Yet another question...

Discussion in 'Buying Tips, Advice and Discussion (archive)' started by mariahlullaby, Feb 19, 2005.

  1. mariahlullaby macrumors 6502a


    Jan 19, 2005
    Thanks for all your help guys! I'm still agonizing over my which Mac debate. I currently have a PC that I am getting sick of and desperately want/need a Mac but I want to check cost benefits.

    I'm going to head down to the Apple store and compare my PC with the PB there before I make my decision, but I have a question.

    I have a really nice screen (at least I think so) on my laptop. 1280 x 800 resolution, 15.4 in display, WXGA BrightView Widescreen. I want to switch to the 15" PB (1.5 ghz). Roughly the same resolution (1280x854) but will it be duller? The ones at the store (if I remember) seemed a bit flatter, less vibrant. What do you guys think? I know I can get an Cinema Display, which I would love, and then get the 12" PB, but for about the same price I can get a 12" iBook for my travel needs and a much more powerful 17" iMac (with a huge hard drive and 1.8 ghz processor).

    I'd rather not spend the extra $1000 for a good display if the PB is *great*. Like I said, I am going to go compare them, but I'd like to know your opinions first. Thanks!!

    Oh, and I think I'm going to get the new mini when it comes out (so I can have my 20 GB at home as my stereo system and my mini as my travel one). I'm so excited!!
  2. tersono macrumors 68000


    Jan 18, 2005

    Hmm - the display on my 15" TiBook is absolutely gorgeous and more than a match for anything else I've seen on a laptop. Sure a top quality external display is going to be better - if only in terms of size, but ultimately it's down to what you need.

    The 12" 'book is fine if you just want it for web use, word processing and the like - it's not a lot of fun if you run things like Photoshop and Dreamweaver, however. For me, at least, the 15" powerbook has just enough real estate to make it useful for those kinda apps.

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