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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802.11g: From Five Times Faster to (Maybe) Two

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Date: Sunday, May 25th, 2003, 03:28
Category: Hardware

This article from Mac Megasite (Final 802.11g spec reduces data rate) has really got me down. Airport extreme was one of the reasons I purchased the PowerBook instead of the iBook.

The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc. (IEEE) has approved a new and final draft standard for 802.11g wireless LANs that will have a true throughput for Internet-type connections of between 10M and 20Mbit/sec., far lower than 54Mbit/sec. raw data rate initially billed for the standard.

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More on 17-Inch PowerBook Hiss

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Date: Saturday, May 24th, 2003, 14:52
Category: Hardware, PowerBook 17-Inch

Confirmation (with recording) of the 17-inch PowerBook hiss.

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PowerBook Price Drop on Last Titaniums

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Date: Friday, May 23rd, 2003, 12:21
Category: Hardware, PowerBook 15-Inch

A deal on CompUSA’s Web site would indicate that the new PowerBooks can’t be too far off. The PowerBook G4 667MHz (256MB/30GB/Combo) which was originally US$2499 is down to US$1499 today. Updated: CompUSA is sold out of this PowerBook.

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PowerBook 12-Inch Podiatry Issues

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Date: Tuesday, May 20th, 2003, 19:05
Category: Hardware, PowerBook 12-Inch

I contacted Apple Care yesterday to have them send me two new rubber feet for my 12-inch PowerBook. Rubber feet are covered by warranty but you must send it to Apple and they will replace the entire botton of the unit. The charge is US$700 to replace two 10 cent rubber feet.
Sound familiar? Unfortunately Apple tried to address the previous PB podiatry issue by switching to “pass-through” feet (rather than adhesive mounts) but if they break off, they have to installed through the aluminum case. I thought that this issue would surface first in the PB12 because it has been shipping longer than the PB17 and because it runs much hotter – as hot as 120 degrees Fahrenheit -Ed.

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