Powerbooks noticeably lighter weight than iBooks?

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by powerbook4me, Apr 20, 2004.

  1. powerbook4me macrumors member

    Apr 20, 2004
    I was looking at the specs of both 12 inchers:

    Powerbook -
    Size and weight (12-inch model)
    Height: 1.18 inches (3.0 cm)
    Width: 10.9 inches (27.7 cm)
    Depth: 8.6 inches (21.9 cm)
    Weight: 4.6 pounds (2.1 kg)

    Size and weight: iBook G4 with 12.1-inch display
    Height: 1.35 inches (3.42 cm)
    Width: 11.2 inches (28.5 cm)
    Depth: 9.06 inches (23.0 cm)
    Weight: 4.9 pounds (2.2 kg)

    Any of this noticeable in person?
  2. Bear macrumors G3

    Jul 23, 2002
    Sol III - Terra
    I doubt 3/10ths of a pound will make much difference. And they both use the same size of laptop bags/inserts so they'll take up the same room carrying them.

    Of course you're forgetting the other differences between the 2 units:
    Memory Speed.
    Processor Speed
    Superdrive availability
    Case material
  3. powerbook4me thread starter macrumors member

    Apr 20, 2004

    Waiting for benchmarks to show if those "little" differences are worth the extra money

    Superdrive and case material aren't an issue.
  4. markoibook macrumors regular

    Jan 28, 2004
    Reading, UK.
    I have a 12inch iBook and have a friend who has a 12inch Powerbook. Whilst the Powerbook is slightly thinner, I think that seems to be the only difference. I don't think there is any noticeable difference in size - unless you compare the Macs to PC laptops - in which case you will notice that the Macs are much smaller and lighter. ;)

  5. spaceballl macrumors 68030


    Nov 2, 2003
    San Francisco, CA
    Hmmm while the two 12" models are pretty similar, I have a 12" iBook. When i play with my friend's 12" PB, I do notice that it is smaller. It really isn't that much smaller at all, but I DO notice.
  6. melchior macrumors 65816


    Nov 17, 2002
    i think that depends on which notebooks you are looking at. personally i would kill to see an apple equivelant of say the toshiba libretto.

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