Originally posted by Curufinwe
First of all this rocks for most people! Now folks can get a low end ibook with combo drive for 1100 or less if you are a student. This is hugely important psychologically. Students will see an immediate improvement in MP3 ripping times
You mean AAC ripping times!
Originally posted by satchmoe
The thing that strikes me is that they seem to have purposely crippled this 12" iBook in terms of processor speed. This is obviously so it doesn't tread into PB territory. But I think it also has to do with trying to push the 14" model which has historically not been a big seller.
They haven't really 'crippled' it. It's just that the range of iBooks is always meant to be cheaper. If they suddenly released a 1.42GHz iBook, well, first of all, it's not (realistically) going to happen for a while, even though they could do it, but secondly, it would be much more expensive than the PB at current. The PowerBooks are just there as a more professional and expensive option. That's my view anyway, feel free to correct me because I'm sure I'm not 100% right..
Originally posted by Rewes
Well it´s only matter of days that i´am gonna buy my first mac ever
800MHz PowerPC G4
12-inch TFT Display
256MB DDR266 memory
ATI Mobility Radeon 9200
+40GB Ultra ATA drive and Pather 1000. Finally a mac that I can afford (I´am a student). I´am so happy
Nice one! Also, congratulations. I so want a laptop!!
Originally posted by Programmer
These look like sweet machines. If I didn't have all my money busy doing other things right now, I'd pick one up. Still might in 6 months or so.
~ In six months, the way things are going at Apple, you'll be considering a iBook G6..
Originally posted by shetline
Random evil thought: Imagine the howling if the 12" iBook had a lighted keyboard?
You took the words right out of my mouth!
Originally posted by Wrong Robot
A moment of silence please for the G3
Agreed. I leave you now with a stirring image.. May it be remembered, but not used again.. G5.. Mmmm..