deal with the precise timeline; Jobs said only that Apple will transition to an all-Intel lineup of Macintosh computers by the end of 2006.
The current 14-inch iBook G4
is no slouch and is perfectly adequate for basic use, though we often direct serious users toward the souped-up (and more expensive) 12-inch PowerBook G4
. That said, if you can afford to bide your time (and you want a laptop with four years of longevity), we'd hold off until the Intel-powered Macs arrive (the MacBook Pro
should hit store shelves any day now). Judging from the iMac Core Duo
, the MacBook Pro will deliver more efficient, faster computing overall. We're expecting ours to come in the mail real soon, and we'll have our review up as soon as possible.