A bigger laptop than the 17" Powerbook?

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by princealfie, Apr 21, 2006.

  1. princealfie macrumors 68030


    Mar 7, 2006
    Salt Lake City UT
    Eurocom M590K Emperor seems to be on the bigger thing than even the 17" Powerbook. 2 graphics cards? Ouch MBP.

    Of course there is no way to run Aperture but 2 graphics cards and the potential to have 4 internal hard drives is very scary... Of course, this laptop is the emperor penguins of laptops.

    Perhaps time for a 19" Powerbook?:eek:
  2. MIDI_EVIL macrumors 65816


    Jan 23, 2006
    You should post a link.


  3. MIDI_EVIL macrumors 65816


    Jan 23, 2006
    No, you read that wrong. Only one HD.

    Hard Drives: total # 1

    Max capacity/rpm.......160GB; 7200rpm

  4. dornoforpyros macrumors 68040


    Oct 19, 2004
    Calgary, AB
    Personally I think 17" is too big for a laptop. Once you get to this range you should just accept that it's not really a portable computer so much as a computer that's easier to move then a standard desktop. I guess if it's your main machine and your really just moving it from home to office and vice/versa then machines like this make sence.
    But I for one don't want to be lugging a 17" LCD around, do you?
  5. ucscc10 macrumors member

    Jan 17, 2006
    this thing is wayy too big! 17 is hardly portable (heck, even a 14 on college desks can be big), and 19 would just be a monster, IMO. i hope it comes with a cart for when you have to move it:p
  6. m-dogg macrumors 65816


    Mar 15, 2004
    I'm waiting for Apple to roll out a MacBook Ultimate! :D A laptop with a 30" LCD! :eek: Who says you can't take it with you?!?!?

    Seriously, though, I think 15" is the limit in my opinion...
  7. Airforce macrumors 6502a


    Jan 12, 2006
    There was a thread not too long ago with one or two people really wanting Apple to come out with something like this. I'd never want it, that's for sure.
  8. T-Stex macrumors 6502

    Jan 15, 2006
    Just pair up a MacBook Pro with a 30" ACD. It'll look better than this 19" notebook, and probably cost about the same.
  9. calebjohnston macrumors 68000


    Jan 24, 2006
    That's not even a laptop anymore at that size. It's just a desktop that all fits on the desk.
  10. zap2 macrumors 604


    Mar 8, 2005
    Washington D.C
    That a iMac with battery on it not a laptop;)

    But really the 17'' is almost to big, if you need a 19'' Screen, its time to get a desktop sorry!
  11. trainguy77 macrumors 68040

    Nov 13, 2003
    If you want a nice big screen just bring a 20" imac with you? Bring a UPS for power.:D
  12. portent macrumors 6502a

    Feb 17, 2004
  13. trainguy77 macrumors 68040

    Nov 13, 2003
    I always knew I had to work out more.

    O and your forgot the UPS you will need one with lots of life add 20 pounds!
  14. Gurutech macrumors 6502

    Jan 22, 2006
    when I become billionare, I will buy one of these behemoth laptops.. just to brag about it....

  15. Timepass macrumors 65816

    Jan 4, 2005

    but as others have points out wieght at that size is not as imporanted. I think the 17in is to large to be a good laptop. It is good to be a desktop replacement that is easy to move from one location to another.

    For example it is really good when lets say going from Collage back to home for a break. Take your computer with you. For the most part it is always going to be on your desk. Or if you deside you want to work in another room in the house you can easily move it down there with out a mess of cables. And yes even with the 19in working on the bed is still very do able. A desktop cannt do that.

    the 17in is not ment to move around and carry every where with you and people who do I question you sanity or if you are just trying to show off. For me I like 15in it is a good balance bettween the 2 sizes. Small enough to be easy to carry around everyone and large enough to still really work on. 12-13in is just to small for my taste for major working. 15in I can make it a desktop replacement if need be.
  16. trainguy77 macrumors 68040

    Nov 13, 2003
    Yes I have been thinking about this for awhile. I will be buying a laptop later this year and I want a 17" because it will be my only computer however I would be bringing it to school everyday. So it may get to big. But I have a big backpack so that may not be a problem.:confused: I don't know which to go for. At least I have a couple months to decide.:eek:
  17. generik macrumors 601


    Aug 5, 2005
    Wow.. weighs more than a sack of rice :eek:
  18. iHeartTheApple macrumors 6502


    Feb 13, 2006
    Boston, MA
    I am in your situation, currently...Perhaps I can offer some advice based on my experience:

