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    Powerbook vs. iBook
    What are the advantagest of having a Powerbook over an iBook?

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    the Powerbooks GREATEST advantage is...

    THE DESIGN
    - It's like - he was got - they'd just like. It was like so hush hush. They were so... quiet about it. And then the next thing you know...

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    jessica
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    Other than the design, are there other advantages?

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    IChing
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    firewire ports firewire800 vs. firewire400
    bluetooth standard vs. optional or external
    material aluminum vs. white plastic
    resolution 1024x768 or 1280x854 or 1440x900 vs. 1024x768
    external video dual-monitor vs. "mirror" mode (*)
    network gigabit vs. 10/100Mbs (+)
    max ram 2GB vs. 1.25GB (+)
    pcmcia slot one vs. none (+)
    keyboard backlit vs. regular (+)
    apps iLife, Omnigraffle, Omnioutliner, ... vs. iLife, AppleWorks, a few games, ...


    If you are looking at the 15pb and 14ibook.

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    fine you win.

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    For picture and video editing would the ibook handle that sort of thing ok?
    Can both operate an external DVD drive if necessary?

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    Yep to external dvd drive.

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    how about battery life?
    - It's like - he was got - they'd just like. It was like so hush hush. They were so... quiet about it. And then the next thing you know...

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    iSheep
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    They both have pretty similar battery life, apart from the 17-inch PowerBook beast.

    An iBook can take all the consumer software, so iLife, iWork etc perfectly well (just make sure you have at least 512MB of RAM). iBooks are great for day-to-day use or as a second computer for one person. However, if you only want one computer or you want to use some of the pro applications, like Final Cut, Motion and others, then you're going to need the PowerBook.

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    Phiber
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    That, and from what I have seen and heard, the Powerbook wasn't put together with gum and elmers glue!

    :mad:

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