PowerBookResQ Offers PowerBook SuperDrive Upgrades

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Date: Monday, August 11th, 2003, 14:53
Category: Hardware, PowerBook G4

PowerPage sponsor PowerBookResQ has announced self-service user-installable PowerBook G4 SuperDrive upgrades. The upgrade costs US$299 and includes installation instructions and a pre-paid return shipping label for the old optical drive to MacResQ. Optional 24-hour turnaround installation is available for US$399.

Owners of the PowerBook G4/400-1GHz can now easily replace their built-in CD-RW or DVD-only drive with a drive that can burn CD-RW’s and DVD-R’s that can be played in most consumer CD/DVD players. The slot-loading “SuperDrive” DVD-R/CD-RW is bootable and compatible with Apple’s Mac OS X, OS 9, iDVD, iTunes, Disc Burner, Finder Burning and Apple DVD Player, as well as other third-party applications.

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Aluminum PowerBook 15-Inch Still In Beta, PB17 EOL

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Date: Tuesday, July 29th, 2003, 07:35
Category: Hardware, PowerBook 15-Inch

According to PowerPage sources Apple engineers are still having some problems with some aspects of the new Aluminum PowerBook 15-inch. The issues are not significant but they aren’t fixed yet either. Read More…

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PowerBooks and Dave Matthews Band

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Date: Tuesday, July 29th, 2003, 07:32
Category: Hardware

I saw this article on the front page of the business section of the Denver Post today. It is about how the road crew of the Dave Matthews Band relies on Wi-Fi while on tour. The two photos feature an old iBook and another Apple ‘Book that I can’t easily identify. Unfortunately there is no mention in the body of the story that there is an obvious preference for Apple products on the part of the crew. They do, however, mention Intel Centrino chips.

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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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