Hi there! :)
i dont know which of the two to get (powerbook or iBook), also i am unsure of what size to get i fear the 12" could be tedious to the eyes after a few hours.

I would appreciate any advive :cheesy:Skipper

Telling us what you need it for would be a good start.

i need it for college assignments: word processing and movie editing

iBooks are cheaper and lighter and have better battery life. Powerbooks are sexier. Powerbooks are "faster" (they have faster processors) and have faster componants.

For movie editing, you're going to want a larger screen, the iBook only goes to 14". You can hook up an external monitor to both, but the iBook is supposed to only support mirroring so we're talking 1024x768, however there's a spanning hack that might allow higer resolution.

Cool tip about the spanning.

If you must get a laptop for movie editing, get the powerbook. But those only come with 100gb harddrive and 1.67mhz. My friend goes to school for movie editing, and he uses the dual G4 tower with close to a terabyte of harddrive space. If you're serious about movies, you'll need a lot of space because uncompressed video takes a lot.

Be a part of the DaniWeb community

We're a friendly, industry-focused community of 1.18 million developers, IT pros, digital marketers, and technology enthusiasts learning and sharing knowledge.