i just saw the 17 inch powerbook!

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by jefhatfield, Apr 6, 2003.

  1. Retired


    Jul 9, 2000
    it looks huge in person and the photographs and ads do not do it justice at all

    if you have a chance to see one...even if it takes a bit of a drive...do it

    i have been waiting weeks and weeks to actually see one somewhere in person and along with the 15" tibook at it's introduction, it is the most awe inspiring laptop experience i have ever had

    of course, nothing blows me away more than the time i walked into a college bookstore in 1998 and saw the imac
  2. macrumors member


    Oct 23, 2002
    i must agree, i finally saw a 17" last week (next to my friend's 15"), and boy was i impressed. builtin bluetooth, fast airport networking, and that thing it does with the keyboard in the dark was just plain awesome!
  3. macrumors 603


    Sep 6, 2002
    Houston, TX
    i am so jealous! i have gone to Fry's and CompUSA several times lately and it's a neiner. i really want to put my hands on one and see how big it really is.

    planning a trip on tuesday to fry's with a friend... wish me luck. :)
  4. macrumors 6502a


    Dec 3, 2002
    Good luck! :)

    the first thing I thought when I saw it was actually how reasonably sized it was. I was expecting some unweildly monster of a machine, but it actually looked very usable. AND it was lighter than the 12 in powerbook sitting next to it!
  5. macrumors 603


    Sep 6, 2002
    Houston, TX
    no way! it must have been missing its battery, surely!
  6. macrumors member

    Mar 18, 2003
    Here are just a few pics on my new 17". I am building a webpage. More pics and info to come.
    It surprises me some have never touched the 17". I have had mine for 3 weeks. I put my name on the list at an Apple store in Miami and had it 4 days later.

  7. macrumors 68040


    Apr 6, 2003
    Pacific Northwest, Seattle, WA actually
    Thats what i also thought initially, that it would be so damn large it would not be worth the price.
  8. macrumors newbie

    Apr 7, 2003
    I'm also jealous, I bought one of the 15" 1Ghz powerbooks when they came out in Nov. Oh well. I guess thats the nature of apples products.. But I'm loving this thing! fantastic machine.
  9. macrumors 6502a


    Dec 3, 2002
    The inner depths of madness, aka Kent, OH
    <rant> Same thing happened to me. I bought the 15" 1 GHz superdrive and they turn right back around and release the new ones. You're supposed to buy right after they come out so you know you've got top of the line for a little while! but two months?? still makes me angry! =0) </rant>
  10. macrumors member

    Mar 5, 2003
    Warrington UK
    coool so it looks bigger in reality nice one hope its nice and fat! not too heavy though hehe! its a show off toy ladies and gentle men isnt it?

    but worth the wait....im still waiting ordered on 8th jan.

    hmmnnn :(

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