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post #41 of 166
I just got my iBook today so I hope that the change is not huge. I got the upgraded ram and marddrive but I must admit I am a little concerned.
post #42 of 166
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Originally posted by fieldor
That would make quite an update. It seems feasible. Maybe they will lose the 14" in the lineup , because of the difference 14"-15".

Yeah I put it to please the other guys,
but I believe a bright 1280x768 13.3" screen would be fine,
it could fit in a new hybrid enclosure:
something with the depth of the PB12 but the width of the iBook 14 = 8.6 x 12.7)?
post #43 of 166
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Originally posted by ryanjarman
I just got my iBook today so I hope that the change is not huge. I got the upgraded ram and marddrive but I must admit I am a little concerned.

Yeah.. I would be VERY concerned dude.. you really should have seen the warning signs... this will be QUITE the update.
post #44 of 166
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Originally posted by ryanjarman
I just got my iBook today so I hope that the change is not huge. I got the upgraded ram and marddrive but I must admit I am a little concerned.

If any improvements are "huge", I'll feel your pain(but not for long), HOWEVER, since I haven't yet bought an iBook for my college bound daughter(we'll be looking Sunday & buying next week), I hope the changes are bigger than huge, more on the order of mind-boggling, outstandingly, revolutionary.

It's all a matter perspective.

But I'll live with a small speed boost and hopefully upgraded graphics chip/vram and be deliriously happy if the alleged new iBooks will still qualify for the educational coupon for $179 toward the purchase of an iPod.
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post #45 of 166
In case these are huge updates, what is apples return policy. Is their any sort of thirty day guarentee?

I must admit I am not too worried as I have already fallen in love with the machine as it is. I really don't need anything much flashier.
post #46 of 166
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Originally posted by ryanjarman
In case these are huge updates, what is apples return policy. Is their any sort of thirty day guarentee?

I must admit I am not too worried as I have already fallen in love with the machine as it is. I really don't need anything much flashier.

I read somewhere on Apples support pages that they have a 14 day "we will refund the difference if we lower prices" period. But that really don´t cover your situation. Apple usually sell the few left over machines as "open box" items. The only ones who could take advantage of it were those who bought a display just before the price cuts...
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post #47 of 166
Well if it turns out to be a huge change I will make sure as to demand satisfaction. I may even sick my dad on them and they realy do not want to deal with him.
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RETURN & REFUND POLICY
If you are not satisfied with your Apple purchase of a pre-built product, please call 1-800-676-2775 for a Return Material Authorization (RMA) request within 10 business days ...<snip>

Please note that Apple does not permit the return of or offer refunds for the following products:

Product that is custom configured to your specifications

Opened memory
Opened software
Electronic software downloads
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Since you upgraded I think your stuck, but it couldn't hurt to contact the toll free number above.

In any event, you have a good computer you were satisfied enough with to purchase in the first place. Be happy, enjoy your purchase, buying any electronic device is a crap shoot and newer better cheaper stuff comes out all the time. Every time I've bought in the past within what seems like seconds the last greatest comes out, I move on and enjoy my purchase.
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post #49 of 166
True enough.

I have a feeling that the upgrade will not be life shattering although I could be wrong. I have no interest in playing games or anything of that ilk, so I cannot imagine how the upgrade will effect me too much.

My only problem now is figuring out why I cannot get it to connect with my wireless router grrrrrrrrrrrrrr.
post #50 of 166
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Originally posted by mjteix
Yeah I put it to please the other guys,
but I believe a bright 1280x768 13.3" screen would be fine,
it could fit in a new hybrid enclosure:
something with the depth of the PB12 but the width of the iBook 14 = 8.6 x 12.7)?

It would most likely be 1152x768. The old resolution of the PB G4.
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post #51 of 166
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Originally posted by rickag
If any improvements are "huge", I'll feel your pain(but not for long), HOWEVER, since I haven't yet bought an iBook for my college bound daughter(we'll be looking Sunday & buying next week), I hope the changes are bigger than huge, more on the order of mind-boggling, outstandingly, revolutionary.

It's all a matter perspective.

