Axion said:the new ibook is good enough for most purposes if you don't intend to edit movies big time and happy with just the combo drive, i.e. cannot burn DVD. You can order ibook with superdrive but I heard it doesn't perform well.
Powerbook is more hardy, my frd who is more than 85kg sat on my 12" PB and nothing happen. The aluminium case really protects it.
Mac will definitely give you more enjoyment than PC if you are planning to work on photos . The iPhoto software will help organise and display your photos easily.
nickmak said:I work with an Acer TravelMate 800 LCi laptop and its a brilliant thin and light to work with, especially when i'm out in the field shooting.. Long battery life (6 hrs!) while working on photoshop 7.0 with a secondary battery attached and it does wonders! Of course I'd like an Apple but I believe the PC laptop can still do the job..
kjmedora said:macs with G4 are better for graphics... the diff between the powerbook and the iBook is one is metal and one is plastic.. all depends if you are a pro or not.. if not, dont waste money on a powerbook.. get an iBook..
PLRBEAR said:Most people who buy the Powerbook do so because of the aluminium casing. Frankly speaking, it might be a better option over the iBook because the iBook's white plastic casing is not going to wear as well.
Of course...the cool factor of the Powerbook is undeniable.
Hilarion said:If you do high intensive graphics or video, go for the Powerbook. If not, any PC based computer should do the job.
Hi, actually that's what i was trying to put across... hehe.. :bsmilie: I'm not a full time photographer, i'm a student... problem is, I'm rarely at home! :bsmilie:kian said:hi nickmak,
so are u a full-time photograher...
can i say that it doesnt really matter if its a mac or just a pc-based notebook...
I set mine to 2.2, that one is more of color management, I dunno y exactly it is this way, but I get more accurate outputs this way, ....... actually a higher gamme shows more contrast range... I read this somewhere on the net, you probably have to ask oeyvind think he might know more.sequitur said:rueyloon,
what about the contrast of a mac to PC ? heard that in general macs run on gamma 1.8 or something while PCs on 2.0 ? something along that line.
and care to enlighten some of us here on why many working photographers and digital imaging artists use a mac over a PC ?
i'm more of a PC person btw