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post #521 of 874
Every time someone replies, I get an email (and an Angel gets his wings!). I keep thinking 'oh cool, they finally came out with a new PowerBook!. But no. There is no joy in PowerBookVille.

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post #522 of 874
Damn purty speechifyin', I must say.

Omek, I was in some office store a while back and they had some Compaq laptops and one model/line was rather sleek (aluminum, thin body and all) and had these COOL blue status lights (as opposed to the standard green Apple seems to use a lot). Not the light, milky blue of some of the G4s or whatever, but a sharp, crisp royal "indiglo" type of blue (actually, the same type of blue as the whole Aqua/OS X/gel button look).

I was thinking how much cooler Apple's gear would all look with that type of lighting on the power/status buttons and lights. Totally fits in too, with "aqua" and all and the overall "blueness" Apple seems to dig these days (the Apple menu icon, the Aqua interface elements, the default desktop in OS X, etc.).

Put me down for a "yes"! Blue, glow-y light (or lights, depending on model).
post #523 of 874
Macbidouille sez G5 PBs coming using .09µ G5 in Feb/Mar 2004. New fab process starts end of Nov. with full production in January. Sounds good to me. Now, if Apple would just get the last of the G4 PBs out.
post #524 of 874
Jeez-louise. And yes, they - along with all the other sites - have been SO right about the whole PowerBook saga so far...

(eyeroll not directed at you, Rolo...just the whole subject in general).

Why - at this point - would be believe anything some half-ass rumor/news site claims to know? How many more "uh, nope...never mind" scenarios do we have to endure?



Ugh. I'll see it when I see it. Meanwhile, I'm using the living crap out of my iMac...probably more than I EVER have in the 18 months I've owned it!

post #525 of 874
Quote:
Originally posted by pscates
Damn purty speechifyin', I must say.

Omek, I was in some office store a while back and they had some Compaq laptops and one model/line was rather sleek (aluminum, thin body and all) and had these COOL blue status lights (as opposed to the standard green Apple seems to use a lot). Not the light, milky blue of some of the G4s or whatever, but a sharp, crisp royal "indiglo" type of blue (actually, the same type of blue as the whole Aqua/OS X/gel button look).

I was thinking how much cooler Apple's gear would all look with that type of lighting on the power/status buttons and lights. Totally fits in too, with "aqua" and all and the overall "blueness" Apple seems to dig these days (the Apple menu icon, the Aqua interface elements, the default desktop in OS X, etc.).

Put me down for a "yes"! Blue, glow-y light (or lights, depending on model).

Glowing lights have the potential to look really bad and corny. Some of the HP laptops have this and it looks cheap and out of place.

The White sleep light on the current PBs looks much better. The whole minimalist design calls for stuff that looks cool but provides a useful function. A light telling you that your PB is awake is pretty pointless I think. Any other information can be displayed in the toolbar or flash up on the screen like the volume/brightness control.

The sleep light is helpful because it tells you if your laptop is either a sleep or off.
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post #526 of 874
Quote:
Originally posted by pscates
Jeez-louise. And yes, they - along with all the other sites - have been SO right about the whole PowerBook saga so far...

(eyeroll not directed at you, Rolo...just the whole subject in general).

Why - at this point - would be believe anything some half-ass rumor/news site claims to know? How many more "uh, nope...never mind" scenarios do we have to endure?

I hear ya. I agree that most rumor sites like macbidouille have little real insights to offer but they're still fun to read.

Still, I wouldn't want to be the one to torment a poor soul waiting for a dandy new PB.
post #527 of 874
Quote:
Originally posted by jante99
Glowing lights have the potential to look really bad and corny. Some of the HP laptops have this and it looks cheap and out of place.

The White sleep light on the current PBs looks much better. The whole minimalist design calls for stuff that looks cool but provides a useful function. A light telling you that your PB is awake is pretty pointless I think. Any other information can be displayed in the toolbar or flash up on the screen like the volume/brightness control.

The sleep light is helpful because it tells you if your laptop is either a sleep or off.

Ahhh come on.... you know you would enjoy the same blueish glow you get from the keyboard on your trackpad and buttons... HP laptops are cheap and corny, but maybe Apple could make the illuminated lighting look much better... Give IN to the blue!
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post #528 of 874
Quote:
Originally posted by jante99
Glowing lights have the potential to look really bad and corny. Some of the HP laptops have this and it looks cheap and out of place.

