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Mods please close this thread. 2,528 Views / 71 Replies  
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Posted by sbc, on May 21, 2006 at 10:26 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Questions... What is the battery life? ... 8,431 Views / 70 Replies  
Questions...

What is the battery life?

As far as weight, does it feel portable or somewhat heavy?
Posted by sbc, on May 19, 2006 at 08:18 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Okay, I like it. I have been patient in waiting... 67,297 Views / 767 Replies  
Okay, I like it. I have been patient in waiting since I've been wanting a PB for a long time. I guess the only issue is the skepticism of battery life. If it can be consistent at 4.5-5 hours, I'd be...
Posted by sbc, on Jan 12, 2006 at 12:50 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Congrats on the New PB... I just came back front... 864 Views / 5 Replies  
Congrats on the New PB... I just came back front the Apple store and that screen is awesome on the 17". The machine is big but the real estate you gain is well worth it to me. If the 15" was WSXGA I...
Posted by sbc, on Oct 26, 2005 at 06:03 PM, in Mac Notebooks
pics please :-D Hopefully I can see one up... 3,876 Views / 49 Replies  
pics please :-D

Hopefully I can see one up close and personal on Wednesday at the Apple store.
Posted by sbc, on Oct 25, 2005 at 12:09 AM, in Mac Notebooks
This update is finally the first update where I'd... 15,085 Views / 154 Replies  
This update is finally the first update where I'd feel comfortable buying a PB. With only 86 days to another SF apart of me thinks should I wait, but I really need another system. I'm working off of...
Posted by sbc, on Oct 22, 2005 at 09:08 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Docking station or port replicator for G4 17" 408 Views / 1 Replies  
I was curious if there was a docking tation or port replicator for the G4 17"? It would seem to be a bit of a hassle to continuously have to unplug/replug ports when travelling.

If there is such a...
Posted by sbc, on Apr 7, 2005 at 12:17 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
I wonder what made them got ATI with this one. ... 14,001 Views / 306 Replies  
I wonder what made them got ATI with this one.

I like the idea and size of the machine, price too. Curious why FW800 and the extra RAM module was left out?
Posted by sbc, on Jan 11, 2005 at 08:44 PM, in Mac Desktops
I'd be in the line to purchase immediately. I... 8,972 Views / 89 Replies  
I'd be in the line to purchase immediately. I think the resolution would stink, but the functionality and form factor would likely make up for the difference.

Having the the low-end 12" ibook or...
Posted by sbc, on Nov 21, 2004 at 06:23 PM, in Mac Notebooks
G4 will live on forever *laughs* Seriously,... 15,140 Views / 106 Replies  
G4 will live on forever *laughs*

Seriously, I wish Apple would go into the tablet market. It would be great to see a 10-inch or 12-inch tablet, on the PB line. Throw in FW400/800, 64MB v-ram,...
Posted by sbc, on Nov 13, 2004 at 11:19 AM, in Mac Notebooks
-speed bump & price decrease on the 15"/17" ... 15,140 Views / 106 Replies  
-speed bump & price decrease on the 15"/17"
-12" may see a backlit keyboard display or new video card
-possible increase on battery life

I have given up for the time being, I'll check out a...
Posted by sbc, on Oct 26, 2004 at 03:19 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I agree with the post above the a G5 Powerbook... 9,604 Views / 103 Replies  
I agree with the post above the a G5 Powerbook would likely within the first quarter of 2006; that may also collide with the introduction of 64 bit Pentinum M series. That will cause quite a stir, I...
Posted by sbc, on Oct 5, 2004 at 12:06 AM, in Mac Notebooks
A colored Al-Cube is the way to go! I would much... 7,474 Views / 74 Replies  
A colored Al-Cube is the way to go! I would much prefer if the monitor was independent of the machine. Apple make that wish come true ;)
Posted by sbc, on Aug 26, 2004 at 10:57 PM, in Mac Desktops
WoW! That is seriously cheap... I want to... 67,720 Views / 651 Replies  
WoW! That is seriously cheap...

