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post #41 of 50
[quote]Originally posted by BeNiceOrYouHaveToUseAWindowsBox:
<strong>A 800+ Mhz G3 (witch big cache 512K or more) and a Radeon 32MB (or Radeon 7500 32MB) that allows bigger reolution for external screens, that would make me buy a new iBook within seconds </strong><hr></blockquote>

The current iBook has both the chip (Radeon Mobility) and plenty VRAM plenty to support higher resolutions for external screens. The current iBook GPU has the same as specs the TiBook prior to the DVI model. The iBook is software crippled to limit the external resolution in an attempt to force users who want this feature to buy a TiBook.

There's a <a href="http://www.petitiononline.com/ibook/petition.html" target="_blank">petition</a> to Apple to enable monitor spanning on current iBooks.
post #42 of 50
All I want..and I know Apple can deliver-
133 MHz bus (easy, considering even 133 is so oldschool now! They could even be nice and upgrade the PB to a PC2100, then the iBook could do the TRUE 200 MHz bus)
800MHz (obviously available since you can do a software oc to 800 as it is)
32 MB graphic card (its already on the market, all they have to do is include it)
AGPx4..again..old school...
More RAM..for given reasons.
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post #43 of 50
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Tere's an article about the same topic over at <a href="http://www.macopinion.com/columns/roadwarrior/02/08/20/index.html" target="_blank">MacOpinion</a>!

... 800MHz+ G3 and more VRAM and spanning support!

Apple listen: I'll buy even two ...
post #44 of 50
[quote]Originally posted by BNOYHTUAWB:
<strong>...I'll buy even two...</strong><hr></blockquote>

Sure you will.
14" iBook
700MHz G3
640MB RAM

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14" iBook
700MHz G3
640MB RAM

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post #45 of 50
My iBook 466 is superior to the current offerings, IMO, so it would take a lot to get me to upgrade. (My iBook's styling is many times superior to the iceBook, but everyone has different tastes.) My iBook serves me really well, and I like using machines for a good many years until I can no longer stand not to upgrade. I usually like to wait about four or five years before I upgrade.

This would be the iBook that would make me want to upgrade:

1GHz+ PPC
30GB HD
32MB GPU

My 8600 should be replaced by a G5 within a year, so I won't be in any hurry to end my iBook's service.
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post #46 of 50
G4, plain and simple. That I see is the most important feature missing off the iBook right now. My sister just got a new iBook to take off to school and its still pretty slow in OS X (although to her it feels faster than her iMac Rev B in 9.1 so she's more than happy). I have a 500 MHz iBook and my sister's is considerably faster.

However the following features would also be nice:
removeable ram in lower slot
more VRAM
133 MHz bus
longer battery life in OS X
faster burner
bigger screen (13") in same small enclosure
post #47 of 50
i expect nothing less than:

867Mhz, 733Mhz
133Mhz Bus
4x AGP
Bluetooth built in
monitor spanning
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post #48 of 50
I would add:

move the power plug to the left hand side, so the the 'book can be slid into a docking station in one action.

I would love to have an icurve on my desk with all the cables managed by it.
post #49 of 50
[quote]Originally posted by woozle:
<strong>move the power plug to the left hand side, so the the 'book can be slid into a docking station in one action.</strong><hr></blockquote>

Now that's a good suggestion. It bothers me to no end that with and without a docking station, you've got cables connecting to the iBook on two sides. Makes no sense!

Escher
"The only laptop computer that's useful is the one you have with you."
Until we get a 3 lbs sub-PowerBook, the 12-inch PowerBook will do.
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"The only laptop computer that's useful is the one you have with you."
Until we get a 3 lbs sub-PowerBook, the 12-inch PowerBook will do.
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post #50 of 50
A winning lottery ticket... Yea then I would buy lots of macs...
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