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TiBook upgrades...?

Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by kay, Jan 26, 2002.

  1. kay
    macrumors member

    #1
    What do you guys think will be included in the next TiBook upgrade, probably at Seybold or MacWorld Tokyo?

    Currently, the 3 TiBooks are:

    550MHz Power PC G4
    256MB SDRAM memory
    20GB Ultra ATA drive
    Combo Drive (DVD-ROM/CD-RW)
    ATI Mobility Radeon w/ 16MB DDR video memory

    667MHz Power PC G4
    512MB SDRAM memory
    30GB Ultra ATA drive
    Combo Drive (DVD-ROM/CD-RW)
    ATI Mobility Radeon w/ 16MB DDR video memory

    667MHz Power PC G4
    1GB SDRAM memory
    48GB Ultra ATA drive
    Combo Drive (DVD-ROM/CD-RW)
    ATI Mobility Radeon w/ 16MB DDR video memory

    I'd like to see:

    700MHz Power PC G4
    256MB SDRAM memory
    30GB Ultra ATA drive
    Combo Drive (DVD-ROM/CD-RW)
    NVIDIA GeForce2 MX w/ 32MB DDR graphics

    700MHz Power PC G4
    512MB SDRAM memory
    40GB Ultra ATA drive
    Combo Drive (DVD-ROM/CD-RW)
    NVIDIA GeForce2 MX w/ 32MB DDR graphics

    800MHz Power PC G4
    1GB SDRAM memory
    60GB Ultra ATA drive
    SuperDrive (DVD-R/CD-RW)
    NVIDIA GeForce2 MX w/ 32MB DDR graphics

    What does everyone think is likely?
     
  2. macrumors 6502

    #2
    Why the geforce , and not the new mobile raden with 64mb?
     
  3. kay
    macrumors member

    #3
    Good point. But you get the idea! :)
     
  4. macrumors 6502

    #4
    Oh yeah, and a superdrive and lower prices and standard 3 Yr warrenty.
     
  5. macrumors 6502

    #5
    Yeah, I totally understand, for $2300 and $3000 respectively, I expect a lot more.
     
  6. macrumors 6502a

    #6
    No superdrive

    Sorry. no superdrive in the TiBook for a long time to come. Do you realize how SMALL that book is, and how HUGE the superdrive is?

    Nice thought though :p
     
  7. kay
    macrumors member

    #7
    I guess my post was basically asking, "Is a SuperDrive being developed that could fit in the TiBook?" Do we have any evidence for or against this?
     
  8. macrumors 6502a

    IndyGopher

    #8
    I haven't heard any rumors about a slot-loading SuperDrive, but I do have to wonder, could you even burn a full DVD on battery power without draining it? Seems to me that 40+ minutes of burning is asking a LOT of batteries which manage only about 3 hours under "normal" use. If the battery can't handle it, it would foolish to put the drive in there.
     
  9. kay
    macrumors member

    #9
    That's a good point. I wonder if battery life will be increased on the new TiBook as well.

    Bottom line is yes, the SuperDrive is a long shot. A very, very long shot.
     
  10. macrumors 6502

    #10
    Still @ $3000 + $350 applecare + $650ish for basic software I want to be able to burn dvd's when I am plugged in, I want my Ti-Book to become my main computer including my pc (under emulation).
     
  11. macrumors 6502a

    IndyGopher

    #11
    I have had a Quicksilver 867 since they were released, and I have burned exactly 2 DVD's for my own use since then. I have burned others, transferring VHS tapes (weddings, parties, births) to DVD for others (Not really cost-effective as a business venture... it takes several hours to do well, and people don't wanna pay $200+ for them) but I am curious what people DO with their DVD burners?
     
  12. kay
    macrumors member

    #12
    I have access to a DVD burner, although I myself don't own one (I have a G4 400MHz... waiting for the new pro models - PowerMac G5, TiBook - to replace). All I've done is create DVDs of Star Trek: The Next Generation episodes up until now from my VHS tapes. But now that Paramount is releasing each season on DVD as a boxed set, I'll stop doing that.
     
  13. macrumors 6502

    #13
    I would use a DVD BURNER for backup, not for movies, I could back up my whole HDD on 2 discs
     

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