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Apple: speed bumped portables with a twist
As we all expected, Apple release updated versions of their
portable lines yesterday. The TiBook is updated with a speed bump and
more ram and storage, and the ibook was given a speed bump and a base of
128 megs of ram. What does this all mean? Not much but there was also
a surprise snuck in the back door.
There was an announcment today
with a little less fan fare. Apple finally made available the dual 800
G4 server. There is not much special compared to the desktop version
except you get OSX server installed. They have even removed the
superdrive and replaced it with a CD-RW.
The new TiBook seems to
have recieved the biggest update with more ram, storage and a faster
video card. A lot of people are going to be happy with the updated
video. Another nice addition was the gigabit ethernet to the TiBook,
another first for Apple.
The new ibook has a faster processor and
more ram but another big breakthrough is the 100MHz bus speed. This is
something that has been needed for a while and we are glad to see it.
The low profile announcement is thought to be well overdue and was
supposed to be announced in Paris. Apple does not want to take away from
the media buzz that is going on with OSX right now. With these new
machines and the memory and storage bumps that came with them, the
future is beginning to look normal again for Apple. So what was all this
hoopla about modular imacs?
There is still no update on the status
of this mythical machine but we here at Applegossip have our fingers
crossed that we will see them soon. We are still holding out for modular
imacs that can fit a range of different flat screen displays. A new bit
of info is that they may also support VGA out so you can have a modular
imac with s standard CRT display. This machine is starting to sound like
the ill fated cube. There was talk earlier of mixing the best parts of
the cube with the new imac. Should Apple be distancing itself from the
all-in-one phenonmena that made the imac so popular, or did the cube
just cost too much?
What do you think?
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