Originally posted by ryanschmidt
Wow. Screw this. What the heck am I supposed to take to college now? Thanks Jobs. Seriously, if this isn't some type of smokescreen, I may not be ever buying a Mac. This is bull.
Er, a current PowerBook? My soon-to-be wife is a professor at an Art/Design school, and, up until last February, used a 12" iBook 700/G3 for all her design work (InDesign, Dreamweaver, light After Effects, Photoshop, Flash). She now has a 17" PowerBook.
A current PowerBook is fine for 2D graphic design. If you're doing Maya, you'd need a tower anyway (to run it well). If you're doing Motion, you'd need a G5 anyway (to run it well).
It's best that the Intel switch is first for G4 based machines (if I've read all of this correctly); they are the ones that need the most aid in speed. I have a Dual 800 G4 that's almost 4 years old. Am I going to wait till 2007 to wait for an Intel PowerMac? Hell no. A 2.7 G5 will more than hold its own for what I need for the next four years.
It's not as if next June, Apple will be coming out with an 8Ghz Pentium 7 iBook.