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Hey rman, what do you think about this....



I noticed you have a 500Mhz TiBook i myself just stepping into the 550Mhz model off of ebay for a mere 750US$, but i see that they go for as high as 1149$US believe it or not also on ebay, so the question remains would you, sell your TiBook, try to make a profit and pick up an 800Mhz G4 ddr 32 meg radeon 9200 ibook virtually new and probably with warranty? Or is the style of the powerbook just worth it more and at 500-550Mhz can handle java based gamesites like one of my faves pogo.com? This is what i am curious about, i imagine the ibook would obviously outperform a 550Mhz Tibook, so then its just the attraction to the look and feel of it then?

Thanks for listening to my Rant </rant>


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14in MacBook Pro M1 Max 32GB 2TB
If you look at the current iBook and powerBook line, there is a big difference between the two. I purchase the PowerBook because of the looks and the G4 processor at the time. I purchased an iBook for my wife because it is more rough, since she was a student.

As for your question, it all depends on your needs and what you plan to use it for. I use mind for video editting. My wife uses her for word processing.

So with that said, here is what I would do because technology is changing very quickly. Try to get the fastest processor you can afford, also with the largest internal hard disk you can afford. This will help in future growth. You don't want to buy a system and out grow it in a few weeks.

I have a total of four Apple computers, i tend to hold on to things, so I would not sell for a profit. I would most likely give it away, if I were buying new hardware.

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