Originally posted by Latino
I was waiting for this update. And I have to say that I'm very happy with it.
Have you guys noticed that the bottom line iBook now has 32MB of VRam? that is awesome
This now means I'll probably go and get myself an 800Mhz iBook. Since I wanted to use the display hack to use my external 19" CRT, the extra 16Mb will be handy. Previously, the 700mhz was out of the question, but now things are looking better. And since I don't need a CDRW as I already have one on my desktop anyway...
Only think I would have liked as well is bluetooth. Oh well, will have to get a USB dongle I suppose
ibook 800, here i come
Now, I would like to find out what the 60Gb HD is... do you guys think it's a 5k rpm? or the slower one?
Originally posted by cb911
didn't the previous iBooks have only 16MB Video RAM in both models?
anyway, now the iBooks have 32MB Video RAM, the same as the low-end PowerBooks. doesn't Apple usually keep the specs of the iBooks and the PowerBooks a bit apart? this looks like there might be a PowerBook update on the way...
this is the way it was done last ibooks. the low end ibook was a white color, looked like the ipod and imac. the combo 12 and 14 inch ibook was in the darker gray enclousure like the ibooks have always been in. they have probably done the same this time too.Originally posted by kallur
Has somebody got more accurate information, but it seems to me, that even 12" Combo model is now made of opaque white plastic insteed of crystal white plastic. At least apple online store lists extra battery as opaque white.
Originally posted by Sakino
Personally I feel the update doesn't do ****. It doesn't make me want to go out and buy my first apple. I expected alittle more out of apple on the new ibook line. This is the year of the laptop and apple has yet to prove it. The 17" pb is to big, and the 12" pb is to small for most people. I don't want to buy a 15" pb that is considered out of date when I pick it up.
I really hope apple gets it ass in gear this summer, because if thats not the case I will just find a win laptop that is probably identical to what the pb and ibooks are putting out for a lot cheaper.
If that's the way you feel you might check out Dynamism, they import Japanese sub-notebooks and translate everything to English for you. They seem to have some really nice systems, I just can't stand typing on a keyboard that small...Originally posted by melchior
the 12" PB is not too small. it's too BIG!
something half the weight of the 12" would be a dream. there are various variations of the sub-notebook in the pc market. especially the japanese pc market. i am particularly fond of the latest toshiba....
Originally posted by abdul
Does anyone know how much of difference a 100mHz speed bump actually affects the speed of the computer in real terms?
when it was upgraded from 700 to 800 Apple said it was 30% increase in performace (i think). so does that mean another 30%?