What do you expect...

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  1. mjstew33 macrumors 601

    mjstew33

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    #1
    What do you expect in the new iBooks, I know there are some other threads about this, but what do you expect?

    If you are going to say "not another one" or something like that... don't post.
     
  2. Sam I Am macrumors regular

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    #2
    Ok, here's my guess:

    12"
    Combo Drive
    1.33 GHz PowerPC G4 Processor
    512MB RAM
    40GB Hard Drive
    NVIDIA GeForce FX Go5200 with 64MB VRAM

    14"
    Combo Drive
    1.5 GHz PowerPC G4 Processor
    512MB RAM
    80GB Hard Drive
    NVIDIA GeForce FX Go5200 with 64MB VRAM

    14"
    SuperDrive
    1.5 GHz PowerPC G4 Processor
    512MB RAM
    80GB Hard Drive
    NVIDIA GeForce FX Go5200 with 64MB VRAM

    I think they also might get some new features such as Bluetooth and/or Scrolling Trackpad.
     
  3. macbaseball macrumors 6502a

    macbaseball

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    They aren't going to make the iBook that close to the Powerbook, so I highly doubt there would be a 1.5 GHz iBook. I think it's more likely they do something with the screens, maybe keep them at the 4:3 aspect ratio, but increase the resolution.
     
  4. BlizzardBomb macrumors 68030

    BlizzardBomb

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    #4
    Good point, but I think that the iBook updates would be accompanied by a PB update (or a PB update would happen shortly after) as the PB is approaching end of cycle too.
     
  5. bodeh6 macrumors 6502a

    bodeh6

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    Sure they can. Before the last PB update and after the last iBook update (so between Oct 04' and Jan 05') they both had the same 1.33GHz processor in the 14" iBook and the 12" and base 15" PB.
     
  6. sw1tcher macrumors 65816

    sw1tcher

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    similar to what Sam I Am posted

    12"
    1.33GHz PowerPC G4 Processor
    512MB DDR266 RAM
    40GB Hard Drive @ 4200rpm
    Combo Drive
    NVIDIA GeForce FX Go5200 with 32MB VRAM
    AirPort Extreme built-in

    -----------------------------------------------

    14" with Combo Drive
    1.46GHz PowerPC G4 Processor
    512MB DDR266 RAM
    80GB Hard Drive @ 4200 rpm
    NVIDIA GeForce FX Go5200 with 32MB VRAM
    AirPort Extreme built-in

    -----------------------------------------------

    14" with SuperDrive
    1.46GHz PowerPC G4 Processor
    512MB DDR266 RAM
    80GB Hard Drive @ 4200rpm
    NVIDIA GeForce FX Go5200 with 32MB VRAM
    AirPort Extreme built-in


    Bluetooth will be a BTO option for all models
     
  7. Sam I Am macrumors regular

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    I don't believe Apple makes a 1.46 GHz chip. Maybe I'm wrong, but I'm pretty sure... I think 1.5 GHz is most likely, followed by 1.42 GHz.
     
  8. sw1tcher macrumors 65816

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    Since the iBook runs on a 133MHz bus, I'm thinking the CPU speed bumps would go something like this:

    1.2 GHz (133 x 9)
    1.33 GHz (133 x 10)
    1.46 GHz (133 x 11)
    1.6 GHz (133 x 12)
     
  9. Macky-Mac macrumors 68030

    Macky-Mac

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    my guess;

    the same size displays

    minimal speed bumps....low end at 1.33, mid & high end at 1.42 (or 1.46 or whatever it is)

    ram....low end still at 256, mid & high end at 512

    64MB video cards for all

    airport built-in for all
     

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