Done deal - new PBook

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in Current Mac Hardware edited January 2014
Well, after waiting for months, reading endless banterings about new hardware "soon", I finally ordered and now have my new 800TiBook (1Gb RAM) and 23" Cinema display on my desk.

I am one very contented customer.

Even if Apple release a new model tomorrow, I won't care.

Jaguar runs fast. Adobe apps function well. I can get on with my work and be productive.

Either here in the office or sitting on the grass in the cool shade of the tree in my yard, Airport connected and surfing, with this fast enough, sleek laptop.

Yes, I suppose it would be nice to iSync with an inbuilt bluetooth, but I don't have a Sony T68i nor do I really need one. I have had access to DVD-RAM drives and Superdrives for a long time, and I have never once burnt a DVD.

I would have had all this much sooner if I had only not paid attention to the unfounded speculations posted on forums like these. However, everything has a purpose and I'll continue to read and submit an occasional post.

When all is said and done, life is just fine, thankyou Apple.

Comments

  • Reply 1 of 19
    paulpaul Posts: 5,278member
    look into the laptop stand called <a href="http://www.griffintechnology.com/products/icurve/"; target="_blank">iCurve</a> if you have an external display you might want to look into this...



    and this post does belong in CH not FH
  • Reply 2 of 19
    cubitcubit Posts: 846member
    I ordered an iCurve before MacWorld NY, was told the orders would come out late summer. Well, Oct 21 is pretty late summer and now its the 23rd! Any ideas <img src="graemlins/oyvey.gif" border="0" alt="[No]" />



    Congratulations on your new PowerBook, though. I am sure you will be happy. I am about to take my Pismo OSX.2, so wish me luck. <img src="graemlins/surprised.gif" border="0" alt="[Surprised]" />
  • Reply 3 of 19
    Sounds like you are trying to convince yourself. I don't think you'll be glowing with self content if the next pbook revision is 1 ghz built in bluetooth ect ect ect....



    endless speculation... no because eventually new pBooks will come.



  • Reply 4 of 19
    murbotmurbot Posts: 5,262member
    Congrats on the new setup, I wish I had your bank balance. Just make sure you NEVER visit any site like this for at least 6 months.



    [ 10-23-2002: Message edited by: murbot ]</p>
  • Reply 5 of 19
    [quote]Originally posted by I, macaholic:

    <strong>Well, after waiting for months, reading endless banterings about new hardware "soon", I finally ordered and now have my new 800TiBook (1Gb RAM) and 23" Cinema display on my desk.

    I am one very contented customer.

    Even if Apple release a new model tomorrow, I won't care.

    Jaguar runs fast. Adobe apps function well. I can get on with my work and be productive.

    Either here in the office or sitting on the grass in the cool shade of the tree in my yard, Airport connected and surfing, with this fast enough, sleek laptop.

    Yes, I suppose it would be nice to iSync with an inbuilt bluetooth, but I don't have a Sony T68i nor do I really need one. I have had access to DVD-RAM drives and Superdrives for a long time, and I have never once burnt a DVD.

    I would have had all this much sooner if I had only not paid attention to the unfounded speculations posted on forums like these. However, everything has a purpose and I'll continue to read and submit an occasional post.

    When all is said and done, life is just fine, thankyou Apple.

    </strong><hr></blockquote>



    I can't believe you wouldn't wait until next Wednesday for the next refresh. Did you really think that all these rumors have no basis in fact?
  • Reply 6 of 19
    sdw2001sdw2001 Posts: 17,421member
    [quote]Originally posted by Multimedia:

    <strong>



    I can't believe you wouldn't wait until next Wednesday for the next refresh. Did you really think that all these rumors have no basis in fact?</strong><hr></blockquote>



    That's what I was thinking. I can see buying something when you think there might be an update 3 months from now....but a week or two? That's either ignorant, impatient, or stupid. He could have found one on ebay next week, NIB and sealed for $1000 less.



    Hello?



