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11-21-2003, 08:56 PM #1jgpippinGuestibook vs. powerbook: any suggestions?
i've been a hard-core windows user for 7 years. my office recently upgraded to win xp, however, and the experience was so traumatizing that it drove me into a mac store. when i asked the sales rep why i should pay $1600 for a powerbook when i could get a comparable pc laptop for $800, he said, "because it's not comparable. macs actually work."
so, about two weeks worth of research later, i'm ready to pump $2000 into my first mac.
i'm considering two computers:
14" ibook 1 Ghz
640 mb ram
60 GB hard disk
12" powerbook 1 Ghz
512 mb ram
60 GB hard disk
the powerbook is, per my configurations, about $200 more. i could slice that off, i suppose, by getting a combo drive.
the primary conflict is this:
increased screen size and 128 GB more (ibook) ram or...
increased performance, more expansion, superdrive (pbook)
i realize this is a personal choice, but i wanted to know what you guys, the hard-core mac users, would buy.
i do the following:
-digital photography (6.3 MP in TIFF using PS 7 and PS Elements 2.0)
-internet, email, word processing, and other low-end apps
-the sims (well, my fiance plays the sims, but i want it to work for her, too)
-record tv on my laptop (using an input device)
any input would be greatly appreciated. i'm kinda lost in the mac world. if there are other factors i'm ignoring (such as durability, battery time, etc.) please let me know. thanks!
11-21-2003, 09:30 PM #2hokiethangGuestOriginally Posted by jgpippin
11-22-2003, 12:27 PM #3GeorgeGuestOriginally Posted by hokiethang
11-22-2003, 04:31 PM #4unl33tGuest
i'll admit, i havn't used an ibook to date, but a friend of mine has.
with the tasks you have listed, i'd go with the pb.
i've been very happy with mine
12-19-2003, 03:04 PM #5AristarchusGuest
for the tasks you listed, I think you'll eventually want to expand your RAM. I would probably go with the PB.
12-19-2003, 04:32 PM #6
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Ok I voted PB, but after reading your info again.. Im beginning to think maybe the iBook or pay a bit more and get a 15" PB.. with web design, watching dvd's etc.. you're going to want to bigger screen. I don't know if you have already purchased, but.. I would definitely consider paying a little more and still going with the powerbook, but with a bigger screen.
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