Originally Posted by DimGR
technically speaking a ppc is 100 light years ahead of x86. THe "old" powerbook with ppc is " better " than the x86 one
not from a consumer stand point.
lets compare. old powerbook to my uniwill.
both laptops are just over 15" widescreen. pb is a tad lighter and thinner.
PB $2300 in a comparable config to my $1600 uniwill. Specs are ideally the same. While the PB gets a ~1.6 G4, the Uni gets a 2.0ghz AMD64. both get a gig of ram and ATi 9700 cards, and a 60gb hdd. Both get wifi and a cd burner. Ideally the hardware will perform absolutely the same in most tasks, the difference: $700.
The MacBook gives you a substantially better bang for the buck. still not at "market average" but apple refused "to be average" even if it kills them. So in this terminology, for the consumer who is looking at THE BOTTOM LINE the MBP is a better deal than the PB ever was.