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I am considering buying either a 12 inch iBook, or more likely the 12 inch PowerBook. I would use this as my main machine, with my G4/466 being used as a file server/backup device. But I'm worried about the small screen size - does anyone use either of the 12 inch models as their main machine? Is using such a small screen tiring, or difficult? Do you have to sit hunched over the computer to see what you are doing? TIA, Bob B....

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    I am considering buying either a 12 inch iBook, or more likely the 12
    inch PowerBook. I would use this as my main machine, with my G4/466
    being used as a file server/backup device.

    But I'm worried about the small screen size - does anyone use either of
    the 12 inch models as their main machine? Is using such a small screen
    tiring, or difficult? Do you have to sit hunched over the computer to
    see what you are doing?

    TIA,
    Bob B.
    Bob B. Guest

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    Default Re: 12 inch screen

    In article <MNTVa.13170$R14.3320news-binary.blueyonder.co.uk>, "rtt"
    <rtyblobslob.net> wrote:
    > "Bob B." <bobbsphinx.com> wrote in message
    > news:bobb-F6655A.09560830072003news.fu-berlin.de...
    > > I am considering buying either a 12 inch iBook, or more likely the 12
    > > inch PowerBook. I would use this as my main machine, with my G4/466
    > > being used as a file server/backup device.
    > >
    > > But I'm worried about the small screen size - does anyone use either of
    > > the 12 inch models as their main machine? Is using such a small screen
    > > tiring, or difficult? Do you have to sit hunched over the computer to
    > > see what you are doing?
    > >
    > > TIA,
    > > Bob B.
    >
    > Only way to answer this is to hie thee to a an Apple retailer and try for
    > yourself. Everyone's mileage varies. If you think the inbuilt screen size
    > will be a problem, get a larger CRT or TFT screen for use at home.
    Consider getting the Powerbook instead of the ibook & getting an external
    monitor. The ibook only mirrors video.

    Using the 'book's screen gets tiring if you do a lot during the day.

    Uli
    Uli Wienands Guest

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    Default Re: 12 inch screen

    12" screen has a resolution of 1024x768. So it is a denser screen. An
    real estate is specific to the resolution than the screen size.

    But yes, 12" is a delight for mobile use. And more than adequate unless
    you are using programs that requires large desktop space.

    In article <1fz80qm.g5tuo81lpsvucN%jmikedshambleau.net>, Mike
    Detlefsen <jmikedshambleau.net> wrote:
    > I'm using a 12" iBook, with my G4/350 desktop relegated to server/backup
    > functions. I don't have any problems with the 12" screen. I mostly use
    > it while in my recliner chair. I found the 15" to be more awkward to use
    > that way. The 12" screen is perfectly readable and works fine for
    > everything I want to do, with the exception of ProTools, which needs a
    > lot of real estate. It's a bit of a squeeze when I run that.
    >
    > I'll probably be getting a 12" PowerBook in a few months.
    >
    > Mike
    >
    >
    > Bob B. <bobbsphinx.com> wrote:
    >
    > > I am considering buying either a 12 inch iBook, or more likely the 12
    > > inch PowerBook. I would use this as my main machine, with my G4/466
    > > being used as a file server/backup device.
    > >
    > > But I'm worried about the small screen size - does anyone use either of
    > > the 12 inch models as their main machine? Is using such a small screen
    > > tiring, or difficult? Do you have to sit hunched over the computer to
    > > see what you are doing?
    > >
    > > TIA,
    > > Bob B.
    Whytoi Guest

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