12" Powerbook "Clone"

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in Future Apple Hardware edited January 2014
Check this out:



http://www.msi.com.tw/program/produc...il.php?UID=601



Very attractive, 12" widescreen for ?1099. 1.8 kilo's.

But...Integrated video chip, I *guess*.



Apple needs to hurry up and move on with the Powerbook.

I think the Apple Powerbook 12" should cost around $1250, not $1600. Overpriced.

Comments

  • Reply 1 of 11
    gene cleangene clean Posts: 3,481member
    More like iBook.
  • Reply 2 of 11
    johnqjohnq Posts: 2,763member
    Quote:

    Originally posted by Gene Clean

    More like iBook.



    Not even slot-loading.



    1280 is a bragging point but on a 12" screen it's more torture than feature anyway.
  • Reply 3 of 11
    Quote:

    Originally posted by dacloo

    Check this out:



    http://www.msi.com.tw/program/produc...il.php?UID=601



    Very attractive, 12" widescreen for ?1099. 1.8 kilo's.

    But...Integrated video chip, I *guess*.



    Apple needs to hurry up and move on with the Powerbook.

    I think the Apple Powerbook 12" should cost around $1250, not $1600. Overpriced.




    Like most PC laptops, it is lacking any type of style or subtlty. Where do PC manufacturers get their plastic from.



    Cheap laptop and look v cheap too.
  • Reply 4 of 11
    Quote:

    Originally posted by dacloo

    Check this out:



    http://www.msi.com.tw/program/produc...il.php?UID=601



    Very attractive, 12" widescreen for ?1099. 1.8 kilo's.

    But...Integrated video chip, I *guess*.



    Apple needs to hurry up and move on with the Powerbook.

    I think the Apple Powerbook 12" should cost around $1250, not $1600. Overpriced.




    it looks like any other laptop !





    stop smoking dude...





    yeah, and if a powerbook costs $1250

    then an ibook should be free ?
  • Reply 5 of 11
    The Sony S series beats the 12" PowerBook in every category.
  • Reply 6 of 11
    johnqjohnq Posts: 2,763member
    Quote:

    Originally posted by Existence

    The Sony S series beats the 12" PowerBook in every category.



    Are we saying otherwise? I missed that. I think we left the option open for a few PC laptops to be as good or better than Powerbooks, just not the one above.



    Or is that merely a standalone statement?
  • Reply 7 of 11
    MSI makes the best mainboard but their laptops are really poor. And I think there's no comparison between CISC and RISC computers.
  • Reply 8 of 11
    but heres the kicker...THEY DONT RUN OS X
  • Reply 9 of 11
    I had the option to buy any laptop I wanted last week. Sony, IBM, etc... I picked the 12inch powerbook w/superdrive. Why? It is still the best built notebook out there. I have a IBM T42 at work and it is permanently in my office logged on to the network so I can access it via remote desktop for the rare occasion I need a PC otherwise it just sits there becoming obsolete by the hour.
  • Reply 10 of 11
    maccrazymaccrazy Posts: 2,656member
    Quote:

    Originally posted by NaturalElement

    but heres the kicker...THEY DONT RUN OS X



    And that's the most important spec!
  • Reply 11 of 11
    Quote:

    Originally posted by NaturalElement

    but heres the kicker...THEY DONT RUN OS X



    i would put Linux on it.
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