Gordoso45 <com> wrote:
The lack of an L3 cache in the 12 inch is significant. I am lucky to
have an Apple retailer for a best friend so I've had the opportunity to
do some testing.
I currently own an iBook but I'm getting ready to trade it in on a new
PowerBook. I thought the 12 inch would be perfect but before I made the
switch I did some testing. Comparing the current 12 and 15 inch machines
I found that the 15 inch ran Photoshop filters about 15% faster and
compiled Java code faster too. The 15 inch machine starts up faster and
logs a user in faster.
Adding more memory to the 12 inch PB doesn't make an appreciable
difference because the L3 cache performs a specific task that RAM does
However, in less than 24 hours it might all be moot. I am hoping like
crazy that Steve announces a 12 inch PB revision that adds an L3 cache.
I'd rather have a 12 inch PB that a 15 inch one.