Powerbook 15" Superdrive Question

curlysworld

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Aug 7, 2005
13
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My House
Hi there.

I am hopefully going to purchase a nice shiny new Powerbook 15" Superdrive tomorrow and I know how Apple like to bring out new products but keep the names exactly the same so I just want to check specs out

I am planning on getting it from John Lewis store:
http://www.johnlewis.com/Shopping/P...=Technology&PRT=Laptops&Type=SKU&Id=230211141

And am hoping its identical to the one at the Apple UK store:
http://store.apple.com/Apple/WebObj...YIPJPlv31rGAQ/0.0.11.1.0.6.23.1.1.1.1.0.0.1.0

I have looked through the specs and the only difference I can see is that the John Lewis one quotes it comes with Panther, but Apple are now shipping with Tiger installed. If thats the case, its not an issue, as I already have a copy of Tiger purchased for my old iMac G4, and its probably cheaper to just revert back to Panther on the iMac and use the license for the PowerBook, although a 5 user Tiger license isn't that much.

My reading up in various magazines and forums suggests that the 'latest' Powerbooks were released in January in the UK and I can't see that they released any others since then, but just want to make sure before I part with my hard earned cash.

Also, will the built in Airport Express work ok with my existing wireless network using a D-Link DSL-G604T Router? I usually use PC's but since my laptop died I am going with the reliability of the Macs as I have had no issues with my iMac and it hasn't crashed since the day I bought it.

Thanks in advance,

Curly
 

beige matchbox

macrumors 6502a
Mar 16, 2005
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Oxfordshire, UK
curlysworld said:
I am planning on getting it from John Lewis store:
http://www.johnlewis.com/Shopping/P...=Technology&PRT=Laptops&Type=SKU&Id=230211141

And am hoping its identical to the one at the Apple UK store:
http://store.apple.com/Apple/WebObj...YIPJPlv31rGAQ/0.0.11.1.0.6.23.1.1.1.1.0.0.1.0

I have looked through the specs and the only difference I can see is that the John Lewis one quotes it comes with Panther, but Apple are now shipping with Tiger installed. If thats the case, its not an issue, as I already have a copy of Tiger purchased for my old iMac G4, and its probably cheaper to just revert back to Panther on the iMac and use the license for the PowerBook, although a 5 user Tiger license isn't that much.
The last time i went into a john lewis they had the current powerbooks running tiger, but ask the sales guy anyway :)


My reading up in various magazines and forums suggests that the 'latest' Powerbooks were released in January in the UK and I can't see that they released any others since then, but just want to make sure before I part with my hard earned cash.
The macrumors buyers guide says, Last Release: January 31, 2005


Also, will the built in Airport Express work ok with my existing wireless network using a D-Link DSL-G604T Router? I usually use PC's but since my laptop died I am going with the reliability of the Macs as I have had no issues with my iMac and it hasn't crashed since the day I bought it.
can't think of a reason it wouldn't work
 
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curlysworld

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Aug 7, 2005
13
0
My House
Thats great, and what I thought, many thanks for your prompt and informative reply.

I'll let you know how I get on with the Powerbook. Any ideas what I answer when my girlfriend asks how much it costs ? :)

Curly
 
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TMA

macrumors 6502a
Jan 6, 2003
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England
curlysworld said:
Any ideas what I answer when my girlfriend asks how much it costs ? :)
It's a long term investment! Or... I'm getting this so I can better organise and plan my life around you (probably going a bit too far!)

Where abouts in the UK are you by the way?
 
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