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post #1 of 29
Thread Starter 
The Paris thread is a little long.

Anyway guys... we didn't have time to confirm these, but they came in about 5 hours ago. Couple specs on the 15" models from a source's source =P

15" 1GHz 60GB BT, FW 800
15" 1.25GHz 80GB BT, FW 800

I have no idea how authentic these are. And I would not bet anything on them. I do not have time to work to confirm them, so I'm just posting them here for the fun of it.

Cheers,

Kasper
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post #2 of 29
bigger HDS do make sense, I mean they just massively increased the iMacs HD.
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post #3 of 29
10 months for THAT!!! The 80GB drives are nice, but damn, what a disappointment. Totally different from my sources.
post #4 of 29
Quote:
Originally posted by Kasper
15" 1GHz 60GB BT, FW 800
15" 1.25GHz 80GB BT, FW 800

Macrumors had similar specs but wasn't sure if they were legit either.
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post #5 of 29
The question is 7457? and how much?

MSKR
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post #6 of 29
It's (sadly) looking more and more like the 7457 is vaporware and Apple is being forced to put the "desktop" 1.25 GHz G4s into the portables, heat and battery life be damned. It's either that or no update at all.

This is a super holdover update until the .09 G5s can go into the PBs early next year.

You know, just because the laptop section of the Apple booth is currently under wraps doesn't mean the updates have to be exciting or even in the keynote. They have to cover them up no matter what, even if they're lame.
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post #7 of 29
Macrumors retracted their similar specs. They also changed their earlier "new software announcement" to "new hardware".

Clear as silt.

BTW, what is "BT" in your specs, Kasper? I know it should be obvious, but I'm missing it.
1.25GHz 15" SD PowerBook, etc. etc.
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1.25GHz 15" SD PowerBook, etc. etc.
15G 3rd Gen iPod

Well i've said it now, nothing's changed
people are burnin for pocket change
and creative minds are lazy
and the big three killed my baby
post #8 of 29
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post #9 of 29
Quote:
Originally posted by machem


BTW, what is "BT" in your specs, Kasper? I know it should be obvious, but I'm missing it.


BT=Brian Transeau
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post #10 of 29
Quote:
Originally posted by Ensign Pulver
It's (sadly) looking more and more like the 7457 is vaporware and Apple is being forced to put the "desktop" 1.25 GHz G4s into the portables, heat and battery life be damned. It's either that or no update at all.

This is a super holdover update until the .09 G5s can go into the PBs early next year.

You know, just because the laptop section of the Apple booth is currently under wraps doesn't mean the updates have to be exciting or even in the keynote. They have to cover them up no matter what, even if they're lame.

Ugh. If the 7447s are in there, I'll probably go with my old quote on the current 1GHz SD model. Jeez, wonder if I can still get one? That would well and truly suck. I really wanted the faster bus and larger cache.
1.25GHz 15" SD PowerBook, etc. etc.
15G 3rd Gen iPod

Well i've said it now, nothing's changed
people are burnin for pocket change
and creative minds are lazy
and the big three killed my baby
1.25GHz 15" SD PowerBook, etc. etc.
15G 3rd Gen iPod

Well i've said it now, nothing's changed
people are burnin for pocket change
and creative minds are lazy
and the big three killed my baby
post #11 of 29
Blue Tooth
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----- Fred Blassie 1964
I heard that geeks are a dime a dozen, I just want to find out who's been passin' out the dimes
----- Fred Blassie 1964
post #12 of 29
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally posted by machem
BTW, what is "BT" in your specs, Kasper? I know it should be obvious, but I'm missing it.

BlueTooth...

Like I said. Please don't take these as fact. Once again: AppleInsider (or myself) are in no way vouching for the authenticity of these. They are here purely for your speculation purposes.

Backlit keyboard was also mentioned on the 1.25GHz but not the 1GHz. Obviously that is strange, but it may have been an oversight or poor communication. You guys only have a few more hours to wait =P

I'm hungry so I'm going to make a cheddar onion burger.

Cheers,

Kasper
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post #13 of 29
Quote:
Originally posted by Kasper
BlueTooth...

Like I said. Please don't take these as fact. Once again: AppleInsider (or myself) are in no way vouching for the authenticity of these. They are here purely for your speculation purposes.

Backlit keyboard was also mentioned on the 1.25GHz but not the 1GHz. Obviously that is strange, but it may have been an oversight or poor communication. You guys only have a few more hours to wait =P

I'm hungry so I'm going to make a cheddar onion burger.

Cheers,

Kasper

Thanks. I knew it would be a "duh" moment. Well, duh.

I had a cheeseburger a little while ago. I would have eaten three if I had had them. It's the stress, I tells ya!

Stay up or wake up early? Toss-n-turn or zombi-fied?
1.25GHz 15" SD PowerBook, etc. etc.
15G 3rd Gen iPod

Well i've said it now, nothing's changed
people are burnin for pocket change
and creative minds are lazy
and the big three killed my baby
1.25GHz 15" SD PowerBook, etc. etc.
15G 3rd Gen iPod

Well i've said it now, nothing's changed
people are burnin for pocket change
and creative minds are lazy
and the big three killed my baby
post #14 of 29
Quote:
Originally posted by Kasper
I'm hungry so I'm going to make a cheddar onion burger.

Mmmh, cheddar onion burger!

Seriously, Kasper, thanks for keeping us entertained during the last few hours before the Stevenote.

Now I'm not just hungry for new PowerBooks, but hungry for real food too.