But I'll live with a small speed boost and hopefully upgraded graphics chip/vram and be deliriously happy if the alleged new iBooks will still qualify for the educational coupon for $179 toward the purchase of an iPod.

don't forget the regular edu discount...and on software and peripherals too.
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post #52 of 166
Given the oncoming intel switch there is only one thing that would get me to buy the mini right now and I hope it is represented by the 699 version ---

The Mac Mini HD edition

There is a huge interest in using the mini as a home theater computer. It can already record HD streams from a tuner and send it back like a DVHS unit, but it doesn't have the power to decode 1080i streams.

Some people believe you need a G5 for that, but you really just need OS level access to a good GPU. That, a DL superdrive, and Apple's touch on software to manage, eidt, and burn HD programs would EASILY sell for 699.

Oh yeah, and a price reduction on displays would be nice!!

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post #53 of 166
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Originally posted by ryanjarman
True enough.

I have a feeling that the upgrade will not be life shattering although I could be wrong. I have no interest in playing games or anything of that ilk, so I cannot imagine how the upgrade will effect me too much.

My only problem now is figuring out why I cannot get it to connect with my wireless router grrrrrrrrrrrrrr.

what brand of router? you on tiger 10.4.2? got the latest firmware for the router?
post #54 of 166
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Originally posted by sunilraman
The eMac is already sitting pretty.

256mb ram tho'....

That's hardly a disadvantage since it's got two fairly easily accessible DIMM slots. 256MB on the mini, with only one harder to access slot, is more significantly crippling (IMO).

...

When I first opened my G3 iBook 600 after a recent trip I was shocked, then disappointed, to discover a harsh looking full-width horizontal line across the display. I wasn't planning to upgrade it for awhile but probably couldn't wait a few years for rev. B Intel portables either. So, all this is going to make the next iBook announcement very tempting, especially if it finally gets a >1024x768 display. Other specs are less important right now so I might end up with one of the current models if the new ones don't have a higher resolution.
post #55 of 166
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Originally posted by sjk
That's hardly a disadvantage since it's got two fairly easily accessible DIMM slots. 256MB on the mini, with only one harder to access slot, is more significantly crippling (IMO).

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good point. 2 DIMM slots on the eMac is sweet, and it doesn't use the more expensive so-dimms that portables use if i am not mistaken

edit: i have to admit though that personally i have to have lcd for anything higher than 1024x768. maybe i'm getting old (mid-20s) heh


sorry to hear about your iBook g3
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post #56 of 166
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Originally posted by sunilraman
... , and it doesn't use the more expensive so-dimms that portables use if i am not mistaken

That's true. But the price of SODIMMs has dropped significantly since I bought an eMac last May (now my wife's; I've got the iMac G5 ). And one reason I hadn't bought an iMac G4 was because RAM for it was so expensive, with only one user-accessible SODIMM slot and the hard-to-replace 256MB internal DIMM. Still glad I got the eMac a bit later instead.
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edit: i have to admit though that personally i have to have lcd for anything higher than 1024x768. maybe i'm getting old (mid-20s) heh

I don't usually tell people my age unless they guess first.

The eMac's CRT is okay but the iMac's 20" no-dead-pixel LCD has spoiled me. 1024x768 resolution (like on the iBook) would bother me more than whether the display is CRT or LCD, but using a virtual desktop manager makes it much more tolerable.
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sorry to hear about your iBook g3

Thanks. At least it's still usable, unlike the )(&*@#$ digitizer on my barely-year-old Palm PDA.
post #57 of 166
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Originally posted by sjk
At least it's still usable, unlike the )(&*@#$ digitizer on my barely-year-old Palm PDA.

too bad PDA didnt break beofre 1 year mark - most of them come with a 12month warranty. Well, not my Zire 31, that's only 30days (eek), but Ive dropped it, wet it, cracked the case open, and it still faitfully sits in my pocket and plays mp3's, manages my contacts, has my school timetable and computer component price lists for quick reference. Oh yeah, and the games are great for that boring bus trip... Anywho, right now it has a fork stuck up the reset hole - anyone know how to get those out?
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post #58 of 166
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Originally posted by sjk
Thanks. At least it's still usable, unlike the )(&*@#$ digitizer on my barely-year-old Palm PDA.

