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coolbreeze
May 14, 2003, 08:40 AM
Are there any? I checked cnet, etc, but it seems this model is too new to have a review yet. I would like to read one before buying.

Anyone?

caveman_uk
May 14, 2003, 09:03 AM
Basically it's a speed bump so it's much the same as the 'old' 800 only faster. I think it's also got the new opaque case rather than the much nicer (but apparently more expensive to make) painted on the inside case - but don't quote me on that I may be wrong.

yzedf
May 14, 2003, 09:38 AM
yes it is the solid white plastic case instead of the old style clear case with white paint inside. the hinge is now white instead of silver, and the plastic surround keyboard and plam rest area is now a different texture (slightly rougher).

as for performance:

faster cd burner (24x instead of 16x)
G3 900 vs 800 - xbench went from 50.x to 59.x (128MB in Apple store base config for 12")
same video card
802.11b only
USB 1.1 and Firewire (400) only

conclusion:

Nice little speed bump, though the faster cd burner is the most noticeable change performance wise.