new tibook's here

jelloshotsrule

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Feb 7, 2002
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serendipity
well they've arrived. without the glory of an expo or any event.

nothing too exciting according to what some had been predicting... but it's an upgrade nonetheless... check out the apple store now.
 

TiMacLover

macrumors 6502
Aug 10, 2001
274
1
Clovis, CA USA
Specs

Apple just released New Tibooks with the following specs:

667MHz PowerPC G4
1MB L3 & 256K L2 cache
133MHz system bus
256MB SDRAM memory
30GB Ultra ATA drive
Combo Drive (DVD-ROM/CD-RW)
ATI Mobility Radeon 7500
w/32MB DDR video memory
Gigabit Ethernet
56K internal modem
1 FireWire & 2 USB Ports
AirPort Ready


800MHz PowerPC G4
1MB L3 & 256K L2 cache
133MHz system bus
512MB SDRAM memory
40GB Ultra ATA drive
Combo Drive (DVD-ROM/CD-RW)
ATI Mobility Radeon 7500
w/32MB DDR video memory
Gigabit Ethernet
56K internal modem
1 FireWire & 2 USB Ports
AirPort Card Included

800MHz PowerPC G4
1MB L3 & 256K L2 cache
133MHz system bus
1GB SDRAM memory
60GB Ultra ATA drive
Combo Drive (DVD-ROM/CD-RW)
ATI Mobility Radeon 7500
w/32MB DDR video memory
Gigabit Ethernet
56K internal modem
1 FireWire & 2 USB Ports
AirPort Card Included


Id Say its impressive, Apple fooled us rumors gods again!
 

jelloshotsrule

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Feb 7, 2002
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something interesting is the deal they're offering with the pbooks for apple displays...

you can get a display and a dviator for the same price you could normally get the display itself for (ie. you get 150 bucks off when you get both with the pbook)...

but the interesting thing is, the 15" is not included with that.......hmmm
 

jelloshotsrule

macrumors G3
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Feb 7, 2002
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another noteworthy spec that people had been asking for...

the resolution is higher now 1280x854 (not sure what it was before) and supposedly is better quality display overall.

and the dvi-adc adapter is now "apple brand"... still same 149 price, but i guess it's better to be from apple than a 3rd party...

enjoy all you powerbook fans.
 

Matthé

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Oct 25, 2001
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5400€???

are they frickin nuts??
europe is being ripped of again: 5400€ for the top model, that's 1/3 more than the us counterpart
europe has always been more expensive but this is unacceptable
i can get on a plane for that amount and still have money left
i can ****in import one myself and save money

I've been waiting a long time for new powerbooks & when they arrive i can't afford one

I am not happy!
 

iGav

macrumors G3
Mar 9, 2002
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Some nice specs......

Especially like the higher res and L3 cache and DVI output......

800Mhz ain't gonna make me bring my buying window forward from next feb though, although it's a nice increase on specs over the .......

But good on Apple though for releasing these, they were in dire need of this upgrade!!!

I LOVE APPLE!!! :D ;) :) :p
 

mmmdreg

macrumors 65816
Apr 14, 2002
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Well done Apple...now we're coming back into the race....
so, what's everyone's predictions for the next PowerBook? I mean, this is a hardware rumors forum so what can you cook up? I guess they'll be steady for a while now since everyone (including me) is satisfied with Apple's offerings...Next update, if minor, will take it up to 1GHz, but if major, a G5 sounds cool...well done again for Apple!!
 

Garth

macrumors newbie
Apr 29, 2002
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Re: 5400€???

Originally posted by Matthé
are they frickin nuts??
europe is being ripped of again: 5400€ for the top model, that's 1/3 more than the us counterpart
europe has always been more expensive but this is unacceptable
i can get on a plane for that amount and still have money left
i can ****in import one myself and save money

I've been waiting a long time for new powerbooks & when they arrive i can't afford one

I am not happy!
:mad: not quite a third, but still an extra 1000 € in Germany and an extra 1250 € in Ireland! Doesn't Ireland even have an Apple manufacturing plant somewhere?

I just might wait until I go to the US, like you said, the flight's paying for itself and then some.
 

Tiauguinho

macrumors 6502a
Mar 5, 2002
647
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The Netherlands
I want one... I really want one!!!!!

Strange day for apple... 2 annoucements in the same day without a Expo... Keep on Apple!!!

Looking forward to see the performance test of this baby...
 

britboy

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Nov 4, 2001
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Kent, UK
They even come with audio-in!

Damn, now i have a real dilemma. Do i keep my current system, or take the bait and upgrade? The extra power would sure be nice :)

Once again the rumours were very close to spot-on. I'm impressed! The eMac comes out of the blue though. It looks like some of those mock-ups of the flat-panel iMac last year. I guess apple are going to keep the WWDC for software-only announcements, as they said they would.
 

Grufi

macrumors newbie
Apr 29, 2002
3
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hot hotter?

Great uptake. I waited for that.
But what about the heat problem? The fan noize was already a problem in the old 667. Now the G4 is faster and the 7500 radeon is burning too. Or do they use a cooler G4 derivate?
 

Garth

macrumors newbie
Apr 29, 2002
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Re. my earlier complaining about the Mac prices in Europe.

My bad - I didn't notice that they now include VAT in the price. Usually they leave that out to make the machines look cheaper. Once you take out the VAT for the Apple Store in Ireland, it comes out to be about $250 more than in the US, which on that kind of machine is actually acceptable, all things considered.
 

edesignuk

Moderator emeritus
Mar 25, 2002
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It's great to have the 800Mhz finally here, but bring on the 1Ghz model, anyone got any ideas as to how long we might have to wait for it?
 

jefhatfield

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Jul 9, 2000
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Originally posted by mcrain
Nice machine, but I wanted DDR ram and a faster bus... maybe later.
same thing i was hoping for, but we may see that on the g5 tibook...if there is such a thing planned;)
 

King Cobra

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Mar 2, 2002
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Here is one "rumor" about Powerbooks that has just grown silent:

What happened to chrome?

Just a thought...
__________________

Any time is a great time for iPod.
 

rEd Eye

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Nov 28, 2001
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Yaaaaawn!I get sleepy trying to keep up with Apples stunningly slow progress,and amazingly unimpressive product upgrade releases.
This is not intended as bait,this is just the way I feel.
I sure hope they get their ass's in gear soon.
 

mcrain

macrumors 68000
Feb 8, 2002
1,768
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Illinois
Originally posted by rEd Eye
Yaaaaawn!I get sleepy trying to keep up with Apples stunningly slow progress,and amazingly unimpressive product upgrade releases.
This is not intended as bait,this is just the way I feel.
I sure hope they get their ass's in gear soon.
Actually, Apple does a pretty fair job of updating its product lines.

The only reason it feels slow is because when Apple upgrades, they typically are upgrading either or both the processor or the machine exterior.

When PC's update, the speed updates come from either Intel or the Althlon crew while the exterior upgrades come from Sony, Compaq, HP, Dell, Gateway, etc. etc. etc.

It only seems like Apple is slow because you are lumping every PC maker together with the x86 chip makers versus one company.

Try comparing apples to apples. Moto is slower than Intel, but not too bad. We've already had a couple of speed bumps this year. Apple has been pretty quick on updating its computers compared to any of the single PC makers.
 

mcrain

macrumors 68000
Feb 8, 2002
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Illinois
Oh, and as for unimpressive, the jump from 667 to 800 is the equivelent of the top of the line PIV at 1.8 GHz jumping to 2.16 GHz. Since I haven't seen that size of a jump in a while, I'll give the edge to apple.