I want to order it and I don't even own a PB yet
Posted by sbc, on Aug 25, 2004 at 11:57 PM, in Mac Notebooks
What is the name of that software? 553 Views / 4 Replies  
What is the name of that software?
Posted by sbc, on Aug 23, 2004 at 06:30 PM, in Mac Desktops
iMac lcd as a slave monitor setup??? 553 Views / 4 Replies  
Can you utilize the iMac lcd as a slave monitor to another system, example a PowerMac or Powerbook?
Posted by sbc, on Aug 22, 2004 at 10:41 PM, in Mac Desktops
It would be nice to have a 9700/9800 card; I... 4,166 Views / 65 Replies  
It would be nice to have a 9700/9800 card; I doubt it would have the X800 variant or an upgradeable feature. Are iMac's even considered an upgradeable system? I just hope that the VRAM is 128MB and...
Posted by sbc, on Aug 22, 2004 at 09:53 PM, in Mac Desktops
VPC looks like it will hit vendors towards the... 4,957 Views / 37 Replies  
VPC looks like it will hit vendors towards the end of Sept and begin shipping in October. I guess possibly by the third week of Oct, :hmm: maybe?!?!
Posted by sbc, on Aug 21, 2004 at 04:30 PM, in Applications
Errr.... I would really hope they could get... 2,847 Views / 71 Replies  
Errr....

I would really hope they could get something out pre-Christmas. I am not a guru on the technical side of processors but the dule-core G4 sounds promising and possibly more reaslitic than...
Posted by sbc, on Aug 21, 2004 at 04:21 PM, in Mac Notebooks
gotcha and thanks ;) 649 Views / 8 Replies  
gotcha and thanks ;)
Posted by sbc, on Aug 18, 2004 at 05:10 PM, in Applications
Mac OS and .exe files 649 Views / 8 Replies  
I hope I do not get blasted for this question, but does the MacOS recognize .exe files?
Posted by sbc, on Aug 18, 2004 at 04:55 PM, in Applications
Differences in new and old Cinema Displays? 487 Views / 1 Replies  
Besides losing the ADC connection on the new displays, are there any differences in the screen?

How long will new versions of the older generation be available?
Posted by sbc, on Aug 13, 2004 at 02:10 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
I may not be in the know, but I thought they... 2,829 Views / 21 Replies  
I may not be in the know, but I thought they would not revise the PB nor the video card until the introduction of the G5 PB; which I am already aware is a longtime off from an announcement.

Will...
Posted by sbc, on Aug 12, 2004 at 06:06 PM, in Mac Notebooks
What are the expected features in VPC7? 1,693 Views / 29 Replies  
What are the expected features in VPC7?
Posted by sbc, on Aug 12, 2004 at 03:06 PM, in Applications
Wacom Intuos, Inkwell and Mac software 482 Views / 0 Replies  
When you use the wacom pad, can you use the pen function in programs like MS Office, email, et al...?

And what does Inkwell do?
Posted by sbc, on Jul 29, 2004 at 04:30 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Thanks for the info! 436 Views / 6 Replies  
Thanks for the info!
Posted by sbc, on Jul 28, 2004 at 04:42 PM, in Mac Notebooks
It will be purchased with an account already... 436 Views / 6 Replies  
It will be purchased with an account already established with CompUSA.
Posted by sbc, on Jul 28, 2004 at 04:32 PM, in Mac Notebooks
For some reason the post went through three times... 578 Views / 4 Replies  
For some reason the post went through three times without the post inserted. Which unit would be better given my needs:

-need a display with great to excellent tv/dvd viewing
-good for pvr needs...
Posted by sbc, on Jul 28, 2004 at 04:31 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
128VRAM availaber at retailers (Compusa)? 436 Views / 6 Replies  
Do you have to do a BTO with Apple to get the ATI9700 w/ 128mb VRAM or can it be purchased through a retailer?
Posted by sbc, on Jul 28, 2004 at 04:01 PM, in Mac Notebooks
He may be referring to the picture thread where... 1,089 Views / 23 Replies  
He may be referring to the picture thread where everyone shares their set up. Some people enjoy the thread, others don't-a matter of personal opinion.
Posted by sbc, on Jun 16, 2004 at 12:05 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Is Wintel/Bochs performance improved any? Is VPC... 1,108 Views / 11 Replies  
Is Wintel/Bochs performance improved any? Is VPC still superior?
Posted by sbc, on Jun 16, 2004 at 09:41 AM, in Applications
Okay, I clearly get what you're saying. Thanks... 404 Views / 3 Replies  
Okay, I clearly get what you're saying. Thanks for the answer!
Posted by sbc, on Jun 15, 2004 at 01:01 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
USB Keyboard compatibility??? 404 Views / 3 Replies  
IBM has this nice USB Keyboard but only has Linux drivers (aside from Windows and OS/2). Would I be able to use it with a Powerbook using the Linux drivers or would I need a program like USB...
Posted by sbc, on Jun 15, 2004 at 12:15 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
I think 2.5 to three hours of battery life in the... 1,021 Views / 9 Replies  
I think 2.5 to three hours of battery life in the PC world is what is expected or desired from powerhouse units and definitely not the Pentinum M line. I still do not see how this is relevant to the...
Posted by sbc, on Jun 15, 2004 at 12:01 PM, in Mac Notebooks
It's not by Apple. However, the Valence N-Charge... 438 Views / 3 Replies  
It's not by Apple. However, the Valence N-Charge II has a adapter to work with the Powerbook series. I believe one of the Mac websites did a review on the N-Charge I, the larger, older unit.
Posted by sbc, on Jun 14, 2004 at 05:36 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Someone has to have a comment with 45 views. 438 Views / 3 Replies  
Someone has to have a comment with 45 views.
Posted by sbc, on Jun 14, 2004 at 12:13 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Sticky: Thanks for the pics of the G4-17" 1,118,898 Views / 4,110 Replies  
Thanks for the pics of the G4-17"
Posted by sbc, on Jun 13, 2004 at 04:01 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Thanks for that explanation. Coming from a PC... 5,023 Views / 59 Replies  
Thanks for that explanation. Coming from a PC world, I suppose I will always be inclined to think in PC terms.
Posted by sbc, on Jun 13, 2004 at 03:23 PM, in Mac Notebooks
So, if you bought a Powerbook G17 in 2004 and a... 5,023 Views / 59 Replies  
So, if you bought a Powerbook G17 in 2004 and a year from today the G5 powerbooks were out, what trade-in value would be offered for the older model.


