wifi - powerbook 12" vs mbp 15"

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by Freyqq, Apr 29, 2007.

  1. Freyqq macrumors 68040

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    Is the wireless better on the mbp 15"? My powerbook always had really bad wireless reception. In some rooms at the university I can't get any reception, but my friends could fine. My pb is a couple years old, so I'm considering getting a mbp over the summer. Is the wifi better? Thanks.
     
  2. deadpixels macrumors 6502a

    deadpixels

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    apple says it's better, i had a alubook 1.25 and now have a mbpro 2.16 and i guess the reception is better but i can't tell you really how much, i'm always inside and close to the router. if you really worry about reception then you should go for a macbook cauz its much better the the pro's.
     
  3. jng macrumors 65816

    jng

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    My MBP gets significantly better wifi reception than my 12" powerbook. I have an airport extreme (not the new one with N) and although my room is sort of next to the living room where the airport is, the walls are thick and if I close my door, I only get like 1 bar or so and the internet is flickery and slow at best - good for checking email but not watching a stream of CSI.

    My MBP gets 3 bars and I watched CSI streamed from cbs.com last night no problem with the door shut and I get about 3 bars.

    Hope that helps.
     

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