iMac updated. PowerBook next?

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by macphoria, Sep 8, 2003.

  1. macrumors 6502a

    macphoria

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    Well iMac was updated today, on Monday no less. iMac now has faster processor than PowerBook, 1.25Ghz G4 vs 1Ghz G4.

    Now can we expect PowerBook update tomorrow, Tuesday? I have a feeling it might. If iMac got 1.25Ghz G4, shouldn't PowerBook get something just as fast, if not faster?
     
  2. macrumors 6502a

    Rezet

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    Re: iMac updated. PowerBook next?

    -Yes.

    -No. By september 21 or later.
     
  3. macrumors 6502a

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    Re: iMac updated. PowerBook next?

    The problem with as fast or faster is that it consumes more power and thus less battery life. The 1GHz version consumes 15w, I couldn't find an exact number, but the 1.25GHz is probably at least 21 watts. I believe the 1.42 is at around 32 watts. The 7457 is much better suited since it uses ~10% more power then the 1GHz it replaces and provides a 30% increase in speed as well.
     

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