Light up Keyboard
Same specs as iMac
airport extreme and bluetooth
Front access to USB
Faster system bus
same features as 17" Al
remote with a small LCD
- G4 processor
- AirPort Extreme
- Special Edition widescreen model?
- 17" widescreen on all models
- AirPort Extreme and Bluetooth on all models
- 1 USB and 1 FireWire port located a bit more conveniently (since it IS a "digital hub" type of machine)
- I simply don't care about the towers.
- Overpriced and underspec-ed
- They can go to hell
- AirPort Extreme and Bluetooth on ALL models (12", 15" and 17")
- Illuminated keyboard on ALL models
- DVI and spanning on ALL models
(in other words, the PowerBooks - regardless of size - should all share the same core of nice, high-end "pro" features...in some ways, the 12" PowerBook - as cool as it is - seems "crippled" to me. I'd rather it have all the cool bells and whistles of the 17" model, even if it means it costs $2100 or so...the G4 iBook would come in and fill that $1000-1800 laptop gap)
- complete redesign with color video/photo display
- voice note recording
- larger hard drive capacity (to allow for above features)
- Tilt capability
- Swivel capability
- Less plastic/"wasted space" around display area
Overall - applying to all of Apple's products - I'd like to see more customization and user-decided "tweaks" or upgrades when purchasing. In other words, every model can be custom configured with optical drive, video card, RAM and hard drive choices (within reason, of course). In other words, if you want a 17" widescreen iMac but don't care anything about the SuperDrive, you can simply order a 17" widescreen iMac with a Combo Drive.
That sort of thing: give the customer true choice and flexibility and don't tie features and cool things to certain products/tiers only (they used to be REALLY bad about this during the color era: to get a graphite iMac, had to buy the top-end model, even if your needs/budget only required a model that was $400 cheaper).
If people could truly custom build the system of their dreams (that truly met what they needed) like all these PC companies seem to offer in many cases, I think that would be a good thing.
Something like that.
Lemon Bon Bon
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