Mac laptop criteria?
February 5, 2004 7:24 PM Subscribe
I'm almost in the market for a laptop, and being that I've got a very nice Windows machine in front of me (and that i'm sick to death of it), I'm seriously considering 'Switching'. However, I've got a few questions for the Zealots of the audience: [MI]
posted by cheaily to computers & internet (17 answers total)
I have 'played' with the odd Mac or two, but I really have no quality in-depth knowledge about the things.
I'm going to be using the laptop primarily for code work (php, mysql, and objective-c if I can find some spare time to learn it), and a bit of Photoshop (nothing too taxing, certianly no print-resolution stuff) as well as basic every-day tasks.
- What's the difference between an iBook G4 and a Powerbook? I know that the Powerbooks are 'high-end', but is there any functionality that i'd lose by saving money and getting an iBook?
- What's OSX's memory usage like? I know with Windows, the best amount is 'as much as you can afford', but will I be able to get away with 256, or should I throw as much in as I can afford?
- On a similar note, will I be able to use any SO-DIMM, or does Apple have it's own funky style RAM?