Dual G4 PowerBook

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by raincoat, May 4, 2005.

  1. raincoat macrumors member

    raincoat

    Joined:
    Sep 22, 2004
    Location:
    Southampton, UK
    #1
    Given that getting a G5 in a PB is "the mother of all thermal challenges", do we thing that Apple has thought about or tried to put two G4's in a PB or is that just rediculously unfeasible? There must be a little bit of room in the 17", a second fan could be added.......what do you mac-sperts think? :rolleyes:
     
  2. Lacero macrumors 604

    Lacero

    Joined:
    Jan 20, 2005
    #2
    2 hours battery life... no thanks. However, if used as a desktop replacement, it would make sense. Bring it on! [​IMG]
     
  3. Platform macrumors 68030

    Platform

    Joined:
    Dec 30, 2004
    #3
    That would be cool......they need to go 64Bit ;)
     
  4. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

    robbieduncan

    Joined:
    Jul 24, 2002
    Location:
    London
    #4
    More likely is FreeScales upcoming dual-core G4. It should be available to Apple towards the end of this year, perhaps in time for dual core PowerBooks at MWSF 2006...
     
  5. Darwin macrumors 65816

    Darwin

    Joined:
    Jun 2, 2003
    Location:
    round the corner
    #5
    Yes, its more likely that Apple will go with Dual Core chips

    that way they could increase processing performance but with less power (than 2 processors of course) and increase the battery time
     
  6. Jaffa Cake macrumors Core

    Jaffa Cake

    Joined:
    Aug 1, 2004
    Location:
    The City of Culture, Englandshire
    #6
    I've no doubt that they've thought about a dual processor PowerBook, and there may well be prototypes knocking around in the labs at Cupertino – but I agree that dual core chips are much more likely to be the next step.
     
  7. Heart Break Kid macrumors 6502a

    Joined:
    Feb 13, 2003
    Location:
    Toronto
    #7
    forgive a stupid question,

    what are dual core chips?
     
  8. rosalindavenue macrumors 6502a

    rosalindavenue

    Joined:
    Dec 13, 2003
    Location:
    Virginia, USA
    #8
  9. powerbook911 macrumors 68040

    powerbook911

    Joined:
    Mar 15, 2005
    #9
    If dual-core G4s won't be out until January 2005, do you think there will be a Powerbook update before then?
     
  10. raincoat thread starter macrumors member

    raincoat

    Joined:
    Sep 22, 2004
    Location:
    Southampton, UK
    #10

    Do you mean 2006? :rolleyes:
     
  11. Darwin macrumors 65816

    Darwin

    Joined:
    Jun 2, 2003
    Location:
    round the corner
    #11
    Wow thats not far away at all :p
     
  12. wheezy macrumors 65816

    wheezy

    Joined:
    Apr 7, 2005
    Location:
    Alpine, UT
    #12
    So to put it simply, it's like a dual processor on one processor...but not dual FSB or anything, so it's not exaclty the same as dual processor?

    How do they do that on something so small!!!
     

Share This Page