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Apple Notebooks Apple's notebook computers including MacBook Pro, MacBook, MacBook Air, PowerBook, and iBook.

Does the Powerbook have a built-in microphone?


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I'm just curious. I mean, I've seen at least Powerbook before in my lifetime (in real life, I mean) but I didn't bother to look if it had a microphone or not. When I look at them on Apple's website, however, they don't appear to have them. If I'm right and Powerbooks really don't have microphones...Well, that kinda sucks, doesn't it? I mean, you're paying more for it than an iBook, so it should have everything the iBook has plus more. Yes, the Powerbook is lighter, has a better keyboard, can have better speakers, can have a Superdrive, can have bigger screens, can have more Mhz and a few other things as well, but if the iBook and iMac have microphones, shouldn't the Powerbook have them as well? Or do they have microphones and I just can't see them on Apple's website? Can someone verify this for me?
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PowerBook, iBook, iMac, and eMac's have built in mic's. The PowerMac does not. The iSight has a built in mic, too.
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http://www.apple.com/powerbook/

Hmm, in all of these pics, I can't seem to find a microphone. I mean, on my father's G3 iBook, the microphone is a small circular hole on the right side of the monitor, and I can't seem to find it on the monitor on the Powerbook (unless it's that horizontal rectangular hole at the top, but I doubt it since on my father's iBook it's a hole to allow the hook to close the iBook when it's closed). So, I'm just curious, but where exactly is the microphone on the Powerbook?
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from what ive been able to find out the microphone on my 15" powerbook is located right next to the option key on the keyboard, it is invisible, but when i tap the laptop when system preferences is open and i go to line in, thats where the strongest sound comes from
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Taken with iSight.

It is located on the top right, above the f1 key.
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Wow....Alright, thanks for telling me.
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i have the powerbook 17" and the microphones is located on the left hand side of the keyboard under the grate for the speaker. i only know this because with gentil taps on the case i have the most feedback come from that area.
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I have the old 15" (titanium) and it is on the left side in the speaker grille. you can tell when you have the input monitor and you tap the keyboard

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I have the 12" and it's located in that picture... it's visible.
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