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« on: 27 Apr 2005, 18:41 »

i want to do this


- Play World of Warcraft
- Chat on AIM
- Browse the Internet
- Write stories
- Record music (garage band?)




will the powerbook g5 be enough?  i heard rumors about june release.

yah, itd be my first mac.  the only thing im really worried about is the graphics card, as im sure the rest will be fine.
i migh still use pcs for some hardcore gaming, i donno.
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« Reply #1 on: 27 Apr 2005, 20:25 »

you could most probably do all of that on a current G4 Powerbook.  probably even the lowest-powered one.  hell, you could probably even do it on a higher-end iBook.  the only thing that you'd need any kind of power for would be WoW, and i played that on Heather's 1.5ghz p4 with a radeon 7500. you can scale the graphics back a fair bit depending on what you are running it on.

summary: you'll be fine, just get what you want to pay for.

however, i am not a mac expert by any stretch of the imagination.  so maybe someone else who uses macs on a regular basis can chime in?

addendum: i just checked out Macrumors & it says that it's the PowerMacs that are getting upgraded, not the PowerBooks.  you sure the Powerbooks are going to G5 already?  last i read there were serious heat issues preventing it in the forseeable future.
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« Reply #2 on: 28 Apr 2005, 09:53 »

i dono, i did know powermacs were getting upgrade, im not really a big mac guy, but my friend is, and he claimed that timeframe.  donno, it might have been a rumor.

id like to play WoW at decent speeds.  im getting only about 20 fps right now
on radeon 9100 athlong 2200xp, 1 gig 2700ram
its depressing.
id like a consistant...40 ish.
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« Reply #3 on: 28 Apr 2005, 10:13 »

First thing i thought of when i saw this topic was that we were going to be talking about the P-P-P-Powerbook
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« Reply #4 on: 28 Apr 2005, 12:09 »

if you want to record music, you'll be wanting 'Sonar 4 Producers Addition"

its my weapon of choice and its never lead me astray.

*cough*youcaneasilygetitofflimewirnotthatihaveofcourse*cough*
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« Reply #5 on: 28 Apr 2005, 12:10 »

Yeah, it's a bummer. Still, a nice twist. It's not often that the protagonist dies at the end. Just imagine if Hollywood had made it!

In other news, G5 powerbook is unlikely to happen any time soon, but the G4 will be fine for your wants.
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« Reply #6 on: 30 Apr 2005, 06:33 »

im really hesitant to buy it as money is tight and im scared that th new model might come out within even 6 months and my current one would be lower in price, or the newer one would have significantly more power for the price i paid.  eh im kinda paranoid.







id like to achieve 40fps on WoW on my next machine.
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« Reply #7 on: 01 May 2005, 15:13 »

you kinda have to just go and buy it (although preferably shortly after a new version is released) when you're getting a computer. Because, think about it, computers are being upgraded constantly. I can't remember who made it, but there's a "law" (as in scientific law- like the law of gravity) that computers double in speed an average of every 18 or 24 months. so just go and buy whatever computer you want, and don't worry about new versions.

And as for whether the next version of the powerbooks will be able to do what you said well... I do all of those things on my powerbook, and it's a 1.25ghz G4, so you'll be just fine.
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« Reply #8 on: 01 May 2005, 15:56 »

The current Powerbook G4s will be enough to do the things you'd like to do, processer power-wise.  The only thing that demands power on your list is World of Warcraft.  For that the processor will be plenty, you'll need about a Gigabyte of RAM, 1028, actually.   Anyways, then you'll need a decent graphics card.  On the www.apple.com you can customize your order I believe.  Choose the more expensive graphics card, and you should be golden.
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« Reply #9 on: 01 May 2005, 16:04 »

I have an ibook G4 with 512 ram. It plays WoW but not so well. My friend plays on a powerbook G4 and says its acceptable until his hands start burning.

Personally, I think these things aren't made to handle the abuse, get something a wee bit bigger.
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