Another Humdinger

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  1. utilizer macrumors regular

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    Just made this configuration at the Apple store:
    Summary


    • Dual 1.25GHz w/ 2MB L3 Cache per processor
    • 256MB DDR333 SDRAM (PC2700) -1 DIMM
    • 80GB Ultra ATA drive
    • Optical 1 - Apple SuperDrive (DVD-R/CD-RW)
    • Optical 2 - None
    • NVIDIA GeForce4 Titanium dual-display w/128MB DDR
    • Apple Cinema Display (20" flat panel)
    • 56K internal modem
    • AirPort Card
    • Apple Pro Keyboard - U.S. English
    • Mac OS - U.S. English
    Subtotal $3,377.00

    Then loading it up with some RAM from Crucial, about 1 Gig more would bring the total up to about $3,700. Wow.

    And I wonder why I'm considering purchasing either a 17 in. PowerBook or a 1.6 Ghz G5. I don't know, but I have a gut feeling that Apple will feel the need to place two G4 processors in the 15 in. and 17 in. models in this upcoming revision, when you take into account the slowness of one chip; case in point, I was at Compusa the other day testing out the 12 in. PB 867 mhz and a Toshiba 2.4 Ghz Celeron. Yeah, the Celeron, unfortunately, pretty much whupped the PB big time with everything I threw at it.

    That would change my mind about getting the G4 Tower and getting a PowerBook if they release duals in them. But for about the same price, just look at what you get with the tower now for $3k. You can't argue with the numbers!
     
  2. OutThere macrumors 603

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    2 processors in a powerbook would make it have some real heat issues and power issues, when running on battery one of the processors would need to be disabled to save power, otherwise the battery would drain very fast...don't expect to see DP powerbooks coming soon...
     
  3. LethalWolfe macrumors G3

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    Re: Another Humdinger

    Yeah, but carrying around a monitor, tower, speakers, KB/M w/you and always needing to find someplace to plug it all in is a PITA. ;) Laptops are about portability, not power.


    Lethal
     
  4. utilizer thread starter macrumors regular

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    Re: Re: Another Humdinger

    I forgot to add something else...
    I have a Pismo and as soon as Powerlogix releases the 1.1 Ghz G3 from IBM upgrade w/ Altivec later this November, I'll do it and be just about on par with the current crop of G4 laptops out there (or should I say out of stock) now.:D
    20 in. plus dual 1.25 Ghz G4 is at under $3,700?! I'll take it and then save up for the dual 3 Ghz G5 coming out next year!
     
  5. vniow macrumors G4

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    Re: Re: Re: Another Humdinger

    Eeerm..where did you hear this at?
     
  6. Powerbook G5 macrumors 68040

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    I'd love to have a 1.1 GHz G3 in my PowerBook, except, I'd still be stuck with an 8 meg video card and my lousy 384 max RAM capability...
     
  7. utilizer thread starter macrumors regular

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    Re: Re: Re: Re: Another Humdinger

    Straight from the horse's mouth: Powerlogix.
    They said they'll be testing now but the only caveat is that the new 750gx processor includes a 200 mhz FSB, but Pismo users will have to stick with the 100 mhz FSB since it's permanent.
    Here's the original e-mail I was sent from them from 7/7/03:
    Hi there,

    The 750Gx will probably not be available to the public for another 2-3
    months, for which at that point, we'll have to test to see if it will work
    in the Pismos, though we suspect it will.

    The Pismo's have a bus-speed preset to 100mhz, so extra 100mhz overhead in
    bus-supported speeds will not be utilized on this upgrade. :(

    Thanks,

    [Name blocked]
     
  8. vniow macrumors G4

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    If that is indeed the rumored G3+Altivec processor we heard about awhile back you need to tell arn ASAP.

    [​IMG]
     
  9. Powerbook G5 macrumors 68040

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  10. Sun Baked macrumors G5

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    er...

    Where does it say Altivec in the IBM statement (above) or in the Powerlogix e-mail?
     
  11. Daveman Deluxe macrumors 68000

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    The PPC750GX is not the long-rumored G3+AltiVec processor. The one coming after the 750GX is.
     
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  13. utilizer thread starter macrumors regular

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    Misread it then

    I misread it then!
    Oh well, 1.1 Ghz G3 is a lot better than 400 mhz or 500 mhz G4!
     
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