Superdrive in Powerbook

Discussion in 'Hardware Rumors' started by Crusades, Mar 21, 2002.

  1. Crusades macrumors newbie

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    the next logical step, before the g5 laptop (if that's what apple calls it. or a dual g4 laptop)

    i was quite surprised when apple cam out with the titanium g4 laptop and i still think this design will be hard to beat, even for apple
     
  3. TyleRomeo macrumors 6502a

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    I thinik the TI G4 labtops deserve to have a superdrive. I mean the iMac has it now. Isn't the powerbook supposed to be better then the iMac. And even putting in the old G4 chips (733, 867, or even a dual 800) would be sweet and be able to compete with the new Intel Pentium 4 laptops.
     
  4. King Cobra macrumors 603

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    It might take a little while...

    If I am not mistaken, Apple first came out with the DVD-ROM w/ CD-RW Combo Drive in the iBook before the Powerbook. I cannot remember the source, but it took Apple until late 2001 to squeeze a combo drive into the tight enclousure.

    My point is that it may also take a while to fit a Superdrive in a Powerbook G4 without being any thicker than one inch.
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  5. Ensign Paris macrumors 68000

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    I think steve would not let the PB get bigger that 1inch thick, I just think its something he would battle against.

    I think we will see Super drivers in them at somepoint but not before the G5s come out.

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  6. ThlayliTheFierce macrumors regular

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    I'm sure the powerbook will have one eventually. However, you'd need an external battery pack to keep that thing running for more than an hour with 2 800 mhz G4's. I seriously doubt that a 1.6 ghz mobile P4 has a large speed advantage over a 667. They speed step the thing way down, and it's a cut down version of the P4 anyway. You only get full speed by having it plugged in. This completely defeats the purpose of having a laptop, which as we all know is burning cds on airplanes. Anyhow, my point is the Powerbook is one of the few high-powered mobile laptops, in that it is still light and has good battery life. Apple is not going to undermine this by adding a superdrive that makes it thicker, heavier, or cuts battery life.
     
  7. Tommy! macrumors regular

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    when it comes around, i think we can all bet apple will be the first to have it
     

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