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GILBERT948
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Feb 17, 2004, 05:40 PM
 
Okay, I have taken the plunge and ordered a new iBook 800 G4 with Bluetooth, Extreme, 640kmemory, 40 gig hard drive. It says to be shipped on or before 2/20/04. Is Apple's ship dates to be believed or not?

What kind of bag do I need to carry it in? I'm kinda partial to backpack type bags, but the bag I have now would provide NO protection.

I want it to come now!!

Joe
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Feb 17, 2004, 05:47 PM
 
Congratulations. You'll love it.

(BTW: You means MBs, not K of memory.)
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Feb 17, 2004, 06:08 PM
 
Originally posted by GILBERT948:
Okay, I have taken the plunge and ordered a new iBook 800 G4 with Bluetooth, Extreme, 640kmemory, 40 gig hard drive. It says to be shipped on or before 2/20/04. Is Apple's ship dates to be believed or not?

What kind of bag do I need to carry it in? I'm kinda partial to backpack type bags, but the bag I have now would provide NO protection.

I want it to come now!!

Joe
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Feb 17, 2004, 07:31 PM
 
Brenthaven can be quite pricey. I just use a sportfolio 2 sleeve in my backpack, till i got my "downloader" backpack from ebags.com, all together $60 cheaper if you shop around. I put my PB with the sleeve into the laptop compartment and POOF, double the padding and half the price in a sleek look thats really rugged too. Besides with a Brenthaven your just askin for a low life to try to nab it from you. If you want more options try the PB forum and look at the stickies on top its a looked thread that has all types of bags and sleeves and so on.
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Feb 17, 2004, 08:00 PM
 
http://www.crumpler.com.au this is a kewl site. I have the Roll-o-Notes bag for my G4 800 iBook. The backpacks are nice too. I dont know if they have an american site but i guess they have.

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Feb 18, 2004, 12:12 AM
 
Thanks for all the responses. I'll check out those links.

Just checked Apple's site......darn it. Nothing has shipped yet, course it hasn't even been barely 12 hours yet.

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Feb 18, 2004, 12:17 AM
 
I would suggest to just get a sleeve. That way you can toss into any bag you want. I have a zeroshock and love it.
     
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Feb 18, 2004, 12:31 PM
 
Yeah I think bobcat got it right, most sleeves nowadays are built really well, and do a great job without it having to be in another bag. Just make sure that the inside of any sleeve your thinkin bout getting has soft inners. You dont want your iBook in a 100% nylon sleeve or else it'll scratch, make sure the inside is lined with fleece or other soft materials.
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Feb 19, 2004, 09:38 PM
 
The Airport Extreme base station came today. It just shipped from Taiwan yesterday!! I was shocked. The iBook shipped today. maybe IT will come tomorrow.

Excitement is building!!!

Joe
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Feb 19, 2004, 09:53 PM
 
Booqbags do some stylish bags, and Radtech do some nice sleeves and screen protectors.

www.booqbags.com

www.radtech.us

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Feb 20, 2004, 01:12 AM
 
well I ordered mine on Friday, it shipped on Tuesday from Tiawan on Tuesday and I picked it up tonight it is a G4 14" 933, 640 Meg RAM, 60 Gig HD, BT and APX and it is so nice
     
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Feb 20, 2004, 10:51 AM
 
Congatulations! Be sure to let us participate in your first impressions.
     
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Feb 20, 2004, 10:56 AM
 
Originally posted by ou_bobcat:
I would suggest to just get a sleeve. That way you can toss into any bag you want. I have a zeroshock and love it.
Where did you get the zeroshock?
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Feb 20, 2004, 01:31 PM
 
well google pulls up THIS

so far my impression of my ibook is it is a great little product...I can tell the difference between this and my G3 700 16VRAM too...it is a little heavier but the battery life so far is looking like about 5 hours!! don't have much loaded up on it right now and that will have to wait until Monday
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Feb 20, 2004, 03:40 PM
 
I just saw that booq was selling a pretty attractive lookin sleeve as well. Here's the link to it, surprisingly its affordable as well. Wish I could sell my sportfolio II so I could get this sleeve instead, oh well....
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Feb 20, 2004, 03:41 PM
 
Oops forgot to post the picture up, lol here ya go

http://www.booqbags.com/Detail.bok?no=18

sorry for the double post
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Feb 20, 2004, 04:04 PM
 
I have a Spire "Boot" bag which I am very happy with.

http://spireusa.com/products/BT3.html

They also have a new horizontal version which looks pretty sweet.

http://spireusa.com/products/BH3.html

It's a solid bag with a clean design and it's *cheap*. If you're just looking for a protective sleeve, they have those too for even cheaper.
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