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G4 1 GHz vs G4 1.33 GHz


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Hi there, after some deliberating over if i wanted to get an iBook or a Powerbook, i've decided to get the 12" Powerbook, it just means waiting a while longer to save some more cash. I know Apple just upgraded the entire powerbook/ibook range. What i'm looking to get is either the 1GHz or the 1.33GHz, Superdrive, standard 60gig HD, with the RAM maxed out at 1.25 gig. Since i'm based in the UK, i know Apple costs just a little more here. Is it worth paying the extra 220($390)for the 0.33 difference in the processor? The main use i'll have out of the laptop is video editing, possibly Premiere, and general everyday usage. Your advice would be gladly appreciated.

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The cost/benefit can really only be determined by yourself. The 1Gig PB should perform fine for what you need. For my money, I'd like to see more than slightly higher processor speed for that much of a price difference...but I tend to be cheap.
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My uncle has a 1ghz eMac and my dad has the 1.25ghz eMac
They both have the same configurations but the 1.25 seems to be twice as fast

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I think it's well worth it...it isn't just an updated processor..you get more vram too...and a faster dvd burner...4x istead of 2x.....and standard 60hd instead of standard 40g....so there you have my opinion on the matter.
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My mate just told me it's worth it, especially now it has airport extreme built in. That'll come handy when i fly with singapore airlines as they're going to be having wi-fi on their planes. I'll settle for the 1.33GHz, i might just need that extra kick sometime. Thanks for your replys.
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I'll settle for the 1.33GHz,
Damn i wish i could just settle for the 1.33

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Hi there, after some deliberating over if i wanted to get an iBook or a Powerbook, i've decided to get the 12" Powerbook, it just means waiting a while longer to save some more cash. I know Apple just upgraded the entire powerbook/ibook range. What i'm looking to get is either the 1GHz or the 1.33GHz, Superdrive, standard 60gig HD, with the RAM maxed out at 1.25 gig. Since i'm based in the UK, i know Apple costs just a little more here. Is it worth paying the extra 220($390)for the 0.33 difference in the processor? The main use i'll have out of the laptop is video editing, possibly Premiere, and general everyday usage. Your advice would be gladly appreciated.

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I just bought one of these and yes the 1.33ghz is noticably faster than the 1ghz. I had a PC portable that died and instead of getting another PC thought that I would go for an Apple. I tried a 1ghz for 4 days then returned it and got the 1.33. Could get a good deal on the old model but the added speed, superdrive, airport extreme, larger hd and more video ram all works for me. So far it is great and screen is much better than any pc out there with maybe the exception if Sony and Toshiba portables.

Put Virtual PC 6 on it along with Win2000, Autocad and a couple of other programs that I needed the PC for. I had VPC on the 1ghz and found that side by side tests the 1.33ghz loaded Autocad drawings about twice as fast as the 1ghz.

Anything that is cpu intensive like video editing etc will be much nicer with a faster cpu.

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I think it's well worth it...it isn't just an updated processor..you get more vram too...and a faster dvd burner...4x istead of 2x.....and standard 60hd instead of standard 40g....so there you have my opinion on the matter.

With all that it sounds like a good deal.
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it has airport extreme built in. That'll come handy when i fly with singapore airlines as they're going to be having wi-fi on their planes.
Can't wait. Also on Emirates. I always fly Emirates. The new Airbus planes are sweet. I guess they were the first to implement wi-fi on planes.
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Can't wait. Also on Emirates. I always fly Emirates. The new Airbus planes are sweet. I guess they were the first to implement wi-fi on planes.
does anybody have any idea of any other wifi planes..say.. AmericanAirlines?
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got me...but it'd be cool if american airlines was..I'm flying home on them in a couple months.
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I use my 1GHz 12" PowerBook for Photoshop,Cinema 4D,Final Cut Express 2,Studio MX and it works great... You may be better off spending the extra $390 on accessories/extra RAM. It cant be THAT much faster and the graphics card still sucks either way.
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the graphics card doesn't sucks...it's much better..especially with 64mb ram.
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So...would you say that my en route 1.5 ghz with 128 mb VRAM will be a speed demon?
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