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Whoa. The New Powerbook

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Patrick Larkin, Jan 7, 2003.

  1. Patrick Larkin

    Patrick Larkin Screenwriter

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    I cannot believe this thing. The first 17" 16:10 portable on the market. But the screen is just part of the story:

    Standard:

    Firewire
    Firewire 800
    Airport 802.11g (54Mbps)
    Bluetooth
    DVD Burner
    GeForce 4 64MB
    Fiber Optic Backlit keyboard

    1" thin
    6.8 lbs


    Must have one now.
     
  2. JoshF

    JoshF Supporting Actor

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    I so want one of these new PBs. They look amazing. I'm going to have to get over the Apple store to see one in person ASAP.

    Apple's new browser, Safari, rocks. I'm using it right now.
     
  3. Joel Mack

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    BOING! [​IMG]
     
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    Actually, the 12" Powerbook is the more incredible one, in my opionion. All that goodness in one small package. Mmmm.
     
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    That backlit keyboard almost makes the $3200 worth it.
     
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  9. Patrick Larkin

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    the 12" model lacks Firewire 800, has a inferior video chipset (32MB), an optional 802.11g card and Superdrive. And no baclit keyboard. No comparison! [​IMG]
    I have the 15" Titanium now and I could never go to a 12" screen.
     
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    Does it bother anyone that they are using 802.11g when the standard hasn't even been approved yet? Its based on IEEE 802.11g draft specification. So what happens when the spec is official? There are other companies that are doing this also, reminds me of the early days of 56k modems.
     
  12. NickSo

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    Wow very, very nice...
    Im thinking of gettin none of those new iBooks (the shiney white ones, so pretty [​IMG]) when i go to university. Boy those powerbooks are sure nice.. but hella-expensive! [​IMG]
     
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    Dang, I'm trying to figure out how to dload that movie to my HD & Apple wants to make it hard for some reason. Any tips? [​IMG]
     
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    WOW.

    I just got the VPR Matrix 200A5 laptop, and now i wanna return it!
     
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    The Airport cards can have their firmware upgraded, so if the current 802.11g spec changes on it's way to being finalized, it'd be trivial to release a softwawre update for the cards.
     
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    Nick that link doesn't do anything. I already saw it in the source code but with the movie name on the end.
     
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