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MacWorld Expo!

Ramsos

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Nov 13, 2002
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You guys made me a true believer in this site after your powerbook rumor came true. And everyone thought that the imac was the main event. Mac rumors rule.
 
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Hemingray

macrumors 68030
Jan 9, 2002
2,920
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Ha ha haaa!
Well I must say I was pleasantly surprised! :) Looks like I'll be getting a 12" PowerBook instead of waiting for a G4 iBook. Very very cool!

The only thing that really made it difficult for me was the keynote stream! My gosh, I don't think I had one single minute of uninterrupted audio and video. It was so extremely choppy, I got like maybe 3 seconds of straight audio at a time and about 1 video frame every 5 minutes. It was bad. (And I'm on DSL...)

Oh well, thank goodness for live coverage by MR and MacNN, eh? :D
 
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Durandal7

macrumors 68040
Feb 24, 2001
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My thanks to arn and blakespot:
to arn for being the only one to predict 12" and 17" PBs
to blakespot for his speedy live coverage of the keynote
 
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pilotgi

macrumors regular
Jul 22, 2002
193
4
Apple website says Safari is even faster than Chimera.
167Mhz bus on the 17" powerbook.

What's the deal with iTunes3? I already have iTunes 3.
 
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Over Achiever

macrumors 68000
I'm breathless.

After being sad that I didn't buy my powerbook before the beginning of the year, I must say I'm estatic about the 17.1" Powerbook. And aluminum! And firewire800! And bluetooth! And airport extreme! And DDR memory! And slightly faster graphics card. And the no paint! And the airport antennae in the screen!

And the backlight keyboard took my breath away.

...

*Can't breathe*

PS. Go arn and Macrumors. Wow, two months seemed too soon, but arn was confident. Go Macrumors. Love the site. :D
 
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pilotgi

macrumors regular
Jul 22, 2002
193
4
I bet in a couple of months, the 15" TiBook will drop in price.

About the same time as the upgrades to the iMac.

DDR ram on the iMac anyone?
 
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lmalave

macrumors 68000
Nov 8, 2002
1,614
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Chinatown NYC
Good Macworld, Apple staying conservative...

All in all a great Macworld. I always said that notebooks are where Apple is still competitive with Wintel Machines. I can't believe Apple's biggest laptop - 17 freakin' inches - still only weighs 6.8 lbs. And at $1999 for the Superdrive 12.1" iBook, Apple is SO far ahead of the competition (Sony, Dell, Fujitsu) in the ultraportable laptop arena.

Still hoping for a cool new device, but I can't blame Apple for sticking to its bread and butter during this rough period. Until the 970 comes along, Apple can expect PowerMac sales to tank, so hopefully these notebooks will keep revenues and profits afloat.

Airport extreme is very cool - the base station is actually a great deal at $200 for businesses that are security conscious (Airport is actually the cheapest base sation that supports advanced 801.x security). I had hoped for a combined Bluetooth/Airport card though - I guess I'm still stuck with a USB dongle.

All the new apps look great too. Go, apple!

I would expect that we'll see more updates in the coming months at special press events, since there's some updates that HAVE to happen (7457 in PowerMacs and PowerBooks, Bluetooth in iPods, etc.)
 
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wesmac

macrumors newbie
Jan 6, 2003
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One of the best keynotes ever! I'm loving Safari; I want the Keynote app ($99 and a lot better than PowerPoint!), I'm drooling over the 17" Powerbook (Airbook?)

Congrats to the Macrumors team for getting the Powerbooks right! This is the only site that had it.
 
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rainman::|:|

macrumors 603
Feb 2, 2002
5,438
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iowa
I really do hope safari gets faster with future updates. But it's quite nice now, and i've been praying for an Apple browser for a long time. As for the new powerbooks... WOW. i want that keyboard. now i have to find a way to raise $3,200. That's really not a bad price, considering. Wonder if they'll adjust other prices accordingly...

iLife... wow. I'm going to get a DVD burner ASAP, i never saw the point but i'll find a reason to use it, those menus were phoenominal. Never seen anything like it.

