my powerbook showed up today. it's a 15" AlBook with a 1.67Ghz G4, 512MB, 128MB VR(enough for the 30" display), an 80Gb hard drive, and a combo drive. i opted to downgrade the optical drive from the superdrive for two reasons: 1) it took off $150, and 2) why bother when there's dual layer, -RW, +RW, and eventually HD-DVD. i can live with the CD burner.
24X Speed CD-R Writing
16X Speed CD-RW Writing
24X Speed CD-ROM Reading
8X Speed DVD-ROM Reading
Reads DVD-RW and DVD-RAM
Buffer Under Run Protection
Slimline Slot Loading
Writing Method: Disc at Once, Session at Once, Track at Once, Multi-Session, Fixed / Variable Packet Writing
i'll be using the burner to archive everything on my Pismo before i wipe it clean, in preparation to sell.
the new PB is really fast. i should download the Unreal Tournament 2004 Demo and see just how fast it is...