My PowerBook has arrived!

Discussion in 'Community' started by Powerbook G5, Sep 25, 2003.

  1. Powerbook G5 macrumors 68040

    Powerbook G5

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    Yayyyyyyy!!!!!!!!

    OMG, this is the most beautiful computer I have ever seen. I will give you the quick and dirty so I can go back to playing...

    It is not that hot, so far it has been completely silent, I have yet to see a single imperfection, the 5400 RPM HD is a Hitachi, it has OS 10.2.7, and damn is this fast. It booted up seriously fast compared to what people complain about and everything has been serious instant loading. Oh, and wow is Safari fast...my God!
     
  2. bousozoku Moderator emeritus

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    Congratulations! Hope you enjoy it. It's got to beat the old machine, no matter what.
     
  3. Powerbook G5 thread starter macrumors 68040

    Powerbook G5

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    It sure does! I just set up .mac so I can finally rid myself of AOHeLL. I'm now Resurgo@mac.com for anyone who wants to know, I'm still getting the hang of iChat and OS X in general. It sure is a different experience than OS 9 was.
     
  4. Gymnut macrumors 68000

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  5. applemacdude macrumors 68040

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    Cool man, you truly deserve the powerbook after spending so much time in os 9, now its my turn i just ordered a 1.25 i mac from backtothemac yay!!!!

    btw check out my 'tar
     
  6. WinterMute Moderator emeritus

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    Nice move, these Al Books are the best portables in the world, and the 1.25 must really motor, the 1Ghz is fast enough under OSX.

    Enjoy.:D
     
  7. shadowfax macrumors 603

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    where are the pics man? give us pictures! now!

    congrats ;)

    too bad it ain't a G5... what are you going to do when they come out in a month (like how the 17/12s came out a month after my GHz ti)...?
     
  8. ColoJohnBoy macrumors 65816

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    Awesome dude!! Enjoy! We expect full reports within a week. And pics, if you can get em. :D:D:D
     
  9. Powerbook G5 thread starter macrumors 68040

    Powerbook G5

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    Well right now I am still trying to get stuff installed and figured out. OS X is so different from OS 9, plus my digital camera doesn't have OS X drivers so I need to go download those if they have them. I took like 5 pictures just unpacking the damn thing.

    Seriously though, this thing rocks. It's not hot! I am actually keeping my palms away from it since the aluminum is cold to the touch right now (it is sitting ontop of my Criminal Law textbook on my bed to get airflow). As far as speed, this thing seriously flies. It boots up seriously fast, installed Office in less than a minute, and I'm not sure the performance increase over the 4200 rpm HD, but this 5400 rpm drive is just really quick so far from the installing I've been doing on it. I can't wait to get my copy of Adobe Photoshop Elements to see how well it does some imaging and maybe get a game or two later to see what the Radeon 9600 can do, but so far I am really impressed with this thing. I've even used it for the past few hours without even hearing a fan start up yet. As far as battery life, I have yet to calibrate, but just unplugging gives me 2 hours estimate with full brightness and full speed without any energy settings since I am trying to drain it to charge it back up.
     
  10. Mike Teezie macrumors 68020

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    Same thing happened to me.....

    I almost pulled the trigger on a new 17 after they finally updated them, but decided to stay with my gigger TiBook until the G5 portables come out. I still love this computer to death!! It seems like I've only had it for a month, and it will be a year in November....
     
  11. shadowfax macrumors 603

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    yeah. i didn't want a 17" myself, either, and i love my tibook to death still. it was definitely worth it, and i will probably wait for the rev. 2 G5 powerbooks to get a new laptop... gotta start saving for that, heh.
     
  12. Powerbook G5 thread starter macrumors 68040

    Powerbook G5

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    The G5 PowerBook will be a beast for sure. This 1.25 GHz G4 is already seriously fast and it isn't even running Panther, so I cannot imagine a G5...but then again, I've been used to my 400 MHz G3, so at this point, I'd probably be wowed by anything. ;)
     
  13. bousozoku Moderator emeritus

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    You aren't Resurgo? :-D That's confusing.

    Sure, Mac OS X is a joy...and a pain. I'd rather have it than Mac OS 9, 8, 7, or 6 or Windows. Hmm...maybe OS/2. ;)
     
  14. jefhatfield Retired

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    what you have in a portable now will prolly not be surpassed greatly until the g5 powerbook which won't be out for quite a long time (most likely)

    your new machine should hold you easily for the next two years, maybe three...the only thing you may want to do with it in the future is add more ram as the osx family gets more sophisticated
     
  15. edesignuk Moderator emeritus

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    Congrats Powerbook G5, that's one hell of a sweet laptop you have there! Enjoy! :D
     
  16. Powerbook G5 thread starter macrumors 68040

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    I'm not worried about speed since I've been using my G3 PowerBook for over 4 years without any problem besides it wasn't fast enough nor had the HD space to run OS X. As far as RAM, my plans are to upgrade to 1 gig from Crucial around Christmas time. I got the 1-DIMM option to make sure I could easily do that later on instead of being stuck with two useless 256 meg modules.
     
