Opinions on next iBook update

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  1. joshua_msu macrumors regular

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    I know there was an update this past October, but I had a question about the next update. Do any of you guys think they may update the display at all? Many of the more portable Windows machines have such lovely displays, and I noticed that the iBook's is sort of lacking. It would be really great if they could bump up the quality and resolution on the next series. I need a laptop to complement my PM, but I dont need all the power that a PB provides. Also, do you guys maybe see a 64Mb video card option on the 12 inchers when they come out? Thanks.
     
  2. gangst macrumors 6502a

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    I doubt Apple will change the displays on the iBooks until the next revision, and I feel that this iBook revision is a fair time away and after the long awaited PB update. Also i reckon the iBook will only get 64mb vram untill all the PB's are up to 128 or possibly 256 (i dream), otherwise it would be too competitive for the PB.
     
  3. nichos macrumors 6502

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    I would say awhile, because I think they'll update the PowerBooks before they update the iBooks. Especially since the PB 12" display is the same as the iBook display.

    EDIT: damn gangst beat me by 1 minute!
     
  4. maya macrumors 68040

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    Maybe PowerBook updates around the last week of January 2005 and PowerBook G5 at WWDC 2005 at 1.8GHz. :)

    iBooks will see an update around ~April 2005. :)

    Low end:

    1.33Ghz

    Top end:

    1.47Ghz.

    As far as GPU goes 64MB should sound about right. :)
     
  5. joshua_msu thread starter macrumors regular

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    Do you think they will also make the Superdrive an option on the 12 inch iBook?
     
  6. maya macrumors 68040

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    Only if the PowerBook line gets the dual layer burners. :)


    You can always get an 8x DVD dual layer burner to fit in your 12" iBook at present from a 3rd party vendor:

    http://store.mcetech.com/Merchant2/...Code=IBOOKSLDVDR8DL-A&Category_Code=STORDVDRW

    The current iBook and PowerBook DVD burners have a max speed of 4x and are single layer.
     
  7. sjpetry macrumors 65816

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    2.0GHz at MWDC. :D
     
  8. maya macrumors 68040

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    There is a chance since by then there will be a 2.0GHz G5 iMac. :)
     
  9. sjpetry macrumors 65816

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    Only 6 months or so.........and the countdown begins. :cool:
     
  10. joshua_msu thread starter macrumors regular

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    It sure would be sweet if the next iBook 12 inch became a widescreen.
     

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