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Joeytpg
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Hi guys....i'm very confused..i'm kinda short in money.....(like $2,000 only) but i want to buy the best "my budget" can buy........so i've been analyzing this thing......

I'm going to buy a laptop...but i don't really know which one's gonna be "the bang for the buck.... a 12" Powerbook (superdrive 1.33ghz) or the 14" 1.2ghz iBook

Here are the specs:

PowerBook 12" ($1,799)

12.1-inch TFT Display
1024x768 resolution
1.33GHz PowerPC G4
512K L2 cache
256MB DDR333 SDRAM
60GB Ultra ATA/100
NVIDIA GeForce FX
Go5200 (64MB DDR)
Full size keyboard
10/100BASE-T Ethernet
FireWire 400
AirPort Extreme built-in
Mini-DVI out

If i get the 12" PB, i'll be adding 512 Ram (Not from Apple, cuz it's too expensive) so i'll have to add up $129 for Crucial 512 RAM


iBOOK 14" ($1,499)

1.2GHz PowerPC G4
512K L2 cache @ 1GHz
14-inch TFT Display
1024x768 resolution
256MB DDR266 SDRAM
60GB Ultra ATA drive
Combo Drive
ATI Mobility Radeon 9200
32MB DDR video memory
AirPort Extreme built-in

I'll be adding up, Superdrive ($200 at Apple Store), plu 512 Ram from Crucial ($116 for the iBook model)


So at the very end, i'll have the iBook g4 14"with a TOTAL of $1,815
and the Powerbook g4 12" with a TOTAL of $1,928

Guys...what should i do.... i mean... i dunno....the iBook has a bigger screen (that's good, cuz 12" seems to be kinda Small) but i'll be using it for Internet stuff (downloading music, videos, surfing the net, e-mail) and Office stuff, plus watching movies and recording my videos (i got a digital video camara)


so guys what do you think??

i also would like to buy an external mouse (those laptop pads suck) and the Case. (maybe i can use a little extra money for this), but for the computer, i only have 2,000........so what's the best option??

what's the difference between this two??...is there a BIG dif. in speed?? performance?... which one's a BETTER machine?

i need opinions...because i'm very confused
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