news of 2004-04-19

Pricing & Availability

The Apple Store is now back up online and has the new PowerBooks and iBooks available for your shopping pleasure.

All PowerBook models include AirPort Extreme now. The SuperDrive writes at 4x, which is welcome, too.

PowerBook 12": Starts at 1'599 USD with 1.33 GHz and a Combo Drive. For 200 USD more, you get a SuperDrive.

PowerBook 15": Starts at 1'999 USD with 1.33 GHz. 500 USD more give you a 1.5 GHz G4 processor, a backlit keyboard, 80 instead of 60 GB harddrive, 512 instead of 256 MB RAM and the warm, fuzzy feeling of having the most powerful PowerBook to date in the good 15" form factor.

PowerBook 17": Just like the fastest 15", but bigger. For 2'799 USD.

The iBooks start at 1'099 USD for the 1 GHz 12" model. The middle model has the 14" screen and a 40 instead of 30 GB harddrive for 1'299 USD. The 'highend' iBook has a 1.2 GHz G4 processor and AirPort Extreme is included for 1'499 USD.

No comments about the availability of the new machines to be seen anywhere right now...

[ written by fryke™ on 2004-04-19 at 15:06 CET ]
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Apple announces new iBooks, PowerBooks

Apple has just announced iBooks at 1 and 1.2 GHz as well as PowerBooks at 1.33 and 1.5 GHz. For the first time, you can have the 15" AluBook at the full speed of the highend 17" model, which makes perfect sense for mobile professionals who don't want to buy extra-large notebook bags. ;-) And yes, you can also have the Mobile Radeon 9700 with 128 MB VRAM (standard is 64 MB). More information at's PowerBook pages...

[ written by fryke™ on 2004-04-19 at 14:53 CET ]
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Apple starts introducing again...

Apple introduced new versions of their video editing applications at NAB'04 and added 'Motion', a new application for 'real time motion graphics design'. And today, so rumour sites along the web say, we'll see new PowerBooks and iBooks. We're watching, of course, but might not be able to update in time. (Still not having enough time, lately.)

[ written by fryke™ on 2004-04-19 at 10:54 CET ]
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