To wait for a larger MacBook, to get a 17" G4, or what?

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  1. Peyomp

    Peyomp New Member

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    I can't decide. Help.
     
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    why do you want such a huge laptop?
     
  3. CyberLeader

    CyberLeader Superior Cybernetic Race

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    you should buy my 17" G4 powerbook. :x:
     
  4. Peyomp

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    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.
     
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    the 17" g4s are really cheap now :o

    if you need a MBP..then get one, othwerwise id get a g4...

    i <3 my dual 2.7 powermac :big grin:
     
  6. samm

    samm Next in Line

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    i'm waiting for a 17" macbook pro myself
     
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    I"d wait
     
  8. Bolicious

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    17" is too big for a portable IMO. The 15.4" MBP is perfect.
     
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    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.
     
  10. dirteemac

    dirteemac hey, how are you?

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    I'm thinking a larger macbook pro should be out soon, but who knows.
     
  11. Peyomp

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    I have a crumpler that can hold 12 beers, 100 envelopes and any notebook you throw at it. Thats not a problem.
     
  12. dnicol

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    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.
     
  13. Peyomp

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    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.
     
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    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. :rolleyes:

    But yes, this one is way faster and the screen is much better.
     
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    My only gripe about the MBP is the lack of a dual layer burner :(

    I can live with the 3.5hr battery life
     
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    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.
     
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    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.
     
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    thats a lot of money, hope you have a discount ;)
     

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