ibook specs predictions

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  1. bigben334 macrumors regular

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    everyone put wat they think the specs of the new upgraded ibooks are gonna be, and please lets keep it serious. thanks
     
  2. Alasta macrumors regular

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    This sounds like fun! Maybe we could have a sweepstake!

    - 12" model will have 1.5GHz G4, 14" model will have 1.67GHz G4. Both will have 167MHz FSB.
    - 512Mb standard. Probably all soldered onto the motherboard, leaving the second slot free, but I wouldn't bet on this.
    - 12" model will have 40Gb hard drive, 14" model will have 80Gb.
    - Some sort of video hardware upgrade. I don't have enough knowledge in this area to be specific, but I think it would be fair to assume that it will have 64Mb VRAM and support core image.
    - An increase in display resolution and Superdrives across the line are possible, although I'm a bit less confident on these aspects.
    - Built in bluetooth.
    - Price drop of $US100 - 200.
    - No change in form factor (even though it's overdue, they will wait for the Intel units before doing this).

    If you're thinking that these specs are too close to the Powerbook, please bear in mind that I believe that the Powerbook will be updated at the same time. In terms of timing, I think that we'll be looking at Macworld Paris, or shortly after.
     
  3. Mood macrumors regular

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    give me reflective wide screen display and dual display

    drop price
    superdrive in 12 inch ibook
    update the powerbooks too
    better trackpad for the ibook (the powerbook type)
    more hdd space
    more ram
    BETTER BATTEYR LIFE (the more the better hey)
    iPotato
    cheaper (in price)
     
  4. Chundles macrumors G4

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    Give me a NON-reflective widescreen display with a brighter backlight - can't stand the glare off those reflective screens and they're useless in our Aussie sunlight.

    Better graphics
    Better battery life
    Bigger HDD in the 12" model
    Superdrive options across the board
    Better speakers
    Cheaper
    More RAM
    Better Keyboard
     
  5. eXan macrumors 601

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    I find these specs unlikely, especially the CPU and GPU, cuz iBooks will be veru close to Powerbooks, even if PBs will go to e600 or whatever the new freescale cpu is called.
     
  6. eXan macrumors 601

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    As for me, I think that new iBooks will look like this:

    12" model: 14" model:
    1.33 GHz G4 1.42 GHz G4
    40 GB HD 60GB HD
    512 MB RAM 512 MB RAM
    1024x768 screen 1152x864 screen
    GPU that supports Core Image, not necessarily 64MB (maybe GeForce FX5200?)
     
  7. Hattig macrumors 65816

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    12"
    1.33GHz Freescale 4778
    166MHz FSB
    512MB memory on motherboard
    40GB Hard Drive
    64MB ATI Radeon 9600M graphics
    Superdrive as standard
    Bluetooth and Airport Extreme as standard
    £649 / $899

    14"
    1.5GHz Freescale 4778
    166MHz FSB
    512MB memory on motherboard
    80GB Hard Drive
    64MB ATI Radeon 9600M graphics
    Superdrive as standard
    Bluetooth and Airport Extreme as standard
    £799

    14" Widescreen
    1.5GHz Freescale 4778
    166MHz FSB
    512MB memory on motherboard
    80GB Hard Drive
    64MB ATI Radeon 9600M graphics
    Superdrive as standard
    Bluetooth and Airport Extreme as standard
    1280x768 14" widescreen display
    £899
     
  8. mjstew33 macrumors 601

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    ^^^^That IS DEFINITLEY not going to happen ;) ^^^^

    12"
    1.33GHz PowerPC G4
    512MB RAM (256MB on board, 256MB in the empty slot)
    40GB HDD standard
    GeForce FX5200 64MB VRAM (or something else that supports Core Image)
    1024x768 screen display
    Combo Drive
    Airport Extreme
    Bluetooth as an option

    14"
    1.46GHz PowerPC G4
    512MB RAM (256 on board, 256 in empty slot)
    60GB HDD standard
    GeForce FX5200 64MB VRAM (or something else that supports Core Image)
    1024x768 screen display
    SuperDrive as an option
    Airport Extreme
    Bluetooth as an option

    There is no way in hell there is going to be a widescreen iBook, yeah right!
     
  9. ITASOR macrumors 601

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    12" 1024x768
    1.2Ghz PowerPC G4
    256MB RAM
    30GB HD
    Combo
    $999

    14" 1024x768
    1.33Ghz PowerPC G4
    256MB RAM
    60GB HD
    Combo/Superdrive
    $1,299/$1,499

    Done.
     
  10. grapes911 Moderator emeritus

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    Not much of a update, but I'd have to place my bet here too.
     
