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Apple Notebooks Apple's notebook computers including MacBook Pro, MacBook, MacBook Air, PowerBook, and iBook.

PowerBook - Macbook vs. MacPro help please!


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Hello peeps,
Im about to buy my first "mac" laptop, after years i have finally gave in! I really dont know much about them. So here is my question. Im a DJ and i do alot of remixing, I also run Serato. Now i've come across a really good deal on two units. But dont know which to choose from or which is better for me! I was hoping yall could gave me a little help! thanks in advance!
Here are the units:
WHICH IS THE BEST ONE TO GET?

<h4>1. Apple G4/1.0GHz 17" PowerBook 1.0/60GB SuperDrive BT APX
17-inch TFT
1.0GHz G4 Processor
1.0GB RAM
60GB Hard Drive
DVD-RW/CD-RW SuperDrive
Bluetooth
Airport Extreme card
1- USB port
1- FireWire 400
1- FireWire 800
56K modem
Ethernet port


OR

2.Apple Intel Core Duo/1.83GHz 13.3" MacBook - White 1. 0/60GB Combo Drive BT APX
1.83GHz Intel Core Duo Processor
13.3-inch Widescreen Display (Glossy)
1.0GB RAM
60GB Hard Drive
DVD/CD-RW Combo Drive
Bluetooth 2.0 + EDR
Airport Extreme Card
Bulit-in iSight
Remote control
2- USB 2.0 ports
1- FireWire port
Ethernet port
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Prices? The "best one to get" often depends entirely on money. Obviously the Macbook in Optipon #2 is much more computer..........with a 4" smaller screen.
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Prices? The "best one to get" often depends entirely on money. Obviously the Macbook in Optipon #2 is much more computer..........with a 4" smaller screen.

Thanks for replying to my post "Logan"....

macbook-$649.99
powerbook-$699.99
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The MacBook is a little salty for a first generation model - I'd be looking at maybe $575 at the most.

The Powerbook is just laughably overpriced. A 1GHz machine, despite the big display, should be less than $600 in my opinion.

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The MacBook is a little salty for a first generation model - I'd be looking at maybe $575 at the most.

The Powerbook is just laughably overpriced. A 1GHz machine, despite the big display, should be less than $600 in my opinion.
So id be better off with Macbook than?
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So id be better off with Macbook than?
I think so. The future is Intel, and the old PowerBook is a rather slow PPC. Neither machine is a bargain, but of the two you mentioned, the MacBook is a better machine in my view.

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Sweet thanks alot...one last unit if u dont mind
Apple G4/1.33GHz 15" PowerBook 1.0/80GB Combo Drive BT APX
$549.99?
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Sweet thanks alot...one last unit if u dont mind
Apple G4/1.33GHz 15" PowerBook 1.0/80GB Combo Drive BT APX
$549.99?
Again, that's an old PPC machine. The price is better, although the lack of a SuperDrive is concerning.

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gosh this is a headache! Maybe I should just get a DELL LOL!
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gosh this is a headache! Maybe I should just get a DELL LOL!
If you can tolerate Windows, I wouldn't see why not. If, on the other hand, you're ready for something new, OS X can be very rewarding.

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