Thread: iBook or Powerbook?
06-19-2005, 10:03 PM #1DaLurkerGuestiBook 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
06-19-2005, 10:25 PM #2
Just so you know, this same question has been asked by many, many others.
You can search the forums for some answers...
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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06-19-2005, 11:13 PM #3DaLurkerGuestOriginally Posted by D3v1L80Y
06-20-2005, 01:02 AM #4BrianHGuest
If you can afford it, P-P-P-Powerbook hands down.
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