I was planning on buying a Powerbook + Cinema display, but I’m wondering if an iBook won’t suffice. It’s quite a bit cheaper, and from what I’ve read the battery lasts a lot longer. Also, the metal housing of the Powerbook seems to create a Faraday cage, severely limiting the wireless performance.
But is the iBook powerful enough to drive a cinema display? (20″ or 23″) I’d like to span my desktop across both the displays, but I can live with mirror mode on higher resolutions. If it isn’t , a Powerbook it is, despite the battery and the wireless reception.
I’ve still got some time to decide, as I’m going to wait for Tiger to come out first. And I need to get some money from my clients before I can order the ciname display (minor detail).