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12 inch PowerBook vs iBook - Mac Portable

Hi, I have a 800mHz iBook and I was thinking of getting a 12 PowerBook. Is the PowerBook much better or are they close enough in performance and features that I should just keep the iBook. thanks Jeff...

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    Default 12 inch PowerBook vs iBook

    Hi,

    I have a 800mHz iBook and I was thinking of getting a 12 PowerBook. Is the
    PowerBook much better or are they close enough in performance and features that
    I should just keep the iBook.

    thanks
    Jeff
    JeffS87 Guest

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    [email]moimapetitentreprise.inva[/email]lid (Alain OLIVIER) writes:
    > JeffS87 <jeffs87aol.com> wrote:
    >
    > > Is the PowerBook much better or are they close enough in performance and
    > > features that I should just keep the iBook.
    >
    > Imho, you should keep the iBook.
    Unless you need the superDrive and are working with video.



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    In article <20030912135941.28519.00000875mb-m03.aol.com>,
    JeffS87 <jeffs87aol.com> wrote:
    >Hi,
    >
    >I have a 800mHz iBook and I was thinking of getting a 12 PowerBook. Is the
    >PowerBook much better or are they close enough in performance and features that
    >I should just keep the iBook.
    Very little difference in performance. Unless you need some of the
    extra features, such as the SuperDriver or the extended desktop support
    with an external monitor (which I believe can be hacked up on the iBook
    anyway) stick with what you have until a new 12" PowerBook comes out
    down the line which is a more significant upgrade.

    Tim

    Tim Cutts Guest

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    JeffS87 <jeffs87aol.com> wrote:
    > Hi,
    >
    > I have a 800mHz iBook and I was thinking of getting a 12 PowerBook. Is
    > the PowerBook much better or are they close enough in performance and
    > features that I should just keep the iBook.
    >
    hold on to the iBook for now. When the 12 inch PowerBook is speed bumped
    (please be soon!) it might be a better contender than it is now. The
    lack of an L3 cache really mars an otherwise great computer.
    Strider Guest

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    Tim Cutts <timcchiark.greenend.org.uk> wrote:
    > or the extended desktop support
    > with an external monitor (which I believe can be hacked up on the iBook
    > anyway)
    How?
    Bob Wilson Guest

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    In article <1g18pyu.suk9nsih5csgN%bwilson4usehotmail.com>,
    [email]bwilson4usehotmail.com[/email] (Bob Wilson (Holly's toy)) wrote:
    > Tim Cutts <timcchiark.greenend.org.uk> wrote:
    >
    > > or the extended desktop support
    > > with an external monitor (which I believe can be hacked up on the iBook
    > > anyway)
    >
    > How?
    Check out this page:

    [url]http://www.rutemoeller.com/mp/ibook/ibook_e.html[/url]


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    [email]jeffs87aol.com[/email] (JeffS87) wrote in
    news:20030912135941.28519.00000875mb-m03.aol.com:
    > I have a 800mHz iBook and I was thinking of getting a 12 PowerBook.
    > Is the PowerBook much better or are they close enough in performance
    > and features that I should just keep the iBook.
    Only get the PB if you need:

    - altivec

    - desktop extending (although there is a hack to allow the iBook to do
    this, but it is not risk-free and will void your warranty)

    - superdrive
    Jucius Maximus Guest

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    On Sun, 14 Sep 2003, Jucius Maximus wrote:
     

    Airport Extreme

    Built-in bluetooth (rather than a dongle)

    Audio-in

    Slightly smaller form factor

    Nice hand-warmer to the left of the touch pad. ;-)

    Static electricity shocks when you leave it on a plastic surface in a dry
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