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

slower processor...big performance difference?


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hey guys, i'm preparing to buy a 15" powerbook at the end of the month. i checked macconnection.com, and they have 15" powerbooks running at 1.33 Ghz for several hundred dollars less that the 1.5 and 1.6 Ghz models at apple.com .. i know the two systems are a generation apart, are the any huge difference in hardware features and/or performance? would you guys recommend saving more and getting the new models. i'm basically going to use this laptop for school work, multimedia (music, divx), the occasional game and some photoshop work.

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are you still able to buy applecare when you purchase and older laptop or one that was purchased from someone other than apple? or do these sites have their own warranty plans?
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1.5Ghz is more than enough! You really don't need the 1.67Ghz.
I took the 1.5Ghz and added the Superdrive and bought 1Gb of extra memory. Adding an Ipod shuffle 1GB and the whole thing came cheaper than the 1.67Ghz on the apple webstore.

Don't forget to use the educational discount if you are eligible.
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SErgini0, I'm not sure that you understood edotkyle.

For what you will be doing, you will be fine with the 1.33 ghz 'book's. Obviously, by getting the 1.5's you will notice a performance increase, but it will not be signifigant. If I were in your situation, I would definitly reccomend getting the 1.33 ghz's and then upgrading the RAM to at least a gig, and maybe a larger HD. A processer is no good w/ out enough ram anyway.

It terms of the Apple Care, yes, you can buy Apple Care from any third party vendor and the support is still provided directly through apple.

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