MacResQ Offers SuperDrive Upgrade Program

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Date: Sunday, July 27th, 2003, 10:12
Category: Hardware

Our friends at MacResQ announced Friday they are now offering SuperDrive upgrades for PowerBook G4 owners. Send in your PowerBook G4 and for US$399 they’ll upgrade it to a slot-loading, DVD- and CD-burning SuperDrive with a 24-hour US turnaround. The drive features a 1-year warranty and (most thankfully) full compatibility with Apple software like iDVD.

New Memory Module Upgrades PB17 Capacity to 2GB

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Date: Sunday, July 27th, 2003, 09:07
Category: Hardware, PowerBook 17-Inch

Now you can beef up a PowerBook G4 17″ to the same memory capacity as current Apple desktops, thanks to a new 1GB DDR333 memory module pricing and availability) The company also makes 7200 rpm drives for portables, something else we’ve been looking for. For the mortals among us, though, sticking to a 512M upgrade (for 1G total) may be enough at US$99; the 1G modules cost US$699. The price of power.

Apple Updates Shipping Dates

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Date: Thursday, July 17th, 2003, 10:15
Category: Hardware

Today Apple has appeared to update the shipping dates on a number of already ordered G5s, surprisingly, for a more positive note. Early September ship dates seemed to have moved back into late August.

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VW New Beetle and iPod Unite

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Date: Wednesday, July 16th, 2003, 09:41
Category: Hardware, iPod

In their Pods Unite campaign, Apple and VW have partnered up to make the ultimate driving experience. With a purchase of a VW Bug, you will receive a free iPod and an iPod connectivity kit for the Beetle.

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iPods Back at Target

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Date: Tuesday, July 8th, 2003, 16:07
Category: Hardware, iPod

iPods have begun rolling in again at Target. I work at one of the Super Target stores in Orlando and we got our first shipment of the new iPods in last night. We received two 10GB versions which sell for US$299. I haven’t seen a new display model in the hard plastics like the last one.

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Dell Precision M60 Mobile Workstation

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Date: Monday, July 7th, 2003, 21:13
Category: Hardware, PC Notebook

Dell has a new mobile workstation that not only features a port replicator, but also lets you use a new stand, raising the laptop display to an ideal height for desktop use.

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Toshiba Announces 17-Inch Laptop

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Date: Tuesday, July 1st, 2003, 16:34
Category: Hardware, PC Notebook

Toshiba Satellite P25Hot on the heels of the Apple PowerBook 17-inch is the new Toshiba Satellite P25, the first Windows-based notebook computer to offer a 17-inch wide screen display – making them the second computer manufacturer to achieve this feat.

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Estimated PowerMac G5 Shipping Date

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Date: Tuesday, June 24th, 2003, 09:06
Category: Hardware, PowerMac G5

Apple has posted the shipping date as September 2nd for the Power Mac G5 (Dual 2 GHz) that I ordered yesterday at roughly 5pm EST.

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Crisis of Quality? PowerBooks can be a Pain in the Pocketbook

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Date: Sunday, June 15th, 2003, 07:42
Category: Hardware, PowerBook G4

Remember the good ol days? When Apple cared about their customers and valued quality and their reputation? I do; though the memory is fading into the distant past. I have been trying to give them the benefit of the doubt, but they keep letting me down; and I can’t seem to lower my expectations as fast as they can lower their realizations of them. The latest example is a long and sordid tale of “how not to manage customer relations” in regards to my PowerBook G4. iGeek

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Where is the Aluminum PowerBook 15-Inch?

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Date: Friday, May 30th, 2003, 10:00
Category: Hardware, PowerBook 15-Inch

The 28 May 2003 potential launch date for the new Aluminum PowerBook 15-inch has come and gone without an announcement, so it appears that there is still enough inventory of existing Titanium PB15s to justify the delay. The big question now becomes timing. Will Steve Jobs wait until WWDC (23-26 June) and break his vow of “not announcing products at WWDC?” Tough to say. The PowerPage is betting on a special event between now and then, Friday the 13th anyone?
Biggest questions are the feature set on the new PB15. Read More…

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