15" Powerbook wait stretched?

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by gopher, Aug 1, 2003.

  1. macrumors 65816

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    It seems to me that this has happended many times in the last month or so, with no result. I am not giving that much weight to this change. I am going to the apple store tonight to get a new 15" TiBook, I am sick of waiting.
     
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    I would't get that lame ass 15"PB now.
    So many things are missing in it. no airport extreme to start with - no backlit keyboard - no slick aluminium, noisy fan... Does it habe integrated Bluetooth? So many drawbacks, even if you don't much care about raw processor speed.
     
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    Two positives about the Powerbook 15":

    The right size for coach class

    Mac OS 9 booting with all the advantages of a Powerbook G4 17" except Airport Extreme (while you can at 50 feet get 4 times the bandwidth, none of the internet cafes give you that speed), and Firewire 800 (yes this would be nice, but isn't available on Mac OS 9 bootable machines in anycase), and built-in bluetooth, and light sensitive keyboard.

    20% of the Mac community has upgraded to Mac OS X. That's based on two numbers:

    7 million Mac OS X users as stated at WWDC, and the total Mac user base of 35 million as stated by Fortune magazine last March. Until Apple can make Mac OS X upgrading cheaper, they are going to be hard pressed to get more people to buy Mac OS X only booting machines. They need these Mac OS 9 booting machines until the old ones die out (in 6 to 10 years). That's the sad truth of making machines too reliable.
     
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    I played the waiting game for the new iPods, and I am glad that I did. There seemed like their were a lot of people waiting then, and I'm wondering how many people are waiting on PowerBook updates now.
     
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    I am along with half the other pb population.
     
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    Marble

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    Well, I finally broke down and bought a current model. I'm really pleased. I got all sorts of peripherals with it, and I love this baby :).
     
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    Schiffi

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    The current 15 is all the power most ppl will need for the time being. I have no BT devices and I have no need for the speed of AE (only aids in file sharing, not internet speed). DDR? The G4 doesn't optimise DDR in anyway where it'd be that much beneficial. G5 PBs won't be avaiable til at least this time next year (my guess would be 1.5yrs). I have been more than pleased with the TiBook, I suggest those waiting go to their local AppleStore and play with the TiBook then the 17", they'll be surprised.
     
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    cb911

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    the Apple Store has had these sort of delays on shipping for about the past month. i don't see how this 'news' is at all significant.
     
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    Same old same old topic.
     

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