New PowerBooks tomorrow.

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  • Reply 561 of 873
    Quote:

    Originally posted by amarone

    hey, apple store's down ?



    Oooh! Exciting! I'm getting my hopes up for a new Rev.B 12-inch PowerBook!



    Cold Turkey
  • Reply 562 of 873
    airslufairsluf Posts: 1,861member
    Quote:

    Originally posted by NOFEER

    INtel leadership said that apple made a mistake not using intel chips, did that slow apple down or would they be able to have os10 if they did, is this smoke and sourgrapes or should have apple gone with intel instead of moto. they imply that apple would have more market share if they did.



    What do you expect from Intel? Nothing against them, they make quality chips, but they can't exactly say "Yes, someone like Apple should buy someone elses product because...". It all just marketing posturing.
  • Reply 563 of 873
    psu guypsu guy Posts: 13member
    Hi everyone,



    I've got a problem, and I was wondering if someone could help me out. I will be traveling abroad to Tokyo for my major for college (GO PENN STATE), and I need a PB. Like everyone else, I am waiting for the new PB.I can't decide whether I should get the 12 or the 15 (if Apple is keeping the same product line of 12,15, and 17). I will mainly be using it for word processing, email, iPhoto, etc. I am open to any suggestions (I WILL NOT get a Wintel laptop). THANKS!!



    p.s. I am also planning to buy a digital camera, any suggestions?
  • Reply 564 of 873
    amorphamorph Posts: 7,112member
    Quote:

    Originally posted by PSU guy

    Hi everyone,



    I've got a problem, and I was wondering if someone could help me out. I will be traveling abroad to Tokyo for my major for college (GO PENN STATE), and I need a PB. Like everyone else, I am waiting for the new PB.I can't decide whether I should get the 12 or the 15 (if Apple is keeping the same product line of 12,15, and 17). I will mainly be using it for word processing, email, iPhoto, etc. I am open to any suggestions (I WILL NOT get a Wintel laptop). THANKS!!



    p.s. I am also planning to buy a digital camera, any suggestions?




    Hi.



    Purchasing questions and advice belongs in General Discussion. There are good threads threads on digital cameras in GD and also in Digital Hub, although you might have to dig a bit to find them.



    Future Hardware is for speculation about future Apple hardware.



    P.S. Get the 12" PB.
  • Reply 565 of 873
    gargar Posts: 1,201member
    Quote:

    Originally posted by PSU guy

    Hi everyone,

    ...

    p.s. I am also planning to buy a digital camera, any suggestions?




    hi too,



    a sony dcs f717

    only problem: almost as big as a pb 12".
  • Reply 566 of 873
    gargar Posts: 1,201member
    [edit]



    moved my comments to gd
  • Reply 567 of 873
    rolorolo Posts: 686member
    Gee, are PBs being discussed here anymore? Just in case anyone's interested, there's a new update on MOSR that sez new PBs could be coming this month (days, not weeks). They don't seem to have any solid info to base that on but are going by the fact that the supply of PBs is drying up in the channel.



    Sure, all signs point to new PBs but will Mot come through with the chips? Well, I dunno but new PBs in the next couple of weeks would be cool.
  • Reply 568 of 873
    nemesisnemesis Posts: 138member
    http://www.macminute.com/2003/08/06/visapourlimage



    Very Interesting. Especially the part about the "the ultimate notebook computer for the photographic professional -- will be on show in the exhibition space"



    or maybe there just taking about the 17in. Oh well.
  • Reply 569 of 873
    etharethar Posts: 111member
    Quote:

    Originally posted by NEMESIS

    http://www.macminute.com/2003/08/06/visapourlimage



    Very Interesting. Especially the part about the "the ultimate notebook computer for the photographic professional -- will be on show in the exhibition space"



    or maybe there just taking about the 17in. Oh well.




    Yeah...that really doesn't sound like anything new will be shown there.
  • Reply 570 of 873
    hasapihasapi Posts: 290member
    Quote:

    Originally posted by NEMESIS

    http://www.macminute.com/2003/08/06/visapourlimage



    Very Interesting. Especially the part about the "the ultimate notebook computer for the photographic professional -- will be on show in the exhibition space"



    or maybe there just taking about the 17in. Oh well.




    No need to get too excited about Apple promoting its current range of Powerbooks at this event, that is of course in the meantime apple releases and ships the new models prior to this event.



    And BTW, "the ultimate notebook computer for the photographic professional -- will be on show in the exhibition space" - there most likely talking about the 12" instead of the 17" - but generally for all the models.
  • Reply 571 of 873
    geobegeobe Posts: 235member
    Hello,



    I sent you a message a week ago or so and had not heard back. Do you still do computer modeling? If so, could you model an iMac design I have?



