Originally posted by hankx32
I KNOW its probably better, but is it so much better that I need to get it soon, I mean this computer im using is only a year and a half old...
Yeah it is soooo much better. The Macbook is like having a G5 in a laptop. However, as people have said, it doesn't have all the native Intel binaries yet. I think garageband and logic are universal now but you still have to pay for the upgrade.
If that's all the binaries you use then I'd say to get one. Just bear in mind the upgrade fees for universal software.
Even though you say the powerbook is only a year and a half old, the technology inside it is nearer 5-6 years old. Y'know how much a used G4 Mac Mini is? Around £250. They have similar components to what's in your powerbook. Apple have been selling them for £1000+ for far too long.
In their defence, they are nice machines but haven't been worth their price tag for a long time given their performance.
You can always wait to see what the ibooks come out like. You might be able to upgrade your powerbook to an ibook without losing any money. The only downside is the ibook may have shared graphics, which most certainly would be slower than your powerbook GPU.