Hopefully the G5 would give both...
Posted by sbc, on Jun 13, 2004 at 11:28 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Using external batteries with Powerbook 438 Views / 3 Replies  
Anyone have experience using the Valence N-Charge or any other external battery unit with the 17" powerbook?

How much longer did your battery life extend too?
Posted by sbc, on Jun 13, 2004 at 11:19 AM, in Mac Notebooks
30GB iPods - discontinued???? 551 Views / 3 Replies  
Did Apple stop producing the 30GB iPods altogether?

Would anyone buy an iPod in the secondary market?
Posted by sbc, on May 27, 2004 at 02:00 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Definitely a rumor. CompUSA had the ACD 20"... 498 Views / 6 Replies  
Definitely a rumor. CompUSA had the ACD 20" hooked up to a Sony PC tower.

Sony's demo was playing and damn the quality of the ACD was sweet. I'm sure they are better monitors available, but for...
Posted by sbc, on May 25, 2004 at 03:38 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Printer does not specify Mac support 293 Views / 1 Replies  
If the printer does specifically say it supports MacOS, can you hook up the printer via a network to circumvent compatibility issues? The printer I'm referring to is the Minolta 2300DL.
Posted by sbc, on May 24, 2004 at 06:21 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
everyone should share their joy in this thread... 1,152 Views / 13 Replies  
everyone should share their joy in this thread (http://forums.macnn.com/showthread.php?s=&threadid=180394&perpage=50&pagenumber=15) :D
Posted by sbc, on May 24, 2004 at 05:57 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Does anyone honestly expect a PB G5 to be out by... 1,886 Views / 52 Replies  
Does anyone honestly expect a PB G5 to be out by January '05?
Posted by sbc, on May 24, 2004 at 12:27 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Question on using RDC and Dreamweaver (Win-version)? 380 Views / 1 Replies  
Would one defeat some of the speed issues of Mac version of DW by using the Windows version and accessing it through a remote desktop client on a Powerbook? Or would the speed changes be negligible?
Posted by sbc, on May 22, 2004 at 11:32 PM, in Applications
For a while I thought I was crazy for... 1,222 Views / 27 Replies  
For a while I thought I was crazy for appreciating the Thinkpad's trackpoint. It took a level of adjustment in the beginning but I found it handy when coupled with a trackpad.
Posted by sbc, on May 22, 2004 at 07:56 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Any WebDev forums for Mac users? 377 Views / 1 Replies  
I like Sitepoint but they seem strongly tailored to the Windows OS. Are there any alternatives?
Posted by sbc, on May 20, 2004 at 04:30 PM, in Developer Center
Mind you, I had use of it on the IBM Thinkpads.... 1,222 Views / 27 Replies  
Mind you, I had use of it on the IBM Thinkpads. Not that I do not like trackpad, but I prefer the combination of both. I can move around with trackpoint quicker and then like to use track pad for...
Posted by sbc, on May 20, 2004 at 03:11 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Why no trackpoint? 1,222 Views / 27 Replies  
Has trackpoint ever been included in the Powerbook series? I'm not a great fan of the trackpad alone. The feel is a bit irritating to me but I assume can be overcome with time.
Posted by sbc, on May 20, 2004 at 02:09 PM, in Mac Notebooks
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