Apple Releases PowerBooks and iBooks

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    Apple released new PowerBook (Press Release) and iBooks (press release) today as was widely rumored.

    The new models come in the following configurations (See Apple Store):

    Price comparisons will be available on http://macrumors.pricegrabber.com

    Notes: All PowerBooks come with Airport Extreme PreInstalled. The 1.5GHz PowerBooks can be upgraded to 128MB graphics memory in the built in ATI Mobility Radeon 9700.

    According to whispers, this should be the last G4 PowerBook revision.
     
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    Yep, here they are, pretty much as expected! Hopefully more hardware updates are in store soon... <fingers crossed>
     
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    I think I'll wait

    These PBs have been out for a few hours now, way too long. I'm gonna wait for the next updates, they've gotta be just a few weeks away. :)
     
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    SuperDrive in iBook

    You can also upgrade an iBook now with a superdrive!!!
     
  7. srobert macrumors 68020

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    I'd like to have your opinion on the 12 incher (Powerbook) graphic card.

    Thanks
     
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    THEY'RE HERE, YAY, now I can get an iBook OMG I'm so happy
     
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    Geeez you guys are fast... all in all kinda dissapointing.
     
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    Still the 12" ibooks and powerbooks are crippled!!
     
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    Nice...probably not worth upgrading my 1.25ghz Al over, but nice nonetheless. 4x Superdrive would sure be nice, though.
     
  12. Trimix macrumors regular

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    ROFL -

    I sincerely hope that all of us who have been bi....ng about this and that now whip our collective credit cards and turn this update into a sales success for our most favored company.
     
  13. uv23 macrumors 6502

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    Wow are those specs/prices ever nice. I paid $2400CDN for a 1 GHz 12" w/ 40 gig HD, 32mb video, and no AE in November 03. Now for $2100CDN you get 1.33GHz, a 64mb video card, 60 gig HD, and AE built in. Those are *huge* price drops. Nice work, apple.
     
  14. .pixr macrumors newbie

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    I finally can order my NEW 15" PB now, i had a appointment to buy a second hand 15" 1,25Ghz tomorrow..... yeah i cancelled it :D
     
  15. Nny macrumors regular

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    now can we have desktop updates?

    now where are those iMacs and Powermacs?
     
  16. Spagolli94 macrumors member

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    Nice to see a speed bump, but hardly worth an upgrade. All in all, a pretty minor update, which was expected. Doubt anyone is going to be lining up, clamoring for the new laptops. What was the previous top speed? 1.33? 1.42? Of course the super drive is nice...
     
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    Hmm. I'm going to look really hard at the 15" 1.5GHz. I think that's my next machine to replace the wife's iMac.
     
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    Very impressive updates. The whole Apple line is now at or above 1GHz. A 1.5GHz G4 ought to be a pretty fast machine. The new graphics card is good news too. (edit) also note the iBook gets a Mob Radeon 9200.
     
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    Yes, but only on the 14" model it seems.
     
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    I bet they'll be coming along in a week or two. Wow with other PC's its boring its like... ok Pentium is @ 4 GHz (not yet but an example)... hmm... pc is gonna cost alot.., but I feel with Apple its like - Wait are they going to upgrade, are they, yes they are yes I'm getting that ALRIGHT!!! :D because apple is the only seller of apple products mainly.
     
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    A monday morning update! Wow! And AppleInsider called it! I'm amazed.

    I'm also pretty impressed at how Apple manages to coordinate EIGHT different product releases on the same day. I personally think their notebook product line is too wide, but I guess more choices is good for me and my fellow consumers.
     
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    :D Yes - thats really great !!!

    Good Job Apple ! Very good updated overall (except some stuff like the graphics card in the 12" Powerbook)

    Well done !
     
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    I wish they didn't do away with the $999 iBook. At least they got everything above that symbolic 1GHz mark.
     
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    more ram please.

    the updates are ok, but i have to complain about the ram. as i said before, i was hoping them to put there 512mb. i can live with 256 though and upgrading is luckily possible - yet a bit expensive.

    ...i didn't pay attention to the fact that all pbs have now min 64mb display cards! that's cool because it was the other thing i was asking for :)) jolly good.
     

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