    <img src="graemlins/oyvey.gif" border="0" alt="[No]" />



    [ 11-03-2002: Message edited by: SDW2001 ]</p>
  • Reply 7 of 19
    emaneman Posts: 7,204member
    Maybe he wanted his Powerbook when he got it and doesn't really care about having the latest?
  • Reply 8 of 19
    Hell, lets put it this way:

    You still have one heck of a nice computer. That screen must be awesome. Even though Wednesday will bring new TiBooks, that doesn't mean you have a bad computer right? RIGHT!



    I can't wait until the new iBooks! (currently I have a 366 iBook and I'm going to buy a new one) <img src="graemlins/smokin.gif" border="0" alt="[Chilling]" />
  • Reply 9 of 19
    kcmackcmac Posts: 1,051member
    Even if it does come out Wednesday, I am betting it won't show up until January or maybe just before Christmas. Can't imagine the next version will be that much better than the 800 Ti which is one sweet machine.



    He needed it now and got it now. It's all good.
  • Reply 10 of 19
    paulpaul Posts: 5,278member
    yeah lets see how long it takes to ship the new machines



    plus there may be issues with the new machines that need to be worked out... you never know



    [ 11-04-2002: Message edited by: Paul ]</p>
  • Reply 11 of 19
    xoolxool Posts: 2,460member
    Considering my Ti's video performance, I'm skeptical of the Ti's ability to drive a Cinema Display. Let alone driving both the Cinema and the internal LCD.



    I'd love to hear your experiences. The more recent models obviously have much more graphics power than my Ti 500 with a lowly 8 MB of VRAM.
  • Reply 12 of 19
    paulpaul Posts: 5,278member
    not that i ahve used the DVI output on my computer... but judging from the demo model in the apple store, it works flawlessly... i can watch a QT video in fullscreen and still do other stuff on the internal monitor w/o hiccups
  • Reply 13 of 19
    gordygordy Posts: 1,004member
    I used a PowerBook connected to the HD display at the Apple Store and it performed extremely well. I played the Monster's Inc. trailer on the HD display while playing iTunes on the PowerBook. It seemed to work perfectly.



    [ 11-05-2002: Message edited by: gordy ]</p>
  • Reply 14 of 19
    serranoserrano Posts: 1,806member
    [quote]Originally posted by Xool:

    <strong>Considering my Ti's video performance, I'm skeptical of the Ti's ability to drive a Cinema Display. Let alone driving both the Cinema and the internal LCD.



    I'd love to hear your experiences. The more recent models obviously have much more graphics power than my Ti 500 with a lowly 8 MB of VRAM.</strong><hr></blockquote>



    d00d, you've got half the vram on an older chipset.





    :cool:
  • Reply 15 of 19
    paulpaul Posts: 5,278member
    [quote]Originally posted by serrano:

    <strong>



    d00d, you've got half the vram on an older chipset.</strong><hr></blockquote>



    well really a quarter of the ram
  • Reply 16 of 19
    My bad. No offense meant.



    [ 11-08-2002: Message edited by: Multimedia ]</p>
  • Reply 17 of 19
    paulpaul Posts: 5,278member
    [quote]Originally posted by Multimedia:

    <strong>



    You must feel like the dumbest Mac Fanatic on the planet about now. You can't say we didn't warn you. Duh!</strong><hr></blockquote>



    you must be a real asshole....



    look you can wait another month for your computer... but macaholic is using his computer RIGHT NOW for at least a month longer then anyone who gets a PB now and for some people that extra month is worth whatever $ they lost in not waiting... so dont assume that he got screwed... because he really didnt





    i mean getting screwed is waiting and waiting and waiting for an update only to wait another month after it is announced....



    are you even going to buy a PB or just complain about them?
  • Reply 18 of 19




    [ 11-08-2002: Message edited by: Multimedia ]</p>
  • Reply 19 of 19
    alcimedesalcimedes Posts: 5,486member
    whether he should have or not, there's no point going out of your way to try and rub his nose in it if you think he made a mistake. it's called manners. please, try and be somewhat nice, no point working overtime to be a prick.
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