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acadian
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Sep 23, 2003, 02:08 AM
 
Look familiar?

LINK

Everything is a carbon copy right down to the spec benchmarks!!! (where the hell did they get those numbers anyways? by those figures their notebook creams the dual 2 G5)
people ruin everything....
     
JustinD
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Sep 23, 2003, 02:13 AM
 
yeah, saw it earlier... it may be a carbon copy, but so far is the nicest looking widescreen 17" PC!

Also, their panoramic monitors are sweeet. would need to see one in person first though to make sure the quality is up. =)
*justin

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Sandbaggins
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Sep 23, 2003, 02:13 AM
 
There it is...I'm canceling my 15" PB order
15" 1.25/512/80/5400/SD/AE Aluminum Powerbook
     
acadian  (op)
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Sep 23, 2003, 02:14 AM
 
I mean...holy S#$%? "Cinerama Display", "Partners in education"!!!!...even the goddamn site buttons are the same...
people ruin everything....
     
acadian  (op)
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Sep 23, 2003, 02:28 AM
 
Ummmm...yeah...those specs are pretty f$%@&!* impressive.
people ruin everything....
     
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Sep 23, 2003, 02:38 AM
 
Yeah I was cracking up about the cinerama display
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SwitchnSOON
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Sep 23, 2003, 02:44 AM
 
It looks pretty & stuff-But it still is running Windows-not a plus. I use it all day at work, I do not want to use it at home!
     
workerbee
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Sep 23, 2003, 02:49 AM
 
Originally posted by acadian:
Ummmm...yeah...those specs are pretty f$%@&!* impressive.
I'm sure lugging around 7.9 lbs, which is measured without batteries or "bay options" ( I guess that reads as: without DVD drive), will feel very impressive indeed after a short while

c't tested 17" laptops recently; one of the fastest one (Acer Aspire 1700) had impressive speeds thanks to its 3GHz P-4. It also overheated after a few minutes and had to step down CPU speed, a battery that lasts all of 1 hour, and a very impressive weight of 6.8 kg (plus 1.01 kg if you want to carry the power adapter)
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meem
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Sep 23, 2003, 02:50 AM
 
geez that display is sweet
     
Peabo
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Sep 23, 2003, 03:19 AM
 
Meh... 1.7" 'thin'
LC 16Mhz • LC 475 25Mhz • Centris 650 25Mhz • Performa 6200/75Mhz • G3 266Mhz • Snow iMac DVSE 500Mhz
G4 QS 733Mhz • 17" Powerbook 1.33Ghz • 15" MacBook Pro Core Duo 2.16Ghz • Mac Pro 8-Core 3.0 Ghz
     
shabbasuraj
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Sep 23, 2003, 04:51 AM
 
I think Apple should act the same way everyone and their mother is acting nowadays...

SUE!!!

lates...
     
bashi
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Sep 23, 2003, 04:58 AM
 
Haven't you noticed that that site is total crap?

It's a fake. Or DO YOU REALLY BELIEVE that a 17" PC Laptop can have ccd-camera and subwoofer internally installed?

Phleeeez.
-I would rather switch.
     
nagromme
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Sep 23, 2003, 04:59 AM
 
I've seen a lot of speculation that that site is a hoax--too many errors in the specs, etc.

And the prices are insane. Makes you wonder.
nagromme
     
nobitacu
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Sep 23, 2003, 05:04 AM
 
Everything on that site sounds and looks fake. This is not real people... move along....

Ming
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icruise
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Sep 23, 2003, 05:15 AM
 
It's a hoax, or maybe even a parody.
     
spalding12
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Sep 23, 2003, 05:47 AM
 
of course that site was a hoax. you guys are staying up way too late with too much caffeine input.... get some rest, my friends... everything will be ok in the morning... i promise you

please don't let those MEAN people with that other fake computer bother you while you rest... we'll go beat them up in the morning

love,
mommy
     
GENERAL_SMILEY
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Sep 23, 2003, 06:11 AM
 
They were linked from the front page of MacNN yesterday, which is how I found them - looked legit to me at the time.

Amazing multiple displays, but what really intrigued me was the 17 inch Hollywood.

Anyway the specs on the top range are amazing:

Extreme Edition
2MB L3 Cache
Intel P4 3.2GHz
Hyper-Threading

System Bus 800MHz

etc...

What I like especially, and I want you to all think about this, is the cooling technology alone needed to keep this beast pre-meltdown needs the following:

"CacheFlow Technology requires a minimum 1GB available RAM and a HyperThreading Processor."

Fsck cooling zones, this thing needs something faster than the average powerbook just to stop itself from taking out half a city block in a fiery inferno.

