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

iBook or Powerbook?


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

looking to switch - ibook G4 or powerbook


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

looking to switch - ibook G4 or powerbook


iBook vs. Powerbook (and Upgrades)


Switching... iBook or Powerbook??


ibook vs. powerbook for dj/student


ibook vs 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.
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If you can afford it, P-P-P-Powerbook hands down.
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