Thread: Powerbook or iBook
01-02-2005, 02:51 PM #1iPodMiniLoverGuestPowerbook or iBook
I've been looking into a new Apple laptop. I've always had Dells, but I want a change. I don't know much about the differences of the iBook and Powerbook. I want a 12 inch that I will use for web browsing, e mail, homework (word documents). Which one is for me?
P.S. I heard a new Powerbook is coming out soon....what about a new iBook, and should I wait for it?
01-02-2005, 03:26 PM #2iPodMiniLoverGuest
Oh ya, I also want portability and I'll also be watching DVDs.
01-02-2005, 03:34 PM #3IChingGuest
Seems to me that your question is which you can afford? My college daughter has a ibook and does music with it plus the things you discribed. Memory is important and must be considered it the price because a ibook with 1gig ram will outperform a pb with 256.
01-02-2005, 03:34 PM #4)(*Guest
Unless your going to be doing a little gaming or video editing, get the iBook. If your going to be doing what i just listed, get the powerbook.
PS: battery life on the iBook is AMAZING!
my Powerbook, if im lucky, gets about 4 hours.
i use a 12 inch with 512MB ram and superdrive
01-02-2005, 03:55 PM #5iPodMiniLoverGuest
Well, money is pretty limited, and I was leaning toward the iBook in the first place. I think I'll be getting a 12 in. Thanks for your help!
01-02-2005, 04:02 PM #6iPodMiniLoverGuest
Oh ya, two more small questions.
Can the iBook wirelessly find your printer, and does that need the Bluetooth thing?
Do the iBook's keys light up?
01-02-2005, 07:28 PM #7tariqGuest
Yes, you just have to set the printer up once in OSX--no it doesn't need Bluetooth. Only the 15" and 17" PowerBooks have illuminated keyboards.
01-02-2005, 08:20 PM #8iPodMiniLoverGuest
Thankyou very much!
01-03-2005, 04:14 PM #9SamRGuest
I got the powerbook because I liked the option of recording my own instruments through garageband. Now I like the idea of saving money on an ibook.
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