Special Edition G4 iBook @ Macworld
Reply 41 of 48
June 13, 2002 10:37AM
i finally came to a conclusion about my next, break-the-bank purchase for apple products, having now worked extensively on a dual ghz g4, the tibook, and a friend's ibook, and my trusty ol' g4 450 (all of these are work computers - i.e., computers i don't actually own, darn the luck)...
anyway, if i were giving advice to someone like myself, who needs a modest amount of power, but doesn't want to be necessarily tied to a desk all day, i would buy:
a mid-to-higher level desktop
a low-end consumer laptop
the top-of-the-line is far too excessive for my needs at any point in time, and, myth or not, i feel like the highest end models depreciate faster off the shelf, unless you are throwing lots of high-end, profitable work at it. and i mean LOTS... and the tibook, while a GREAT machine, is going to be a MASSIVE headache to upgrade int he future, if it can be upgraded at all (not much space in there). again, unless you're doing film-editing on the road, it certainly exceeds my needs, and it's ROI isn't as high over its life (well, doing the work i do, anyway)
so a mid-level, with maybe a high-end bto option or two (i.e. superdrive, or bigger hard drive), is a great station, with expandability for the mid-term future.
the low-end ibook stays compatible with apple's current software lineup (mostly), gives me lightweight and portable computing power for a low-ish price, allows me to do basic work on the road, and i can bring any work back to my "home base" whenever i need to.
and with an airport card in each, and the tower running software base station emulation, i have free roaming capabilties around my home or office.
so yes, i end up paying about as much for the top-of-the-line tower, but i get enough power for desktop work, AND mobility when i need it.
that's a heck of a nice combo, IMHO.
[ 06-13-2002: Message edited by: rok ]</p>
Reply 42 of 48
June 13, 2002 11:20AM
YourDailyMac reports that rumor sites are predicting a g4 ibook. Also, Apple previewing maybe the G5 but I can't find any rumor site predicting a g4 ibook except this rumor board.(other boards may have followed suit?)
Maybe I am wrong. If so please point me towards the site.
Reply 43 of 48
June 13, 2002 12:23PM
[quote] YourDailyMac reports that rumor sites are predicting a g4 ibook. Also, Apple previewing maybe the G5 but I can't find any rumor site predicting a g4 ibook except this rumor board.(other boards may have followed suit?)
Maybe I am wrong. If so please point me towards the site. <hr></blockquote>
These are the sites that I have found:
Reply 44 of 48
June 13, 2002 1:41PM
Interesting news at <a href="
[quote] Tuesday, June 11 10:48 PM ET
Here's an interesting tidbit that we're forced to leave somewhat up to your imaginations due to restrictions from the source, a Cupertino resident who has been with us since the beginning (the same guy who lead us to break the story of the original iMac, as well as the resignation of former CEO Gil Amelio)....
When you ponder the purpose of Apple's forthcoming InkWell handwriting-recognition technology, think about the way the trackpad works on PowerBooks and iBooks. Imagine if you could add an inexpensive stylus pen, and enter text much the same way it is done on the trackpad-like area of a Palm handheld or similar device.
Reply 45 of 48
June 13, 2002 2:58PM
Don't confuse MacRumors with Mac
Rumors (aka MOSR)! The above quote by
is from Mac
Rumors at <a href="
Reply 46 of 48
June 17, 2002 9:45AM
Cat is ou tof the bag...
Ok, so there is no cat....
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Reply 47 of 48
June 17, 2002 10:10AM
Yep, it seems fairly clear... if they're claiming that the current iteration of the iBooks may not be the last to use the G3, then I definitely don't see any G4 bump for quite a while.
Reply 48 of 48
June 17, 2002 11:35AM
As long as the 12.1" iBook isn't going anywhere I'm happy. The MacCentral interview linked above certainly indicates that the 12.1" iBook is here to stay.
As for as sticking with the G3, I'm perfectly ok with that too. Just imagine what further Mhz increases will bring to the iBook: 800Mhz G3, 900 Mhz G3, 1 Ghz G3... Sounds good to me. Would be nice if Apple bumped the bus speed though. 66Mhz bus was lame, 100Mhz bus is ok, but 133 bus would be even better. IMHO, the bus and memory are bigger bottlenecks for a consumer portable than the G3 chip.