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No more powerbooks !!!!

Post by SuperMegatron » Tue Jan 10, 2006 12:33 pm

Apple has killed off the powerbook and replaced it with the stupid named macbook pro it has 2 intel cpus and better battery life.
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Post by melancholy » Tue Jan 10, 2006 1:47 pm

They ditched the white, therefore making it look like ever other laptop on the market.
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Post by Strapping Scherzo » Tue Jan 10, 2006 1:47 pm

So does that mean this is the first official Apple to use the x86 version of OSX?
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Post by melancholy » Tue Jan 10, 2006 1:50 pm

Strapping Scherzo wrote:So does that mean this is the first official Apple to use the x86 version of OSX?
It would have to be.
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Post by MulletMan13 » Tue Jan 10, 2006 1:51 pm

Ditched the white? This is the predecessor to the PowerBook... the next iBook is yet to come out....
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Post by Disheveled DrFreeze » Tue Jan 10, 2006 2:18 pm

holy crap those things are overpriced

and without the distinctive white to scream to the world "HEY LOOK AT MY I LOVE MY IPOD SO MUCH I BOUGHT ITS BIG BROTHER" you just payed twice as much for a intel core duo laptop as you should have, just to run a heavily modified version of unix

sounds like a deal to me

i also looked over the refurb section in the shop, full of rip offs if you ask me
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Post by Covar » Tue Jan 10, 2006 2:20 pm

/me is going to look into getting the imac
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Post by ace » Tue Jan 10, 2006 2:38 pm

melancholy wrote:They ditched the white, therefore making it look like ever other laptop on the market.
Powerbooks have been aluminium for a while now.
Disheveled DrFreeze wrote:and without the distinctive white to scream to the world "HEY LOOK AT MY I LOVE MY IPOD SO MUCH I BOUGHT ITS BIG BROTHER"
Powerbooks have been aluminium for a while now.
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Post by MulletMan13 » Tue Jan 10, 2006 2:39 pm

Hrmm... I don't see how you guys think it's any different... it's just a quicker PowerBook with the same prices that it was at before.

Also, dual yonah laptops (the ones that have been announced) are all upwards of $2000.... don't see how it's any surprise.
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Post by Matt » Tue Jan 10, 2006 3:51 pm

So, its not dual core, its 2 separate cpu's wtf
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Post by MulletMan13 » Tue Jan 10, 2006 3:53 pm

Nah it's dual core, but its not the "dual centrino" thats been going around.
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Post by Disheveled DrFreeze » Tue Jan 10, 2006 3:53 pm

mattthemodder wrote:So, its not dual core, its 2 separate cpu's wtf
no it doesnt, they simply use a single "intel core duo" AKA yonah

oddly enough these same (mobile) chips are also used in the new imacs, i wonder if intel can keep up with demand for these things
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Post by Matt » Tue Jan 10, 2006 4:20 pm

Ok, I wasn't entirely sure, they didn't call it dual core
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Post by greay » Tue Jan 10, 2006 10:54 pm

"MacBook Pro" is a really dumb name, though.
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Post by mink03 » Tue Jan 10, 2006 10:55 pm

oh noes. i needs new pants....but i don thave money for that.. gonna have to settle for a used dual g4 off ebay for my editing needs...i miss free school computers
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Post by melancholy » Tue Jan 10, 2006 11:15 pm

ace wrote:
melancholy wrote:They ditched the white, therefore making it look like ever other laptop on the market.
Powerbooks have been aluminium for a while now.
Disheveled DrFreeze wrote:and without the distinctive white to scream to the world "HEY LOOK AT MY I LOVE MY IPOD SO MUCH I BOUGHT ITS BIG BROTHER"
Powerbooks have been aluminium for a while now.
Well they shouldn't be. If I cannot have a colored video game console, I prefer white over black or shades of grey. Same goes for laptops. That's why I liked the look of white Mac laptops over most of the PC laptops out there.

...at least until I found my blue Toshiba. :mrgreen:
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Post by SuperMegatron » Tue Jan 10, 2006 11:28 pm

These things can boot windows too. Msnbc had interviewed a guy from apple and he said no steps were taken to block the install of windows onto either the imac or the macbook then a ms guy said microsoft was commited to making office for the mac for 5 years and that they were excited about having the ability to run windows on any pc.
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Post by melancholy » Tue Jan 10, 2006 11:35 pm

SuperMegatron wrote:These things can boot windows too. Msnbc had interviewed a guy from apple and he said no steps were taken to block the install of windows onto either the imac or the macbook then a ms guy said microsoft was commited to making office for the mac for 5 years and that they were excited about having the ability to run windows on any pc.
But the question remains; does it work the other way around? Can I install OSX on this PC I'm building next week? Because if I could, I would be ordering a copy of x86 OSX the day it was released.
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Post by MulletMan13 » Tue Jan 10, 2006 11:44 pm

Very doubtful that you will freely be able to install the OS on any hardware.... officially.

Hackers will get around it, and people will complain when the OS freezes/locks up, runs bad, etc. when the hardware they're running it on arent even supported.

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Post by melancholy » Tue Jan 10, 2006 11:50 pm

It just seems strange that Windows can freely be installed on a Mac, but Apple refuses to allow OSX to be installed on any system.

Actually, I guess it does make sense since they would practically be pushed out of the hardware industry if people could build their own computer and just use their software. Not that they couldn't fall back on the iPod, but still.
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