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LSlugger
05-16-2006, 08:51 AM
The long-rumored iBook replacement is here. As expected, it's basically a Mac mini wih a screen. I would say that 1280 x 800 at 13.3" (~113 dpi) is better than 1024 x 768 at 12" (~107 dpi).

Good:


up to 2.0 GHz dual-core
up to 2 GB
up to 120 GB
SuperDrive available
mini-DVI (w/ support for spanning and clam-shell)


Bad:


integrated graphics


Nitpicks:


2 x 256 MB base memory (with a $500 upgrade to 2 GB)
price premium for black case
only available with a glossy screen
a little heavier than a 12" iBook or PowerBook

Jeff
05-16-2006, 09:27 AM
Think I'll be getting one of those as a little thing to lug around having just given my original G3 500 iceBook to my little sis...

Mind you, need to see it in person, the white looks great, not sure about the black (scratch heaven) and that dodgy looking keyboard! Looks like a portable 48k Speccy (or QL if you want to get really nerdy!) :thumbsup:

Phil
05-16-2006, 12:23 PM
Portable speccy! :) Loading LW off tape would be really painful. Not sure that the 'OpenGL' display would be up to much either (fond memories of Attic Attac, although I never really did understand that game)

Gui Lo
05-17-2006, 07:17 PM
How is the glossy screen?

I don't like the reflections off of glossy screens.
But I was told by an official reseller that it is optional.
True or not?

eblu
05-18-2006, 07:31 AM
optional on the macbook pro.
NOT optional on the macbook
tell that official reseller to do more research before he tries to sell you anything.


How is the glossy screen?

I don't like the reflections off of glossy screens.
But I was told by an official reseller that it is optional.
True or not?

Gui Lo
05-18-2006, 07:42 PM
Yeh, that's what I read.

A bit disappointed with that and the extra weight also take the edge of a good spec machine.
Actually, I'm releved they went with a 1280X800 res rather than the 1280X720 most rumour sites forecast.

Unless a good deal comes for the 'back to school' then I'll be waiting till after MacExpo 2007. My current iBook will last well until then. Truth is I hate to part with it(so sad)

Morgan2
06-15-2006, 07:08 PM
The bottom model is a great deal. I personally want OpenGL power, but most low-end laptop shoppers probably don't care. Outside of that, you get a lot of dual-core performance for your buck with these new models.

I hope a smaller laptop emerges in future, though. Even smaller than 12" would be great.