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Intel PowerBook and iBook sooner than expected?

 
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 05, 2005 7:57 pm    Post subject: Intel PowerBook and iBook sooner than expected? Reply with quote

Apple Insider is reporting Intel powered PowerBook with iSight built in with Photo Booth and wide screen iBooks are coming sooner than you think.

http://appleinsider.com/article.php?id=1359
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 06, 2005 8:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think this is great news. Reason why... All the dominoes will start to fall into place once the first system gets an Intel chip.

I wonder how apple is going to squeeze an iSight on the top on the PowerBook display. Does anyone know what the dimensions are for the iSight's camera and circuit board inside the new iMac?
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 06, 2005 9:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Does anyone know what the dimensions are for the iSight's camera and circuit board inside the new iMac?


No, but you can bet it is tiny. The camera is not much more compex than video cameras on mobile 'phones. Perhaps Apple will even make the camera rotatable like on this 'phone: http://www.mobile-phones-uk.org.uk/images/motorolaa830.gif
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 06, 2005 10:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

devo wrote:


I wonder how apple is going to squeeze an iSight on the top on the PowerBook display. Does anyone know what the dimensions are for the iSight's camera and circuit board inside the new iMac?


I don't know the exact dimensions. You can see a picture of the iSight module here. The one that's in the iMac looks pretty big. I'm sure they will be able to design a smaller one for the PowerBook.
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 06, 2005 10:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

kuro wrote:
devo wrote:
Does anyone know what the dimensions are for the iSight's camera and circuit board inside the new iMac?


No, but you can bet it is tiny. The camera is not much more compex than video cameras on mobile 'phones. Perhaps Apple will even make the camera rotatable like on this 'phone: http://www.mobile-phones-uk.org.uk/images/motorolaa830.gif


I think a better example would be Sony's Vaio picturebook series from couple of years ago. I have one of these, it was a cool function. It's a shame Sony didn't bother writing drivers for them for XP, it doesn't do anything anymore.



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PostPosted: Sun Nov 06, 2005 11:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

poisonfist wrote:

I think a better example would be Sony's Vaio picturebook series from couple of years ago.


Yea, that's the kind of thing - thanks poisonfist. I bet Apple could make it smaller and look more elegant than that (not that the Sony one is bad in these respects).
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