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david
2005-12-09, 15:40
i am having a really hard time choosing what to buy. i'm not sure if i should go for the powerbook or the g5. I like that they both have a DVD burner and editor and iTunes and that kind of stuff, i'm just not sure about speed and memory. Any advice?

Brad
2005-12-09, 15:44
I think the bigger question you should be asking yourself is:

Do you want a computer to keep on your desk or do you want a computer that you can take anywhere?

Welcome to AppleNova. :)

Brave Ulysses
2005-12-09, 15:44
Do you need a portable? If yes then get the Powerbook. If not get the iMac

The iMac is considerably faster and a better value.

But that means nothing if you need a portable.

david
2005-12-09, 15:49
portablility would be nice, but its not a big issue. basically, i just want to know if their is a big difference between the two.

Yontsey
2005-12-09, 15:52
well if youre thinking about the PB, wait until Jan 10th and see what happens with the Intel situation

Brave Ulysses
2005-12-09, 15:52
If portability isn't required than the iMac is clearly te better buy. The performance gap is rather large and the other specs far exceed those of the Powerbook, for much less money

Brad
2005-12-09, 15:53
portablility would be nice, but its not a big issue. basically, i just want to know if their is a big difference between the two.
As far as raw power goes, the iMac blows away the PowerBook.

Franz Josef
2005-12-09, 15:55
As Brad pointed out, this is about portability. If you don't want portability, then go for the iMac G5. Yes, the iMac is very different from the PowerBook - and it is a very good desktop indeed. If you want some broad benchmarks > link (http://www.systemshootouts.org/processors.html) .

*crossed with Brad*

faramirtook
2005-12-09, 16:23
The 17" iMac and the 12" iBook together costs less than a 17" PowerBook. Just something to consider.

Satchmo
2005-12-10, 08:23
The 17" iMac and the 12" iBook together costs less than a 17" PowerBook. Just something to consider.

I was just about to suggest the same thing...and if you are thinking about this route, I'd still wait a month or so to see if the iBooks go Intel.

BFG
2005-12-10, 10:35
IF portability isn't a factor then there isn't a competition - the iMac G5 wins over the powerbook on every count.

... and hey the iMac is pretty portable, not to heavy and they fit under your arm ;)

TheBigApple
2005-12-11, 13:02
Unless you want to have something portable, I would suggest the iMac. It was just updated and has great tech specs, as well as the built in iSight (and Photobooth) and FrontRow with the remote. It really is a great machine.