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

powerbook ? is it really all that


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well really what i want to know is it so much better than the ibook because i really love how it looks i think it is so damn sexy. um i looked at the ibooik its hot but that casing damn. i just want to know should i spent 500 more bucks on something cause its silver
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I thought it was worth the $500 more. It's definintely a more powerful, faster machine. And yes..it doesn look amazing. In the end, it's really up to you. There is a difference in performance, and in look..you just have to decide for yourself if either are worth the 500...and say yes sir may I have another...
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The difference between iBooks and PowerBooks was greatly diminished when the iBooks were upgarded to the G4

Right now the PowerBook has the edge on screen size (12" 15" and 17" where the iBook only gets 12" and 14")
and I believe the PowerBook is using slightly faster memory than the iBooks

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it also has faster cashe, and a more up to date G4 chip
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PowerBook
L1 Cache - 64K
L2 Cache - 512k
167mhz Bus Speed
No Motherboard Ram
Max 2gb
2 slots PC2700 DDR333 Ram

iBook
L1 Cache - 32K
L2 Cache - 256sK
133mhz Bus Speed
128 MB MotherBoard Ram
Maximum 1.12 GB
1 Slot PC2100 DDR266

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sounds about right...I think that and the powerbook design are worth the money..plus I did get family discount
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when i got mine it was pretty much a nobrainer. the iBook was still G3 and I got so much from student discounts

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sounds about right...I think that and the powerbook design are worth the money..plus I did get family discount
What is a family discount?
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What is a family discount?

I would assume its mom and dad cuttin the cost down

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umm....if you have someone in your family who works at apple, they can get a family discount...so many per year or something like that.....
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well its all up to you, i went for the ibook because of the 14 in screen, i wasnt too fond of the 12 and i was looking at the 12 in powerbook, 500 bucks is 500, to me, money wasnt the object, even though i did an ipod with the cash i saved, lol
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