New iBooks?

Discussion in 'Hardware Rumors' started by TiMacLover, Aug 5, 2002.

  1. TiMacLover macrumors 6502

    Aug 10, 2001
    Clovis, CA USA
    Does anyone think or know if there will be new iBooks like this month, cause I got like $1300 and I need a laptop for school and I ned a G4 system so I was going to go for like a Ti500 but what I hear they scratch easily and I need it to last for a few years, the iBook can take more but it packs only a G3 and I need it to be like a G4 so it will last me for a few years, so you guys think new iBooks this month with G4s? Gosh I hope I want a iBook G4 14'.
  2. ftaok macrumors 603


    Jan 23, 2002
    East Coast
    Re: New iBooks?

    Wow, a 14-foot iBook!!! :D

    Seriously, I don't see a G4 iBook before MWSF at the earliest. When the SuperDrive TiBook comes out, then I'd say 3 months later, the G4 iBook will appear.

    BTW, the iBook scratches pretty easily as well.
  3. bousozoku Moderator emeritus

    Jun 25, 2002
    Gone but not forgotten.
    Don't expect a G4 iBook anytime soon--it doesn't fit into the price point or the heat dissipation needs currently. I'm not sure I would expect a faster iBook until IBM gets their act together as they have supposedly not shipped any G3s faster than 700 MHz, even though the line goes to 1GHz.
  4. gopher macrumors 65816

    Mar 31, 2002
    Maryland, USA
    Apple does offer 3 months same as cash offer. So you can get a Titanium 667 for $2000, and only have to pay $667 a month for it. And there does exist paint if you are worried it will scratch too much. The best protection against scratches is a leather jacket.
  5. hs-l macrumors newbie

    Jul 23, 2002
    Re: New iBooks?

    well, yeah the TiBook scratches easy, but the iBook scratches way easier, I've got my ibook 500 for a year now and it's been repared once because there were quite a lot cracks and scratches in the shell.

    If it's no problem to get a TiBook get at least a 667 because that one has a 133Mhz system bus and is way faster than the 550Mhz or the 700Mhz iBook.

    good luck

  6. ericb88 macrumors member

    Apr 29, 2002
    Unless you are doing some serious alti-vec work

    the next 2 genrerations of sahara Will scale up to 1ghz (maybe higher) boast up to 200 mhz bus (hopefully) and apple will do away with that stupid 128mb ram chip smoldered into the motherboard.

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