    I'm a grad student and I own a 17" PB and a few desktop PC's at home; however, the PB is my main computer because it's *all* I ever use. I bring it to my office everyday and, up until very recently (I've had it for near on 6mos. now), I haven't found it to be an issue. The weight (for me, at least) is a non-issue...It's light and thin; that's all that counts. The screen real estate is amazing...i mean, amazing! :eek: Safari, iChat, iTunes, Sherlock, TeXShop, and Matlab all on one screen with very little overlap allows me to work faster and more efficiently than I ever did on my old 15" Sony laptop. :)

    Having said that, I have recently become enamored by the concept of a very portable, all-in-one computer. I'm a huge fan and daily user of the Apple Newton and I'm a huge supporter/fan of tablet pc's in general (and an Apple iTablet, specifically). Since the Newton is not powerful enough to be a stand alone and there *is no* iTablet, I've begun to eye my officemates' 12" and 15" PB's.

    The screen size is a huge perk on the 17", but I tend to want to bring the lappy to more places nowadays (previously the Sony was essentially stationary) and as such, I feel sort of handicapped by its large size. It's more than a little cumbersome to place on your lap or desktop in a typical library study cubical or while sitting outside to simultaneously enjoy the great weather and be productive (more the former than latter :eek: :D ).

    I've had a lot of time to fiddle with the 15" MBP, so I already have formulated my opinion on that size. So, now I'm anxiously awaiting the arrival of the new pro-level model of the 13.3" MacBook and the 17" flagship MBP (just in case :eek: ). Sorry for the long post, but I figured it might help you or others a bit...

    Regarding the OP: Wow! :confused: :eek: that's a monster of the laptop...My limit is definitely 17...
  19. plinkoman macrumors 65816


    Jul 2, 2003
    New York
    first of all, to the op, where did you get the idea that this thing can have 2 graphic cards and 4 hard drives? you have the choice between 2 graphics cards, but you can't have both [​IMG]

    second, to all those who keep saying the 17" isn't portable... have you ever used one? I own one, and i happen to think it is very portable. it's an inch thin, weighs less then most 15" pc laptops, and provided you get a nice sleeve instead of a massive bag, it is every bit as portable as a 12" laptop. the only difference is when i go home at night, i don't need to plug into an external display, or have a separate computer to display two full pages of text side by side. :cool:
  20. Nermal Moderator


    Staff Member

    Dec 7, 2002
    New Zealand
    "featuring Nvidia's revolutionary SLI (Scalable Link Interface)Video Technology with two Nvidia GeForce Go7800GTX GPUs each equipped with 256MB of superfast GDDR3."
  21. plinkoman macrumors 65816


    Jul 2, 2003
    New York
    my mistake, it did not say anything of the sort on the first posted link, and it seems somewhat unusual for it to say that in one page but not another.

    far be it for me to expect logic on the part of their web designers...
  22. Timepass macrumors 65816

    Jan 4, 2005

    I going to have to say yes I have used one of those massive laptopls and size of it hurts portiblilty. Reason for it is pulling it out and working on it anywhere can be a problem when space is limitied. Thinkness is normally not an issue or wieght not a big issue to me. But raw area it would take up is a problem.
    A 17 incher is harder to deal with at airports or pulling it out and set it on your lap.

    The counter question is have you ever used one of those untral potible laptop and see what people mean by that.

    The 17in is a great desktop replacement dont get me wrong there. But if you already have a desktop why get a 17 in laptop. You want great portiblilty over screen size. I like 15in is a balance bettween utra portible and then just a moveible desktop.

    But like I said about I question people who take a 17in laptop with them everywhere I just think it plan stupid. Heck any one to takes there laptop with them everyone they go I think is not smart but when you go to the 17in is just showing off.
  23. galstaph macrumors 6502a


    Jul 24, 2002
    The Great White North Eh
    Wow, the ultimate solitare machine:p (why else use windows?)

    A trifle too big if you ask me, but hey I guess if you have the money why not.

    I'll stick with my mac, besides I would just get a desktop 20" imac instead and save a few $$ if I wanted anything like that (a luggable as I like to call them)
    How much REAL battery life do they expect from this behemoth? 30min?

    A bloated pc for bloatware if you ask me
  24. crazycat macrumors 65816


    Dec 5, 2005
    I wish you can get a 17" MacBook Pro with a projector built-in so that you can project a 30" screen onto a wall or pull out a white fabric that allows you to project onto that :)

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