17" powerbook

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  1. rideahyperLite macrumors member

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    has anyone received their 17" powerbook yet? how is the screen brightness? i want to order one but i want to hear about them or test one out first. since my apple store isn't getting one until early march any help or links to reviews would be greatly appreciated.
     
  2. nanosound macrumors regular

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    I'm expecting mine in 2-3 weeks. I did see one again today at the Palo Alto Apple Store--it's in the window and there are none yet to "play" with (I liked what I saw at MacWorld). The Powerbook commercial was playing on it and I noticed how impressive the screen size is, how it can cover your main field of vision. It was hard to tell the brightness as it was in the window--I'm sure you can adjust it--aren't these the same screens as in iMacs? But I think it will serve my needs well. It's just that damn long wait that Apple makes us go through!
     
  3. SoonToGetAMac macrumors 6502

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    I saw tham same exact powerbook, and the thing is HUGE! Its incredible. :)
     
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  5. Skandranon macrumors regular

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    Have you posted any pics?

    C'mon. Give us PB17 junkies a reason to believe you.:p
     
  6. moby1 macrumors 6502

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    RU in Palo Alto?

    Somebody take a pic please! I want to something that shows the scale of this thing.
     
  7. janey macrumors 603

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    Re: Have you posted any pics?

    Um what bout the fact that i'm using it right now? I'm completely serious. You just don't wanna know what i'm doing with it.
     
  8. Skandranon macrumors regular

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    Mm-hmm.

    Great response, champ. Let's hear a round of applause.

    Nevermind. Now I'm "completely serious" about not believing you.
     
  9. janey macrumors 603

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    hey i'd love to send you pics...
    just don't look at the screen.
     
  10. Over Achiever macrumors 68000

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    So...why don't you post pics of the BACK of the screen then.

    How about the box you got it in...that is you HAVE a box, right?

    Pics of unpacking it will shut all of us nonbelievers up right away, and improve your rep.
     
  11. rideahyperLite thread starter macrumors member

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    Re: Re: Have you posted any pics?

    and what are you doing w/it? there isnt a hole big enough... o wait nevermind..
     
  12. Over Achiever macrumors 68000

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    Re: Re: Re: Have you posted any pics?

    lol...i'm assuming that ubergeek's a girl ;)
     
  13. rideahyperLite thread starter macrumors member

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    Re: Re: Re: Re: Have you posted any pics?

    thats y i said nevermind. ok but seriously ubergeek, how is the screen brightness? is it like the imac or more like the tibook? i heard a rumor that the screens were the thing that was holding them up. is this true?
     
  14. Noiseboy macrumors regular

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    In stock

    I just got an email from MacMall saying they have the 12" and 17" in stock now.
    Think I might wait a while though, see if there are any glitches. Can I wait? Not sure.:rolleyes:
     
  15. morlium macrumors regular

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    for real??

    could you forward it to me ... uh, I'm an interested party ...
     
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    Re: In stock

    Yow. Macmall - if recollection serves - is an outfit that can ship next day if orders are in by some reasonable hour... that means one could have a 17" on Friday if ordering tomorrow. I still haven't heard that they've made it to the local apple store (tyson's corner, VA).
     
  18. TheMightyG macrumors regular

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    Re: 17" powerbook

    Didn't Jobs at MWSF say that the 17" PB used the same screen as the 17" iMac (packaged differently of course and with a different resolution)?

    Or are they completely different widescreens made by completely different companies?

    So if they're the same..just gawk at an iMac....
     
  19. Over Achiever macrumors 68000

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    They are the same screen, but the backlight it different. The backlight on the powerbook is thinner then the one on the iMac, so it won't be as bright.

    Also there are power comsumption considerations...so overall I would expect the screens to be not as bright as the iMac, unless the screen on the iMac wasn't bright at all. In that case then they will look the same.
     
  20. nanosound macrumors regular

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    Ubergeek is surfing porn! Hardly a way to use that new georgeous piece of machinery.

    Other than that you haven't done more then brag about it. Fess up: how long from your order until getting it?

    Or we can naturally not believe a word you said.
     
  21. Skandranon macrumors regular

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    Take note, citizens:

    The eerie silence. The lack of proof.

    I believe we have ourselves a textbook example of someone spouting out some serious bull**** in a public forum.

    Uber: I am now completely convinced that you neither have an AP17, nor can you even afford one.
     
  22. nanosound macrumors regular

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    Hey, she could be an Apple employee...Nahhhhhh
    I don't think they would be hanging out on these forums like this. Unbefitting an Apple employee.
     
  23. Tiauguinho macrumors 6502a

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    Guys... and the best thing is that Ubergeek claims that she has a PowerMac Dual 1.42 as well...
     
  24. TheMightyG macrumors regular

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    I think she also has one of those new dual 970s with a 256meg NVidia Geforce FX....:D
     
  25. nanosound macrumors regular

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    Maybe she's just an Apple hardware tester...and it's not really hers to keep. Keep an eye over the shoulder Uber, just in case the boss comes to your cubicle at an "inopportune" moment. Not to mention Steve himself.
     

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