Hence, the purpose of the iBook. Originally posted by Devlinite I wanted something very light but at the same time powerful with a reasonable price. I want something for school, so it has to be really mobile.
The 12" and 17" Powerbooks have Bluetooth built-in, and all Macs have Firewire and iMovie for video editing, plus combo- or Superdrives for burning DVD's and CD's (talk about pirating software and your posts will be edited). Secondly, I wanted to be wireless for hot spot areas, and have bluetooth to integrate with my Pocket PC and cell. I will also take this laptop for vacations to dump my digital photos and videos. I also want to play games during lan parties or on the net. Watch dvd movies and burn mp3 cds or "lended" software
Games are a different issue because game makers are often stingy about making games hybrid or porting them. If you want to play the latest, greatest game right now, or you're a big Counterstrike fan, then a PC would suit you better; if you like playing quality titles like Q3A, UT (any), or WC3, then a Mac would suit you quite well.
This has been covered well enough... So this laptop will always be on my lap and needs a good battery life. The dell has 4 hours, the lowest of all centrino cpu laptops, but it is compensated for having the fastest performance in all the laptops covered by the reviewer and the one of the cheapest.
So what, then, $999 for a low-end iBook or $1599 for a low-end Powerbook is too much for you too? There was the Gateway and Toshibas, but they ranged in 3000$, which is too high for me.
I bet you wear a skirt. Okay, I'm sorry, this isn't the place for petty, stupid personal attacks. I dont know how long the powermac lasts, but since it heats up like a pressure cooker. I doubt it's saving much energy. Centrinos dont heat up, and I am comfortable that it wont heat up and burn my pants.
Call it a Powerbook. Then people won't get mad at you, and you'll look like you know what you're talking about.
If it's really an issue, put a shirt over your lap before you use a Powerbook. But if you're worried about one computer over another simply because of how hot it gets, you don't have your priorities straight.
You're right, a Powermac would be tough to lug around all the time, plus you'd have to carry around the monitor, and you'd need somewhere to plug it in. As for the Books, prove it. I already know what purprose I will use this laptop. Powermacs do not deliver, or are short in delivering it.
• 2.5 GHz MacBook Pro Core 2 Duo, 4 GB RAM, 320 GB hard drive, runs 10.6.8
• 1.6 GHz iMac G5, 1.5 GB RAM, 120 GB hard drive, runs 10.4.11 (out of commission)
• iPhone 4, 16 GB, iOS 4.3.5