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Poll Results: New Powerbooks at MWNY/Create?

 
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    PBG5's, brought by happy happy unicorns
  • 44% (92)
    PBG4 1.25's, brought by pleased leprechauns
  • 22% (47)
    Endless software demos, brought by realistic naiads
  • 22% (47)
    Joz just witheringly stares everyone down for 2 1/2 hours
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post #281 of 305
The venerable MacOSRumors has chimed-in to say their "reliable sources" confirm a product announcement the week of Aug. 18th...

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Reliable sources have confirmed to Rumors that recent whisperings about a product announcement scheduled for the 18th-21st timeframe are well-founded, even if not 100% certain (supplies of existing PB's continue to be unusually strong so close to a revamp). Powerbook updates are expected, and the grapevine is abuzz with the possibility that a modest iMac update (read: no new displays or other major features, beyond a speed bump and general modernization of specs) may accompany the new PBG4s to bolster iMac sales which have been somewhat soft recently. Much more detail in the days ahead....
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post #282 of 305
Yep, this is basically what macbidouille is saying. It'd be cool if it were true. They mention iMacs, too. If so, what'll Steve announce at Mac expo Paris? Apple consultants have been given a special rebate on Mac purchases that expires the day before the keynote. Coincidence?
post #283 of 305
Personally, I think the PowerBooks will be bumped on the 18th or 19th. iMacs will updated at MacExpo Paris. That's just the way I see it.
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post #284 of 305
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Originally posted by DHagan4755
Personally, I think the PowerBooks will be bumped on the 18th or 19th. iMacs will updated at MacExpo Paris. That's just the way I see it.

I really hope so!
post #285 of 305
Another rumor says that the 7457 processor will go to an alpahbetical nomenclature to discern the two diff processors..

So instead of "G4", the 4th letter of the alphabet will be used. "D".

So on August 18th or 19th , you can call the Apple store and say..

"Send me a GD 15" PowerBook"



Bitch Bitch Moan Moan... tired of waiting...

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post #286 of 305
its so dumb to keep on guessing and trusting "reliable" sources......

just wait....

I really want the new PB as well.....but me moaning about it doesnt make it come any faster

.....so just go out and enjoy life until the PB comes out, because youll be playing with that all day when you get it.
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post #287 of 305
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Originally posted by blackwind212
its so dumb to keep on guessing and trusting "reliable" sources......

just wait....

I really want the new PB as well.....but I me moaning about it doesnt make it come any faster

.....so just go out and enjoy life until the PB comes out, because youll be playing with that all day when you get it.

Well said blackwind! I must admit, however, that if a G5 PB were to come out say on the 19th of August (like some have speculated on these boards), I'd be so happy that'd I'd prolly pass out. Either way, rest assured that the new PB's are coming (G4 or G5) and everyday that passes we get one day closer.
post #288 of 305
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Originally posted by nauf
Well said blackwind! I must admit, however, that if a G5 PB were to come out say on the 19th of August (like some have speculated on these boards), I'd be so happy that'd I'd prolly pass out. Either way, rest assured that the new PB's are coming (G4 or G5) and everyday that passes we get one day closer.

Now there's a good bet...
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post #289 of 305
I really hope that the new Powerbooks have ATI graphics cards, becuase nvidea sux. If they make the new 15in have some cheap nforce go mmx mobile nvidea POS, ill get the Ti Pb ....jk\
post #290 of 305
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Originally posted by NEMESIS
I really hope that the new Powerbooks have ATI graphics cards, becuase nvidea sux. If they make the new 15in have some cheap nforce go mmx mobile nvidea POS, ill get the Ti Pb ....jk\

I hope your right...ATI all the way. I will still get the new 15-inch no matter what, though.
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post #291 of 305
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Originally posted by blackwind212
I really want the new PB as well.....but I me moaning about it doesnt make it come any faster

I can't help but think of Billy Crystal in the movie "When harry Met Sally" where Billy Crystal is sick and decides to just moan his way through the sickness...

"ennnnhhhhhh. Unnnnhhhhhh. uggggghhhh. uhhhhhhhhhhh."

This is how I am coping without a PowerBook now.



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post #292 of 305
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Originally posted by DHagan4755
I hope your right...ATI all the way. I will still get the new 15-inch no matter what, though.

Haha I'm in the same boat, I will get the 15" no matter what, but I am not waiting a day longer then the Paris Expo, if it isn't released then, I will buy the 15" TiBook. I do hope they update the 19th though so that I can have it in time for school Aug. 25
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post #293 of 305
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Sorry, but I think that the 14" iBook is a HORRIBLE little machine. The screen blows, and there's almost nothing to justify the weight increase.

Ahem. I have a 14" iBook. Works fine. And at 1024x768 a 12" screen is small, 14" screen is less so.
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post #294 of 305
Howcome PC people (like I used to be) never care about this stuff?
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post #295 of 305
do you think the new powerbooks will have optical in/out like the G5s?? That would be crazy good...
post #296 of 305
Optical audio I/O would be great. But I think the chances of it going into a PowerBook are nil.
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post #297 of 305
Given the 7457 lower power requirements (At 1Ghz it uses about 1/3 the power of an 800Mhz 7455), it seems a lot more likely that we will get a new Powerbook with 1 (or 2) 7457 than we will see a 1.2Ghz G5.

http://e-www.motorola.com/files/32bi...ote/AN2436.pdf
post #298 of 305
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Originally posted by DHagan4755
Optical audio I/O would be great. But I think the chances of it going into a PowerBook are nil.

why?
post #299 of 305
so does this translate into longer battery life??? and how much would it last longer than centrino????
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post #300 of 305
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Originally posted by psychobass213
why [are the chances of optical I/O on a PowerBook low]?

Jack panel space on a laptop is at a premium. You can't eliminate the analog I/O which more people would use than digital, so the optical jacks would be in addition to the analog jacks. That's a lot of jack panel space, and a lot of extra support electronics, for a feature of dubious value in a portable. Maybe, just maybe, this feature might make sense on the 17" -- more room to add the optical jacks, and more of a role as a desktop replacement to play into.
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post #301 of 305
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Originally posted by shetline
Jack panel space on a laptop is at a premium. You can't eliminate the analog I/O which more people would use than digital, so the optical jacks would be in addition to the analog jacks.

Seems like I recall seeing jacks that combine optical and analog signals in one connector. If an analog jack is plugged in it makes electrical contact along the side. If you plug in an optical connector it picks up light transmitted along the access. I don't know how much extra space is required inside the machine.
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post #302 of 305
could there be an exernal FW or USB optical audio input jack? Or is that a stupid question worthy of its own poll thread???
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post #303 of 305
Not stupid at all Sir.

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Originally posted by Ernest eMac
Not stupid at all Sir.

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WHOAH! Pretty impressive stuff. Never thought it could actually exist! That's a pretty cool gadget indeed! Thanks, Ernest! And it's cheaper than I thought it would be.
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post #305 of 305
I'm thinking that at the Apple Expo in Paris, we'll see a fully updated line of Pbooks. New 12" at 1GHz...15" at 1.25 GHz...17" at 1.25 GHz. That's just what I think'll happen.
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