Thread: Powerbook or iBook...again.
11-26-2004, 10:31 AM #1McGuillicuddyGuestPowerbook or iBook...again.
Here's the deal. In the UK I get an academic discount, so the prices are:
12" iBook 1.2 GHz
60 GB HD
Total: £853.18 (incl. £157 for Applecare)
12" Powerbook 1.33 GHz
Total: £1162.08 (incl. £220 for Applecare)
What I want from a new machine is something that will last me 3-4 years for regular internet/word processing/DVD viewing/travelling/occasional game (e.g. WC3, Call-of-Duty...none of the new games obviously). For these purposes, is the extra processing/GPU power of the Powerbook worth the extra £300 (which is about USD$555, or CAD$675)?? Will the Powerbook remain functionally useful for much that longer than the iBook?
11-26-2004, 10:45 AM #2
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- Oct 23, 2004
- 12" iBook G4
go for the ibook, the powerbook will be updated soon anyway, ibook lighter and smaller ideal for travleling etc
12-02-2004, 05:13 AM #3
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- Mar 09, 2004
- Aluminium Macbook 2.4 Ghz 4GB RAM, SSD 24" Samsung Display, iPhone 4, iPad 2
12-02-2004, 07:09 AM #4McGuillicuddyGuest
I ended up getting a 12" iBook (Bluetooth, 80GB HD, Applecare) because the extra money for the PB wasn't worth the marginal performance increase. It will hopefully be here next week!
12-02-2004, 08:28 AM #5mangoSharinganGuest
Yea, the Powerbooks are due for an update really soon anyways. And the iBooks are just as powerful as the entry-level Powerbook so no point. £700 is still great for a 1.2Ghz 12" don't you think? I'm ordering mine next week.
12-02-2004, 09:37 AM #6code777Guest
good choice, although before purchasing my 12" iBook I did look at the 12" PB and 15" PB but coming back to earth I decided between the 12 and 14 iBook. I was thinking of financing a 15" PB but after 7 days of deep thought I told myself its not worth it (yet) as all I really want to do is surf the 'net 90% of the time and use AppleWorks. So i paid cash for a 12" iBook w/an extra 256MB of RAM. The 30GB HDD bothered me in the begining but seeing I don't really store much on my HDD (music, pics, docs, programs all are on my 40GB iPod) I'm glad I got the 12" book over the 15" PB. I saved myself from going into debt with evil credit card and well sure it would have been nice to own a 15" PB but I would have never used it to its fullest extent. I'm thinking in 2yrs or so I will buy a PB as my needs will change within time. But for now the 12" iBook is great for what I need it for. And a great value!!!!
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