Look, New Powerbook Coming Out Soon.

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  1. DavidCL23 macrumors 6502

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    goto amazon.com and search for powerbook, they are all $200-$300 off, also 2 weeks ago they had the 550mhz for $2000 + $200 amazon.com credit.
     
  2. King Cobra macrumors 603

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    Re: Price Drops & Anticipation

    I thought somebody already posted price drops on Titanium G4s from MacMall.

    http://www.macrumors.com/forums/showthread.php3?s=&threadid=2827

    It is probable that Apple may come out with another Powerbook at Tokyo, because usually price drops result in anticipation for a newer product. Apple is doing it with their monitors as well. (If you purchase a new Quicksilver, you can place the 22 inch LCD monitor on the same order for $2000.) Apple may also come out with new monitors.
     
  3. macktheknife macrumors 6502a

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    Re: Price drops

    The price cuts are for the DVD-only models. The models with combo drives are still fully priced, although you can get a rebate if you went through the education website.

    I think the new models are coming out soon, but I had already bought a 550/512 combo model a month ago.

    Oh well, trying to stay will technology is like trying to change a wheel on a moving car . . .
     
  4. alex_ant macrumors 68020

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    It's also possible that the TiBook price drops happened to keep them competitive. They were arguably overpriced before. But yes, they are definitely due for an update anyway - the sooner the better. They could really use faster CPUs and graphics chips, although barring a few tiny other tweaks I don't know how else they could be improved. USB/Firewire 2, maybe... or the reintroduction of zoomed video support... better AirPort range... quieter fan... changing the battery latch so it gets pushed inwards rather than pulled outwards... that's all I can really think of.

    I will cross my fingers and hope for Ultra160 SCSI. :) (<--- Joke)

    Alex
     
  5. macstudent macrumors 6502

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    apple store

    in the apple store the powerbook section nolonger has the "new" bubble next to them. The imac, powermac, and ibook do however. Maybe this is a sign pointing towards new powerbooks, but then again it might just be a sign that they are in fact OLD.
     
  6. eyelikeart Moderator emeritus

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    I bet we'll have this for a while....the "newness" of the TiBook is all about gone...

    then the rumors will start flaring around MacWorld time....

    we'll start seeing 3D renderings of stupid & crazy looking stuff...

    it'll happen....don't look too much into these price changes just yet... :p
     
  7. krossfyter macrumors 601

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    my sentimets exactly eyelikeart.
    the price changes are due to competition. new powerbooks....fat chance.
     
  8. MacAztec macrumors 68040

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    Powerbooks

    I am telling ya, apple should make a shiney black titanium PBook!
     
  9. krossfyter macrumors 601

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    nooo chrome man. chrome!!!


    silver surfer models!:D
     
  10. DNA macrumors newbie

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    Why not...

    ...go for the big one? A gold-anodized Titanium Powerbook. That'd really kick @ss! Cheers
     
  11. krossfyter macrumors 601

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    welll...

    nooo mr t pity the fool models.

    the golds might look hella cool and sound neat but...they would add $$$$ to the price of the powerbook id assume....if if it not real gold.
    i dont know. titanium-chrome all the way!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  12. ibjoshua macrumors 6502a

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    yuck

    chrome? black? gold?
    eeergh! god you guys have got bad taste.
    sounds like bad eighties HiFi gear


    it's a relief that at least someone on this list can spell definitely though.
    i can sleep okay now
     
  13. Macmaniac macrumors 68040

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    TiBook

    This is looking good we may get newer faster Ti-Books! Lets hope for that new iPod!
     
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    i noticed that in the education section of the apple store all models except the imac have rebates on top of the educational discount... could that mean anything?
     
  17. mischief macrumors 68030

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    Watch...............

    Apple will freak us all out and cycle everything but the iMac.

    "Oh, and just one more thing: We're gonna rev all the hardware at the same time every three months from now on. Cheers":D ;)
     
  18. eyelikeart Moderator emeritus

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    anyone seeing those pink elephants dancing across their screens again?!?! :eek:
     
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    I doubt...

    ...that we're going to see new PBs at MWT. I think it's more likely that we'll see a new iPod and OS X.2 (12 on the OSX clock). Then at MWNY we'll see new powermacs and/or new powerbooks.
     
  21. krossfyter macrumors 601

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    Re: yuck



    ....hey looka hear-------> dephanitally!


    So ummm you got a better idea for new powerbook colors??

    if soo lets hear um. really! not trying to flame you man...just want to see hear your opinnion on a color.



    by the way a chrome tibook is actually very classy and professional.
    i dont think there are any chrome puters out there? do you know of any?
     
  22. King Cobra macrumors 603

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    General krossfyter just took the words out of my mouth! There is nothing wrong with black!

    A reflective black coating will work very nicely. It makes the Ti look much more prominent, compared to the silver Titaniums. If anyone else agrees with reflective black titanium . . . better start a poll!
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    KC: Well I have a Mac, and the software I use operates in OS 10. Does that make me better than you?
     
  23. mischief macrumors 68030

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    colour

    I don't give two mouse testicles about the outside colours. I just want a non-reflective dark blue or black inside face and a backlit keyboard with dimming.
     
  24. krossfyter macrumors 601

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    i hear ya king cobra.

    If apple does come out with another black powerbook...being that the g3 one was black...it is going to be different looking...not just because it would be titanium black but because apple and different are synonymous.

    On the other hand...if they go ti-chrome...which is more like a fun idea for me rather than a practical idea for them then im sure that it will be the baddest looking chrome machine out there. something that the terminator would be proud of.


    :D
     
  25. krossfyter macrumors 601

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    Re: colour

    mouse testies aye!!

    heh. i hear ya. however im sure you would give a mouse testie on outside color if apple came out with a pink powerbook.

    :)
     

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