Appe G4 powerbook or not?

WHATif

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Ok I will be getting BONUS in a few days. I feel like getting a laptop.Now my heart tells me to buy a Apple G4 Powerbook. My head tells me to get a PC laptop. With the Powerbook- I can run my regular stuff like Adobe Ilustrator,Photoshop,Indesign but not the 3d software that i have which is PC only. Now I don't think I will be doing any 3d work on my laptop as my AMD desktop is better for it with the huge monitor. So I feel inclined to get the Apple G4Powerbook. Now imagine I only do 2d work on my laptop. Can PC laptops come anywhere near the Powerbook in terms of performance? The Sony laptop with the AMD CPU....is it any good?
 

ElFenix

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in laptops the p3 is still the performance king for some reason or another (methinks its half a meg of cache and a 256 cache bus)

see what the return policy is. if its nice, buy both, and take the slower one back.

of course, the G4 is a babe magnet.
 

WHATif

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PIII is ancient. No way a PIII can compete with a G4 specially in graphic applications.
 

ElFenix

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i meant against the athlon, sorry if that wasn't anywhere near clear enough (it really wasn't)
 

smp

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Are you talking about titanium? I guess you are. What's that? A 500mhz right? I think that a PIII 1gig could compete with that. Still though, get the G4, like ElFenix said "it's a babe magnet".

hahahaha.. babe magnet .. hahahahaha.. :D
sigh



edit: I see that it's a 666 now. Well, that's humbling..
 

wepopfresh

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yes. if you can get a ti, do. The performance is great, the features are great, and it is one of the best all around laptops.

If i need windows on mine i run vpc 5 in osx with XP, and it runs. It's not the fastest at emulating windows, but it's a charm.

And the biggest deciding factor. Alti-vec.

In programs that support it, it's all the difference.

Oh, and it doesn't hurt your laptop is sexy, thin, and has a bigggggg screen.
 

hk29

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What do you use at home or at work? Windows or Mac?

I'm trying to justify the additional $$$ on the G4.
 

WHATif

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At home I use a Athlon 1.33GHZ system + older Mac. At work Apple G4.I travel 3 hours by train everyday. Hence the laptop.