New PBs before school starts?

tyguy01234

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I need a laptop for college this fall but I really would like to get the updated PBs...But i need a laptop by august so my question is do you fortune tellers think the PB update will be released in or before august? Thank you, and if it isn't I don't know what I will do, by a BS windows for like $100 and wait for the new PB, who knows, oh apple please catch the Back to school crowd with new PBs!
 

orijinal

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Jun 6, 2005
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tyguy01234 said:
I need a laptop for college this fall but I really would like to get the updated PBs...But i need a laptop by august so my question is do you fortune tellers think the PB update will be released in or before august? Thank you, and if it isn't I don't know what I will do, by a BS windows for like $100 and wait for the new PB, who knows, oh apple please catch the Back to school crowd with new PBs!
don't think so.
 

bodeh6

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May 18, 2005
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We will be lucky if the iBook is update let alone the PB. Look for the iBook to be updated in a week or so and the PB to be updated around October.
 

thehuncamunca

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Jul 9, 2003
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wait until mid july-if there's no powerbook updates by then, unlikely they'll get updated until october

tyguy01234 said:
I need a laptop for college this fall but I really would like to get the updated PBs...But i need a laptop by august so my question is do you fortune tellers think the PB update will be released in or before august? Thank you, and if it isn't I don't know what I will do, by a BS windows for like $100 and wait for the new PB, who knows, oh apple please catch the Back to school crowd with new PBs!
 

tsk

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Jan 14, 2004
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I've got the odds at somewhere between slim and none. Right now the odds are slightly closer to slim, but after July 7, I have them edging closer to none.
 

Capt Underpants

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Jul 23, 2003
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bodeh6 said:
We will be lucky if the iBook is update let alone the PB. Look for the iBook to be updated in a week or so and the PB to be updated around October.
If the iBook is updated, it will hardly be worth waiting for. The processor can't get any faster or else it will interfere with the Powerbook line. If there is an update, look for a graphics card update and maybe a default RAM bump to 512 MB.
 

tsk

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Jan 14, 2004
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Capt Underpants said:
If the iBook is updated, it will hardly be worth waiting for. The processor can't get any faster or else it will interfere with the Powerbook line. If there is an update, look for a graphics card update and maybe a default RAM bump to 512 MB.
That's what people said right before the last iBook update (myself included). However, when the iBooks came out, they were very close to the PB. This was the lineup:

iBook 12" 1.2 Ghz G4/256 MB/30 GB/Combo/AE $999
iBook 14" 1.33 Ghz G4/256 MB/60 GB/Combo/AE $1299
iBook 14" 1.33 Ghz G4/256 MB/60 GB/SuperDrive/AE $1499

vs then current:

PowerBook 12" 1.33GHz G4/256MB/Combo drive/AE $1599
PowerBook 12" 1.33GHz G4/256MB/SuperDrive/AE $1799
PowerBook 15" 1.33GHz G4/256MB/Combo Drive/AE $1999
PowerBook 15" 1.33GHz G4/512MB/SuperDrive/AE $2499

Can't get much closer than that. They could bump the 12" to 1.33GHz and the 14" to 1.42GHz or something and still have a larger differential than last update. I think a RAM update is guaranteed as well. 512MB will be standard soon.
 

shadowmoses

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Mar 6, 2005
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Powerbooks were updated in febuary...So i think buying one now is a fairly safe buy as im sure we will not see updates for a few months yet...

ShadOW :D
 

tsk

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Jan 14, 2004
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Wisconsin
shadowmoses said:
Powerbooks were updated in febuary...So i think buying one now is a fairly safe buy as im sure we will not see updates for a few months yet...
Seems kind of sad, doesn't it? 5 month old hardware is a "fairly safe buy."
 

wdlove

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Oct 20, 2002
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The PowerBook could be updated at MacWorld Paris in September. Otherwise it won't be till MWSF in January 2006.