Aluminum 15" PB concept image

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by Postal, May 10, 2003.

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    Just for fun, I decided to whip up a concept image of a 15" aluminum PowerBook for those people yearning for the day when they can upgrade to the new case style without changing their screen size.

    Here's the URL: http://members.rogers.com/jfingas/al15concept.JPG

    Please be gentle about clicking that link, since I don't want to go overboard on the data traffic limit on my ISP's webspace. If you think you'd like to host it, though, be my guest. Just be sure to give me some credit. ;)

    And remember, before you run excitedly to the rumour sites claiming that I have official material, remember: this is a digital manipulation. If Apple Legal somehow decided to pull this it would simply be a coincidence that my image was similar to the real thing.
     
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    tazo

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    i prefer the TiBook myself. :) having said that however your mockup is pretty good. :p
     
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    maradong

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    yup.
    esp. because of the feature that you can raise and lower te screen brighntness and the keyboard backlight. or am i misinterpreting the signs over f9 anf f10 ?
     
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    17" minus 2.

    I wonder what is taking Apple so long to ship it?
    Minus rumors of ATI 9600, and 970.

    Sales of the 15" TiBook must be dismal, non? Hmm maybe that's the point?

    -Wyrm
     
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    QCassidy352

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    "Sales of the 15" TiBook must be dismal, non? Hmm maybe that's the point?"

    I would think so, but then again, not all mac users follow rumor sites like this. It may not have occured to many ppl that the Ti's are due to be retired.

    But if I were apple and had the Al's ready to go, I'd bite the bullet, discount the Ti's and get the sales of the Al's going rather than slowly trying to dump all these Ti's at full price. Of course, maybe the Al's aren't ready which would make that a moot point.

    very nice mock up of the 15" Al. A gorgeous computer, if it ends up looking like that.
     
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    reduce the size of the trackpad as well...it looks awfully weird on that smaller field. otherwise...looks good..:)
     
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    Trackpad: Looks good to me - bigger the better. It's only missing the Apple dial (ha ha ha).

    15" - as far as I'm concerned, I think the 15" is the best size.. not too big, not too small. If there were a good 15" out there then 12" and 17" would probably suffer.

    -Wyrm
     
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    LimeLite

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    I don't like how the power button is actually on the speaker grill.
     
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    I definitely agree with you.. if they would launch 15 with 12 and 17" versions, the others would really suffer... but the time of launch is kind of coming.. at least I hope the 15"Al will be launched and shipping as mid June or begining of July...
     
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    Nice mock-up. I hope that it really will look like that! :)
     
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    liked it

    i liked your doctored image, but i think u have to reduce the size of the trackpad. i know bigger is better but there is no ratio with the computer itself.

    and my wishes are they ship this babe with 970 ppc's and 10.3 64 bit :)))))
     
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    Re: liked it

    ...and a NVIDIA Quadro4 Go, thanks...;)
     
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    Yeah, that seems like a very likely reason for them holding back the 15" (if they are holding it back that is).
     
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    Now I am sure I like mine more. Only the paint...
    Is the keyboard so... UNpretty in real life?
     
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    wow. that's a pretty good mock-up Postal.

    although i when i think about it i don't really like the 'roundedness' of what a 15"AlBook would look like. i think the rounded edges suits the 12 & 17" PB, but going from the 'not-so-rounded' corners of the TiBook i think that would take a bit of getting used to.

    good mock-up anyway, sort of gives you an idea of what the 15" AlBook will look like. i've never thought about it before.
     
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    Thanks for the compliments on the image... I know that it's not perfect, for sure. The trackpad being the same size as for the 17" was influenced by it being late when I was finishing the image. I didn't want to spend the next hour resizing the pad and cleaning up the colours when I could have some blissful sleep, you know? :)
     
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    Re: Re: liked it

    NOOO!!!
    ATI is infinitely better. i pray that they'd ship it with the new Rad-9600 :(
     
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    Re: Re: Re: liked it

    Yeah, the ATI9600 looks much better on paper - of course, no Mac product ships with one, but ATi9600Mobility support is in 10.2.6... ha ha?

    Is there a Nvidia 5xxx FX Go anywhere in the world? Just as long as it doesn't come with the leaf blower.

    -Wyrm
     
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    i Still really like the black keys on the 15" tho. I wish those could light up.
     
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    With regard to the size of the trackpad - maybe a bigger one could benefit everyone...

    With Apple's inkwell technology, an oversized trackpad could also double as a handwriting recognition device, if bundled with a plastic stylus (aka. the Newton).

    :)
     
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    A trackpad, unless radically designed would not operate this way (I know, it's sad). In order to use a stylus, a touch sensitive pad must be used while nearly all current laptops use heat sensitive pads for the mouse.

    I know there are dissadvantages to the touch pads, but I forget what they are now, sorry.

    BEN
     
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    15 inch Al photo???

    http://www.apple.com/airport/

    have a looked at the photo on this page, on the right side about half way down. The guy is holding a new Powerbook, it's not the 12 inch, and looks too small for the 17inch. If you go to the Quicktime VR gallery of the 17inch and try to line-up the possitions the same, the apple logo on the 17inch looks much smaller than this photo shows.

    could this be a new 15inch powerbook photo?
     

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