    Thanks,

    geobe
  • Reply 572 of 873
    hi psu guy. digital camera: pentax optio 550. picture quality is oustanding, and it's ultra portable
  • Reply 573 of 873
    dhagan4755dhagan4755 Posts: 2,152member
    I was thinking earlier, when I read about the release of DVD Studio Pro on the 18th, that new PowerBooks will come out around then. According to Macprices.com, supply is getting low, and as you know that always preludes a refresh. Then I just read that MacBidwhatever says new PowerBooks on the 18th or 19th of this month. Need some more confirmation, but I think the time is near, people!
  • Reply 574 of 873
    satchmosatchmo Posts: 2,699member
    Damn, over 50,000 views of this thread! Jobs' is either either laughing at our expenses or pissed angry at Motorola!



    Regardless, if one does come down the pipe say by the end of this month, do you really think people will have one in their hands immediately?

    My guess is it'll be another 2 months more after the announcement before delivery is up to speed. \
  • Reply 575 of 873
    nemesisnemesis Posts: 138member
    New 15in PB's next week for sure. Only one 15 in on display at APPLE store in Newport Beach. They were also out of stock at two other store I checked.



    One store said they wouldnt have a shipment until late next week. Thu-FRI. Alu 15 here we come
  • Reply 576 of 873
    maskermasker Posts: 451member
    Quote:

    Originally posted by satchmo

    My guess is it'll be another 2 months more after the announcement before delivery is up to speed. \



    They would never let the channel go dry.



    it's close to empty.



    Those powerbooks will either be available immediately.. or they are gonna make another 2-3000 TiBooks this week and fill the channel back up.



    MSKR
  • Reply 577 of 873
    bill mbill m Posts: 324member
    Earlier this week, while visiting an Apple Store, a young woman there mentioned something that left me in shock. We were part of a small crowd being given an iChat AV demo. When the Apple rep paused his presentation so a few of us could get a hands on test of an Aiport and iSight enabled 12"PB, she turned to me and said something to the tune of: Apple has a killer 15" PB replacement for the week of Aug/25. I will sport a 1.2ghz IBM 970 processor at the same price point of the current model. I immediately asked if she meant a faster Mot G4, her reply being that she knew for a fact that the upcoming 15" will have a low power IBM 970.



    To cut a long story short, her comments in summary:

    - low power G5 (low speed??? low wattage???)

    - same price as current 15" w/superdrive

    - full specs and form factor as current 17" Al PB

    - better battery life

    - cooler (temperature)

    - introduction and shipping date week of Aug/25

    - performance info coming from her acquaintance at IBM

    - form and price coming from bits she heard elsewhere



    She mentioned that it would have a 50% to 75% overall performance boost over the current model, mostly due to a much faster "internal bus" and, obviously, the new G5. I couldn't believe her comments but tried to hide my skepticism and let her follow through with her story. She mentioned that her husband had pre-ordered a dual 2.0g G5 and that she would get the new "PBG5" by the end of the month, at the same time the "slower" G5 towers will start shipping.



    This might have been yet another wishful thinking conversation between 2 Mac fanatics, but I still find her story quite credible. While my limited technical knowledge prevents me from shooting down her claims, she didn't seem to be the type that would make up a story like that just to share it with a total stranger.



    I won't hold my hopes up for a PBG5 in just a few weeks, since I will get whatever Apple brings in place of the (aging) TiBook, G4 or else. But something similar to what this woman described would certainly fit in line with Jobs comments about this being the year of the portables.



    The iChat demo was over and the crowd dispersed. We exchanged e-mail addresses as she promised to keep me posted if she learned anything new. Our conversation ended soon thereafter. Over the last couple of years, I have had numerous discussions with friends and strangers alike regarding upcoming Apple products; this is the first time I feel comfortable enough to post a roundup.
  • Reply 578 of 873
    rickagrickag Posts: 1,626member
    Bill M



    Hope she wasn't misguided. I had planned on buying either a 1.6GHz or 1.8GHz tower, but if this were true, my plans may change. Depending on the spec.'s, a G5 laptop w/superdrive might be the desktop replacement many people are looking for.



    Keep my old upgraded 7500, buy a nice new CRT, Firewire external drive, analog to digital converter and I'm good to go.



    Oh well, we'll see. Decision time is fast approaching for me.
  • Reply 579 of 873
    bigcbigc Posts: 1,224member
    Would definitely make it the "Year of the Laptop"...
  • Reply 580 of 873
    dhagan4755dhagan4755 Posts: 2,152member
    I don't buy it. Although it would be great if it were true.
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