: 12" Powerbook


fugu
Nov 28th, 2003, 03:39 PM
Hi everyone,

I've owned a 1Ghz 12" Powerbook (w/Superdrive, AE) for about a month now. This has to be THE BEST MACHINE i've ever owned.

After owning about 20-25 Macs over time, this one has stuck to me like glue. Thought the 12" screen would be a little too small and had my dbouts along the way... but for the price, you can't beat this package! When i'm at my desk, I just hook it up to an external 21" monitor (this has solved the size issue!).

Has anyone else here made the switch from a larger model (15" Powerbook, etc) to 12"'er?

Cheers,
Darren

SINC
Nov 28th, 2003, 04:01 PM
Darren,

I added a 12.1" /1Ghz S/Drive like yours along with my eMac.

I echo your thoughts, although I have not tried hooking it up to another monitor.

All I have is and old 17" Compaq V70 for a monitor, which works well enough on my old PC, but I doubt would do the laptop justice.

Maybe I should try it?

Cheers

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MacDoc
Nov 28th, 2003, 04:27 PM
We think they are gems which why we bought a whole pile of last year's for a holiday treat for some lucky Mac owners ( see Everything Else :D )

The natural successor to the Cube. Quiet durable lovely looking yet packing solid power.

They also echo the Duo in being a true sub-note book but they have all the ports as well

http://a1952.g.akamai.net/7/1952/51/4c8b65db48539c/www.apple.com/pr/images/ref_03pb12_ipod.jpg

sweet :cool:

Finch
Nov 28th, 2003, 04:48 PM
I use to have a 15" TiBook which I sold with plans to purchase a newer model for upgraded features, horse power etc. I saw the 12" and I was sold it's portable and has more then I need with regards to features and horse power. My favourite Mac purchase to date.

TCB
Nov 28th, 2003, 05:37 PM
MacDoc...a couple questions about the 12" 867..

1. Is there a heat issue with those models?

2. What's the main dif with the newer 1GHz models?

3. Would this be a "better" alternative to a 14" ibook? (G4 ibook) What would the differences be between those two?

Chealion
Nov 28th, 2003, 06:04 PM
TCB - The Rev. A 12" PB had the heat problems. The Rev. B doesn't.

Main differences between Rev. A and Rev. B are: Processor Speed, DVI out instead of VGA out (both are mini), 128 MB more of onboard RAM, 256k more L2 cache, nVidia Go 5200 instead of the 420 Go, USB 2.0.

Check this thread (https://www.ehmac.ca/cgi_bin/ultimatebb.cgi?ubb=get_topic;f=1;t=004643#000000) for more info about the differences between the two. It is covered in there.

And Sandy McMurray covered it on TechStuff.ca (http://www.techstuff.ca/archives/455.html)