big Macmall powerbook price drops!

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  1. LucasLand macrumors 6502a

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    i just got an email from macmall that said that all powerbook g4 667 mhz have dropped in price by $400 big ones! They are selling them for $2394! That's about $600 less than what is currently listed in apple's store. Does this possibly mean that new powerbooks will be announced at macworld tokyo?
     
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    those are the ones without the combo drive. id be surprised if the ones with the combo drive drop at all.
     
  4. krossfyter macrumors 601

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    whats comming? should i be scared?:eek:
     
  5. King Cobra macrumors 603

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    Re: What's coming...

    My guess is that Apple may have squeezed in one tight DVD-R/CD-RW Superdrive Combo in the thin one inch frame.

    I am guessing that the new model will cost around $3000 and will have a much faster processor. Many sources have said that either model will have 733MHz or 867MHz. I will agree.
     
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    Re: Re: What's coming...

    Yeah, a SuperDrive would be so sweet! But it would be hard to fit it in the one inch case without making it heavier than 5.3 pounds.
     
  8. ilikeiBook macrumors regular

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    Don't be scared by a powerbook, they're not running Windows. They're running OSX, and there's nothing scary about that.
     
  9. King Cobra macrumors 603

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    Re: Re: Re: What's coming...

    True, 5.3 pounds is already a strong weight. But I have heard from other sources that Apple is mixing the Titanium metal cover with other metals, perhaps to make the revision lighter.
     
  10. kidtronix macrumors regular

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    i wouldn't want a powerbook with a superdrive, not only because i want to pick which dvd writer format i want but also because it will jack up the prices enormously. new gfxcard and ddr memory is way more important imo.
     
  11. kishba macrumors 6502a

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    they had a hard enough drive getting a superdrive in the new imac.... they won't have one in a portable (especially in a tibook) for a long time

    there is currently no way to shrink the height of the drives or the length

    keep in mind they had a combo in the ibook before they had one in the tibook
     
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    Do we need tissues, paper towels, or a mop and bucket to clean up after???? :D

    I just had to post that...
     
  13. eyelikeart Moderator emeritus

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    ha ha ha!!! :D
     
  14. germanknee macrumors member

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    yep, i think that there's a good chance we'll see powerbook revision at tokyo as well as a 10gb iPod and osx 10.2.
     
  15. Backtothemac macrumors 601

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    Not on Combo Units.

    Those are the 667's with the DVD not the CDRW/DVD drive. That is why they are selling them so cheap. Notice the CDRW/DVD unit is selling for what Apple sells theirs for less about 5 or 10 bucks. We may see new ones at Tokyo, but I don't think we will see them until MWNY.
     
  16. SPG macrumors 65816

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    Nobody's made a DVDR drive that is small enough, light enough, has low enough power consumption to run in a laptop, and nobody has it as a high priority yet, though it would be nice. While we're dreaming I'd like a 27gb blue laser DVDR combo drive in my gold plated G5 laptop please. Oh well, I guess we'll hav to settle for cheaper, faster, and bigger HD then.
     
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    Price Drops

    Also...Big price drops in the Apple Edu additionally to the low prices. A Powermac G4 is 1250 plus a 50 dollar rebate. This goes to 100 dollars! It also works for the PowerMac, Old iMac, iBook, and PowerBook.
     

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