Heh, my 4 year old Palm IIIc is still trudging on. I wonder if there is any remote control software for it - I'm planning of getting a SqueezeBox2 at some point, but the software for Palm for that is PalmOS4+ only, and the IIIc is OS3.5 :S
post #59 of 166
sorry mateys, my sonyericsson t630 and bluetooth iSyncing does everything i ever wanted to do with my old Palm Pilot and Handspring Visor. i don't mean to sound condescending, but i'm with endgadget.com and their view of wtf happened to Palm?
post #60 of 166
I have to disagree with those who think the smallest iBook will be one with a 13.3" screen

There is little difference in size between portables with a 13.3" screen and ones with 14.1" screens - might as well go with a 14.1" iBook.

Most people now opt for the 12" iBook - and a 12" widescreen iBook is easy to do.

I base that on the Dell Inspiron 700m I just got - it is a 12" widescreen, with cheap plastics, but a beautiful 1280 x 800 12" widescreen LCD.

The 700m is the same size as the 12" Powerbook, except for being about 0.75" wider.

Even widescreen, the 700m feels like a 12" iBook

As for RAM, I sure hope the 512MB is soldered to the board, so I don't end up tossing a 256MB chip to upgrade.
post #61 of 166
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Originally posted by ncbill
....As for RAM, I sure hope the 512MB is soldered to the board, so I don't end up tossing a 256MB chip to upgrade.

i have a strong feeling of 512mb soldered on both iBook 12" and 14", with one PC2100 (accepts PC2700) slot available. that ram is PC2100 and bus speed remains @ 133mhz

i have a 512mb PC2700 in my dad's 933mhz iBook g4 right now, itching to jump ship straight into the 512mb-soldered new iBooks to hit the ground running with 1GB. yeah, c'mon apple *does cheerleading routine* give me an A.... P....
post #62 of 166
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Originally posted by ryanjarman

My only problem now is figuring out why I cannot get it to connect with my wireless router grrrrrrrrrrrrrr.

I had the same problem with my D-Link wireless router, when I was using WEP encryption. I finally got a hold of some one in tech service for D-Link and the answer was to add the doller sign($) in front of my WEP password. (ie: $123456...)

If you have something other than a D-Link router I can't help, anyway, hope you got/get it working without too much frustration.
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post #63 of 166
I posted this over at AppleNova's Forums, so I thought I would post it here and see what the reaction is...

So Motorola is expected to announce the ROKR iTunes Phone Monday as part of its Annual Financial Analyst Meeting. According to AI, Steve Jobs might attend.

How about this though?

What if Steve Jobs is there to help show off the phone and the new range of iBooks which have Motorola cell phone technology built right in? (Like the Sony VAIO T350)

The event takes place at 8:00 P.M. eastern time Monday, so it should be interesting to see what happens around that time!
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post #64 of 166
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Originally posted by DHagan4755
I posted this over at AppleNova's Forums, so I thought I would post it here and see what the reaction is...

So Motorola is expected to announce the ROKR iTunes Phone Monday as part of its Annual Financial Analyst Meeting. According to AI, Steve Jobs might attend.

How about this though?

What if Steve Jobs is there to help show off the phone and the new range of iBooks which have Motorola cell phone technology built right in? (Like the Sony VAIO T350)

The event takes place at 8:00 P.M. eastern time Monday, so it should be interesting to see what happens around that time!

VERY bad idea. Just buy a card from Nokia or S//E if you need it. It would pose too high a cost for us who don´t need it.

If they had Bluetooth as standard in far most cases they would have same functionality (since BT is standard in most phones today)
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post #65 of 166
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Originally posted by Anders
VERY bad idea. Just buy a card from Nokia or S//E if you need it. It would pose too high a cost for us who don´t need it.

If they had Bluetooth as standard in far most cases they would have same functionality (since BT is standard in most phones today)

I would beg to differ that it's a "VERY bad idea." I personally don't care whether it happens, I just thought it might be a remote possibility. You're right on Bluetooth...it should be standard.

Apple can improve the iBook in other ways too: Brigher displays with wider viewing angles, widescreen displays, better battery life, better keyboard (so the letters don't chip off over time), etc.
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post #66 of 166
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Originally posted by sunilraman
what brand of router? you on tiger 10.4.2? got the latest firmware for the router?