Escher
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Until we get a 3 lbs sub-PowerBook, the 12-inch PowerBook will do.
"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.
post #15 of 29
From macrumors
Quote:
What's Already In Stores: \t


Okay. I can't hold it anymore. Right now, in an Apple Store somewhere in the south (protecting a friend who works there) is a collection of the new low-end 15" PB models. They will be shipping and ready for purchase tomorrow. I'm sure this applies for all if not most of the Apple Stores. The specs on the low-end: very similar enclose to the current 17" PB's, thinner (how thin, he didn't say), up to 2GB max RAM, 64 MB VRAM, 1 GHz (1.25 GHz in the yet unavailable model -- not in his store, anyhow). He didn't get more than that off the box before they shoved them away for tomorrow. I know this guy well enough to bet my firstborn on the truth of it.


http://forums.macrumors.com/showthre...0&pagenumber=2

OK, so can 1.25GHz still be a 7457?

We need some kayopeptate for this stream of last-minute rumors.
1.25GHz 15" SD PowerBook, etc. etc.
15G 3rd Gen iPod

Well i've said it now, nothing's changed
people are burnin for pocket change
and creative minds are lazy
and the big three killed my baby
1.25GHz 15" SD PowerBook, etc. etc.
15G 3rd Gen iPod

Well i've said it now, nothing's changed
people are burnin for pocket change
and creative minds are lazy
and the big three killed my baby
post #16 of 29
Sounds like they're doing a Powerbook Yikes! with the low-end 15". Put the current processor and GPU in an aluminum body, lower the price and hope nobody notices. The 1.25 GHz model (and presumedly the 17" also) will be demoed, but won't ship for several weeks.

Moto pokes us from behind again.
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post #17 of 29
what if the 1 GHz and 1.25GHz are G5?
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post #18 of 29
Quote:
Originally posted by Krassy
what if the 1 GHz and 1.25GHz are G5?

That would be inline with what that mysterious woman told me weeks ago, according to her IBM source.
post #19 of 29
Quote:
Originally posted by Bill M
That would be inline with what that mysterious woman told me weeks ago, according to her IBM source.

you mean the woman you got drunk?
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post #20 of 29
Quote:
Originally posted by Bill M
That would be inline with what that mysterious woman told me weeks ago, according to her IBM source.

Oh yeah, forgot about that story Bill. You were never able to follow up with her? Guess we'll know in a few hours.
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post #21 of 29
Matsu had everyone going in AI chat tonight with these "confirmed" specs:

12", 1.3 GHz G4, 3.5 lbs
15.4", 1.3 GHz G4, 1280x800, 5 lbs
17", 1.4 GHz G5, price hike
post #22 of 29
Quote:
Originally posted by Luca Rescigno
Matsu had everyone going in AI chat tonight with these "confirmed" specs:

12", 1.3 GHz G4, 3.5 lbs
15.4", 1.3 GHz G4, 1280x800, 5 lbs
17", 1.4 GHz G5, price hike

Why does everyone think it's funny when Matsu does sh*t like this? He needs to knock it off.
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post #23 of 29
Quote:
Originally posted by Kasper
The Paris thread is a little long.


agreed - and thanks for the tease :-)

my Q - has anyone dug up a link for a/the webcast? It's 2 AM EST in Toronto and I may as well stay up .. if it means watching His Steveness and basking in the RDF.

cheers
nathan
post #24 of 29
Quote:
Originally posted by Ensign Pulver
Oh yeah, forgot about that story Bill. You were never able to follow up with her? Guess we'll know in a few hours.

I tried sending her an e-mail which bounced back. Yet, during the week of Aug. 25, I received an offline instant message (she has my yahoo address), in which she was sticking to her claims, adding Paris as a possibility. Who knows, maybe wishful thinking on her part, along the fact that I reall want to believe her. I guess we'll all know soon.
post #25 of 29
Quote:
Originally posted by Bill M
I tried sending her an e-mail which bounced back. Yet, during the week of Aug. 25, I received an offline instant message (she has my yahoo address), in which she was sticking to her claims, adding Paris as a possibility. Who knows, maybe wishful thinking on her part, along the fact that I reall want to believe her. I guess we'll all know soon.

Thanks for the update. Keeping (slim) hope alive.
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post #26 of 29
Quote:
15" 1.25GHz G4 80GB BT, FW 800

If that's all Apple can offer then they better slash the prices of the Powerbooks or else no-one is going to buy them in anticipation of G5 powerbooks. I think Steve just might pull a rabit out of his hat tomorrow (or out of his turtleneck for that matter).
post #27 of 29
Quote:
Originally posted by Luca Rescigno
Matsu had everyone going in AI chat tonight with these "confirmed" specs:

12", 1.3 GHz G4, 3.5 lbs

I would most definitely have fallen for a 3.5 lbs 12-inch PowerBook. But we all know Matsu too well...

The Apple Store is still up. Only an hour to go until the Stevenote begins. The new PowerBooks will be up on Apple's website in less than three hours. I'm off to catch some sleep. Gotta work tomorrow.

Zzzzzzzz...
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Until we get a 3 lbs sub-PowerBook, the 12-inch PowerBook will do.
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Until we get a 3 lbs sub-PowerBook, the 12-inch PowerBook will do.
post #28 of 29
Quote:
Originally posted by Kasper


15" 1GHz 60GB BT, FW 800
15" 1.25GHz 80GB BT, FW 800

I believe it's 7457 across the board with the following specs:

12":
1Ghz 40GB BT FW 800 USB 2

15":
1Ghz 60GB BT, FW 800 USB 2backlit keyboard
1.3 Ghz 80GB BT, FW 800 USB 2backlit keyboard

17":
1.3 Ghz 80GB BT, FW 800 USB 2backlit keyboard
post #29 of 29
CONFIRMED! 7447/57's across the board. Each CPU now sports 512KB L2 according to Apple's pages. That can't be a 7445/55 because those CPU's maxxed out at 256KB.

12" superdrive machine is the best deal of the bunch now.
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