19inch LCD's and PowerBooks November 5, 2002

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DHagan4755

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Geez, another date. I sure hope they're right. I've grown weary of built-up expectations only for them to come and go without any new products.
 

Choppaface

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so this will probably be the last powerbook that will be able to run OS9 eh? looks like it might be a good time to upgrade...
 

dotcomlarry

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No more 22"? I hope that means the 23" comes down to the 22's level ($2000 would be better)....

So, 17" @ $999, 19" @ $1500, 23" @ $2000 (or $2500)? I hope so.
 

SilvorX

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i just dont believe this :( lol, theres been rumors of powerbooks coming out many times since august...but we'll have to wait n see, but a powerbook is way too expensive for me...if they kept the current 667 model n took off $1000 CDN to it or something, idd buy it
 

MDiddy

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Not bloody likely

If this is true, then the 19" LCD will take over the $999 price point. 19" LCD's can be found from other vendors now for about $800, so it better be at least competitive. I suspect the 17" LCD will be dropped and replaced with a 17" LCD Widescreen style display. My guess would be at most $799. Then maybe we'll see the HD for $2799 or something like that. Just in time for Christmas :)

the 22" @ 1600x1024 is just too damn lo-res for OS X. The icons are enormous compared to the 23's 1920x1200


I am crossing my fingers for a new PowerBook!!! It *may* very well be my first :)
 

RBMaraman

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Originally posted by Choppaface
so this will probably be the last powerbook that will be able to run OS9 eh? looks like it might be a good time to upgrade...
I wouldn't put it past Apple to release a new PowerBook on the 5th, and not ship it until after January 1st. That way they wouldn't have to fool with OS 9, and they would have Jaguar pre-loaded. Like Steve said, OS 9 is dead, and it would be smart for Apple to start eliminating it in each new product release for this point on. One OS is going to help switchers figure out what they are doing much easier.
 

medea

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I've been looking into getting an iBooks because it's more in my price range, but when the new powerbooks come out how much of a price drop do you think the current ones will have?
 

djniche

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I bought a 667mhz powerbook about two months ago and as always technology is just updated so fast. But I have to say I love this computer (writting on it now) I can pretty much do all I can on a powermac and I can't complain about speed. I did pay premium price for it but don't regret it at all.

I hope to see the new line to be 933mhz and 1gz models.

If the 19" is true would be a great! and many people will likely get it. People that couldnt affor the 22"

17" 19" 23 line makes sense to me.
 

topicolo

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I don't understand why apple keeps trying to move their overall price range up... Why do they have to discontinue their 15" LCD? I think it's absurd to consider yourself a consumer oriented computer company when your cheapest LCD monitor is $999!
 

gandalf55

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I think it's absurd to consider yourself a consumer oriented computer company when your LCD cheapest monitor is $999!
that's a very valid point. i drool over these large LCDs but i simply can't pay these prices for a monitor that i pay for a desktop system. the 15" isn't much of a main monitor but it could certainly be a nice palette monitor. and for some, it could serve as a main display (they only do email, word, etc.) i'd like the 15" to stick around. maybe someday i can get a 19" lcd is the price is right. i have 4 giant crts generating oodles of heat around me right now - and taking up all but a keyboard's worth of space on my desks.
 

scem0

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Right now, CRTs offer good enough quality and resolution to make LCDs not worth the money unless you really like pretty things :D. I am using an apple CRT 17 " studio display and I love it. No need for an LCD till they go down in price.
 

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Re: 19inch LCD's and PowerBooks November 5, 2002

Originally posted by Macrumors
MacPlus.org reports that November 5, 2002 will be the release day for new PowerBooks and an Apple 19" LCD:

- 19" LCD
- 1600x1024
- Final product line 17", 19" and 23"
- Not shipping until December

New Powerbook due on the same date.
wow, I guessed this in June, crazy?

http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?postid=86578#post86578

I hope they can come up with something that will compete nicely with Formac 2010 in quality and price. Formac has a 2 dead pixel deal, that if you have more than 2 they replace the monitor. I don't think Apple will do that.

D
 

Chisholm

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Originally posted by scem0
Right now, CRTs offer good enough quality and resolution to make LCDs not worth the money unless you really like pretty things :D. I am using an apple CRT 17 " studio display and I love it. No need for an LCD till they go down in price.
Ah, but dude, have you seen a 17" Apple LCD? They are SO beautiful!!!! (image wise, not for just aesthetic reasons)
 

reyesmac

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I really want an LCD monitor, a widescreen 17" inch would be great for around $600. But, since I don't have a newish ADC enabled Mac, I will have to look at getting a 17" that can be connected to tv's and computers for a lower price. I have seen what windows looks like on alot of LCD's but not what the Mac OS does.

Does the OS matter when looking at LCD's on display in stores?
 

Kid Red

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Re: Re: 19inch LCD's and PowerBooks November 5, 2002

Originally posted by dukestreet


wow, I guessed this in June, crazy?

http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?postid=86578#post86578

I hope they can come up with something that will compete nicely with Formac 2010 in quality and price. Formac has a 2 dead pixel deal, that if you have more than 2 they replace the monitor. I don't think Apple will do that.

D
Someone at macnn just ordered the Formac and I'm looking into it. He;s gonna give me a review after he gets it. I will sacrifice the 1" down to get a 650:1 contrast ratio compared to Apple's 350:1. So it the Formac is nice, I'll put my CD on ebay and get the $1700 Formac and might make a little cash extra.
 

Screamingbeaver

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PowerBook Specs...

Does anyone have specs on the PowerBook Rev? Any guess, or confirmed details would be cool. I''ve been waiting to replace my Pismo for quite a while. I just hate it everytime I buy gear and they rev it the next week. It happend with my G4 tower, my Pismo, and my SuperMac Clone back in '98.

"Beaver
 
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