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Discussion in 'Buying Tips, Advice and Discussion (archive)' started by 53399, Jul 24, 2005.
Wow, I needed a good laugh. 1.42 and 1.67 for iBook processors is quite simply, way high. 1.67 is the highest possible for a powerbook! That would mean that an iBook woud be equal to a powerbook, and there is no way that is going to happen
Also, superdrive are not even standard on powerbooks yet and there is no way that Apple would let the iBook PASS the powerbook and still be hundreds of dollars less.
I would love all of this to be true, but there is zero chance that the processor or the superdrive will happen.
CPU speed is impossible to be like that, VRAM upgrade in my opinion is true
I decided to try my own hand at configuring these percentages.
G4 1.42/1.67 - 0% chance
Ram Uprgrade - 90% chance
HD Upgrade (Size or Speed) - 75% chance
Widescreens - 60% chance
VRAM Upgrade - 70% chance
FSB Upgrade - 40%
Superdrive Standard - 0% chance
Superdrive BTO option for 12" - 40% chance
BT standard - 50% chance
I made my own as well:
G4 1.42/1.67 - 50% Chance - there will not be a 1.67 GHz iBook, or a 1.5 GHz iBook. Only 1.42 standard across the board.
Ram Uprgrade - 80% - 512 MB standard in almost all Apple machines now.
HD Upgrade (Size or Speed) - 30% I think there will be an upgrade but not standard - as a BTO option (to 80 GB). And no, speed will stay the same.
Trackpad Upgrade - 100% Chance - Makes no sense not to, and the easiest one.
Widescreens - 0% Why would Apple release Widescreen on the iBook and not the POWERBOOK??? Makes no sense...
VRAM Upgrade - 90% Of course, as Tiger's Core Image is reccomended for 64 MB.
All the others, nada...
Im Pretty sure that the 15 and 17 inch powerbooks are widescreen.
Also, on the trackpad update, I dont think it will happen because although it is easy to do, that is one of those powerbook features like backlit keyboards that help distinguish the difference.
Theman, I love your sigs good for a laugh.....
Ha! Someone's been drinking... Here are my predictions which i am sure of but it's just opinion, not fact:
1.33 and 1.5 GHz Speed bumps
New design (this one I am half sure of)
512 MB of RAM Standard (Positive)
SuperDrive option on 12-inch (Meh, probably not)
Nvidia Geforce FX GO 5200 with 64 MB of VRAM
Trackpad upgrade for two finger scrolling
and as for the being widescreen thing, despite all the evidence, I doubt that the 12-inch will be widescreen but I have no problems believing that the 14-inch will be widescreen.
theres no way there will be 1.67ghz ibooks i would say at the most 1.42/1.58 but that wount happen either it will almost for sure be 1.33/1.5 or only 1.42 since there is no longer a $1,499 model
WOOT I just realized that apples special edu discount is valid past the update I always assumed they only made that special ipod edu discount because they wanted people to buy things (like the ibook) before they were updated so its gonna be like super discount on a brand spanking new ibook. once again WOOT
Probably 1.33 and/or 1.42 CPU. 40 and 60GB hdd. Definite GPU upgrade. Don't know about widescreen or other enhancements (ie trackpad, BT), but the others are almost a given. Probably see them in the next week or so. New mini too.
Any day now.
I agree, Theman2290's signature is great...always makes me chuckle.
I agree with solvs. We should see these mentioned changes in Apples next iBook G4 revision(s).
I think apple might go the ATI mobility 9600 way because it does not make that much sense to have so many different chipsets at this point (intel switch). I predict that is the reason why they are cutting on the various options to have a minimal consolidated line! Emac, imac, powermac run 9600 with various MB configurations 64, 128, 256 etc. I suppose ibook will be 9600 with 64MB and either a 64 or 128 bit interface video card.
Other things HDs will get an upgrade 40 GB minimum to 80GB max, 512MB, 1.33 LP / 1.5 HP notebook, SD option on the higher priced one. BT standard on the higher priced notebook. Same resolutions and same casing.
This pretty much matches my opinions. Maybe the 12" will have a SD option. I don't know what video we'll get, but I'm certain it will be 64MB. You also don't mention BT.
My opinion is:
Guaranteed: 512MB RAM, 64MB VRAM.
Probably 1.33/1.5 but could be less (1.33/1.42), probably not more.
Probably scrolling trackpad thingies (only reason not certain is I think people have complained about them)
Good chance BT Standard
Maybe 5400RPM drives