In article <280720031355249729%hornedangeiREMOVETHISaol.com> , Angela
I'm in the same boat. I recently had my 1Ghz TiBook lost/stolen. It had> I'm planning on buying a new Mac laptop, and want to set up the airport
> system to make it wireless around the house. (Integrated with my
> hardworking G3...which I one day want to replace with a G5, but first,
> a new laptop to replace my dead 270)
> I was looking at the IBooks, but decided to go for the G4, probably the
> 12 inch (though I'm wondering about the limited RAM expansion and lack
> of L3 cache, and may step up to the 15 inch for those reasons)
> Anyone here own the 12 inch, and have any thoughts on the lack of L3
> cache? Is it noticable?
> My other question is when is the next release of PBs expected? I'm
> wondering if I should hold off and see what Apple brings out (or maybe
> the ones I'm looking at will drop in price to make way for the new
> Thanks for any thoughts...this is a big decision for me, because this
> laptop will have to last for years. I think the RAM issue is my biggest
> concern and may be the reason I go for the 15 inch.
1GB of memory. I am now timesharing on my missus' Pismo while I make up
my mind on whether to wait for the new Powerbooks that *must* be almost
The Pismo only has 512MB and 400 measly MHz. It is surprisingly OK for
most purposes. I now reckon I could live with a 12" Superdrive
Powerbook, as long as I had a spare big second display back at my desk.
A few things are *much* slower than the TiBook, like Word in page view,
and trying to really fly through finder Windows, and I haven't bothered
with putting Final Cut pro on it, since, regardless of speed, the disks
are perpetetually full.
I have decided to give the new Powerbooks a month. If they don't show
I'm buying a used 12" and putting the savings toward a G5 something
The 15" was just a smidge too big to be really comfortable for lugging
about. I'd never consider a 17" for that reason.
Depending on what you do with your machine, you probably would not
notice the difference between 640MB and 1024 MB, nor the lack of L3
unless you were video editing or were a power Photoshop user.
All of the above is sheer personal bias. I too wish that somebody would
tell me how long we have to wait for the next swarm of Powerbook.