Powerbook 867mhz ore 1Ghz
November 19, 2002 8:08AM
edited January 2014
Hi do it realy pay to spend the extra chash fore the 1Ghz model?.....
Ore is the 867mhz bodel more power fore your chash?
Reply 1 of 4
November 19, 2002 10:28AM
The $2299 vs $2999 price difference ($700) boils down to:
$200-Superdrive vs. Combodrive
$100-60GB hard drive
All of the above are build-to-order configurable at the Apple online store. So now the price difference is down to just $300, for which you get:
512MB vs 256MB RAM (or 1024 vs 512 with the double-your-ram promo)
64MB vs 32MB VRAM
1000MHz vs 867MHz
This seems like quite a bargain for $300-twice the RAM, twice the VRAM, and 15% faster processor for 13% more $. Of course if you don't want to buy through Apple (for example to avoid taxes), you can't downgrade the 1GHz model's options at most resellers. However if you need the larger hard drive and airport card anyway, the 1GHz seems like a good choice. Both apparently slow to 667 MHz when "reduce processor speed" is selected, so it should be possible to get similar battery life (although I haven't seen this confirmed, it was just mentioned on the macnn boards).
Reply 2 of 4
November 19, 2002 10:50AM
I think I wil go fore the 1 Ghz one then
Reply 3 of 4
November 19, 2002 10:56AM
Purchasing advice, it's off to GD we go!
Reply 4 of 4
November 20, 2002 4:12PM
Michael M is back! <img src="graemlins/lol.gif" border="0" alt="[Laughing]" />