  11. wide macrumors 6502a

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    12 inch: 14 inch:
    12.1" OLED 24 billion color display / 14.1" OLED 24 billion color display
    1.4GHz PowerPC G4 / 1.53 GHz PowerPC G4
    512 MB RAM on motherboard / 1 GB RAM on motherboard
    60 GB 7200 RPM HD / 100 GB RPM 7200 HD
    16X DL SuperDrive
    the PowerBook's keyboard, but in white
    2.1 speaker orientation / 5.1 speaker orientation
    Line-in jack
    PC-Card slot also compatible with iPods and the iPhone
    built in Bluetooth 2.0 and AirPort Extreme
    1.0" thin
    4 lbs / 5 lbs
    6 hour battery life (real usage)
    windshield wipers for the screen
    FireWire 800 (1)
    FireWire 400 (1)
    USB 2.0 (2)
    DVI-out
    Tablet-style fold-around screen
     
  12. alexeismertin macrumors regular

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    .... then everyone woke up

    ... from their hallucinogen induced sleep.

    and got 10Gb on the HD, .1Ghz on the CPU, 64mb graphics & an extra 256mb of ram.


    ..you gotta come down sometime!
     
  13. wwooden macrumors 68000

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    My money is on this line up. Except I think Bluetooth will be standard.
     
  14. JonMaker macrumors regular

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    My educated guess is that the new iBooks will get:

    1.33 GHz (12") and 1.42 GHz (14")
    512 MB RAM on the MoBo.
    40 GB HD at the low end.
    GeForce FX5200 (64MB).
    Bluetooth standard.
    Possibility of BTO SuperDrive on 12".
    Same "500" form factor.
    Price drop of ~$100.

    I'd like to see higher res. screens (1280x960), but I somehow doubt it will happen.
    Widescreen is unforseeable.
    I also want Apple to un-cripple the screen spanning.
     
  15. Hattig macrumors 65816

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    I added that on as the far-out option.

    However for the other ones, maybe with the option of a Combo drive on both of them for another £30 / $50 off the price, I think they need to have that type of specification to actually have a decent specification come the end of the year.
     
  16. bodeh6 macrumors 6502a

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    This is not an update. This is the current specs. This must be a joke post.
     
  17. grapes911 Moderator emeritus

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    Can't put anything past you!! :rolleyes:
     
  18. MacSA macrumors 68000

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    ........even some of those features sound a bit optomisitic to me.
     
  19. jiv3turkey748 macrumors 6502a

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    12"
    1.33ghz
    40gb 5400rpm(up to 100gb)
    512mb of ram (up to 1.25)
    64mb of vram

    14"
    1.5ghz
    80gb 5400rpm
    512(up to 2gb)
    64mb of vram

    the superdrive will go from 4x to 8x
     
  20. ITASOR macrumors 601

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    ;) aka "no updates, boys"
     
  21. tsk macrumors 6502a

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    These specs would be well worth it IMO. A 5400 RPM drive is worth probably more than the lousy speed bump.
     
  22. Jedi128 macrumors 6502

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    Ok, guys... First there will be no price drop becuase they dropped the price the last time they updated them. It was $1100, and they dropped to $999. So there is no way there will be a price drop. Also, there is no way there will be Superdrives standard in the 12". Here's the specs I think will happen:
    1.33Ghz G4(12")
    256MB RAM
    40GB 5400RPM
    Airport Extreme
    Bluetooth built-in
    64MB of VRAM
    Combo
    $999

    1.5Ghz G4(14")
    256MB RAM
    60GB 5400RPM
    Airport Extreme
    Buletooth built-in
    64MB of VRAM
    Combo
    $1299

    1.5Ghz G4(14")
    256MB RAM
    80GB 5400RPM
    Airport Extreme
    Bluetooth built-in
    64MB of VRAM
    Superdrive
    $1499
     
  23. The_Man macrumors 6502

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    So by saying "no updates" you are saying that there will never be an update in the future?
    This thread is not saying "iBook specs for next tuesday" but rather for the next updates, whenever they may come. This is either a stupid post or a bad joke.
     
  24. ITASOR macrumors 601

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    Predictions for the next iBook. I take that to mean sometime soon, as in before intel. I don't believe there will be an update before the intel iBooks come out, sorry.

    Could be though, just my opinions. In the occasion that there is an update I don't think they will change the graphics card, just a processor boost to 1.33ghz and the 40GB HD.
     
  25. grapes911 Moderator emeritus

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    I think ITASOR was trying to say that it will be a while before they are updated. And because it will take so long, 'who knows?' and 'who cares?'. At least thats how I feel.

    Edit: Better yet, hear it straight from the source ^
     

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