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    oldnews's Avatar
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    Halifax, Nova Scotia
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    Why is the 14' Ibook heavier then the 15' Powerbook? I would have thought Powerbook would be heavier considering the screen's an inch bigger and it's covered with alluminum.

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    Feb 18, 2005
    Phoenix, Arizona
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    I'm guessing the powerbook is lighter because of the aluminum. the ibook uses thicker plasic?

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    The iBook is heavier because Apple wants to keep the 14-inch iBook seperate from the 15-inch PowerBook in terms of features. If Apple made the iBook lighter than the PowerBook then some people would stop buying PowerBooks because you could get a lighter computer for less money.

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    Actually the iBooks are always heavier because they're built much sturdier than the Powerbooks. Why? Because the iBook is targeted at the home/student/school market. Students are going to give those iBooks a beating and they need to keep working. To do that, you really can't build them as light.
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