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01-24-2006, 12:04 AM
I am looking for a new computer and need help. I Wanna get a mac but they have 2 good notebooks. One I know a little about they other i have no clue. Any thoughts?

Kyle L
01-24-2006, 01:16 AM
Its the iBook and Powerbook.

We need to find some information about you before we can refer you to a specific model:

1. How much do you want to spend? (US Dollars)
2. What type of applications are you planning to use your computer for? (Media, Basics, Gaming..)
3. If you know, what areas do you absolutley need? (Larger Screen, DVD Burner, Fast Speeds, Firewire?)

Those are the big 3. Answer them and me and a few others could proabobly point you to a notebook from Apple.

01-24-2006, 06:04 AM
No Kyle, it's the Macbook and the Powerbook he wants. The Macbook is actually the Macbook Pro which now has intel processors. They will be shipping in Febuary. The Macbook Pro will be the replacement for the Powerbook sometime in the future. The iBook might also get replaced. The Macbook Pro is 4 times faster than the Powerbook.

Enlighten yourself Kyle: http://www.apple.com/macbookpro/

01-24-2006, 10:36 AM
Well I cant spend more then $2500

I need it for editing movies

oh and recording music

and homework!

01-24-2006, 10:50 AM
An iBook will do you fine, I edit movies all the time on my 14" iBook, also music and Photoshop. Never had a problem.

01-24-2006, 05:33 PM
When do you need to have this laptop by? After upgrading the Powerbook, I assume they would update the iBook as well.

01-24-2006, 07:40 PM
I woulden't get a Macbook just yet, the Core Duo's are showing a bit of bad design. Plus, if you wanted the Macbook you wont be getting it for another month+. I have the latest rev 15in powerbook, although it is one of my favrote gadgets ever it is slacking on screen quality. It may have a amazing 1440x960 resolution, but it also has very faint white lines on the screen. It may not have a built in iSight or remote but it is still nice(I am a sucker for the backlit keyboard). Speed wise, the processor gets the job done on the PB, but still seems to lag the snap new (Non spyware) PC laptops in the same price range. I personaly couldent go down to an iBook. And to finally flash back to the macbook, it may be 2x as fast, but Rosetta, or the program that alows it to use old PowerPC software, is bringing that right back down.

So My personal final answer would be Powerbook, It is a great reliable machine you can get right now, and it has support not only for software already made, but for the next 2-3 years also. Good luck on your decision.

01-25-2006, 06:38 AM
I am just saying that the Powerbook G4 will be one of the first models to go out, and the new Macbook Pro will replace the whole line. They also say that it is 4 to 5 times faster than the Powerbook G4.

James R
01-26-2006, 12:19 AM
Speaking of Macs....



02-05-2006, 11:07 AM
Well, which do you plan on purchasing? Or have you already purchased the notebook you prefer?

02-05-2006, 12:14 PM
Im getting an iMac for right now
might get a notebook later

02-05-2006, 12:16 PM
Are you getting the Intel iMac or the PowerPC one?

Kyle L
02-05-2006, 02:32 PM
My mistake, I just saw the new MacBook.

I'm in the market for buying a laptop in a few months myself for college. I'm looking at Mac solutions since they're fairly priced now (Especially the $2,000 MacBook) however, I am very concerned about compatability and its use of software.

I am not sure yet. You can convince me if you want....

02-05-2006, 02:48 PM
What would be your alternative choice for a laptop Kyle?

02-05-2006, 05:59 PM
Intel I hear its faster