2 Replies Latest reply: Nov 27, 2012 1:26 PM by paulpen
MerxPB Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)

Which one should i get for garageband and using safari just to watch videos in youtube etc.

 

Macbook:

Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo 2.2 Ghz

Ram: 2GB 667MHz

HDD: 160GB

VGA: Intel GMA X3100

 

PowerMac G5:

PowerMac11,2 (Late 2005)

Dual 2GHz Power PC G5

1.5GB DDR2 SDRAM (2x256MB ja 2x512MB, vabu slote alles 4 tk, max 16GB)

WD 750GB 7200rpm (WD7500AAKS)

16x SuperDrive

GeForce 6600 LE 128MB


PowerBook, Mac OS X (10.4.8), PowerBook 15 Inch 1,5 GHz
  • 1. Re: Should i get Macbook 3.1 or PowerMac G5
    dalstott Level 4 Level 4 (2,530 points)

    Go for the intel chipped MacBook. The PPC in the PowerMac is rapidly becoing or has become obsolete.

  • 2. Re: Should i get Macbook 3.1 or PowerMac G5
    paulpen Level 1 Level 1 (30 points)

    As dalstott says, the PPC chip is becoming obsolete and certainly will be in another 15 or 20 years. However, you're comparing apples to oranges. The Macbook (really a PC clone since it has the Intel cpu) is a fragile laptop, whereas the G5 you list is a very powerful workstation. The *only* thing to avoid with the G5 series is the liquid-cooled versions, and the dual 2 GHz isn't one of those.