[quote]Originally posted by Amorph:
<strong>I don't think MacMinute has ever been wrong with last-minute specs either. They're good.
Before people start
'ing and running off to PCs: All we know is processor speed, video card and price. That's not much. I'd be surprised if DDR RAM appears, but if there's a move to the 166MHz MPX bus, that's about a 25% increase in CPU bandwidth to go with a 25% increase in CPU clockspeed. It's not astonishing, but it's a solid upgrade. Also, the bottom end machine is a duallie now, not a crippled single-processor runt. Who can complain that the cheap machine is now a much better value?
And who seriously expected a PowerBook update?! There's no way that's happening until November. They got a significant revision not long ago, and the current models are sweet.
[ 08-12-2002: Message edited by: Amorph ]</strong><hr></blockquote>
25% performance increase is not enough. It will make the mac being equal to CURRENT PCs. Now, imagine, you're at Christmas. You want to make a gift to your son you buy a computer :
- Dual PM 1.25 GHz > 3000$
- 3.0 GHz P4 < 3000$
- 2.8 GHz Athlon < 3000$
You know about the MHz Myth but you have foubn on internet a benchmarks PC is 25% faster and a little bit cheaper... WHAT COMPUTER WILL YOU BUY ?
Didn't they update the iBook twice this year ? For the QE support with the 700 MHz ?