The White sleep light on the current PBs looks much better. The whole minimalist design calls for stuff that looks cool but provides a useful function. A light telling you that your PB is awake is pretty pointless I think. Any other information can be displayed in the toolbar or flash up on the screen like the volume/brightness control.

The sleep light is helpful because it tells you if your laptop is either a sleep or off.

My sleep light keeps me awake at night. It is waaaaay too bright. Blue might be nice.....
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post #529 of 874
so with the new powerbook what upgrades possible, can the emac 4xsuperdrive be put in the powerbook? i looked at the present superdrive (more like mediocre drive to me) it's 1x and very slow to write cd's, dvd external burners are getting cheaper and faster shouldn't apple keep up to date, there is more to be had. agree?????
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post #530 of 874
Apple seems to be pushing sales of PowerBooks and iBooks this back-to-school season. Does that mean its more likely for them to update them sometime in september after they've sold a bunch?

Just curious if they've done this before
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post #531 of 874
Rumor has it that there are more delays with Motorola... it looks like the new Powerbook line Up-Date won't be for a few more months.

You know, I hope Apple decides to for go the Motorola up-date and just jump into the new IBM processor. Just delay the Powerbook Up-date until Christmas time. This will keep all those anticipating a purchase waiting and the G5 will grab a lot of attention for Christmas sales.

Apple has already missed the crucial Back-to-School sales period and will have to count it's loses. But they can capitalize on them buy having one HUGE upgrade near the end of the year.
post #532 of 874
Ohh...
Thee....
Powerbooks'll come out, Tomorrow!
Betcha bottom dollar that tomorrow, there'll be...powerbooks. Jus' Thinkin' about, tomorrow, takes away the impatience and the sorrow, till there's none. When I'm stuck w/ a day, thats gray, and powerbookless, I jus stick up my chin, and grin, and sayyyyy........
The Powerbooks'll come out, Tomorrow! Betcha bottom dollar that tomorrow, there'll be...powerbooks. Tomorrow, Tomorrow, I Love ya, Tomorrow, Its only a day away.....

lol, let it be true! I'm just getting ready to make the "Switch" and I don't wanna spend money to have an update comin' around the corner.
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post #533 of 874
Show tunes, baby! Why not?

If putting on a red curly wig and singing a bit will make this PowerBook appear sometime in not-too-distant future, then I'll add harmony.

post #534 of 874
hell ya, dude.
I'm sure a lot of people are feelin' the same way! I configured some iBooks (60) for my school and got hooked on OS X. So I gotta get myself a powerbook. Tomorrow baby... only 2 hrs, 26 minutes, on the east coast, neway.
I'm out!
post #535 of 874
Looks like we're all going so insane from imminent Powerbook updates that we've created a musical.... hehe...

I'm sure Steve is laughing his ass off...

Let's hope they're tomorrow, Ryan. Nothing could make me happier...

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OK I'm startin to get ansy....
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post #536 of 874
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Originally posted by Omek
Looks like we're all going so insane from imminent Powerbook updates that we've created a musical.... hehe...

Ahem..
(Pulls out pitch pipe)
memmmemme me meee
to the tune The Impossible Dream (The Quest)

To dream ... the impossible dream ...
To See ... the "new Powerbooks tommorow"

To run ... what windows does not run ...
To bear ... with unbearable sorrow ...
To Post ... when your fingers are too weary ...
To Obsess ... like real kook ...
To Wonder..What Jobs Says
To Buy ... the unbuyable 'Book ...

This is my quest, to spend that buck...
No matter how hopeless, no matter how much ...
To whine for the upgrade, without question or pause ...
To take delivery from Santa Claus...

Laa daa da whatever the hell else you wanna put in there....
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post #537 of 874
"There will be no new 15in powerbook until JAN, when the whole line will go G5"

Thats what this guy told me at the local apple store. I hope hes wrong, but I think ill be buying a Titanium 15 before school starts. He said thats the reason for the price drops. Comments?
post #538 of 874
Quote:
Originally posted by NEMESIS
"There will be no new 15in powerbook until JAN, when the whole line will go G5"

Thats what this guy told me at the local apple store. I hope hes wrong, but I think ill be buying a Titanium 15 before school starts. He said thats the reason for the price drops. Comments?

