[rescue] (OT) advice sought ... Mac 'book cleared for purchase
John B. Lee
jbl2007 at columbia.edu
Thu Feb 5 16:48:36 CST 2004
I think it really depends on what you want to do with it, and how you
are going to use it. When I got my iBook, I figured that I would mostly
be writing and e-mailing. The standard stuff. Now I find myself doing a
lot more coding, and statistical data analysis (boy, does SAS take up
screen real estate) and wishing that I had gone for a 15" powerbook
Another reason to opt for the Powerbook range is, of course, the latest
and greatest toys (USB 2.0, Firewire 800, etc.) as well as out of the
box screen spanning and a PCCard slot (on 15 and 17 inch models).
Processor performance is also a plus, if that is of great concern to
you. The powerbooks also feel more "of a piece" construction-wise than
the iBooks. You may also want to try the keyboards. The new keyboards
in the powerbooks are firmer than the iBook keyboards.
That said, I love my iBook and hope to get many years of service from
On Thursday, February 5, 2004, at 05:39 PM, Patrick Giagnocavo
> OK, so I can buy whatever Mac 'book takes my fancy. Actually I can
> buy whatever notebook takes my fancy, but none of the x86 notebooks
> appeal to me...
> Which one? The biggest, baddest, most expensive one?
> Which Apple book? I'm all verklempt, so talk amongst yourselves...
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