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Jobs onstage at Apple Expo in Paris

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Jobs onstage at Apple Expo in Paris
September 16, 2003 - 04:40 EDT Apple CEO Steve Jobs has taken the stage at Apple Expo in Paris, giving overviews of the new iPods, the Power Mac G5, and Mac OS X 10.3 Panther. MacMinute will bring you news of major announcements as they happen.

My Comments: Very exciting!
 
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So far:

New PowerBooks (though not as rediculously new as some had hoped for :))

Wireless Keyboard and Mouse, with 128 bit encryption so as to avoid keystroke snooping, and Adaptive Frequency Hopping to avoid interference with other technologies and appliances using the 2.4 GHz band. Still only 1 button on the mouse, though :)

$50 Rebate on Macs bought bundled with Keynote.
 
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So for clarity's sake, am I right in gathering that the new PowerBooks are "new" in ways similar to the new iMacs?

Backlit keyboard (not that it's an iMac feature), USB 2.0, FireWire 800 (hey, PB's are pro, iMacs are not), beefed up processors (are these the new G4s?), 2 GB / max RAM....
 
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Yeah, nothing spectacular.

Still, I can think of a LOT of people who will be able to appreciate the new memory capabilities! think of all the video editors who exclusively use their PowerBook for everything. Not that the one they've got now will be magically updated, but ya know what I mean. To drooooool for!
 
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I'll bet you would, Mr. I've-Got-1-GB-Already ;)

That does it, I'm saving up for a 512 MB upgrade! :D It's only, like, what, $40 now? Don't they give them away in every box of Trix? Isn't RAM what some people use as kleenex these days?

And yet I'm sure it'd cost up of $400 to get the 2 GB in that PowerBook :-\. Eh, if ya got the money for the machine itself, I'm sure the RAM isn't much more of a stretch!
 
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Yeah right now I would like to get the machine and not worry about the RAM. I just know that in reality it will probably be at least another year or more before I can get a new laptop and by that time Apple should have come out with another newer Powerbook.. and mine works great as is right now.. so I can wait. But if you have an extra couple of grand.. I wouldnt mind taking that off your hands so I could get the new PB :)
 
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Prices vary on the RAM, but the stick I just bought - 512 MB PC133 - was $90 or so...
 
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well i got close to a full 2 months of no updates since i got my powerbook and now i wanna cry ;(

i want firewire800, usb2.0, airport extreme and the metal backlit keyboard
 
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You know, I wish they had the 12'' up to the same mhz as every other powerbook. I want a 12'' but I want it fast and just as good as the 17''.

Souped up isnt bad :)
 

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