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millsy05 01-05-2006 01:03 AM

Im getting a 12-inch powerbook for school, graphics and video editing. The only issue is that my brothers 14-inch ibook comes with Appleworks but the powerbook doesnt(from what i can read on the apple site). i need it for school and if this is true does that mean i have to buy it seperatly. thanks

inflexion 01-05-2006 06:54 AM

yes you will have to buy it separately, or buy iWork as it will come with a 30 day trial of it

lil 01-05-2006 07:34 AM

Hang on a few days as iWork may get an update next week.

However iWork is definitely showing promise and already has an excellent WP/Page Layout app in the form of Pages and a PowerPoint beater in the form of Keynote. Hopefully at next week's Mac Expo we will see a spreadsheet application bundled with iWork 2006.

It is MS Office compatible and can load/save MS Word/PowerPoint files with ease.

AppleWorks isn't bad, but it is now discontinued and for the money you are better off spending it on iWork. I too have a 12" PowerBook and iWork performs superbly on it, plus it integrates very well with the iLife apps.


millsy05 01-05-2006 09:11 AM

yeh thanks
iWork is also cheaper then Appleworks.
Hay lil what is the 12-inch powerbook like. what do you like about it and have you had any problems

inflexion 01-05-2006 11:13 AM

the 12" powerbook is awesome :) had mine for a good 9 months now and no problems what so ever. the only problems that ive had with using it is myself at times

lil 01-05-2006 11:34 AM

To concur with Inflexion there, the PowerBook 12" is fantasic, can't imagine being without it now!

I tell you, when this thing is hooked up to a big screen, keyboard and mouse, it does not feel like I am using a small ultraportable laptop, it feels like I am using a super dependable desktop Mac.

A great system and one that I would not ever see the back of, this PowerBook is going to be with me for some years yet!

You can read my review at:

It points out the good, bad and so forth, I tried to keep the review balanced!


harris2 01-05-2006 06:34 PM

As student, you can purchase Appleworks at the academic price. Makes it much cheaper.

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