Thank you!!! This worked like a charm!
post #67 of 166
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Originally posted by sunilraman
i have a strong feeling of 512mb soldered on both iBook 12" and 14", with one PC2100 (accepts PC2700) slot available. that ram is PC2100 and bus speed remains @ 133mhz

I'd love that (512 onboard), but it's not going to happen. The 12" PB only has 256 MB onboard - this would give the iBook a higher total RAM capacity than the Powerbook!! No way.
post #68 of 166
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Originally posted by rickag
and be deliriously happy if the alleged new iBooks will still qualify for the educational coupon for $179 toward the purchase of an iPod.

I would be very surprised if they did not qualify. I used that promotion last year to buy my 4G iPod, even though the promotion started well before the 4G iPods were announced. I figured the 4Gs wouldn't qualify, that the promotion would be limited to the old stock. But the 4Gs qualified just fine, so I'd expect the same thing to be true if they release new iBooks.
post #69 of 166
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Originally posted by pyriX
too bad PDA didnt break beofre 1 year mark - most of them come with a 12month warranty.

Like the E, the E2 I replaced it with has a measly 90-day warranty. I didn't get any extended coverage, hoping by the time it breaks (if not sooner) I'll be ready to replace it anyway. Ideally it'll last until I upgrade so I can give it to my wife, which is what I'd planned to do with the E but now it's too unusable for her (I could barely manage it in its crippled state).
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Originally posted by Hattig
Heh, my 4 year old Palm IIIc is still trudging on. I wonder if there is any remote control software for it

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Originally posted by sunilraman
..., but i'm with endgadget.com and their view of wtf happened to Palm?

A few Mac users on the Missing Sync list recently posted that they've grown tired of Palm-related troubles (e.g. iSync support is lame) and are considering migrating to a Pocket PC even though they're not fond of Microsoft. For now Palm is still my best option and the E2 does nearly everything I want. Switching hardware and buying new software wasn't practical or affordable but eventually I may seriously consider the alternatives.
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Originally posted by ncbill
There is little difference in size between portables with a 13.3" screen and ones with 14.1" screens - might as well go with a 14.1" iBook.

With the same resolution I'd choose the smaller one, as I did with the 12" G3 iBook.
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I base that on the Dell Inspiron 700m I just got - it is a 12" widescreen, with cheap plastics, but a beautiful 1280 x 800 12" widescreen LCD.

That would certainly tempt me in an iBook. Gee, am I back on topic now?
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I sure hope the 512MB is soldered to the board, so I don't end up tossing a 256MB chip to upgrade.

Seems unlikely, as someone mentioned. Still, better that than tossing a 512MB SODIMM for 1GB. Two expansion slots would be nice, but also unlikely. Apple's stance on RAM options remains frustrating, e.g. no zero-RAM purchase option, which increases the need to replace a DIMM to get the amount you really want in two-slot systems.
post #70 of 166
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Originally posted by Hattig
Heh, my 4 year old Palm IIIc is still trudging on. I wonder if there is any remote control software for it - I'm planning of getting a SqueezeBox2 at some point, but the software for Palm for that is PalmOS4+ only, and the IIIc is OS3.5 :S

www.pacificneotek.com Omni remote. Not sure whether thats just for OS5 or not, but they could have a version for OS4
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post #71 of 166
What happened to palm? Has anyone north of the equator heard of the Treo 650? Syncs perfectly with iCal, Address Book, has PalmOS applications suited to every occupation, is a full featured mobile phone with camera and video capture...

... a 1GB SD card for $60 is now chock full of videos, movies, photos, and music which appear stunning on the high rez and uber bright color screen...

... it comes with free adobe / word / excel software to edit mail attachments and send them off again...

... very bright QWERTY keyboard for full email, full text messaging, and full internet browsing...


um, hello???

Sheesh -- I take any media file, drag it to the "Send to Handheld" droplet on my finder windows, and then hotsync it in. The 350mhz intel processor is snappy.

For larger video files, I drag it to a compressor --> treo droplet to get it down to size, and then "send it to handheld" again.
post #72 of 166
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Originally posted by bigmig
I'd love that (512 onboard), but it's not going to happen. The 12" PB only has 256 MB onboard - this would give the iBook a higher total RAM capacity than the Powerbook!! No way.

eh? all PBs come with 512mb onboard now
http://www.apple.com/powerbook/specs.html

i agree that 12" iBook should not butt up against the 12" powerbook, maybe apple will leave the 12" iBook at 256mb built in because the 12" powerbook does come with 512mb built in
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I'd LOVE a new palm top - maybe the iBook mini?

