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Here's the deal. I need a new laptop. It wouldn't be my primary computer (right now I have a G5 17" imac) but it would be used a lot for photoshop, illustrator etc....

i have a macbook, but it's first gen, single core, and frankly i find it horribly slow.
i also have a powerbook g4, 1.25ghz, which i absolutely love, but since the screen stopped working it doesn't realliy do much for me.

how are the new macbooks with photoshop, adobe apps?

is it worth the extra 1000 for a powerbook?

thanks for your thoughts in advance,

daniel
 

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Since I access your site every so often, I'd say you are an educator of sorts, so in that respect, using educational pricing, the difference between the white high-end Macbook and the low-end Macbook Pro is $650 plus taxes. You get the bigger, newer screen, a minimum $100 Ram upgrade, the latest processing power, the latest and much, much better video card, and a whole bunch of other things too technical for me to understand.
 

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i have a macbook, but it's first gen, single core, and frankly i find it horribly slow. i also have a powerbook g4, 1.25ghz, which i absolutely love, but since the screen stopped working it doesn't realliy do much for me.
I don't think apple ever made Single Core MacBooks. The only core solo product they ever released was the Mac Mini Core Solo. Maybe you mean iBook?

how are the new macbooks with photoshop, adobe apps?

is it worth the extra 1000 for a powerbook?
Do you need a bigger screen or a dedicated graphics card? If not, go MacBook. They're amazing little machines.
 

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core duo against the core 2 duo....I have the original 2.0 core duo and it's awesome....
 

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If you have the money get the macbook pro...

I have the 1.83 macbook core duo and I love it. I don't run into any problems with it, being slow. Photoshop CS3 runs fine on it however I don't use photoshop that much. If it is going to be your secondary computer a macbook should get the job done, but it might be nicer to have the large screen, slightly faster processor if you are going to be doing any serious work on it.
 

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Yeah, if you have a MacBook CoreDuo (not Core2Duo -- which are the newer ones) you shouldn't have any problems running *anything* on it.

How much RAM is in it? That may be the best investment rather than getting a new MacBook -- the new ones aren't that much faster.
 
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