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    awu_gigabyte
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    Good Idea?
    Hi all, i'm hopefully going to be a converter. I was hoping someone might have the same system i'm looking at getting and give me a review or what not..
    (i'll try to remember the specs)

    Power book g4 15 inch.
    1.67 ghz
    1 gig ram
    100 gig 5400rpm hdd
    radeon 9700 128mb

    Right now i'm using a amd athlon 64 3200+ with a ati 9600 with 64mb.

    Thanks in advance.

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    meltbanana314
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    That's a pretty good configuration. I think Anand Shimpi of Anandtech uses a 15-incher similar to that one, so if he's happy with it, then you might be too.

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    Good Idea?
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    awu_gigabyte
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    with the student discount it looks like i can get it for right under 3k, i'm looking to completly leave windows behind. i had a mac when osx was first released and sold it b/c i was big into gamming then. I'm much more into the "unix" click now, and i think i would enjoy the experience more. I'm hesitant about the processor, since at 1.67ghz i'm not sure how that compares to the PC world. i know my 3200+ clocks at 2ghz, and i'm assuming that the mac procs are slightly more efficent than AMD's chips...But as i've beenr reading, finding true benchmarks is hard.

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    They would probably be the same. The frontside bus in the PB's are kind of weak. But i hear they are really powerful.

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    MichaelSullivan
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    jessica
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    I should have this by the 1st of the month:
    1.67
    512mb ram (will upgrade after apple--I like to save my pennies)
    128mb vid
    80gb hdd (same rpm, less storage)
    i'll let you know how it holds up to a p4 with ht 256mb vid 1 gig ram.

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    MichaelSullivan
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    Jessica, (or anyone who knows), can you upgrade the video memory from 64-128mb ram yourself or do you have to order it that way? (can't find anything on pbfixit.com)

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    killer_bites
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    Quote Originally Posted by jessica
    I should have this by the 1st of the month:
    1.67
    512mb ram (will upgrade after apple--I like to save my pennies)
    128mb vid
    80gb hdd (same rpm, less storage)
    i'll let you know how it holds up to a p4 with ht 256mb vid 1 gig ram.
    I should have my pb 1.67 SD 1GB Ram, 80GB HD, 128mb Vid by now, but noooooo. Apple always deliver my stuff weeks later, shipping is awful - this will be my first machine - when it comes.

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