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Ipaqman
Sep 29, 2003, 08:03 PM
hi,

Has anyone reviewed the new 12inch powerbook. Is there any site that has reviews and user comments?

thanks,
ipaqman

Gus
Sep 29, 2003, 10:11 PM
I just received mine today!

12.1" PB Al. Base RAM, Combo, 40BG HD.

This is one NICE machine. It's every bit as fast as I hoped it would be, and my wife is terribly disappointed because it knocks the socks off of her 12" PB 867. I think it must be both the processor bump and the 512k L2 cache, because it is a noticable difference in speed. I can't wait to get more than 256MB RAM in this baby. It just feels very solid, is very fast, and the keyboard is a huge improvement over the iBook, and I never really had a complaint about the iBook keyboard. Until now. :P

Regards,
Gus

Abstract
Sep 30, 2003, 12:06 AM
Thanks for the info. Does it get as hot as the 867MHz 12"'er, and does the battery last over 3 hours?

I'm mainly concerned about the heat. As long as its cooler than the previous model, I'll get it. The other one was scorchin'.

Since I'm a student without much income, my credit card has a limit of $2000 (Cdn), which is preventing me from getting it online (its $2000 CDN+ $370 CDN for Applecare + tax). Otherwise I would have ordered it a week ago. :p

I neeeeeed to get to the Univ of Toronto computer store to buy it, but I've got no time....

Gus
Sep 30, 2003, 12:27 AM
It doesn't seem to get as hot as my wife's 867, but the fan does kick on quite often.

Regards,
Gus