Discussion in 'OT Technology' started by Peyomp, Mar 28, 2006.
I can't decide. Help.
why do you want such a huge laptop?
you should buy my 17" G4 powerbook.
So I can efficiently develop applications on it? I've been using a 12" iBook for too long. I need more screen space. Its rediculous trying to get anything done on this tiny screen. I scroll around constantly.
the 17" g4s are really cheap now
if you need a MBP..then get one, othwerwise id get a g4...
i <3 my dual 2.7 powermac
i'm waiting for a 17" macbook pro myself
17" is too big for a portable IMO. The 15.4" MBP is perfect.
i thought so too until I got a 17" powerbook last summer. The larger screen is great for writing code. The only downside is I need a special backpack to carry it around.
I'm thinking a larger macbook pro should be out soon, but who knows.
I have a crumpler that can hold 12 beers, 100 envelopes and any notebook you throw at it. Thats not a problem.
well developing applications might be better on a macbook pro because its intel based, you can make them universal binary. i dunno, just my opinion. just the increase in size AND resolution AND having a brighter screen makes going from a 12" ibook to a 15.4" MBP seem worth it to me.
All development on the apple I do is in perl and Java. Processor doesn't matter... but a dual core would be GREAT. I'll give it a few weeks, then I'm buying the biggest Macbook available.
If speed is your #1 concern, then definitely wait. My MBP blows away my GF's PB G4 to the point that now she 'has to have' a new computer.
But yes, this one is way faster and the screen is much better.
My only gripe about the MBP is the lack of a dual layer burner
I can live with the 3.5hr battery life
I completely agree.. I've been developing on a 12" powerbook... I just got a macbook last night and since then i've found developing faster and less stressful.
Personally I think that the 15" screen makes a HUGE differance when compared to a 12". I can't say that i've used a 17" powerbook but I think that the current 15" MacBook is a great investment.
Its rediculous to spend half the time scrolling. 1024 x 768 is a JOKE for coding.
Its $3200 for a dual core 2.16 ghz macbook pro with 2 gigs of RAM, and a 7200rpm 100gig hard drive. I'm gonna get one soon.
thats a lot of money, hope you have a discount