1500. I'm a student and needed something light, so how's this?
  2. greenleaf macrumors member

    Dec 25, 2004
    thats sounds like a good choice to me...also you might wanna thinnk about adding a little more ram but other than that its a great machine...also i have the 15in model ad i get about 2.5 hours with normal use out of them :D
  3. dwd3885 thread starter macrumors 68020

    Dec 10, 2004
    Hopefully it's good, I've been looking around for people's views on it. I do just normal work when I'd be using the battery anyway, typing notes, etc. so I bet I could get up around 3.5-4 hrs? Does that sound like a good deal? The SuperDrive, 512mb RAM, 60gbHD, for $1470? Or I could get the low end, no upgrades for $1399. Thanks again
  4. betsbillabong macrumors regular

    Nov 13, 2004
    I'd definitely budget for some extra RAM, 512 if you will just be web surfing, writing, etc and 1G if you'll be using media programs extensively (Photoshop, Final Cut, etc). Or perhaps gaming (something I know nothing about).

    I think you should get over 3 hours of battery life because that's about what I get doing normal writing and web surfing on my 15"

    I do think that unless you absolutely need this computer in the next two weeks, you're crazy not to wait until January 11... I love my newish powerbook but I would have waited if it had been possible.

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