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new iBooks are perty

Discussion in 'Mac' started by Jakeman, May 1, 2001.

  1. Jakeman

    Jakeman MSC Founder and Donator

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    they don't add a second button for simplicity. One button is easier to understand. Two buttons will confuse some people.

    Yes, their OS is designed to take advantage of a second mouse button, but it's also streamlined to be fully functional with just one button. You can't say that about Windows.
     
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    I just hope that they aren't like the powerbooks because I bought one and I have so many dents on it when I got a recomended case for it and everything. The next laptop I get I want like 10 feet of plastic around it because at the rate I am going my laptop will become a perminate desktop if I can keep it working when the case goes out.
     
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    Am I that bad in reading specs or is this just a powerbook reduced in size, reduced in memory, and reduced from G4 to G3. And it's like 2k bucks less...

    Am I missing something here or is the titanium on the Pbook make it cost so much?
     
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    yes, I mean come on, plastic vs. Titanium, no matter what stress processing you stick on plastic that process will not cost as much as to mold titanium, and a super huge ass LCD, 15" as opposed to 12"...that will jack up the price of anything. Besides..why would you price the two systems closer together? No one would by the less powerful iBook if they could shell out $200 more and get a titanium PB.
     
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    Well, I'm guessing that part of the Ti Powerbook's cost is the screen size. I have no idea whether it actually costs that much more to produce a bigger LCD screen, but if you look at TV's and desktop monitors, the bigger the screen, the bigger the retail price. I love the Ti Powerbook, but the baseline iBook is very cool in its own right, and is more suited to my needs. I am seriously kicking around getting one.
     

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