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perry_78
01-10-2006, 10:55 AM
The new macs are online on the site, now that MacExpo is over :)

http://www.apple.com/dk/macbookpro/intelcoreduo.html

Check the site for more :) Stunning price...

200%absolut
01-10-2006, 11:07 AM
powerfull MAC !!! a yonah on mac os will be really fast :D

afireinside
01-10-2006, 12:00 PM
Wow I wish I had 1200 so bad right now sell my ibook and get one of those :slobber:

Arkangyl
01-10-2006, 12:50 PM
The iMacs look pretty good, the MacBook Pro seems waaaaaay overpriced though, $2000 for a 1.63ghz Yonah, X1600 and 512mb ram? I'd think that $1400ish would be doable for that

Vapor
01-10-2006, 12:55 PM
Beyond droolworthy....potentially :hump: worthy :D

Fixxxer
01-10-2006, 02:16 PM
IMHO MAC's w/ Yonah will be incredible machines :slobber:, but I don't like being a betatester :stick:

So I think is worth waiting a pair of months.

Vapor
01-10-2006, 02:28 PM
I wonder what they're eventually gonna do with their PowerMacs....Yonah ain't SMP yet and the SMP Yonah (forget the name, sorry) may be price prohibitive (yes, even for Apple consumers).

Anyway, I know this just superceded a Z60 on my Laptop list and an iMac would be nice but my system could hand its ass to it and I've been getting more and more into gaming and two desktops isn't my cup of tea.

That MacBook is the tihs though.

Mats
01-11-2006, 05:18 AM
The iMacs look pretty good, the MacBook Pro seems waaaaaay overpriced though, $2000 for a 1.63ghz Yonah, X1600 and 512mb ram? I'd think that $1400ish would be doable for that
Yeah, that's a lot of money. But compare it to the old PowerBook G4, also $2000. This is a bargain compared to that. Or, compare to similar PC's.:stick:

ASUS V6J-8001P: Ultra leichtes Notebook mit 15’’-Display und PCI Express
Intel-Core-Duo-Prozessor T2400 (1,83 GHz, 667 MHz FSB, 2 MB L2-Cache)
Intel-945PM-Chipsatz
1 GB DDR2-533/667-RAM (2 x 512 MB)
15“-TFT-Display (SXGA+), 1400 x 1050 Pixel
100-GB-Festplatte, 5.400 U/min
nVidia GeForce Go 7400 mit 128 MB VRAM / 256 MB TurboCache
IRDA, FireWire, SPDIF, VGA, 4 x USB 2.0
Ultra Slim 4x DVD-Super Multi
10/100/1000 Gigabit LAN, WLAN 802.11a/b/g
Bluetooth, Modem
ExpressCard-Slot
4-in-1 Multi-Card-Reader
Akkulaufzeit: bis zu 3 h
2,55 kg Gewicht, 331 x 272 x 25.4~30 mm
Tasche & optische USB-Maus, Windows XP Professional, 2 Jahre Garantie inkl. Pick-up & Return
empfohlener Verkaufspreis:2.499,- Euro (Deutschland)
_____________________
Apple MacBook Pro 15.4"
15,4“ TFT-Bildschirm mit 1440x900 Auflösung
1,83GHz Intel Core Duo Prozessor mit 2MB L2 Cache
667MHz Frontside-Bus
1GB (einzelnes SO-DIMM) 667MHz DDR2 SDRAM (PC2-5300)
100GB Serial ATA Laufwerk mit 5400U/min
SuperDrive Laufwerk mit Einzug (DVD±RW/CD-RW)
ATI Mobility Radeon X1600 mit 256MB GDDR3 Speiche
Eur 2.599,00
______________________

You pay a lot extra for the low height, the same goes for the MacBook. The difference is €100 (= $118).
Dunno how the Go7400 compares to the X1600 though.



I was hoping for a cheap iBook with a Core Solo (or Yonah Celeron, even better!), so I could get a Duo in it later on without paying that much. Guess I have to wait.

perry_78
01-11-2006, 06:57 AM
The US is still cheaper than EU though...

I wonder what will happen to the old powerbooks - apple is known for a strict price policy, I wouldn't mind getting some "old :banana::banana::banana::banana:e" cheap.

Mats
01-11-2006, 07:32 AM
The US is still cheaper than EU though...
Yeah, but that's not the point. I was trying to show that the price difference is very small compared to PC's.

