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  1. #1
    DaLurker
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    iBook or Powerbook?
    I know this question has been asked quite a bit, but I still seem to be in a quandry as to which one to buy.

    A little background first, I'm a University student studying Computer Science, and often I do programming for a Unix/Linux environment (thus the want/need to go to a mac). Now I will be bringing my laptop everyday to lecture's and labs. I take notes, surf, watch movies and program while I'm on campus so that's what I will be using it for mainly.

    The problem here is I can't decide whether I want to spend the extra $500 CDN for the Powerbook over the iBook. My setups would look like the following:

    iBook 12" stock with 512mb upgrade (total 768 ram) = $1500 CDN
    Powerbook 12" stock = $2000 CDN

    Now personally I don't think I need the power of the Powerbook, but I definately like the key press feel, the scroll pad features, and the aluminum finish over the white finish. I also plan to keep this laptop for a while (as it suits most of my needs, and I don't game on my laptop).

    So given that background information, which one would you guys pick? Save the $500? or spend the $500 and get the aesthetics and better build of the powerbook?



    Note to MODS: I posted this in both the iBook and Powerbook forums because I wanted owners of both to give input on this. However if I shouldn't do this, I apologize and please delete one of the threads. Thanks

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    iBook or Powerbook?
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    Just so you know, this same question has been asked by many, many others.
    You can search the forums for some answers...

    http://www.mac-forums.com/forums/sho...rsus+powerbook


    http://www.mac-forums.com/forums/sho...rsus+powerbook


    http://www.mac-forums.com/forums/sho...book+powerbook


    http://www.mac-forums.com/forums/sho...book+powerbook


    http://www.mac-forums.com/forums/sho...book+powerbook


    And as you already pointed out, its also not a good idea to cross-post. Forum members read all of the categories, just so you know for the next time. :black:
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  3. #3
    DaLurker
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    Quote Originally Posted by D3v1L80Y
    Just so you know, this same question has been asked by many, many others.
    You can search the forums for some answers...

    http://www.mac-forums.com/forums/sho...rsus+powerbook


    http://www.mac-forums.com/forums/sho...rsus+powerbook


    http://www.mac-forums.com/forums/sho...book+powerbook


    http://www.mac-forums.com/forums/sho...book+powerbook


    http://www.mac-forums.com/forums/sho...book+powerbook


    And as you already pointed out, its also not a good idea to cross-post. Forum members read all of the categories, just so you know for the next time. :black:
    Yeah I've combed through a lot of the posts, but I wanted some opinions on my specific situation Thanks for the info though. Wasn't sure if people read through the forums. I'll remember that next time.

  4. #4
    BrianH
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    If you can afford it, P-P-P-Powerbook hands down.

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