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Originally posted by Both Lips
I'd LOVE a new palm top - maybe the iBook mini?


HEYYYYY

skip the whole pocket-pc -newton2006 - mac os x for mobile stuff, go straight to the 8" palmtop...!!

the iPOD VIDEO???

close...
post #75 of 166
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Originally posted by sjk
NoviiRemote (newer)
OmniRemote (older)

Cheers, they look like useful applications.
post #76 of 166
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Originally posted by sunilraman
eh? all PBs come with 512mb onboard now
http://www.apple.com/powerbook/specs.html


No, they don't. Go to the Apple Store, not the inconclusive Tech Specs (which only say that the PB has 512 MB of RAM, not whether it is onboard or not). When you configure the 12" PB, it clearly states in the memory option that you are getting 256 onboard + 256 DIMM.

Or alternatively, you could actually read the entire spec page that you linked to. For the 12", it says: "512MB of PC2700 (333MHz) DDR SDRAM; one SO-DIMM slot; support for up to 1.25GB" Are you implying that the 12" Powerbook uses special 768 MB SO-DIMMs to achieve its 1.25 GB max RAM capacity?? Funny that I've never seen them sold anywhere. And it's really too bad it can't take advantage of the common 1 GB DIMMs like all the other notebooks out there.

I repeat, unless they update the PBs (unlikely), I guarantee there is no way the new iBooks will get 512 MB onboard. (in the incredibly unlikely event that I am wrong, I will be embarrassed but happy)
post #77 of 166
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Originally posted by mugwump
What happened to palm? Has anyone north of the equator heard of the Treo 650? Syncs perfectly with iCal, Address Book, has PalmOS applications suited to every occupation, is a full featured mobile phone with camera and video capture...

Too little, too late.

Most Nokias and Sony Ericssons do it better and in a smaller package. My T610 was all I really needed for sync duties and the P910i I also have is smaller than the Treo and just as useful, plus it was available 9 months earlier and FREE on my phone plan.

It's a real pity the USA isn't as up with Europe on phone technology though as it seems to take Apple ages to implement syncing for models that are out in Europe but aren't in the USA.

Someone mentioned earlier in this thread the possibility of inbuilt Motorola phone technology. Why? just stick in bluetooth. I'd really not want Motorola phone tech in my laptop unless Moto have developed some kind of easy roaming between wifi and 3G for voice/data calls and they'd left the software up to Apple entirely and not let their crappy interface team anywhere near my computers.
post #78 of 166
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Originally posted by bigmig
No, they don't. Go to the Apple Store, not the inconclusive Tech Specs (which only say that the PB has 512 MB of RAM, not whether it is onboard or not). When you configure the 12" PB, it clearly states in the memory option that you are getting 256 onboard + 256 DIMM.

Or alternatively, you could actually read the entire spec page that you linked to. For the 12", it says: "512MB of PC2700 (333MHz) DDR SDRAM; one SO-DIMM slot; support for up to 1.25GB" Are you implying that the 12" Powerbook uses special 768 MB SO-DIMMs to achieve its 1.25 GB max RAM capacity?? Funny that I've never seen them sold anywhere. And it's really too bad it can't take advantage of the common 1 GB DIMMs like all the other notebooks out there.

I repeat, unless they update the PBs (unlikely), I guarantee there is no way the new iBooks will get 512 MB onboard. (in the incredibly unlikely event that I am wrong, I will be embarrassed but happy)

how embarrassing
my bad, nothing to see here, move along

man! that is totally DECEPTIVE apple marketing!
bad apple! bad! *spank*

i'm still holding on to the hope that the 12" iBook then will have 256onboard and the 14" will have 512mb onboard. hope burns eternal

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post #79 of 166
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Originally posted by sunilraman
i'm still holding on to the hope that the 12" iBook then will have 256onboard and the 14" will have 512mb onboard. hope burns eternal

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Both should have 512 built-in with an empty slot. All Macs should have at least that, IMO.
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Both should have 512 built-in with an empty slot. All Macs should have at least that, IMO.

Should, but won't.
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