I think most likely that it isn't getting updated at all.vouder17 said:I think it is very possible. If you look on the apple site, the only apple model that doesn't have 3-5 days shipping is the 12 incher, which could mean that a new model is getting introduced, or that it isn't getting updated??
Plus if they update the form factor but leave the innards mostly the same now, then when the move to Intel chips happens it won't be as much for consumers to swallow. Unless they're looking to revamp the line through-and-through at that point, for maximum "wow factor".mad jew said:I think it'd be good for Apple to release a 13 inch screen despite the probably impending form factor change when they go Intel. They need something to bump the PowerBooks back into the spotlight, especially the current baby of the range. It'd be perfect from a marketing perspective. The switch to Intel will be a big enough leap forward as is, I don't see why they can't have the larger screen now.
Of course, I doubt they'll release one soon anyway, but here's hoping.
I have to agree. Can't help but noticing that 90% of the notebooks on campus are either macs, or 12-13" widescreens.powerbook911 said:If they dropped the 12-inch, for a 13-inch widescreen, I could certainly live with that. I just want something smaller than the 15-inch.
I don't see this coming out now though. Maybe we'll see this, in the first Intel Macs.
A decent 13" widescreen display would certainly have more vertical resolution than the current 12" PB or iBook. If you could live with a 12" model then the 13" would certainly be a step up. Plus, if you've ever used Photoshop you'd know that a little extra room on either side of your image is a good thing for all those palettes. A 13.3" WXGA display has 1280x800 pixels, rivaling the current 15" PowerBook's resolution. I've got a PB15 and I've got no complaints about screen size.Koodauw said:Too short. Wow great, I have all this extra space on the side, but I can only view 1/4 of a webpage or word doc. Thats awesome!
Get the 15". It kicks the 12"'s ass. seriously the 12" is a dog now.broncoball said:Ok now we know the update, no 13 inch widescrean, so now i hav the delema of either buying the 12 inch which is kinda old technology or the 15 inch which has just been updated. my question is price aside is it worth it to go for the 15 and how portable is it?
I have the 12" and sadly, I agree with you. The screen on my PowerBook was nothing compared to my dad's 15" PowerBook which had a much brighter display, and now, it's a whole different ball game. My 12" compared to the screen of the 15" is just, incomparable. It's like comparing an iMac G5's screen to the 12" PowerBook... well, almost.keysersoze said:Get the 15". It kicks the 12"'s ass. seriously the 12" is a dog now.
I think its fine. I love it because it's so darn portable. It would have been readable even with a resolution bump...broncoball said:does anyone who ones the 12 inch think the screan is too small and that it is hard to read small text on it?