08-31-2004, 08:33 AM #1IcecrawlerGuestIs it worth to buy a G4 1.5 powerbook now?
im new here but been using mac for a long time. Actually i´ve been using both and im quite tired of PC and im thinking of completely switching over. The thing is that im looking for a comp for editing video and photo but for everything. Ive thought of a powerbook but the thing is that they are still G4 and the switch to G5 sounds inminent. Can any of you guys tell approximately who long will it be before we see any g5 powerbooks around? Do you guys think its worth buying a G4 right now?
08-31-2004, 09:33 AM #2monsterkeGuestOriginally Posted by Icecrawler
G5 Powerbook will launch somewhere in 2005....
you can always wait a year... but I am happy I didn't because I love my PB
08-31-2004, 09:37 AM #3octohunterGuest
By the looks of the G5 imac it appears as though the powerbooks are right around the corner. Just remove the display stand from the new model and you're almost there. I'd imagine Apple will release the powerbooks before the holidays. Their stock has been hurting until very recently and they need a strong sales season.
This new release really makes their current top-end line seem rather dated. They'll do something soon. However, I love my G4 powerbook. It does more than I need. I'm going to stick with it for about a year. I try to never be a guinnea pig for a new model. Plus, the G5 imac will have some upgrades after the initial hype is over. The new models always do.
08-31-2004, 12:09 PM #4iSheepGuest
There are no signs and I've read nothing at all about G5 PowerBooks coming soon - also, as I discussed in another thread, it's actually much harder than you think to get a G5 into a PowerBook.
First of all - heat. The iMac G5 has got all that heat coming out of the thingy at the top - nice. Also, it has an unlimted supply of power to burn. The G5 will require a lot of cooling and a lot of power to keep it going - not ideal for a notebook. Also remember, that while the iMac G5 is small, it isn't as small as a PowerBook.
I think people putting dates in to get a PowerBook G5 is March 2005 - but we'll see. Check out http://buyersguide.macrumors.com/ for some more info.
I've orded a 12" PowerBook which should arrive this week or next - if it only lasts until next March, then oh well - it's still pretty good - I'll wait for the G6
09-01-2004, 02:08 AM #5daughter_annaGuest
if you want to switch, i don't think i'd recommend switching to the powerbook g5. i'm sorry, but the g5 is not practical for a laptop. but that's just me. plus, if you do switch over and get the powerbook g4, i promise you.. you will not regret it. i just got my new powerbook about 2 weeks ago and i am soo in love. it is my best purchase of the year! goodluck in finding the powerbook you want though
09-01-2004, 01:55 PM #6SexyHTGuestOriginally Posted by daughter_anna
09-01-2004, 08:01 PM #7dodjy001Guest
from what i have read, ibm hasn't produced a mobile G5 processor as of yet. but apple are expected to release a dual core G4 processor which should reach 2 gig.
but don't quote me
i'm just waiting to see what happens, don't need one now, more a case of wanting one
09-02-2004, 01:12 AM #8Originally Posted by dodjy001
09-02-2004, 10:44 PM #9SexyHTGuestOriginally Posted by aantoine90
09-03-2004, 09:17 PM #10dodjy001GuestOriginally Posted by aantoine90
if they managed to fit a G5 in they would most likely have some serious cooling problems aswell, specially in a 12 inch
i went to the apple shop last night and asked the guy there about the pbooks. he doesn't know what is going to happen yet but his advice was too wait and see.
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