Anyway looks less real every minute, love this icon though:


Then this:


RAD.E8?
( Last edited by GENERAL_SMILEY; Sep 23, 2003 at 06:27 AM. )
I have Mac
     
spalding12
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Sep 23, 2003, 06:33 AM
 
of course, you and i could call that company directly and have them GIVE us a computer for free so that we could test it out and report back to the forum here... thus authenticating their efforts !!!

greg
     
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Sep 23, 2003, 06:35 AM
 
"Technology that rocks" and battery life that sucks... (big time)

What is up fith the huge Start button on every screen? It's out of proportion.

This is not a laptop. It's a moveable Desktop replacement.
I would like to see you squeeze more then 1 hour out of it's battery.
Powered by a 15" alu powerbook superdrive
     
Dave Hagan
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Sep 23, 2003, 06:58 AM
 
This C|Net review sums it up rather nicely

The Aviator ZX7 offers all the speed and features you could dream of--in a huge, heavy case and for a very high price.

The good:_Very fast; 17-inch display; video camera; four speakers plus subwoofer; available in six colors.
The bad:_Large and heavy; huge AC adapter; short battery life; one-year warranty; runs hot; expensive.




By Brian_Nadel, September 19, 2003
Hypersonic's Aviator ZX7 flies at rarefied altitudes. It packs in the finest and fastest components available, including a 3.06GHz desktop processor, 1GB of fast memory, a 7,200rpm hard drive, a sharp 17-inch screen, and the hottest graphics available. This first-class system also comes with a built-in video camera and a five-speaker sound system. But don't ask how much it costs; the Aviator ZX7 is priced more like a seat on the Concorde than a desktop replacement. The notebook is also Concorde-like in its bulk (9.2 pounds) and its lousy mileage: 96 minutes on battery power. Check out the similarly equipped Toshiba Satellite P25 for a cheaper (but even heavier) ride.
Dave Hagan | Apple Certified Technical Coordinator | iMac G5 1.9GHz | PowerBook G4 1.5GHz | Power Mac G4 933 MHz
     
StiZeven
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Sep 23, 2003, 08:06 AM
 
I cant' speak for the site, but this beast of a notebook is not a 'fake' and I think it's hilarious that people would think it is! Intel has released a 'P4 Extreme' chip with a 2MB L3 Cache running at 3.2GHz also using advanced Hyper-Threading. It's being market towards gamers and such mostly in desktop PCs. That is why this particular model is called 'Extreme'. Yes, it *does* have a subwoofer which you can swap out for a digital media reader and yes it *does* have a built in camera right in the top of the display.

As for the weight, size and heat, well - this 'Notebook' is really a portable desktop as it has a desktop processor in it. This machine is for people who want the MOST POWERFUL computer that you can take with you here and there (road gamers, LAN party geeks) not always on-the-road warriors.

The specs are impressive and I love that they integrated the right side numerical keypad (since there is clearly room for it). However, this notebook model (with varied specs) is made by Sager and has been around since the 17" was introduced on the PC side. Personally, I don't think it looks anything like the PowerBook. Not all widescreen Notebooks will look like a PowerBook.

Here is where this model was born - but Sager builds a more scaled down version:
http://www.sagernotebook.com/pages/n...oductType=4760
     
Darksider
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Sep 23, 2003, 08:14 AM
 
I like the look of the site better than Apple's..
     
Spheric Harlot
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Sep 23, 2003, 08:16 AM
 
Originally posted by GENERAL_SMILEY:
Then this:


RAD.E8?
RAD E8 is the name of the design firm that put out that MacOS X icon. There were a couple of other pretty nice ones in the icon set.

I very much doubt that it's in the public domain, or that Go-1 have paid to use it.

Maybe a little e-mailing is in order - unless the site is indeed a hoax.

-s*
     
spalding12
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Sep 23, 2003, 08:17 AM
 
i stand corrected
sorry.....

greg
     
icruise
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Sep 23, 2003, 08:17 AM
 
I can't speak for everyone, but the "fake" part is directly mostly at the site, which looks...fake. Not only is it a copy of Apple's site, it talks about Apple over and over again. Just doesn't ring true.
     
arekkusu
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Sep 23, 2003, 12:54 PM
 
Let me sum up this web site and their six thousand dollar laptop:

"
* Not responsible for typographical errors and omissions.
Certain images are for illustration purposes only.
"

i.e., I have a nice Brooklyn Bridge to sell to you.

If you read the Legal section, you will see that you are agreeing to their terms just by BROWSING the web site.
     
bashi
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Sep 23, 2003, 01:02 PM
 
Originally posted by Darksider:
I like the look of the site better than Apple's..
You must be sh****ng me, right? I mean, just look at the typography, look at the details, look at the fonts.

That site is SO FAR from the Apple.com -quality.

Total crap.
-I would rather switch.
     
daydreamer
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Sep 23, 2003, 01:13 PM
 
here we go again, xtrememac was the same crap...
     
tooki
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Sep 23, 2003, 01:41 PM
 
Too many lounge threads on this already...

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