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Gaz
Oct 31, 2002, 05:20 AM
The recently very reliable Think Secret has posted the following story:

thinksecret (http://www.thinksecret.com/news/nov5portables.html)

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Chaszmyr
Oct 31, 2002, 05:56 AM
This is good to hear, and i believe it pretty much. But if the powerbook doesnt have a superdrive i want the following:
Radeon 9000 graphics card
DDR RAM
1ghz g4
Bluetooth wouldnt be a bad thing either.

As for the ibook, 600mhz, 700mhz, 800mhz with the 600 costing only 999
no more plain CD-rom
price cuts by $100 across the board
10gb more HD space

I know i am asking for alot from the ibook, and we may not get all of that, but i expect the powerbook to be as i stated

MiloMac
Oct 31, 2002, 07:41 AM
...that this info is accurate. I'll be buying an iBook before Christmas. Would love to get a speed bump + bigger HD for the same $ or less (always nice).

Anybody wonder if these "bumped" notebooks will boot strictly in Jaguar, or will they also feature Classic? I know that Jobs said all Macs will be carrying OS X only as of 1/1/03, but I wonder if they would release updated Macs so close to the deadline w/ both OS' on board.

Sherman
Oct 31, 2002, 12:34 PM
Sounds pretty good.

I'm going to be getting a new TiBook once they come out.

A radeon 9000 would be nice, but I'd rather have the GF4 Go. More games are designed for nVidia hardware, like possibly UT2k3.


But anything better would be nice.

Prime
Nov 3, 2002, 05:24 PM
I actually had an order placed for a 667 Ti book,.. then I cancelled it. Waiting for these new ones. I'd be more than happe with either a Radeon 9000 or the GF4 Go. But then again.. the 7500 works for me. its all good!

Inhale420
Nov 3, 2002, 06:26 PM
Originally posted by Gaz
The recently very reliable Think Secret has posted the following story:

thinksecret (http://www.thinksecret.com/news/nov5portables.html)

G

i also hope this is true, but i wouldn't go so far to say that think secret is 'very reliable'

job
Nov 3, 2002, 07:13 PM
I think there are already multiple threads on this topic.

- hitman

demonx
Nov 3, 2002, 07:29 PM
hmm
I wonder if I place my order today, just to get things going(at the apple online store)
Then on the 5th or the 6th they release new modles of the Ibooks if I can upgrade my order without too much BS:rolleyes:

Over Achiever
Nov 3, 2002, 07:39 PM
Originally posted by demonx
hmm
I wonder if I place my order today, just to get things going(at the apple online store)
Then on the 5th or the 6th they release new modles of the Ibooks if I can upgrade my order without too much BS:rolleyes:

Its a trick that might work...place an order the day before and when the new computers come out, the order gets updated...someone on MR has done this before. Although with imminent price drops, why would you do it? :rolleyes:

demonx
Nov 3, 2002, 07:42 PM
True, im just getting impatient as heck now:p

Nebrie
Nov 3, 2002, 07:45 PM
Originally posted by Chaszmyr
This is good to hear, and i believe it pretty much. But if the powerbook doesnt have a superdrive i want the following:
Radeon 9000 graphics card
DDR RAM
1ghz g4
Bluetooth wouldnt be a bad thing either.

As for the ibook, 600mhz, 700mhz, 800mhz with the 600 costing only 999
no more plain CD-rom
price cuts by $100 across the board
10gb more HD space

I know i am asking for alot from the ibook, and we may not get all of that, but i expect the powerbook to be as i stated

The plain cdroms are really meant for schools who don't want their students to be burning cds or watching dvds during class.

Anyways, MacNN forums has almost undeniable evidence that there will be $200 price cuts on the new Powerbooks.

Prime
Nov 3, 2002, 10:34 PM
how could you argue with a $200 price cut.. heck you could get a fancy haircut and have cash left over for dinner with that! ;)