Hi mac people. I am currently planning to purchase a notebook. It will be my first Apple computer (replacing my windows PC)
I had planned to buy a 14" ibook (1.2Ghz/768Mb ram/60Gb HD/superdrive/bluetooth/airport extreme) but yesterday came across the following at slightly less cost than the new ibook.
Factory Refurbished powerbook G4
15 inch screen
80Gig hard drive
Airport Extreme card
I would welcome any advice on which may be the better option for me.
The main things I would use it for are as follows:-
email/web surfing/web forums.
digital photography (at home & whilst travelling in our motorhome)
If possible I would also like to replace the conventional television I have in our motorhome with the notebook (to save space)
Would I notice any appeciable difference in speed between the powerbook with 512Mb Ram against the ibook with 768Mb ram? (different processor & bus speeds?)
I believe that the ibook has no PC card slot, whereas the powerbook does. Would I need the Pc card slot, to obtain Tv reception?
Is the screen display on the powerbook noticeably better than the ibook? (Higher resolution?)
The factory refurbished unit comes with 3 month warranty (extendable for extra cost).
Thank you in advance for your advice