big Macmall powerbook price drops!

LucasLand

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i just got an email from macmall that said that all powerbook g4 667 mhz have dropped in price by $400 big ones! They are selling them for $2394! That's about $600 less than what is currently listed in apple's store. Does this possibly mean that new powerbooks will be announced at macworld tokyo?
 

King Cobra

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Re: What's coming...

My guess is that Apple may have squeezed in one tight DVD-R/CD-RW Superdrive Combo in the thin one inch frame.

I am guessing that the new model will cost around $3000 and will have a much faster processor. Many sources have said that either model will have 733MHz or 867MHz. I will agree.
 

ilikeiBook

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Jan 27, 2002
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Re: Re: What's coming...

My guess is that Apple may have squeezed in one tight DVD-R/CD-RW Superdrive Combo in the thin one inch frame.

I am guessing that the new model will cost around $3000 and will have a much faster processor. Many sources have said that either model will have 733MHz or 867MHz.
Yeah, a SuperDrive would be so sweet! But it would be hard to fit it in the one inch case without making it heavier than 5.3 pounds.
 

ilikeiBook

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Jan 27, 2002
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Originally posted by krossfyter



whats comming? should i be scared?:eek:
Don't be scared by a powerbook, they're not running Windows. They're running OSX, and there's nothing scary about that.
 

King Cobra

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Re: Re: Re: What's coming...

Originally posted by ilikeiBook

Yeah, a SuperDrive would be so sweet! But it would be hard to fit it in the one inch case without making it heavier than 5.3 pounds.
True, 5.3 pounds is already a strong weight. But I have heard from other sources that Apple is mixing the Titanium metal cover with other metals, perhaps to make the revision lighter.
 

kidtronix

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i wouldn't want a powerbook with a superdrive, not only because i want to pick which dvd writer format i want but also because it will jack up the prices enormously. new gfxcard and ddr memory is way more important imo.
 

kishba

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they had a hard enough drive getting a superdrive in the new imac.... they won't have one in a portable (especially in a tibook) for a long time

there is currently no way to shrink the height of the drives or the length

keep in mind they had a combo in the ibook before they had one in the tibook
 

germanknee

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yep, i think that there's a good chance we'll see powerbook revision at tokyo as well as a 10gb iPod and osx 10.2.
 

Backtothemac

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Not on Combo Units.

Those are the 667's with the DVD not the CDRW/DVD drive. That is why they are selling them so cheap. Notice the CDRW/DVD unit is selling for what Apple sells theirs for less about 5 or 10 bucks. We may see new ones at Tokyo, but I don't think we will see them until MWNY.
 

SPG

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Nobody's made a DVDR drive that is small enough, light enough, has low enough power consumption to run in a laptop, and nobody has it as a high priority yet, though it would be nice. While we're dreaming I'd like a 27gb blue laser DVDR combo drive in my gold plated G5 laptop please. Oh well, I guess we'll hav to settle for cheaper, faster, and bigger HD then.
 

MacAztec

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Price Drops

Also...Big price drops in the Apple Edu additionally to the low prices. A Powermac G4 is 1250 plus a 50 dollar rebate. This goes to 100 dollars! It also works for the PowerMac, Old iMac, iBook, and PowerBook.
 
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