Can we expect G5 on the go soon?

Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by jefhatfield, Oct 23, 2003.

  1. Retired


    Jul 9, 2000
    we all know that the powerbook will go to G5, especially since the ibook is now at G4

    will it happen at macworld sf, or will we see a g5 in a powerbook before the christmas season?...note, the revised 15" inch G4 aluminum powerbook just came out recently

  2. macrumors 601


    Feb 17, 2002
    So long, and thanks for all the fish!
    Looking at you will see that both the iBook line and PowerBook line were G3's from shortly after the G4 tower was released until about a year later when the TiBook was released. I think that we will be waiting until next July at least.
  3. macrumors regular

    Oct 20, 2003
    i dont think the g5 will hit a power book untill it gets a die shrink. i dont think they could cool the g5 yet at least in its current form. Maybe they would lower the clock to cool it off. this is just my guess, maybe they have this all worked out.
  4. macrumors 68000


    Jan 5, 2003
    Really not sure since the G5s do take a lot of cooling. But, of course, you never know what to expect from Apple, so maybe we could see a them in January.
  5. macrumors 603

    Dont Hurt Me

    Dec 21, 2002
    Yahooville S.C.
    i think it will be next summer before a g5 powerbook shows up.
  6. Moderator emeritus


    Oct 21, 2003
    Portland, OR
    Instead of a AlBook or TiBook, perhaps they'll make the case from dry ice. Be careful, it's cold!
  7. macrumors 65816


    Jul 7, 2002
    Los Angeles, CA
    This killed sales of the low-end PowerBook at the time (the 400MHz Pismo). The 466MHz iBook cost $1000 less than the 400MHz Pismo.

    Personally, I'd like to see the G5 in laptops at MWSF. That would mean at the time I'm ready for a new laptop we might be at Rev. B already. :D
  8. macrumors 6502a

    Jan 29, 2003
  9. macrumors 65816


    Jul 2, 2003
    New York
    how does what they have done in the past have anything to do with what they will do now?

    i was originally thinking around wwdc next year, but now i'm starting to think earlier next year.

    and really, i don't know why everyone still thinks the G5 is an oven, no, it's really not, its not any hotter then the G4, and once the .90nm process comes out, it will be even cooler. the 9 fans are to keep it quiet, the massive heatsink is so there doesn't have to be a fan on top of the cpu. and there's only 1 or 2 fans in the processor cooling zone anyway.
  10. thread starter Retired


    Jul 9, 2000
    for the time, the pismo still was worth the extra money

    hot swap bay, larger screen, more was worth the difference

    the 12 inch powerbook is still the much better machine, but for my modest uses, the ibook is a very compelling machine that can do everything, and more, that i would want in a portable

    if money were no object, it would be a no brainer and i would get a 17 inch powerbook
  11. macrumors 6502a


    May 2, 2003
    Izmir, Turkey
    :) Yeah, sure..
    I would go for a 15"Alubook though.. I couldnt buy it just because Apple was so late to release it, and it was early July when I bought my 12"PB.. I'm not sure if a bit more resolution is worth to carry a much bigger notebook.. what do you think?

    well, I expect the G5 PBs in early summer.. even late May maybe, so it will be a hot shot for the 2004 summer..

    I dont know about the cooling of the G5 or the fans on it, but as much as I could see in the Stores, its not noisy at all.. maybe this is just because of the perfect insulation...
  12. thread starter Retired


    Jul 9, 2000
    apple hit a home run with the ibook and the g4 getting put in it...i bet sales will go thru the roof on that one

    apple hit a home run in the past with the tibook and the pc magazines loved that machine

    if apple wants to put a lid on the competition and counter the successful release of centrino, which i admit is a good thing, then apple could wow us and the pc competitors with a g5 laptop at mwsf in january 2004

    and if we hit 3 ghz by mid year 2004 on the g5 desktops, then many who don't know jack and who are sitting on the fence about their next machine, can finally see apple as "fast' enough to compete with the pc market...also apple will need to reduce prices

    speed is not the main issue anymore and centrino has proved that...laptops are gaining superiority and thin and light with good battery times are the key here, not raw cpu clock speed...and thank god for the reduction in speed envy

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