what is the difference between a g4 pb and mb pro

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by g4 powerbookboy, Jun 12, 2012.

  1. g4 powerbookboy macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Aug 10, 2010
    #1
    I just got a late 2005 aluminum powerbook g4. wondering what the difference is between it and a first gen macbook pro. is the only difference the intel processor?
     
  2. Intell macrumors P6

    Intell

    Joined:
    Jan 24, 2010
    Location:
    Inside
    #2
    The memory is faster, you have a SATA drive, the Intell CPU is dual core, the video chip is different, one can run Snow Leopard.
     
  3. tayloralmond macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Mar 26, 2009
    Location:
    Michigan, USA
    #3
    The above post covered pretty much everything I'd have mentioned. The only other thing I can think of is the MacBook Pros had an iSight camera above the display. Also, the MacBook Pros don't have an "S-Video" output like the PowerBook G4's do.
     
  4. Intell macrumors P6

    Intell

    Joined:
    Jan 24, 2010
    Location:
    Inside
    #4
    The Macbook Pro is also missing a dial-up modem. This was a big issue when they first came out.
     
  5. tom vilsack macrumors 68000

    tom vilsack

    Joined:
    Nov 20, 2010
    Location:
    ladner cdn
    #5
    geekbench scores show big difference...

    powerbook G4 1.67GHz=843
    macbook pro 1.83GHz=2227
     

Share This Page