should the 14" ibook live?

Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by jefhatfield, Jul 1, 2002.

  1. jefhatfield Retired

    jefhatfield

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    i love the ibook...i got the very first one

    the current 12" inch ibook is great because it packs a lot of punch for a 4.9 pound sub-notebook

    but the 14" inch ibook weighs a pound more and is overshadowed by the amazing tibook and the 14" inch ibook may be too high in price for the consumer market at $1799 usd

    personally, i would like to see the 14" inch ibook come down in price at least two hundred dollars
     
  2. G4scott macrumors 68020

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    No. It should not live. If Apple was going to make a laptop with a 14" screen, they should've redesigned the case. It looks ugly :mad:
     
  3. G4scott macrumors 68020

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    I mean, only the 14" iBook is ugly. They style is perfect for the 12" screen...
     
  4. wsteineker macrumors 6502a

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    Jef is right. not only is the 14" iBook unweildy and odd looking, it's hideously overpriced. It was a good idea, yes. There is definitely a market for something between a full featured 12" subnotebook and a 15.2" beast of a pro notebook. The 14" iBook just isn't the answer. Don't ask me what is, though. I wouldn't want to be in Jon Ive's shoes when he has to figure out what to stick in that hole.
     
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    and besides $1599 or lower, thin out the case some and bring the weight down half a pound and i think that would make the design more appealing

    i would buy it like that but a g4 processor would make sales go thru the roof and i would spring for it then tomorrow

    of course that won't happen until powerbook gets g5 sometime next year or in 2004
     
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    ...and kick it up to 900MHz with a 166MHz effective bus. Thing it out to 1 inch, 4.7lbs, and we have a notebook!
     
  7. cb911 macrumors 601

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    you can't bring it down to 1". the thickness of plastic needed makes it alot thicker. and it can't have a metal case, that's reserved for the TiBook...:cool:
     
  8. sparkleytone macrumors 68020

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    whether or not we like it, it sells. well. i think that it would be just fine if they just increased the resolution capability to say...1152x960 or something like that.
     
  9. nadroj macrumors newbie

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    Kill the 14 inch beast!

    Death to the 14inch beast of a computer! It's foul stench can be smelled from all around the world. The foul ugly glutton much be BURNED AT THE STAKE.
     
  10. cb911 macrumors 601

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    come on, it's not that bad. i think you're over reacting a little bit.

    what about all the people who need a bigger screen but can't afford the TiBook? think of all the people who love the iBook!
     

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