chances of ibook specs......

bigben334

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wat are the chances the new ibooks will hav 512mb of ram and 64mb of vram??? cuz if they dont hav that, i think im gonna wait for powerbook updates. thanks
 

Hattig

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bigben334 said:
wat are the chances the new ibooks will hav 512mb of ram and 64mb of vram??? cuz if they dont hav that, i think im gonna wait for powerbook updates. thanks
90% I reckon
 

Zman5225

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bigben334 said:
wat are the chances the new ibooks will hav 512mb of ram and 64mb of vram??? cuz if they dont hav that, i think im gonna wait for powerbook updates. thanks
I'm in the same boat, if they dont have a minimum of 64mb vram I won't even think about a ibook, I hope they do it.

-Z
 

joecool85

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Ok guys. Seriously. They updated the eMacs to 64mbVRAM, obviously the iBooks will get it. And the mac mini whenever thats updated.
 

skubish

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Another way to look at it. Apple isn't going to release and revision to any computer than won't fully support their current OS. So of course 64MB VRAM will be on the iBook. 256MB RAM I am not so sure about. I think it is 50/50 at this point.
 

timmyb

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The graphics card is far more important as you can't upgrade it. I will be buying a 1GB stick of RAM from Crucial so unless the iBooks get 512MB using just one slot (unlikely in my opinion,) having 256MB compared to 512MB really doesn't matter.
 

tsk

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I stated this in another thread, but I'm certain that any update from here on out will include 512MB of RAM and 64MB of video RAM.
 

The_Man

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if you are going to upgrade to more the 512 RAM (which will be nice) than it doesnt make a difference because you wil have to take out the extra stick of RAM to upgrade it anyway
 

gallivant

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Yeah, but for the vast majority of the population, 512 is plenty forever. Whereas 256 just drags. Bump the HD to 40, the VRAM to 64, and the system RAM to 512, and your average user will never have to upgrade their iBook.

Okay, so they'll buy an external DVD burner. But that's all.
 

Capt Underpants

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gallivant said:
Yeah, but for the vast majority of the population, 512 is plenty forever. Whereas 256 just drags. Bump the HD to 40, the VRAM to 64, and the system RAM to 512, and your average user will never have to upgrade their iBook.

Okay, so they'll buy an external DVD burner. But that's all.
No one I know that has a DVD burner even uses it. I doubt most iBook buyers are going to need one. IMO, an external HD is more important to most than a DVD burner. The HD is much easier to back things up to.
 

CoMpX

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gallivant said:
Yeah, but for the vast majority of the population, 512 is plenty forever. Whereas 256 just drags. Bump the HD to 40, the VRAM to 64, and the system RAM to 512, and your average user will never have to upgrade their iBook.

Okay, so they'll buy an external DVD burner. But that's all.
That would be the perfect system for me. Just the perfect specs that I need and I wouldn't have to go BTO. I could buy it right from the store at my leisure. If the specs are any less that this, I'm afraid I will be forced to get a BTO model from the online store, and I don't want to have to wait for shipping!!
:D
 

tikibangout

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CoMpX said:
That would be the perfect system for me. Just the perfect specs that I need and I wouldn't have to go BTO. I could buy it right from the store at my leisure. If the specs are any less that this, I'm afraid I will be forced to get a BTO model from the online store, and I don't want to have to wait for shipping!!
:D
If thats standard, i'll be so pissed that i have to wait 7-10 days now for BTO iBook I ordered.