<br>I have a three year old pc that can be classified as a pretty large 15'' laptop.<br><br>I've decided with 99 % certainty that i'm getting a powebook and doing the switch to mac. That's not my problem. <br><br>I have started taking my laptop with me more often and therefore thought the 12'' would be best, but am afraid that it might be too small to sit at home and work with. If i buy a seperate monitor and then maybe an wireless keyboard and mouse the pricediffernce up to the 15'' powerbook isn't that big. <br>Should i therefore go for the 15'' ? am used to that now, and think it works fine.<br><br>Anyone here have 15'' who carries it around a lot who can give me some user opinions?<br><br>what to do, what to do....<br><br><br>
For home, go with a wireless keyboard and mouse regardless and prop the laptop on a Griffin iCurve. Your back will thank you. The nice thing about having an external monitor at home is you can go a lot bigger than 15". Dell has some pretty sweet 20" LCDs that come with 4 USB ports and can be had for under $500 if you watch the specials at DealMac. Then you can use the 12" screen for palettes in a dual monitor setup. I know I really didn't answer your question re the price difference but what the hey.<br><br>
You are correct, it is very difficult to answer.<br>I love the portability of the 12 inch. They are so easy to tote around.<br>I love the real estate of the 15 inch. A DVD movie on the 15 inch screen makes all the difference in the world.<br>If you can afford a 12 inch with an external display then that is the way to go.<br><br><br>
#227158 - 05/02/0511:55 AMRe: 12'' or 15''
Actually getting a 12'' and a non-apple mid range 19'' monitor or good 17'' seemed cheaper than the 15'' powerbook. But there's also the question of deskspace. You save space by not requiring an extra monitor...<br><br>thanks for the insights<br><br><br>
I'm actually getting either the 12" iBook or the 12" Powerbook in the next couple months.<br><br>When I look at even the 14" iBook or the 15" Powerbook, It just looks and feels so big and heavy. I can't imagine taking it anywhere. <br><br>
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