mac notebook milestones

Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by jefhatfield, Nov 10, 2002.

  1. jefhatfield Retired


    Jul 9, 2000
    milestone 1 - sub $1,000 dollar ibook

    milestone 2 - 1 ghz tibook

    in these two categories, do you think apple will surpass either one soon?

    what about an $899 ibook?

    or what about a 1.25 ghz tibook?

    sound too crazy for a goal for 2003?

    your thoughts...
  2. Over Achiever macrumors 68000

    Over Achiever

    Jul 22, 2002
    Toledo, OH, formerly Twin Cities, MN
    Unless iBook sales increase dramatically, I'd say the price won't drop much more. After all, the low end still has only 16MB graphics memory, and a mere 128 MB :eek: of RAM, not to mention the CD-only drive. Can't get much cheaper than this.

    As for 1.25 GHz powerbooks...I don't see why not. I'm sure we'll see at least one revision next year, and even though there might actually be a revision without speed bumps, there will be a speed bump sometime next year.

    Next year, expect 1.25 GHz powerbooks. Ram improved to DDR, inclusion of USB2, and perhaps bluetooth. Faster HD is a possibility, as well as a faster superdrive.

    Oh yeah, and we'll have GHz iBooks next year ;)

    (its not like i'm going out on a limb or anything...:D)
  3. daniel77 macrumors 6502

    Oct 13, 2002
    seattle, wa
    a more powerful $899 ibook would be great. maybe a lowend G4 for $999 even? course by then they will probably have a G5 pb and the ibook will still be considered "underpowered".
  4. sparkleytone macrumors 68020


    Oct 28, 2001
    Greensboro, NC
  5. BenderBot1138 macrumors 6502

    Oct 28, 2002

    Milestone 4 - Autographed Picture of Steve Jobs with every Powerbook...

    (C'mon ... I'm beggin here... you must have seen my posts by now Mr. Jobs)...

    ... I wonder if we'll see a diplay change of anykind? I mean lets face it, the Powerbook is already an unbelievable Juggernaut amongst PC wannabees, and I found myself wondering and thinking after reading jefhatfields post, "Wow, what else could they put in these things?"

    I mean it's made of Titanium, it's One inch thin, sheesh... I'm getting all teary eyed here...

    Surely, regular performance increases are the most conservative estimate we can expect from an Amazing Apple Powerbook Team. Can't help but wonder How-they'll-Wow us next.


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