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

New to Apple products: help me chose proper specs!


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Hey:

I'm new to these forums as well as the Apple world in general, so i'm rather lost as to what would be the best machine for me.

I'm a frugal student, so I'm trying to go for the minimum for what I would need. Particularly, proecssor/RAM combos.

There are some good deals out there for loaded 867mhz G4s. So my question is this: I primarily use photoshop, matlab and mathematica -- would 867 mhz (with, say, 640 mb of RAM) suffice for a Powerbook, or would it be worth shelling out the extra dough for, say, a 1.25 ghz one or at least a 1 ghz one?

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I primarily use photoshop, matlab and mathematica -- would 867 mhz (with, say, 640 mb of RAM) suffice for a Powerbook, or would it be worth shelling out the extra dough for, say, a 1.25 ghz one or at least a 1 ghz one?
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Since the RAM is 640, this is well worth considering if the savings is a lot
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Should be OK w/ the 867...
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you should be just dandy with the 876, but it's fun to have the more power...especially since the recent update...either way, you're good.
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I just buckled and bought a Powerbook 12" G4 1.33 ghz.

I wonder how long it will take to get here, considering I left all the options for the BTO as default.
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