I love that they got Goldblum back for the ads. Also loved the "wonderful life" reoccuring theme, especially the new version at the end.

The man really knows how to present.

Hope everyone else is happy, i really don't want to hear "but there's no tablet"... blah...

:) :) :)
pnw
 
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bentmywookie

macrumors regular
Nov 6, 2002
155
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Palo Alto
I am a believer in 17 inches!

At first, the thought of a 17" powerbook sounded terrible, but now I think I see where apple is going with it.

Like Steve said, it is the year of the notebook, and apple clearly is right on the money. The 17" powerbook is THE desktop replacement. The days of laptops lagging behind desktops are pretty much over and apple saw this. Now people can just buy a 17" powerbook as their primary computer - it can be easily moved around the house, it's just as good as an iMac and close enough to a powermac, and in case you ever need to move or travel, it easily comes right with you.

Basically, my point is that the "desktops" of old are going to go away (well, at least for the average home and business user) - apple saw it first - and pretty soon all desktops of the future will basically be laptop variations. Now I am in love with the 17" powerbook.

And even though it's not the tablet that I wanted, I can't wait to get my new powerbook 12"!

(Now I feel bad for losing the faith a little when the unremarkable DP 1.25 G4s came out - Never again will I lose faith!)
 
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fred_lj

macrumors newbie
Jan 7, 2003
23
0
TX
WAY TO GO!

This site is incredible -- how'd ya do it? The only site in years besides ThinkSecret to get a scoop, which they failed miserably at this year.

Macrumors, I salute you!

(now I'm off to think how I can save up three grand, or at least get a good line of credit)

What do you guys think about the future of the G4 in the powerbooks? Will it lag along like the G3 did before the G4 finally came to them (i.e., will it be a year or two before the 970 or some IBM breed of it comes to the powerbook as a result of this new product announcement).
 
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nickmcghie

macrumors regular
Jul 16, 2002
151
0
UCLA
SAFARI

uhhhh... no tabbed browsing???? wtf were they thinking??? i'm gonna stick with chimera until they add tabbed browsing
 
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rainman::|:|

macrumors 603
Feb 2, 2002
5,438
2
iowa
Re: SAFARI

Originally posted by nickmcghie
uhhhh... no tabbed browsing???? wtf were they thinking??? i'm gonna stick with chimera until they add tabbed browsing

Oh give it up... Apple's never made a web browser before, and it's amazingly well-featured, simple, and compatible. Not *that* many people use tabbed browsing, i'm happy to get it now and see tabbed browsing come in an update, rather than the whole thing be delayed until they could get THAT mess sorted out...

IE and Netscape are officially off my dock... yay!

:)
pnw
 
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TheT

macrumors 6502
Jan 5, 2002
485
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Germany
Good stuff... but the prices in Europe again... considering that 1 Euro is actually worth more than 1$, 4.058,84 Euro for the 17 inch PB seems a bit off...:(

But still, great stuff! I'm writing this with Safari :)

<edit>these forums still don't support the Euro-symbol... :D </edit>
 
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jaykk

macrumors 6502a
Jan 5, 2002
854
5
CA
Safari is great, but alas no tabbed browsing

Arn, how did u pull this one off? Great Job. One of the best Mac World. Safari is great..but after using tabbed browsing, its hard to get use to no-tabbed browser :) Oh well, its beta
 
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yosoyjay

macrumors regular
Nov 20, 2002
142
0
Canada
I'm glad today is my day off.

Most people I know that own Macs bought notebooks because they are the best, but wouldn't touch a desktop with a 10 foot pole. Also, market trends indicate that increasingly people are buying notebooks as a replacement for their desktops and don't mind occasionally lugging around a bigger/heavier box. That being said I think the decision to introduce more notebooks was the best thing Apple could have done. 802.11g, Bluetooth, Firewire2 wow, I'm speechless.