This guy told me that he could get me a good deal on the Brooklyn Bridge, but I passed.

I think if I wait long enough they'll replace it with an Aluminum one.
post #539 of 874
Quote:
Originally posted by NEMESIS
"There will be no new 15in powerbook until JAN, when the whole line will go G5"

Thats what this guy told me at the local apple store. I hope hes wrong, but I think ill be buying a Titanium 15 before school starts. He said thats the reason for the price drops. Comments?

Was he an Apple store employee? If so, he has no idea what's coming or when beyond a couple of weeks. There aren't even that many people inside Apple corporate who know the details of what's coming and when.

I don't think there'll be a G5 PB until March, at the earliest. Apple has to have an update of some sort before then.
post #540 of 874
Quote:
Originally posted by Rolo
Was he an Apple store employee? If so, he has no idea what's coming or when beyond a couple of weeks. There aren't even that many people inside Apple corporate who know the details of what's coming and when.

I don't think there'll be a G5 PB until March, at the earliest. Apple has to have an update of some sort before then.

MARCH? You think so? No he was an idependent store owner. What makes you thnk march???
post #541 of 874
Quote:
Originally posted by NEMESIS
MARCH? What makes you thnk march???

970+. The heat/power issues should be manageable with it.
post #542 of 874
Quote:
Originally posted by NEMESIS
"There will be no new 15in powerbook until JAN, when the whole line will go G5"

Thats what this guy told me at the local apple store. I hope hes wrong, but I think ill be buying a Titanium 15 before school starts. He said thats the reason for the price drops. Comments?

They're giving price cuts because there won't be any new PB's til Jan-2004.... the logic fails me. Seems like it would be a good time to leave the prices stagnant and be pumping out a bunch of them to max the profit out of the line and always have them on the shelf for delivery...hmm
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post #543 of 874
Quote:
Originally posted by NEMESIS
"There will be no new 15in powerbook until JAN, when the whole line will go G5"

Thats what this guy told me at the local apple store.

Nobody, repeat NOBODY, outside of a VERY small circle deep inside 1 Infinite Loop knows Apple's product plans six months in advance. Why is this so hard to understand? This guy knows nothing. (And is apparently a very poor business man if he told you to not buy something from his own store.)
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post #544 of 874
Quote:
Originally posted by NEMESIS
MARCH? You think so? No he was an idependent store owner. What makes you thnk march???

I'm thinking that because in order to put a G5 into a PB, Apple has to come up with a new logic board design with a new controller chip. That chip is fairly big and generates a fair amount of heat on its own. Apple can't use the controller used for the G5 because it's too big and too hot. To make it smaller and cooler, it has to be fabricated using a .09µ process and that's something that takes time.

The G5, too, needs to be smaller and cooler for use in a PB. The current .13µ process is just too big and too hot so it, too, needs to be fabbed at the smaller process. That will start to happen late this year but full production won't begin until Q1 next (calendar) year. Chips have to be in production for some period before there are enough of them for a production run. I just don't see that happening before the end of February with actual shipments in March.

Considering the time scale of the G5 announcement, Jobs could very well announce the PBG5 at MWSF in January but it could take 2 months before we get them into our hot little hands.
post #545 of 874
Um... how bout we just focus on the Powerbook G4 upgrades first... The Powerbook G5's are quite a ways away.....
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post #546 of 874
Disappointment is a silent killer of souls.

Maybe those of you that are waiting for a powerbook update should buy a G5 or something. Then you can sell it when powerbooks are shipping.
post #547 of 874
Quote:
Originally posted by taliesin
My sleep light keeps me awake at night. It is waaaaay too bright. Blue might be nice.....

Me too! I have to put my jumper over it or my room pulsates with a white glow!

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post #548 of 874
Quote:
Originally posted by bih
Disappointment is a silent killer of souls.

Maybe those of you that are waiting for a powerbook update should buy a G5 or something. Then you can sell it when powerbooks are shipping.

You're missing the point.

What in the hell would I do with a G5?



It's not that luggable...
post #549 of 874
DAMN! \
No 'books again. Maybe next Tues?
post #550 of 874
Quote:
Originally posted by bih
Disappointment is a silent killer of souls.

