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Old 07-01-2004, 05:45 PM
anjam anjam is offline
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Power PC G4 800 MHz Processor
256 Mb RAM Memory
30 Gb Hard Drive
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Seen the above for sale in a local pc store on special offer. Thinking about going for it. Would it be fast enough for general use eg. photoshop, dreamweaver, word processing, watching movies, email, surfing the net etc.

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Old 07-01-2004, 05:50 PM
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I work with somebody that owns a laptop with very similar specs. I used his machine for 6 hours with no performance issues. It seems to run great for general use, but I don't know how a machine with only 256 megs RAM would handle Photoshop. On both PC and Mac Photoshop is a bit of a beast. Mac OSX 10.3 is fantasic from the limited use I have of it.

Old 07-01-2004, 05:56 PM
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I used photoshop on a p133mhz with 32mb of ram. It worked rather well to tell the truth, i basically used it for learning.

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Old 07-01-2004, 06:55 PM
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anjam: From what I read, Mac's cache EVERYTHING they can in the RAM. This is great for speed, but I've heard that 768MB is good if you want lots of leway.

Old 07-01-2004, 06:59 PM
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800MHZ in mac is different then AMD and Intel Speeds. I don't know how fast it would be with windows but it's good.

Old 07-02-2004, 01:41 AM
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Thats the thing need to find out how fast it is approx compared to others.

Old 07-02-2004, 01:44 AM
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The fastest G4 laptops are like 1.3GHz these days, and the slowest are 900mhz I believe, so it's almost bottom of the line or something :p

I have a G4 desktop 733mhz and it's quiet spunky. Used to be a bit slow, but a RAM upgrade to a gig from 256mb and a new vid card really spruced it up.

Old 07-02-2004, 02:41 AM
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I wouldn't bother with laptops. Are you really going to use in bed that much?

But if you really want one, thats not a bad deal. But I'd upgrade the RAM.

Or you could juts save and get a top of the line one?

Old 07-02-2004, 05:44 PM
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So where can i get ram and what should i beef it up to?

Old 07-02-2004, 05:49 PM
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I believe on the Mac site you can buy it as an accessory.

Old 07-02-2004, 06:12 PM
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Definitely more ram. I have double the ram and Photoshop gives me "ram" problems once in awhile.

Old 07-03-2004, 03:12 PM
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Okay well seriously thinking of getting the ibook and more ram in the near future if i get it.

Old 07-03-2004, 03:16 PM
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I use a 1Ghz/12"/Rev.B/768mb/GeforceFX5200 Powerbook G4 and it runs photoshop great.

It will be more than enough for what you need, and a good price too. I'd say it's about the same as a P4 1.7Ghz for photoshop work - more than enough, as I say. The main reason you'd want an apple notebook, however is that the quality is second to none and you get to use the best consumer grade OS in the world.

You can buy RAM from any major supplier - you want a DDR SO-DIMM. Best place to go is and use their selector. I recommend crucial ram, although very slightly more expensive it's the best quality you can get - bad quality ram causes crashes.


Old 07-07-2004, 12:02 AM
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I have a 667Mhz Titanium PowerBook that I've had for about two years and my girlfriend bought the iBook model that you are considering back in January. She has the stock 256MB of RAM and I have 768MB (albeit SDRAM) myself. I would consider both machines to be about equal in performance and both are quite snappy at all of the tasks I throw at them. I would definitely grab 512 or 640MB of RAM yourself if you will be using PhotoShop or more than about 5-8 applications at once. I tend to leave 15-20 apps open on my PowerBook without issue and go weeks between reboots (putting the machine to sleep instead). Less RAM would make this a bit of a chore.

I could recommend no better machine for you to purchase though... Apples are fantastic.

From a price perspective, I'm not sure of the conversion value of the price you quote, but when my girlfriend got hers, it was $1099 new and she got a refurb for $999. You can get them slightly cheaper now that a 1Ghz 12" model is out.

Good luck!

Old 07-07-2004, 12:22 AM
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I have a 12.1" 867 Powerbook with 384MB, Combo Drive and all the other bells and whistles ... I'd be willing to part with it for $950.00 w/ shipping ... Let me know if your interested.

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