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More macintosh frolics

I get lots of stick from my school friends about my sudden move towards Macs. Yes its down to a certain Icy, who has an office full of them, and my curiosity to find an Operating System that didn't have gaping holes in it, or needed my 'work hat' on to adminster like Linux.

Anyway, I bought a iBook G4 12" - which was pretty useful. Small, tidy, does everything i really needed it to do. Then I got married, and now I've moved to a new house. Which leaves my Sister without a PC that she can easily use. So I'm thinking of giving her my iBook, and getting a new machine.

So here's the question - do I get another iBook, or do I upgrade to a PowerBook? My iBook 12" isn't that bad. But I'm moving towards a PowerBook 15". Still not entirely convinced I need to spend that much money on a machine, but I'm one of those that buys something and sticks with it for a fair while - my PC has been with me since 1998!

I will get more 'it doesn't play games' and 'its for artistic folk' comments, but at the end of the day, its a fairly secure system (not hardened like i could harden linux, but I really can't be bothered), and it will have a bigger screen on it.

So what should I do? iBook or PowerBook?



  1. Blogger Crucifer says @ 12:32 pm
    You know, World of Warcraft is readily available for Mac users.

    Just a thought... :)
  2. Blogger SwissToni says @ 2:11 pm
    I've got a 15" powerbook and I love it. The only 2 gripes I have about it are:

    1) the battery life is about 3.5 hours, tops.

    2) it gets quite hot (no fan)

    Other than that, it is the coolest piece of kit I have (after my iPod) and is a million times more robust than my PC.

    One thing to be aware of though is that apple are just in the process of moving away from IBM processors to Intel and they are expected to announce a new set of powerbooks at some point in the next 12-18 months with the new chip (the majority of the apple range is on G5 chips now, and the laptops are still G4). Mind you, I think it's great - as you know.


    (and I don't often play games on mine, but football manager 2005 works just dandy)

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