I'm using Safari now and it starts up much faster than Chimera. It does load pages a bit faster. I didn't even compare it to IE because it just sucks. The one thing that I've noticed that I don't like is the lack of tabbed browsing. I don't use it that often, but it is very handy sometimes.
 
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nickmcghie

macrumors regular
Jul 16, 2002
151
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UCLA
Re: Re: SAFARI

Originally posted by paulwhannel


Oh give it up... Apple's never made a web browser before, and it's amazingly well-featured, simple, and compatible. Not *that* many people use tabbed browsing, i'm happy to get it now and see tabbed browsing come in an update, rather than the whole thing be delayed until they could get THAT mess sorted out...

IE and Netscape are officially off my dock... yay!

:)
pnw


yea i guess you're right, it IS an amazing first step, the ONLY thing i can see that is missing is tabbed browsing... its just that i'm a heavy user of tabbed browsing, so i was kinda disappointed that safari doesn't support it.. but hopefully that will be added in a future update, so i'm gonna be optimistic.. until then, i will still stick with chimera for most of the time

great macworld, by the way! =)
 
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Fender2112

macrumors 65816
Aug 11, 2002
1,091
298
Charlotte, NC
A bit disappointed !

I was really hoping to see one of those universal products like I see advertied on the SciFi Channel. The one that connects anything to everything. The new PowerBook is almost there. All it needs is a recepticle so I can plug in my mini fridge.:D

I don't have much need for a laptop, so I look forward to the next lineup of desk tops and monitors. If they can put a 1 GHz G4 in a PowerBook, I assume the next iMac will have that much, possibly a 1.25. This is what I'm holding out for. I would like to do a G4 tower if the monitor prices come down. Hopefully we'll something in the coming months.

I have not yet migrated to OS X. My Mac close will only support 9.1. The new compliment of iapps has me really excited. I love the way Apple has integrated the iapps into one product - iLife. Final Cut Express also has me a bit giddy.

I also want to thank the folks at MacRumors- staff and members. This is a great site. I don't post much, but I read a lot. Keep up the good work.
 
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chicagdan

macrumors 6502a
Jan 3, 2002
723
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Chicago, IL
Desktops are not disappearing, they're just a low margin business and Apple can't compete in processor speed. The speed gap isn't as substantial with laptops and the margins are good, so Apple is going all out this year while they twiddle their thumbs, waiting for IBM to produce Power4s in sufficient volume to revive the PowerMac line.

I'm very happy to see someone take on the true evil beast of the M$ empire -- Power Point. As a professional speechwriter, PP is the bane of my existence. I hope Keynote (I even love the name, evocative of speech, not technology) kicks its ass. Safari is nice too.

Having said all this, I was all ready to buy that TiVO/digital movie player today. Oh well, maybe soon.
 
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wdlove

macrumors P6
Oct 20, 2002
16,568
0
Truly a great Keynote, surpassed all expectations! Steve Jobs was in his element, spokeman extraordinaire!

I too congratulate Mac Forum on the accuracy of their predictions, result of hard work.

Steve had one amazing announcement after the other!
 
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Mudbug

Administrator emeritus
Jun 28, 2002
3,847
1
North Central Colorado
I'm using Safari now and it is ROCKING along. Makes IE look like a bad beta version of old software.

Oh, and the rest of that stuff is just too cool for school. It's like the PB's decided to have children, and to join the big brother program at the same time.

Go Arn - you are the master of the master.
 
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drastik

macrumors 6502a
Apr 10, 2002
978
0
Nashvegas
w0000000000T!
Go Arn, its your biirthday...

Great call on the Powerbooks. As someone put it yesterday, this is the GOD of all rumor sites. Of course most of us knew that already.

Wow. I'm dumbstruck over this Macworld. Fantastic. An ultra portable, with full drives built in, for 1799! Thats freaking incredible. I have a great desire for one of these. Oneday it will be mine. OF course, my pismos value just went to hell, but I don't care.

I love Apple. We asked, they delivered more than we asked for. the 17in is a true desktop replacement for a lot of professional uses.

Oh, man, I'm so excited I gotta go pee.
 
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