An enjoyable aspect of Mac community life is watching the various hardware-centric neighborhoods and the rivalries among them. The two most happening boroughs in my world are the TiBook and iBook camps.
I’m sure to the eyes of uninformed visitors who surf the Apple Store, the iBooks are the “entry level” notebooks and the Titanium PowerBooks are for pros. Ha! Nothing could be farther from the truth.
iBooks are lighter, more durable, and have greater 802.11b networking range. They won’t roast your chestnuts when resting on your lap. They also have their ports conveniently placed on the side of the laptop instead of hidden in the back. Plus they are a helluva lot more affordable.
TiBooks have bigger screens, faster processors, bigger hard drives, better graphics cards, and more advanced optical drives. The new models allow you to burn DVDs and have returned the “audio in” jack to the back panel. One of my favorite features is the PC Card slot on the left side.
Unlike some of the other rivalries we see in the computing world, this one is friendly with a little good-natured teasing just to keep it interesting. And as of last week with revs announced for both lines, each camp has a lot to smile about.
Alright, just for fun here. Which do you prefer iBook or TiBook? Why?