  17. wdlove macrumors P6

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    Congratulations on your new purchase Powerbook G5. Sounds like you are really having a good time. Also waiting to see pictures!
     
  18. Powerbook G5 thread starter macrumors 68040

    Powerbook G5

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    They will come by the end of the weekend, I promise. I just got my copy of Adobe Photoshop Elements in the mail today so I can resize and touch them up before I send. I'd do it now, but I promised to spend the weekend with my girlfriend because she thinks I have been spending too much time with my PowerBook since I got it.
     
  19. P-Worm macrumors 68020

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    So, she suspects you of cheating on her. Well, I have to give it to you, you did pick something really sexy to cheat with.

    P-Worm
     
  20. Powerbook G5 thread starter macrumors 68040

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    I did Xbench on my PowerBook tonight just for the hell of it and thought I'd post the results. Not sure if they are good or not, but here you go.

    Results 108.75
    System Info
    Xbench Version 1.1.2
    System Version 10.2.7 (6R55)
    Physical RAM 512 MB
    Model PowerBook5,2
    Processor PowerPC G4 @ 1.25 GHz
    L1 Cache 32K (instruction), 32K (data)
    L2 Cache 512K @ 1.25 GHz
    Bus Frequency 167 MHz
    Video Card ATY,RV350M10
    Drive Type Hitachi HTS548080M9AT00
    CPU Test 150.71
    GCD Loop 145.11 5.67 Mops/sec
    Floating Point Basic 151.16 546.65 Mflop/sec
    AltiVec Basic 153.27 4.45 Gflop/sec
    vecLib FFT 154.64 2.40 Gflop/sec
    Floating Point Library 149.72 5.99 Mops/sec
    Thread Test 80.22
    Computation 78.91 1.07 Mops/sec, 4 threads
    Lock Contention 81.57 1.02 Mlocks/sec, 4 threads
    Memory Test 121.85
    System 115.61
    Allocate 157.91 103.01 Kalloc/sec
    Fill 141.53 1126.60 MB/sec
    Copy 79.67 398.33 MB/sec
    Stream 128.80
    Copy 131.06 958.03 MB/sec [altivec]
    Scale 131.59 971.11 MB/sec [altivec]
    Add 129.07 826.02 MB/sec [altivec]
    Triad 123.79 756.37 MB/sec [altivec]
    Quartz Graphics Test 138.05
    Line 138.06 3.51 Klines/sec [50% alpha]
    Rectangle 125.71 8.84 Krects/sec [50% alpha]
    Circle 147.93 3.41 Kcircles/sec [50% alpha]
    Bezier 135.58 1.47 Kbeziers/sec [50% alpha]
    Text 145.27 2.37 Kchars/sec
    OpenGL Graphics Test 99.55
    Spinning Squares 99.55 69.66 frames/sec
    User Interface Test 126.90
    Elements 126.90 40.82 refresh/sec
    Disk Test 96.36
    Sequential 92.95
    Uncached Write 91.97 38.34 MB/sec [4K blocks]
    Uncached Write 90.46 32.95 MB/sec [256K blocks]
    Uncached Read 130.96 20.73 MB/sec [4K blocks]
    Uncached Read 102.66 33.40 MB/sec [256K blocks]
    Random 74.80
    Uncached Write 64.00 0.81 MB/sec [4K blocks]
    Uncached Write 67.12 15.14 MB/sec [256K blocks]
    Uncached Read 76.35 0.44 MB/sec [4K blocks]
    Uncached Read 75.52 15.54 MB/sec [256K blocks]
     
  21. shadowfax macrumors 603

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    lol, why didn't you do a photo session of taking it out of the box?
     
  22. Powerbook G5 thread starter macrumors 68040

    Powerbook G5

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    I hope to have pics soon once I get Photoshop Elements figured out and I can get my camera to transfer the files like it should. Right now it keeps wanting to go into classic and giving me an error message even though Kodak insists it's a OS X driver. Until then, just look at the stats and try to picture a 15" aluminum beauty :D
     
  23. jefhatfield Retired

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    a score over 100 on a laptop is not too shabby...i guess only the 1.33 ghz 17" inch model would score higher, but not by that much i suspect...your machine, in this month of this year, is a real monster and should be viable for years to come...ibooks that are 300 mhz like mine score about a 25 or so:p
     
  24. Powerbook G5 thread starter macrumors 68040

    Powerbook G5

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    Cool, I wonder what my 400 MHz G3 would score...I might have to test to see how much of a jump up this is. It would have been nice to get a 1.33 GHz but this 15" is already big enough and definitely fast enough for my schoolwork and presentations.
     
  25. Abstract macrumors Penryn

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    I don't think the 17" would be too much faster. It would score nearly the same. Actually, I wonder why they didn't give the 15" PB a 1.33GHz G4 as well? Moto would have had to produce more of the same, thats all.

    Have you considered posting your score HERE?
     

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