Uh, you can already do that.Originally posted by zimv20
i'd like a BTO option of the top-end chip w/ a plain-old CD drive. i can burn stuff on my desktop and watch DVDs on my TV. i can count on one hand if I had one finger the number of times i've watched a DVD on my powerbook.
even with the 700 MHz one? on the apple configure page, there's no dropdown for the optical drive. the best you can do is select the 600 MHz one.Originally posted by solvs
Uh, you can already do that.
i agree w/ the 800 in the next revision. but w/ that, they could do a 133 bus and have it make sense. that would cinch it for me.
But it's probably going to be an 800 MHz G3, same FSB,
it's a good point. i borrowed a 700 MHz one w/ 10.1.5 and was quite happy. i just loaded 10.2 on my 400 MHz G3 PB, 192 meg RAM, and it has a new life.
And before anyone says they're too slow, have you actually used one?
Much nicer than my Mom's old 400 MHz G3 PB.
The 14 inch has the option. I guess the 12 doesn't. That's kinda weird. Oh well, I guess we'll see...Originally posted by zimv20
even with the 700 MHz one? on the apple configure page, there's no dropdown for the optical drive. the best you can do is select the 600 MHz one.
or am i missing something? my info's based on what i see on that page.
we're both right! i love it.Originally posted by solvs
The 14 inch has the option. I guess the 12 doesn't. That's kinda weird. Oh well, I guess we'll see...
the current g3 chip seems to have plenty of life left in it...as for doom 3 on an ibook...i'll be impressed when i see it running on a TiBook!! (min 64mb vid card)Originally posted by hitman
i'd like to see a major price drop.
perhaps in an effort to win over college students who are buying crummy, but cheap, dell and gateway laptops.
hardware-wise i would not mind a speed bumped ibook, although i'm not sure how much more they can squeeze out of the current g3 chip.
maybe slight revisions to the motherboard, however, i still think the price of the hardware is key. the average student would probably not need more than 800Mhz unless they are planning on playing doom3 on their ibook.
i doubt that they would completely revamp the ibook. it would probably be more along the lines of keeping the current case with some slight revisions but droping the price.
ha ha ha! I WISH!Originally posted by BongHits
does this mean your missing a finger or several???
i'd likely buy such a system. though i'd be much hipper on it if the FSB were 133.Originally posted by rice_web
- 800MHz G4 (750FXe from IBM)
- 512K L2 cache
- 100MHz system bus
- 12" screen