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moo
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2004-09-17, 13:33

hi, i needed a little help.
i was debating between the 12" powerbook and the 12" ibook.

i really just need battery life, mostly...

SO my question is - which battery life is better? they say on the website 6 hours on the ibook 5 on the powerbook, but when it comes to real usage - like dvd playing just browsing and stuff...
when it comes down to it, does the powerbook suck up batt? cuz my 15" does...

thanks.
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Escher
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2004-09-17, 14:03

moo: If battery life is your primary concern, the iBook will win by a small margin (maybe about half the theoretical 1 hour difference).

You should also have a look at the iBook and PowerBook fora on MacNN. The differences between the 12" 'Books has been hashed out there in several threads.

I chose the PowerBook because of its video-out options, i.e. DVI-out and clamshell mode, because it came with AirPort and Bluetooth built-in, and because it is marginally smaller and lighter than the iBook (which I owned before).

Escher

I've been waiting for a true sub-PowerBook for more than 10 years. The 11-inch MacBook Air finally delivers on all counts! It beats the hell out of both my PowerBook 2400c and my 12-inch PowerBook G4 -- no contest whatsoever.
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moo
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2004-09-17, 14:38

hey thanks.

you know bout how much juice the 12" pb would pull?
(that means how long will it last? )
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ShiggyMiyamoto
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2004-09-17, 14:50

Right now the 12" PB comes in 1.33 GHz and the soon to be discontinued 1.0 GHz... Do you get MacMall catalogs in the mail?
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Messiahtosh
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2004-09-17, 14:53

Do the PowerBooks still support clamshell mode?
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moo
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2004-09-17, 15:00

nah, i keep moving around so i dont really get too much mail...

but yeah...i meant battery life, not speed...
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DMBand0026
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2004-09-17, 17:44

Quote:
Originally Posted by Messiahtosh
Do the PowerBooks still support clamshell mode?
Yes.

And I get about 4 hours on my 12" PB under light usage.
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moo
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2004-09-17, 19:00

4 hours light eh...
any ibook meters?
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Brad
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2004-09-17, 21:26

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Originally Posted by Messiahtosh
Do the PowerBooks still support clamshell mode?
*slams 12" PowerBook shut*

Yup. Looks like it to me.

And I also get about 4 hours or a little more if I dim the display and am mostly just reading stuff online.

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