I believe the delay was simply for the fact that Apple couldn't find a SLOT-LOADING Combo unit. The iBook has had a tray version for quite sometime now.Originally posted by jefhatfield
was the delayed release of a slot loading combo drive due to the incredible thinness of the tibook's body?
the ibook is considerably thicker than the tibook and it was weird to see the ibook with a combo drive before the tibook so i won't be suprised if one day soon the consumer level machines have a faster G3 than the G4s which are in the professional models...all this assuming apple does not come out with the much awaited G5 in three weeks
Originally posted by forgiven
Do you notice how Apple set up the pB prices? It is considerably less for a 550 than a 667...but FCP 3 only supports Real time effects with the 667...that is a turn-off!
That's why I'm holding out till MWSF to buy..among other reasons.
So, I think that means that a 550 MHz G4 PowerBook can do real-time effects in their Offline RT format, but that 667 MHz is required to do it in DV format?From the Apple FCP Site
500 MHz or faster single or dual processor Power Mac G4 or PowerBook G4 required for G4 real-time effects. 667-MHz PowerBook G4 required for mobile G4 real-time effects in DV format.
So, actually, the price differential between the 550 and the 667 is closer than it was before.From Macnn.com
Apple has increased the cost of the standard 550-MHz configuration (256MB/20GB) to $2,299, while keeping the price on its high-end retail 667-MHz PowerBook G4 (512MB/30GB/AirPort Card) at $2,999.