POGE
01-11-2006, 01:06 PM
And the best thing is they can run windows and linux without a hitch... :)

Ashe
01-12-2006, 05:08 AM
And the best thing is they can run windows and linux without a hitch... :)
Really? Thought Apple somehow blocked Windows due to the Chipset (i mean where do you get Drivers for Windows on an Apple? :/ )

The best thing is, Apple offers to replace the x86 Dev. kits (with were around 999$ i think) with one MacBook Pro (1.63 Ghz Yonah) for free.
Did I mention my father owning one dev. kit? :fact:
I want that Yonah :woot:

perry_78
01-12-2006, 09:17 AM
Yeah, but that's not the point. I was trying to show that the price difference is very small compared to PC's.

In that case you should have done a EU comparisson, bringing in US laps biases the thing.

Mats
01-12-2006, 10:12 AM
In that case you should have done a EU comparisson, bringing in US laps biases the thing.
I did that?!:stick: Both are German MSRP, from a German Asus press release and from apple.de. What are you talking about?

the_new_guy
01-13-2006, 02:37 AM
The US is still cheaper than EU though...

I wonder what will happen to the old powerbooks - apple is known for a strict price policy, I wouldn't mind getting some "old :banana::banana::banana::banana:e" cheap.
http://store.apple.com/1-800-MY-APPLE/WebObjects/AppleStore.woa/7200705/wo/P17rIK2u355r3xT9Swt1tierBny/3.0.0.19.1.0.8.7.1.1.1.1

i am sure the old pbs will show up here

the_new_guy
01-13-2006, 02:39 AM
I dont know why the :banana::banana::banana::banana: they changed the name. Power book is so much better than MacBook Pro.


Have any of you see the ad? it Rocks!!!!!

Vapor
01-13-2006, 03:05 AM
Stevey wanted the word Mac in the product....I don't think it makes a difference, frankly.

antipop
01-13-2006, 10:57 PM
I wonder what they're eventually gonna do with their PowerMacs....Yonah ain't SMP yet and the SMP Yonah (forget the name, sorry) may be price prohibitive (yes, even for Apple consumers).

Anyway, I know this just superceded a Z60 on my Laptop list and an iMac would be nice but my system could hand its ass to it and I've been getting more and more into gaming and two desktops isn't my cup of tea.

That MacBook is the tihs though.
This is why they're waiting for the new chips from intel, when the high end will come out (merom i guess), they'll release the powermac (will they name is the mac mac pro? :D) and when the single core yonah is released they'll release the ibook (macbook?) and the mac mini.
We can expect for a year full of surprise coming from apple, there is also leopard that we should start hearing from soon.
It'll also be interesting to see how often apple will release new hardware now. In the past, each computer was changed once every six months. I think that with intel we can expect once every three months if apple wants to keep up with the competition

[XC] mysticmerlin
01-28-2006, 05:43 PM
My new 17" iMac will be here first of this week :banana: I bought the first gen
17" and loved it. Selling that one to my parents as they are tired of windowz and the bs that comes with it. I will let you know how much faster it is in real world speed, I don't trust bench marks as a speed test.

antipop
01-28-2006, 06:05 PM
Keep us posted mysticmerlin, so far i heard that they are between 20 and 40% faster than the previous models. I don't know why but i never trusted Jobs marketing BS :D
The screen of the 17" isn't that great, it's the 20" that really blow you mind.
If you're parents have never seen an imac before they'll wonder where the comp has disappeared :D

[XC] mysticmerlin
01-28-2006, 06:50 PM
Well mine are both 1.8 17" with 1gig of ram so it should be a good idea of
the difference.

[XC] mysticmerlin
02-07-2006, 06:52 AM
:D Got it on my door step today!!!! Hope to get it running and burnt in tonight and then abuse it and let you all know the verdict.

Mr. Tinker
02-07-2006, 07:06 AM
And the best thing is they can run windows and linux without a hitch... :)
No they don't; there's a $10k reward for anyone who can dual boot WinXP and MacOS


Have any of you see the ad? it Rocks!!!!!

If you're referring to the commercial, it's a shot-for shot rip off of the music video for "Such Great Heights" by The Postal Service (http://music.yahoo.com/track/2047432). Same director too, and he's in hot water now.

[XC] mysticmerlin
02-07-2006, 07:29 AM
First impression,
1. Crisper screen
2. a little more noise
3. I keep looking at the camera as I didn't have that on my 1st gen.
Maybe faster who know's at this point.

[XC] mysticmerlin
02-10-2006, 10:41 AM
I see no "major" speed up. Just a crisper screen. They can claim 25 to 40% but I just don't notice it in every day app's and surfing. On the other hand I ripped Into the Blue on the G5 and on the Mactel with Mac the ripper and it was 1min 3sec. faster so it does move faster just like I say it doesn't "feel" faster on every day things.
So bottom line if you have been wanting a G5 and was waiting for the Mactel to come out, Well It didn't make a difference in speed but it does for longevity and compatibility with forthcoming software I guess. And a possable upgradable cpu to boot.