Discussion in 'OT Technology' started by Mach D, Jun 8, 2004.
Which and why? I need a laptop and now I'm having trouble choosing.
What are you used to? What are you going to use the machine for?
I'd go for the powerbook because I don't game
Assuming you already have a PC, get a PC unless you want to lean a new operating system and find and buy Mac versions of all the software you already own.
If you dont use the laptop for gaming, go with the Apple (iBook or Powerbook, both are good). Thats really the main advantage that PC laptops have. I use PC's every day and I still will not own a PC laptop unless there is some specific application that I cannot get for the Mac. I have had a Pismo PowerBook G3, TiBook G4, "White" iBook G3, and now a "Dual-USB" iBook G4 (1GHz) and they were all awesome laptops. The GF is now using the iBook G3 and she is even converting (she was a hardcore mac-hater) -- though she wont yet admit it .
The new G4 iBooks are very cool. We got 60 in at my job and I like them better then my 12" powerbook.
Don't forget about price...I'm not sure about Mac prices but I know that you can get some pretty kick ass pc laptops for about 2-2.5K.
what he said. they're easy to use and (from my personal experience) a lot more stable in extreme weather conditions than some PC laptops I've used. yes, I'm one of those geeks you see with a loptop sitting under a tree.
The iBooks can take more of a beating. The LCD has more screws holding it togeather. The rubber pads are thicker and wider. The cooling vints are near the top of not the button so they won't be covered if up as easily. The trackpad/mousebutton is larger. The keyboard is easy to remove if you spill some thing on it. The airport antenna gets better reception. The plastic iBook does not burn you lap and hands as easily compared to the metal case PowerBook. 12” iBook G$ > 12” PowerBook G4