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Hi everyone,

I currently have a powerbook G4 1.5ghz, 1.25meg, 80HDD and im thinking of selling it to get a macbook. The macbook does seem more powerful but is the switch really worthed. I also noticed that the video card of the macbook is shared with the main memory, but will i see any difference in preformance?
The macbook is one of the new ones Intel Core 2 Duo 2.0 ghz with 1gig ram.
And is there any known issues with the macbook?

Oh ya one more thing how much do you think my laptop is worth if i do sell it?

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In response to the video card question, it will make a difference depending on what you do. Basic usage will not be affected (internet, email, iWork, even iLife), but any 3D gaming and stuff like Photoshop (even when they update it for the Intel chips) will take a hit. What will you be using your MacBook for?
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In response to the video card question, it will make a difference depending on what you do. Basic usage will not be affected (internet, email, iWork, even iLife), but any 3D gaming and stuff like Photoshop (even when they update it for the Intel chips) will take a hit. What will you be using your MacBook for?
Gaming yes, but photoshop? Does Photoshop use OpenGL?

Also, for video playback, the Intel chip is actually pretty good.

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I will not be using it for gaming, im a console gamer. mainly for email, browsing, video playback, recording music.
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i don't see any sort of poor performance with graphics intensive programs.

as has been said, you pretty much can't game on it. mostly. but that seems as though it's not a problem for you.

for what you need it for, a macbook would be fine.

many of the bugs seem to have been worked out, and if you do have an issue, it seems apple is very responsive to repair or replace a unit.
as for my macbook (purchased a couple months prior to the release of the core 2 duo macbooks) i've had no issues at all, and i really dig it.
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I still don't see any reason to sell your current notebook. Seems like everything is working for you without any issues.

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