should the 14" ibook live?

jefhatfield

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i love the ibook...i got the very first one

the current 12" inch ibook is great because it packs a lot of punch for a 4.9 pound sub-notebook

but the 14" inch ibook weighs a pound more and is overshadowed by the amazing tibook and the 14" inch ibook may be too high in price for the consumer market at $1799 usd

personally, i would like to see the 14" inch ibook come down in price at least two hundred dollars
 

G4scott

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No. It should not live. If Apple was going to make a laptop with a 14" screen, they should've redesigned the case. It looks ugly :mad:
 

wsteineker

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Jef is right. not only is the 14" iBook unweildy and odd looking, it's hideously overpriced. It was a good idea, yes. There is definitely a market for something between a full featured 12" subnotebook and a 15.2" beast of a pro notebook. The 14" iBook just isn't the answer. Don't ask me what is, though. I wouldn't want to be in Jon Ive's shoes when he has to figure out what to stick in that hole.
 

jefhatfield

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Originally posted by G4scott
No. It should not live. If Apple was going to make a laptop with a 14" screen, they should've redesigned the case. It looks ugly :mad:
and besides $1599 or lower, thin out the case some and bring the weight down half a pound and i think that would make the design more appealing

i would buy it like that but a g4 processor would make sales go thru the roof and i would spring for it then tomorrow

of course that won't happen until powerbook gets g5 sometime next year or in 2004
 

MacAztec

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Originally posted by jefhatfield


and besides $1599 or lower, thin out the case some and bring the weight down half a pound
...and kick it up to 900MHz with a 166MHz effective bus. Thing it out to 1 inch, 4.7lbs, and we have a notebook!
 

cb911

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you can't bring it down to 1". the thickness of plastic needed makes it alot thicker. and it can't have a metal case, that's reserved for the TiBook...:cool:
 

sparkleytone

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whether or not we like it, it sells. well. i think that it would be just fine if they just increased the resolution capability to say...1152x960 or something like that.
 

nadroj

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Kill the 14 inch beast!

Death to the 14inch beast of a computer! It's foul stench can be smelled from all around the world. The foul ugly glutton much be BURNED AT THE STAKE.
 

cb911

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come on, it's not that bad. i think you're over reacting a little bit.

what about all the people who need a bigger screen but can't afford the TiBook? think of all the people who love the iBook!
 
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