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Old 06-22-2004, 04:17 PM
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Default Opinions wanted: P4 2.8 ghz to Powerbook 1.25 ghz?

HI there,

Ill post this in both the Windows and Mac forums just to see the response I get, though I am seeking honest opinions, since I am kind of stuck on this issue...

ANYWAY,

I am in love with the Powerbook G4's. I know the PB G4 1.25 ghz are more than enough to power the Digi 002 rack that I have. But currently I am using a custom built P4 2.6 Ghz machine that, to be honest, works pretty well with the 002 Rack. It has a gig of Ram, and only on occasion do i run into problems running too many RTA's. I can run about 5-6 RTA DVerbs before I get the message to chill out.

But 2.6 ghz are much different than 1.25 Macs. BUT HOW MUCH DIFFERENT? Will a Powerbook G4 1.25 perform better/same/worse then my P4 2.6 Windows machine? I want to make the jump to the Powerbook due to its portability and sleekness and MAC sturdyiness (which makes sense with my 002 Rack), but I will be a little upset if it runs like a turtle next to my 2.6 Windows machine.

any thoughts? Experiences? ideas?

I thank you all in advance for your replies.

thanks!
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Old 06-23-2004, 10:04 AM
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Default Re: Opinions wanted: P4 2.8 ghz to Powerbook 1.25 ghz?

well, to my surprise, even in the Mac forum people confessed that the PC would run circles around the Mac's. I guess I will be sticking with my PC then...at least until Mac catches up. Since Mac, as someone posted, "do it in style." But I just cant afford to sacrifice performance for looks right now, considering how much cheaper a PC is...especially if you build your own like i did.

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Old 06-23-2004, 10:46 AM
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Default Re: Opinions wanted: P4 2.8 ghz to Powerbook 1.25

It's much more than looks. OS X is just a better place to be. Open source, extremely adaptable, supportive of innovation (comes with development tools and documentation), more sophisticated networking, better FireWire support, better standards compliance, a full Unix, a cleaner interface.

But the PC is cheap and fast. So I have both.


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well, to my surprise, even in the Mac forum people confessed that the PC would run circles around the Mac's. I guess I will be sticking with my PC then...at least until Mac catches up. Since Mac, as someone posted, "do it in style." But I just cant afford to sacrifice performance for looks right now, considering how much cheaper a PC is...especially if you build your own like i did.

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Old 06-23-2004, 11:51 AM
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Default Re: Opinions wanted: P4 2.8 ghz to Powerbook 1.25

but thats just it...i cant afford both, so i was gonna sell my PC for the ultra sweet Powerbook. I just wanted to make an informed decision about it.
So Tele Player, do you do most of your tracking on the Powerbook and then do all the intensive mixing on the PC then?

How do you utilize both platforms? I would love to use both...and hell...im gonna need a PB someday anyway when i start taking my rig on the road doing on location recording...

thanks!
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Old 06-23-2004, 02:15 PM
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Mostly, I do email and browsing on the PowerBook, and music on the PC. But I've got everything installed on the Mac, in case I need to go portable someday. I almost grabbed an Mbox today...
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