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Greg Harris January 10th, 2006 07:27 PM

SHE's a BEAUTY!!!!


Jack Zhang January 10th, 2006 07:44 PM

I was hoping for a Powerbook G5 but this would do for 3D design... would it?

Can anyone here tell me if Maya might work with this MacBook and if RED Codec editing might be possible on future models?

Evan C. King January 10th, 2006 08:03 PM

These look amazing, I can't wait till everything is native.

Boyd Ostroff January 10th, 2006 08:12 PM

I can't imagine that you'd want to run 3d modelers/renderers in emulation mode under Rosetta. Don't really know about Maya, but suspect you'll need to give them some time for a port. The handwriting has been on the wall for a long, long time about the G5 in the Powerbook, that was just never gonna happen.

I was an early adopter with the first generation PowerPC's; I bought a PowerMac 8100 back around 1995. Also had Premiere 1.0 and could edit video on it! The 8100 worked, but it had some issues. Very quickly Apple came out with a second generation which addressed some of the issues in the first machines, ran much faster, and cost much less. That's pretty much the way things seem to go. I'll be interested to hear all the reports on these new machines, but will keep puttering along with my PowerBook and dual G5 for at least one more generation :-)

Ethan Cooper January 10th, 2006 09:31 PM

I wouldn't buy one yet
Found this little tid bit on another site

"Very exciting. My only concern now is what apps I have that are uncompatable with rosetta.

This from the apple site;

"The Universal truth

Most of the applications that come on your Intel-based Mac are Universal applications, designed for screaming performance with the Intel Core Duo. That includes Mac OS X, iLife ’06, Safari and Mail. Most existing applications will continue to run, thanks to Rosetta. Pro applications from Apple — including Final Cut Pro, Motion, Soundtrack Pro, DVD Studio Pro, Aperture, Logic Pro, Logic Express, and Final Cut Express — are not supported by Rosetta. For these applications, you can upgrade to the Universal version for minimal cost (see “Apple Applications” to right). Third-party applications that require precision real-time playback may perform better with a Universal version. For the expected arrival dates of Universal versions of third-party applications, check with their manufacturers."

Robert Mann Z. January 10th, 2006 10:06 PM

great looking laptop, wonder if it will run windows...

a few concerns, no modem, no battery life specs HUGE, lack of pcmcia slot (everyone doing it as well so i guess technology moves on), no fire wire 800

PROS, works with 30inch monitor, it is smaller then the old g4 and i didn't think the old one was that thick...great job apple lets hope the paint won't rub off this time i have mine on order...

Heath McKnight January 10th, 2006 11:36 PM

Only thing...PowerBook is "dead"--it's MacBook Pro. I wonder if the iBook is gonna be called MacBook.


Duane Smith January 11th, 2006 12:02 AM


Originally Posted by Heath McKnight
Only thing...PowerBook is "dead"--it's MacBook Pro. I wonder if the iBook is gonna be called MacBook.


I'm actually wondering if the name 'PowerMac' is dead as well. After all, the name was coined with the creation of PowerPC-based Macs...

Noah Hayes January 11th, 2006 12:04 AM

I was hoping to order this this weekend, but if it can't run Final Cut until March...what's the point...I only have PC's, so thats why I was going to buy this one, I'll still probably pick it up in Feburary though. So according to apple (correct me if I'm wrong) Rosetta WILL NOT allow you to run Final Cut/Motion/Live Type/ Soundtrack/ect.?

Heath McKnight January 11th, 2006 12:26 AM

I thought they would, just not native/universal. Rosetta will run it, I think.


Jack Zhang January 11th, 2006 12:39 AM

I'm still wondering if Maya 7 is a "Universal Application". I'd love to do 3D work without taking up tons of space on a desk.

Heath McKnight January 11th, 2006 12:47 AM

Maybe Rosetta will be good-to-go there, too.


Ethan Cooper January 11th, 2006 01:21 AM

It's my understanding that Apple is saying that Rosetta will NOT support ANY of their pro apps as of now. Looks like March before these new intel macs will do some of us any good.
Someone correct me if I'm wrong.

Bob Zimmerman January 11th, 2006 03:32 AM

I just bought a new 15' Powerbook last month. I'm good for awhile.

Wayne Morellini January 11th, 2006 06:28 AM


Originally Posted by Jack Zhang
I was hoping for a Powerbook G5 but this would do for 3D design... would it?

Can anyone here tell me if Maya might work with this MacBook and if RED Codec editing might be possible on future models?

I would contact Maya's manufacturer and ask them. I would go around the tech sites for reviews and information on the x1600's performance. Quiet often (most of the time) the laptop version of a chip is very weak compared to the desktop version with the same model number. Tech sites report on different versions of chips and how they compare to each other in performance. www.Tomshardware.com is one of the common ones (but also try Apple sites in case the Apple implementation has some sort of unique performance draining hiccup).

I can say that I am very disappointed, the information doing the rounds, was that the ibook was coming out for closer to $799, and a new mac mini for media, but instead they might be coming out in March/April when we were told that the Intel iMac and powerbook were coming. I was ready to plonk down for the top model HD wide-screen ibook as soon as possible :(

I hope, with blu-ray and super HD displays (8Mp) that they do a deal to do a Imax (yes X) Mac Home Theatre/PC, shipping with the film "Extreme"

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