New powerbooks, differences from last version?

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  1. Grokgod macrumors 6502a

    Grokgod

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    Greetings all.

    I was thinking about getting a new powerbook.

    Does anyone here have the new 1.5 combo or the 1.6? 15"

    I was curious about heat issues and noise issues.
    Do the new Books have a different CPU that produces less heat.

    I had one of the last versions and , whew , DID it get HOT!

    With a 5400 drive, it may get even hotter now.
    And if the CPU is overclocked then it could get REALLY HOT!

    ANy information on these new upgrades would be very appreciated.
    Its seems to me that the 1.5 is the sweet spot in cost etc. :p
     
  2. ColoJohnBoy macrumors 65816

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    I have a pimped-out 1.67 GHz model (SuperDrive, 128 MB VRAM, 100 GB 5400 RPM Hard Drive, 1.5 GB RAM). I don't know what, if anything, they would have changed since the last round of updates, but mine never gets more than very warm. The warmest it gets is when I'm watching a DVD or playing a graphics intensive game, like Doom 3 (kickass!). Otherwise it's perfectly temperate. When it does get hot enough for fans, which so far in six weeks is twice, they are very quiet. I'm pretty sure it uses the PowerPC 7447 processor, though I'm not sure which version of that processor it is. In any case, whatever model PowerBook you choose, you'll be hard pressed to go wrong.
     
  3. Grokgod thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Grokgod

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    thanks so much for the reply

    Glad to hear that the 1.67 doesnt heat up.
    I was worried that a overclocked cpu might do that.

    How is the fan noise?
    mild?
     

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