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Small and Big... New Powerbooks?

rebscb

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Sep 6, 2002
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new powerbooks

interesting.... I purchased a 1GHZ powerbook a few weeks ago and it was defective. A replacement was ordered for me at the Apple Store in Tyson's Corner, VA this past Thursday. Apple Care (higher ed) told me that it would not arrive for 5 -7 business days - clearly after MWSF. He said that it would have to come off of the assembly line, but nothing about a new configuration.
 
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mac15

macrumors 68040
Dec 29, 2001
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it sounds like BS to me, but that could be the new thing they are talking about
 
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DavidCL23

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Dec 14, 2001
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NJ
Bye Bye Thinkpad T23, Hello 17" powerbook!!! Anyone know if a 128mb radeon 9700 mobility is released yet?
Also what is the largest Laptop hard drive these days?
Thanks guys, I am switching back to mac (The thinkpad was good for a month, but now it makes so much NOISE!!!)
 
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AssassinOfGates

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Jul 17, 2002
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A cardboard box.
Thats a new one.

I guess it would make sense, that powerbook is a bit too big even for my tastes, and some people don't want a laptop that is literally begging to be stolen
 
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iJon

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Feb 7, 2002
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i really dont think this will happen. but we will see in about 15 hours.

iJon
 
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Wow this is a total surprise.
And the way Macrumors put it makes me even more excited!

I've always thought that there are people looking for portablity (incl. me) and people looking for hardcare power in PowerBooks. It's impossible to achive both on a single machine.

I think this two split personality for a new PowerBook line is a good way to go.

The photo above looks real enough, BTW.
 
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nickgold

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Jul 17, 2001
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This last minute lead-up to MWSF...

is turning into a crackhouse of silly-arse rumors. Hmm, maybe it will be a 17" PowerTablet PVR iPhoto viewer music player bluetooth/802.11g-equipped UBER GIZMO. Yeah, that's the ticket... I have it on reliable sources. Har! It's a video-phone as well, of course.
 
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JOHNGAETANO

macrumors 6502
Jan 3, 2002
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Akron, Ohio
Powerbooks

I don't see how this would help Apple. A 12" powerbook would hinder iBook sales, or vise versa. A 17" powerbook? You might as well carry an iMac around. My powerbook is nice but bordering on too big. 17" Wow that would be big.

Well, if thats it, Im disapointed.
 
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daveg5

macrumors 6502a
Nov 28, 2001
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?what have you been shooting in your veins

ha ha ha, of course its possible
how much $3500 and $1999? and how fast?
 
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Talon1138

macrumors newbie
Feb 5, 2002
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12' ultraportable

Don't know about the ultraportable...that would be the end of the iBook, or else it would have to be very expensive so that it would not canibalize iBook sales. But then who would pay in the high thousands for one when they could pay a little more for a full-sized PBG4.
 
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ELYXR

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Dec 2, 2002
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Seattle
hmmmm...

I noticed that you said '12" Laptop' ... not '12" Powerbook'

There already is a 12" laptop!
 
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arn

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Apr 9, 2001
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Originally posted by iBot


Photo? What photo?

there's no photo... someone posted a fake picture in the thread that cause confusion

arn
 
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