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    Kulokoy's Avatar
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    Which is better? MacBook or PowerBookG 4 12"
    powerbook g4 12" 1.5GHz,1.25Gig ram VS MacBook 2.0 CD 1Gig (refurbished)

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    Well i wouldnt buy anything with a PowerPC chip at this point. Plus the intel chip i much much faster. Macbook for sure.

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    Yeah buying a PowerPC is not rational. The latest point for doing that IMO was this January.
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    depends on cost

    i'd spend money on a ppc - if the price was right

    but comparing like for like - i'd go macbook:mac:

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    the macbook without a doubt. i have noticed that my macbook has been running the same as the day i have gotten it delivered, while on the other hand i have about 7 windows pc's in my hosue and they all run bad after a certain amount of time. my brother was just having problems with his Dell with centrino running slowly. the mac hasnt had this problem

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kulokoy View Post
    powerbook g4 12" 1.5GHz,1.25Gig ram VS MacBook 2.0 CD 1Gig (refurbished)
    Better for what?
    The measure of a notebook's worthiness depends on what you plan on using it for.
    Does the MacBook have "better" specs?... of course, it is newer technology.

    If you already have a PowerBook and use it for design work with Adobe's CS2 suite, the PowerBook would be "better" because Adobe CS2 isn't Universal yet.

    The answer never really changes for this kind of question, comparing two systems to each other... the answer is always whichever one suits your needs best.
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    Quote Originally Posted by brianj08 View Post
    the macbook without a doubt. ... brother was just having problems with his Dell with centrino running slowly. the mac hasnt had this problem
    brianj08, the systems he is asking about are both Macintoshes. The Powerbook is the (non Intel) Power PC precursor to the new laptops.

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    Quote Originally Posted by xstep View Post
    brianj08, the systems he is asking about are both Macintoshes. The Powerbook is the (non Intel) Power PC precursor to the new laptops.
    I think the point brian was trying to make was how the macbook was running just as smooth as the day he bought it....that's all. He wasn't comparing mac to pc.

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    Like DB pointed out, if you are going to run all Adobe and Macromedia apps which as yet are NOT universal, the PPC would be the best, but for everything else and compatibility with the future, the Macbook would be the way to go. If it were me I would get the Macbook.

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    i guess the consensus is stick with what is working for me. thanks for the feedbacks. i only do iMovie and iDVD which can take longer in my PB g4 and besides i only do these things once in a while.

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