Goodbye TiBooks, Hello AlumBooks

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  1. Over Achiever macrumors 68000

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    Was that surprising or what? I know many who have recently bought iBooks and powerBooks that are extremely pissed. I would be too if I didn't have problems that prevented me from buying before MWSF. But here the new laptops are, and here are their features:
    (the 15.2" has not been discontinued, they are still being sold as the "middle" ground, although $200 cheaper)

    12" and 17" as arn predicted last minute.
    12" contains:
    867 MHz G4, 1 MB L3 Cache
    256 MB PC2100 DDR SDRAM (266 MHz), upgradable to 640 MB
    12.1" TFT 4:3 (1024 x 768)
    NVIDIA GeForce4 420 Go w/ 32 MB DDR
    40 GB Ultra ATA/100, upgradable to 60 GB
    Slot-loading combo, upgradable to superdrive
    (8x DVD read, 24x CD-R burn, 10x CD-RW burn, 24x CD read) or
    (1x DVD-R burn, 8x DVD read, 8x CD-R burn, 4x CD-RW burn, 24x CD read)
    10/100 Ethernet, 56K V.92 modem
    Built-in bluetooth and Airport Extreme (802.11g) ready
    Ports: VGA, 2 USB 1.1, 1 PC Card Type I/II, 1 Firewire400
    1.18 x 10.9 x 8.6", 4.6 pounds



    The 17" contains:
    1 GHz G4, 1 MB L3 cache
    512 MB PC2700 DDR SDRAM (333 MHz), upgradable to 1 GB
    17.1" TFT 16:10 (1440 x 900)
    NVIDIA GeForce4 440 Go w/ 64 MB DDR
    60 GB Ultra ATA/100
    Slot-loading superdrive
    (2x DVD-R burn, 6x DVD read, 8x CD-R burn, 4x CD-RW burn, 24x CD read)
    Gigabit (10/100/1000) Ethernet, 56K v.92 modem
    Built in bluetooth and Airport Extreme (802.11g)
    Ports: DVI, 2 USB 1.1, 1 PC Card Type II, 1 Firewire400, 1 Firewire800
    1.0 x 15.4 x 10.2", 6.8 pounds



    Other new features:
    New shell. No longer titanium, now brushed, unpainted aluminium
    New port location: located the sides, no port covers
    Better Airport Reception: Antennae located on sides of the screen
    Ambient light sensor: Adjusts keyboard illumination and screen brightness based on user preferences (17" model only).
    New Hinge design: just like the iBooks



    What else did I miss? ^_^
     
  2. Over Achiever thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Some images:
    The 12.1" model ($1799):
    [​IMG][​IMG]



    The 17.1" model($3299):
    [​IMG][​IMG]
     
  3. Over Achiever thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Whoa, I didn't notice this before.

    New hinge design! Just like the iBook!

    Anyway, here a shot of the keyboard ;)
    [​IMG]
     
  4. JSRockit macrumors 6502a

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    yeah they are both Albooks

    I'm in love with the 17inch Albook, its the best looking computer I've ever seen, I thought my imac was nice, but this just blows is out of the water, I with I had one to call my own
     
  6. Stelliform macrumors 68000

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    Re: Goodbye TiBooks, Hello AlumBooks

    I bought one in November and I am not pissed. :) But I am a switcher. I am used to prices falling and inventory changing quickly. I figure a $200 price drop is pretty insignificant compared to my Toshiba Laptop. It lost $900 in value in less than 2 months. But I still took the hit to switch to a Mac. I was tired of M$ running my life.
     
  7. pnz999 macrumors member

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    12" Ti Book/// Does it have a PC / Card Bus slot?

    and Can I still use my old Airport Card 802.11b on the new Ti .. 12"?
     
  8. JSRockit macrumors 6502a

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    No PC Card slot on the 12"...can't call it Ti anymore either. I think the Airport card slot is designed differently as well. The 12" PowerBook is the iBook I've been waiting for.
     
  9. Wano macrumors 6502

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    Does anyone know what the dimensions for the 15"TiBook is?
    Also, do you guys think it would be worth getting the 17"PowerBook instead of a Dual867 Powermac w/formac 17.4" display?
     
  10. JSRockit macrumors 6502a

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    Apple's site has the specs...click the powerbook and then go to specs.

    I'd say it is worth getting the new 17" TiBook instead of a desktop...but I don't like desktops. however, you cannot deny the fact that desktops are upgradable and laptops are not.
     
  11. Wano macrumors 6502

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    Yeah...if i got the powerbook i would get a 120Gb firewire hard drive.
    I just need someting that I can do a lot of video editing on...and I am gone for about 2-3months out of the year so that is why i am thinking of the powerbook...but i don't know what to do!?!?!i will be buying the system in mid march or so........there are so many choices, and to make the right one will be even harder when they update the powermac and iMac.
     
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    This is the key right here.
     

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