how much thicker??

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by muffinman, Jan 10, 2006.

  1. muffinman macrumors 6502


    Jun 1, 2005
    San Diego, California
    How much thicker is the macbook pro compared to the powerpc powerbooks?
  2. stoid macrumors 601


    Feb 17, 2002
    So long, and thanks for all the fish!
    it's thinner than the 15 inch PowerBook by .1 inches
  3. iMeowbot macrumors G3


    Aug 30, 2003
    It's slightly thinner, deeper and wider than the old 15.

    MacBook Pro:
    Height: 1.0 inch (2.59 cm)
    Width: 14.1 inches (35.7 cm)
    Depth: 9.6 inches (24.3 cm)
    Weight: 5.6 pounds (2.54 kg) with battery and optical drive installed (4)

    12": 1.18 x 10.9 x 8.6 inches, 4.6 lbs
    15": 1.1 x 13.7 x 9.5 inches, 5.6 lbs
    17": 1 x 15.4 x 10.2 inches, 6.9 lbs
  4. wasimyaqoob macrumors 6502a

    Dec 23, 2005
    London, England.
    Hmm... yeah but while the new MacBook is thinner, is lacks more stuff which the Powerbook has got and that awful Intel CPU is in it as well :(
  5. ColoJohnBoy macrumors 65816


    Mar 10, 2003
    Denver, Colorado
    Eh? Awful? Why awful? From everything I've seen/heard/etc. the Intel processors will be a fantastic improvment. And aside from FireWire 800 what does the G4 PowerBook have that the MacBook lacks?

    EDIT: A thousand pardons. I just saw that the new Books lack modem, S-video, DL burning, and have a 4x DVD burn speed. I can see a few people being offed by this, but most people won't miss them.
  6. bug macrumors regular

    Feb 2, 2004
    Vancouver, BC
    What exactly is awful about it? My 1.67 is a faithful machine, but it sure aint fast. I believe the intel chip they are using and my G4 have about the same power consumption, so I'm not sure what there is not to like about it. Do you read byte code all the time and really don't like the endian change? (valid, but weird)
  7. MRU Suspended


    Aug 23, 2005
    Yeah power consumption is my worry, as they seem to have left out of the tech specs the battery life... suspicious...
  8. bug macrumors regular

    Feb 2, 2004
    Vancouver, BC
    Worries me a bit too really, but the CPU power usage is similar from any documents I can find, so in theory it should be fine.

    Certainly is a worry that they don't have those specs available, but it could be just because it is so new and they haven't had enough time to test usage under a variety of conditions (which makes me worry for entirely different reasons ;) ).

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