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When is macintosh going to put the intel in the powerbooks?

by InsomniacInc / January 23, 2006 11:49 AM PST

yes i know that the macbookpro is cool and everything. but the powerbooks are awesome and i dont want to see them get replaced. Maybe if they were to make a macbookpro 17in for the same price as the 17inch powerbook then it'd be okay but if they cant do that then they should just put the intel into the powerbook and call it even, although having a camera and frontrow would be nice, wouldnt it?

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(NT) (NT) Is that a real question or just a rhetorical one
by mrmacfixit Forum moderator / January 23, 2006 8:43 PM PST
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yes its a real question
by InsomniacInc / January 24, 2006 11:10 AM PST

yeah its a question i just got kinda got sidetracked but the real question is has anyone heard when they plan to move the powerbooks over?

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The MacBook Pro
by mrmacfixit Forum moderator / January 24, 2006 11:47 AM PST

Is the new PowerBook.
At least that was the impression I got. There are two versions and both are more expensive and more tricked out than the G4 PowerBooks


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i hope not
by InsomniacInc / January 25, 2006 10:32 AM PST
In reply to: The MacBook Pro

cause if they do make a 17in MacBook Pro then its gonna be $2600 at least. Although that'd be okay im not completeley sure thats whats going to happen cause @ mac world Jobs said they were going to move their whole product line over to intel. but i might be misreading it. cause he did reveal the MacBook Pro after saying they had been trying to "shoe horn" a g5 into the powerbooks.

so i guess my question is, is it possible their adding intel to the powerbooks?

sorry to ramble
peace out

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EVERY Mac will eventuall have Intel Processors
by mrmacfixit Forum moderator / January 25, 2006 8:48 PM PST
In reply to: i hope not

You did not misread anything.
The move is toward the Intel processor for ALL the Mac line. PM G5's will probably go when Intel has a processor that is as good as the Quad G5's.
By 2007 there will be no IBM driven Mac's coming off the assembly line


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Powerbook Is Dead
by CoreyInHamilton / February 1, 2006 3:50 AM PST

The Macbook Pro is the new powerbook. Im sure soon enough there will be a 17" version. Other then screen it is better then the Powerbook is in every way(battery life pending).

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