CAPS LIKE WHOA (jc) wrote,
CAPS LIKE WHOA
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Guess what? I'm torn between the 15" PowerBook and the 17" PowerBook.

It wasn't so long ago that given unlimited funds I would have chosen the 17" over the 15" in a heartbeat, but now the 15" PowerBook has been brought almost up to par with its 17" sibling I'm finding it a lot harder to choose. I had a twenty-minute window earlier between Dad finishing his dinner and the store closing to decide on the model I wanted, and I couldn't decide. I hate being indecisive.

My main concern about the 17" PowerBook is it's just too large and unwieldy, even though it's not unreasonably heavy. I would definitely like the extra real-estate though, and it's not as if I can't afford the extra cost if I purchase the PowerBook under a finance plan as intended. If I get a 15" PowerBook, I probably won't be able to help thinking what could have been had I bought the 17" PowerBook.

Looking at the feature comparison table, there really isn't that much in it:
Model:15" PowerBook G417" PowerBook G4
Specifications:1.25GHz PowerPC G4
512K L2 cache
1GB DDR333 SDRAM - 1 SO-DIMM
80GB Ultra ATA drive (5400rpm)
DVD-R/CD-RW
AirPort Extreme Card
Backlit Keyboard & Mac OS
AppleCare Protection Plan for PowerBook
15.2-inch TFT display
1280x854 resolution
ATI RADEON Mobility 9600 - 64MB DDR
56K internal modem
Power Adapter
Battery
1.33GHz PowerPC G4
512K L2 cache
1GB DDR333 SDRAM - 1 SO-DIMM
80GB Ultra ATA drive (5400rpm)
DVD-R/CD-RW
AirPort Extreme Card
Backlit Keyboard & Mac OS
AppleCare Protection Plan for PowerBook
17-inch TFT display
1440x900 resolution
ATI RADEON Mobility 9600 - 64MB DDR
56K internal modem
Power Adapter
Battery
Cost:£2,522.76 ($4,006.90)£2,819.78 ($4,478.66)

[footprint comparison image]

djw has advised me against buying any of the Aluminium model PowerBooks, because of its supposed lack of support for foreign UNIXes and I forget what else. I've also talked with rahaeli, and I'll probably consult her again tonight, as she is already the incredibly proud owner of a 17" PowerBook and loves it to bits. As a last resort, I can probably go into John Lewis tomorrow and test out the 17" before I make my final decision. Any help and advice would be appreciated, however, which is why I'd like you to fill out this poll if you could.

Poll #180833 Decide on my new PowerBook G4

Considering both the provided comparison table and my opinions on the matter, which model of PowerBook should I choose?

15" PowerBook G4
13(46.4%)
17" PowerBook G4
9(32.1%)
You'll probably hate me for this, but I suck at choosing just as much as you do. Choose whichever you like best
6(21.4%)
Tags: apple, consumer whore, indecision
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