Maybe those of you that are waiting for a powerbook update should buy a G5 or something. Then you can sell it when powerbooks are shipping.

Great idea. They're so abundant right now.
post #551 of 874
Quote:
Originally posted by pscates
What in the hell would I do with a G5?



It's not that luggable...

But it has handles!
What the problem is?
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post #552 of 874
Been awhile since anything related to when Powerbooks will actually be updated and released has been posted in this forum...

No one knows anything new?
post #553 of 874
Tommorow, always tommorow. Oh well tommorow
will arive one day. *ugh*
post #554 of 874
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Originally posted by pscates
Put me down for a "yes"! Blue, glow-y light (or lights, depending on model).

So all that tangerine has you hankering for a complementary color, eh?
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post #555 of 874
Actually I'd prefer glowing orange lights, but I figured I'd keep things in the realm of possibility and the "here and now".



Besides, blue just seems so "Apple-y" these days (for all the reasons I gave above).



Blue comes in a nice, respectable third in my "colors I can't do without in life", behind orange and green.

post #556 of 874
Blue is such a comforting illuminating color. It is both stylish and useful at the same time. MMMM.... maybe they could just make a powerbook that glows entirely in blue at night... mmmmm.... then again, I don't want to be blinded. I would just like it in the trackpad, mouse buttons, and the keyboard...

Well there weren't any upgrades today...again.... Maybe as soon as we get floods of articles on the subject, we will know that it is ready to go. Still not lookin' good though, as of August. Well... somebody want to grab the mic and take our minds of the Powerbook update drama...
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post #557 of 874
This screams new Powerbooks:

http://www.macprices.com/g4tracker.shtml
post #558 of 874
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Originally posted by *l++
This screams new Powerbooks:

http://www.macprices.com/g4tracker.shtml

Are these kind of out of stockings typical? It says that the aple store is out of stock, but when i checked it says 5-7 bus days. Im confused.
post #559 of 874
5-7 business days means out of stock. 2 months ago, you would not have seen a single red dot on that page.
post #560 of 874
Yep, compare it to the stock situation of the iMac. I've been following stock issues for a few weeks and retailers out of stock of the 12 and 15 inch continue to grow.

The thing I don't get is that retailers typically do not get any info before anyone else ( or from what I hear they do not ); however, they must be doing this for some reason more than "Well, new models will probably be released soon."

Some people will right this off as typical out of stock issues and not indicative of anything; however, these retailers are in business to sell product - they would not have let stock fall so low without a good reason.

FYI...

7/14/03 - 7 out of stock of 15 / 2 out of stock of 12 ( apple store ) with 5-7 date wait on 12 and 1-3 on high end 15

7/21/03 7 out of stock of 15 / 3 out of stock of 12. Same waits at apple store

7/22/03 - Apple store 3-5 days. Gravis out of stock of 15 in Germany. Japan store may have pulled PB

7/23/03 - 5 out of stock of 15 / 6 out of stock of 12


As of 7/28/03 there were 11 ( curiously the 12 inch seems to be going out of stock at a higher rate than the 15 ) - 7 out of 12 retailers are out of stock of some model.

As of 7/29/03 there were 14 out of stock bullets associated with the 12 inch and 15 inch. 8 out of 12 retailers are out of stock of some model. Many retailers are out of stock of multiple models.

7/30/03 - 15 out-of stock bullets and both 15 inchers at 1-3 day delivery. 9 out of 12 retailers are out of stock of some model. Many retailers are out of stock of multiple models.

7/31/03 - 17 out-of stock bullets and both 15 inchers at 1-3 day delivery. 9 out of 12 retailers are out of stock of some model. Many retailers are out of stock of multiple models.

8/1/03 - 15 inch goes to 5-7 day wait at the Apple store. 19 "out-of-stock bullets.

8/4/03 for what it is worth... MacB reports that PB's shipping in 6-8 weeks. 21 out of stock bullets - 11 for 15 inch; 10 for 12 inch. 24 out of stocks - one 17 inch out of stock-BestBuy, who just added PB's but are out of stock on many models.

8/5/03 27 out of stock bullets - 15 for 15 inch; 12 for 12 inch. Even if we take out Best Buy ( which skews results ) the out-of-stocks keep growing...
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