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Old July 19th, 2005, 05:27 PM   #1
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weird powerbook ordering

Okay guys,

I ordered my 15" powerbook on Monday. The specs I had put in...

15in Powerbook
1.67G4 w/ 128 Video Ram
1Gig Ram - 2 Dimms
80gig Drive

And for some reason on my order they said that they replaced with
a more current product...??

Here is what it looks like:

" PBG415.2/1.67GHz-128/1GB 2X512/80/SD-USA
Replaced with new product

PBG4 15/1.67GHZ
Processing Order
Est. Ship 07/21/2005"

"Replaced with New Product
We constantly strive to bring you the latest technologies, and one of our innovations has affected you. After you placed your order, we introduced an upgrade to a product you wanted, so we replaced the product with the upgraded version. The total cost of your order has not increased. You can get the details about your new product by visiting the Apple Store. "

I'm not really worried about it, I'm just curious. Has anyone else purchased a powerbook recently??


by the looks of it, it seems they changed from 15.2 to 15" screen....strange.. ohwell, anyone know why?

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Old July 24th, 2005, 03:49 AM   #2
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My guess would be that the other screen is no longer available or has some
problems. Why not ask them about it?

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Old July 24th, 2005, 06:50 AM   #3
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I looked at your post earlier and didn't notice that discrepancy... interesting.

However, looking at the tech specs on the 15" powebook from Apple's site it says
15.2-inch (diagonal), 1280 x 854 resolution, TFT widescreen
and also looking at the specs from the Apple store it says
15.2-inch TFT Display 1280x854 resolution
So I don't think that's the difference....
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Old July 26th, 2005, 12:31 PM   #4
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The new iBooks just came out with built-in 512MB of RAM. As of right now, the PowerBooks are still 256MB built-in. Maybe your email is indication that the PowerBooks will soon be upgraded the same? I would certainly think so since 12" iBooks can now be maxed out with more RAM than 12" PowerBooks.

I used to work for an Apple Specialist and every once in a while, a customer would get an email similar to yours and wonder what it meant. Basically, you're just getting the newest version (that may or may not have been announced yet) instead of the one you ordered which is now "out dated" according to Apple. One customer ordered a PowerBook a little while before the last upgrade and was not only bumped up to a higher CPU speed and the new trackpad, he saved a nice chunk of change. Either way, its win-win as far as I see it.

EDIT - I just realized that you purchased a 15" PowerBook which doesn't have built-in RAM, so my analogy doesn't really apply... unless they've installed a single 1GB DIMM?
Also, I just noticed you're a fellow Okie. Right on.
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Old July 26th, 2005, 01:08 PM   #5
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My guess would be that you'll get two 512MB DIMM's for a total of 1GB (which means you need to watch for the dreaded lower slot failure:

The base models of all the powerbooks now include 512MB RAM however. I'm not sure, but I suspect this is in the form of two 256MB DIMM's
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Old July 26th, 2005, 02:39 PM   #6
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Maybe the newer unit is a design upgrade that will get rid of the lower slot failure issue also. :-)

I would hope so.

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