Thread: Powerbook vs Ibook g4
04-15-2004, 12:48 AM #1JoeytpgGuestPowerbook vs Ibook g4
guys....what do you think.......i mean.....i know they're different computers with different config. but overall......which one you think is better by itself..
as it s and as it comes..........which one's worth the buck BETTER?
i think i'll buy a Powerbook 15" but i dont know with the ibook g4 now......i need it for internet browsing, office (word, excel, power point), photoshop, pretty much the normal. I'm buying my computer to substitute my PC desktop while i'm in Spain doin' my master's.
c'mon i need opinions on this Powerbook vs ibook g4
04-15-2004, 12:53 AM #2
I say powerbook.. It's so much easier to upgrade RAM (then CPU) and it has a sweet set of ports!
04-15-2004, 12:53 AM #3TylerMoneyGuest
The PowerBook is defenintly a better computer power wise....but it really just matters on what you want. The powerbook has many advantages....faster processor with a newer g4 chip, more cashe, etc etc....also it is made of aluminium and is extremely sexy.
But the iBook is an excellent computer..especially since it was upgraded..but still again...what do you want to do with it...if mostly what you'll do is word processing, music, and internet...why spend the extra money on the powerbook? ...unless of course you willing to pay extra just for the desing and you like buying the best of the best....but the best for one could be different for others...
04-15-2004, 12:18 PM #4ChamorroGuest
IMO, the bang-for-the-buck winner is actually the 12" PowerBook. The 15" is a good machine, but the iBook G4 and the 12" PowerBook would both be more than adequate for the uses listed.
04-16-2004, 12:37 AM #5trenolletGuest
I tend to agree with Chamorro. Naturally it is only human to want the most powerful machine you can get. However, the iBook 1ghz G4 will do everything you want and more for less money. I asked myself the same question about a month ago and ended up getting the iBook and loading it up with memory, airport card, and more programs. Came out about $1000 less than a powerbook 15.
04-17-2004, 02:05 AM #6JoeytpgGuest
but i mean...the deal is ......i want the DVD burner.......i want more mamory (512 at least) i want it to be fast. plus airport card.
including that........how much can a powerbook 12 cost me??
04-17-2004, 02:25 AM #7TylerMoneyGuest
probably around 1600-1800 for a 12", and 1800-2100 for the 15"..in powerbooks....
but I think you could get away with the iBook no problem still, and only pay like 1200-1500 total.....these are all estimates...I haven't looked at prices in a while....so yeah...
04-17-2004, 02:35 AM #8JoeytpgGuestOriginally Posted by TylerMoney
i checked it at apple store.....U.S.$2,700.00 for the powerbook 15" just as it comes, plus a backpack case.
04-17-2004, 10:46 PM #9TylerMoneyGuest
well...there you have it....it's a damn good computer...though...that seems quite expensive...I think I was giong to be able to get mine with a superdrive for no more than 2500....but I got the 12" instead.
04-18-2004, 01:30 AM #10JoeytpgGuest
so you ordered the 12".............but you ordered with only 256ram?
what upgrades you got on your 12?
04-18-2004, 01:36 AM #11TylerMoneyGuestOriginally Posted by Joeytpg
other than that..no upgrades really, other than software...I recieved my powerbook like two weeks before they started shipping them with iLife4....so I got that....
04-18-2004, 06:33 PM #12JoeytpgGuestOriginally Posted by TylerMoney
you got super drive?
gimme the specs on your computer.
04-18-2004, 07:38 PM #13
This is how I see it, if you're getting new hardware - try to pick the latest you can for your needs. Computers evolve so fast and new hardware is outdated quickly
04-18-2004, 08:10 PM #14
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I suggest you get a 15" Powerbook if u need a DVD burner. No point getting an external one. Also it would be better coz with an iBook you would have to get a seperate Airport card and all that hassle. Just buy the whole package in one go... IMHO
04-18-2004, 11:46 PM #15JoeytpgGuestOriginally Posted by Strider
thanks strider........you're right tho.......and also, i was checking the 12" and adding a few things here and there (like upgrading memmory 256 to 512, adding the airport card, and a few things....it sums just as much as a 15".....and with 15 i would only buy the backpack case, and the airport base. that's it.....
later: more ram, t.v. base (to connect the tv. cable, and use my computer as a t.v.) and a few other things. Probably a two botton and scrolling wheel mouse. and MAYBE, a keyboard. (just for Excel use....and while writing A LOT, with all those loooong school essays! :p
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