What book should I choose?

Cheezowhiz

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Jul 26, 2005
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South Carolina
Ok here is the issue. I am starting school again and I also am starting a job for a guy that I did freelance artwork for from time to time. The problem is this: I want a laptop that I can take to school and then when I get to work I want to be able to hook it up to a bigger screen, so I can do the art required (he uses crappy pcs and his software selection is not what I prefer). The work i do is not complex but the bigger screen is a nice plus.

So.... the ibook will only mirror, and does that mean the resolution can not go past 1024 x 768?

If that is the case I should stick with a 12" powerbook?

Let me know what you suggest, Thanks!
 

mad jew

Moderator emeritus
Apr 3, 2004
32,194
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Adelaide, Australia
I'm pretty sure the hack allows the iBook to span at pretty much any resolution but the PowerBook will give you a much easier solution since you wont need a hack and it'll have twice the VRAM to play with.

*And that's the first time I've ever recommended a PowerBook over an iBook. :eek: *
 

katie ta achoo

macrumors G3
May 2, 2005
9,170
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Since you're doing design, I'd also recommend a PB.

It supports 1 more gig of RAM, and it's totally sweet.

I have such an awesome, professional-sounding opinion.
 

Cheezowhiz

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Jul 26, 2005
4
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South Carolina
Thanks.... the line between the 12" powerbook and ibook just seems so blurred but I guess I will suck it up and get the powerbook.

(Just my luck, they will probably update the powerbooks as soon as I get mine, it happened with the powermacs, I got a dual 1.42 and then bam the G5 came out :( )
 

wide

macrumors 6502a
May 17, 2004
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NYC
unless you wait for the powerbook updates, probably in september, I'd go with the ibook. that is, unless money is not an issue and you don't mind getting ripped off....the logic behind getting an ibook is that you can save money that you would spend on the powerbook ($500), and then buy a powerbook in a year or so when they are intel-based.