“I’m finally thinking of making the Switch from a home Windows PC to Apple. And if you don’t mind taking a little time, I could use the help of the Mac faithful out there. I want the new PC largely for doing Web work, storing multimedia, and using as an entertainment hub. I’m betting I’m pretty typical of a lot of people here, so your advice could be helpful to more than just me,” Rob Hof writes for BusinessWeek.
“Anyway, my question is this: Which Apple laptop to get–iBook or PowerBook? I don’t want to spend a whole lot of money, given that the Intel-based Apples to come out starting next year look promising, and I’ll probably want to upgrade at some point. On the one hand, I want something that has a reasonably big hard drive, since I’ll be using it as my main storage for all multimedia files, and that will last me at least a couple years–which suggests PowerBook. On the other hand, after lugging around a Dell D600 for years, I like the light weight of the iBook. And screen size doesn’t matter much–for my purposes, smaller might be perfectly fine,” Hof writes. “So, should I go for the best iBook I can get, or for a lower-end PowerBook?”
Help out Mr. Hof with your advice here.
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