New Powermac Possible?

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  1. NSiebenmor macrumors member

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    Is it possible that a Dual core Powermac could be released this week, or should I just give up the hope and go ahead and purchase a current Powermac?
     
  2. CanadaRAM macrumors G5

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    Anything's possible.
    Many things are not probable.
    Buy your Mac.
     
  3. nostrum macrumors member

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    Get you Powermac, use it for the next 2-3 years then upgrade to a Dual core Pentium M powerbook running Leopard.

    I think the next upgrade of the Powerbook will be the last PPC version before it goes Intel, so its probably not going to be so great.
     
  4. x_Viper_x macrumors newbie

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    i dont think they'll upgrade cause now everyone is going to be set on Intel, there would be no point to release them and then upgrade them to Intel, we will prob not see g5 powerbooks till Intel' in em
     
  5. nostrum macrumors member

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    Its all rather exciting though isn't it. It feels like we're at the frontier of a brave new world. It feels like we've just discovered warp dives and we're linking up to a larger universe. :)
     
  6. x_Viper_x macrumors newbie

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    i know how you feel exactly :D
     
  7. GFLPraxis macrumors 604

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    Not true, Apple will likely be selling both x86 and PPC systems simultaneously.
     
  8. x_Viper_x macrumors newbie

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    When you think they'll release the g5 poewrbooks then?
     
  9. Jopling macrumors 6502

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    Why?

    Why on earth would they make a G5 powerbook? Apple already stated that the G5 is really way too hot. Plus Intel chips are cheaper, not as hot, and just as fast, if not faster. Apple has no reason to make a G5 Powerbook. Quit praying for it, and start wondering when the Intel Powerbook is going to come out. With the Intel Powerbook you can have dualcore. Sorry to sound like a bastard, I am just upset at the IBM to Intel move.
     
  10. x_Viper_x macrumors newbie

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    Thats what I think, I'm not upset, but I dont think they're gonna release them with PPC.
     
  11. javiercr macrumors 6502

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    i don't know but they might not be G5s, they might me P5s :p
     
  12. GFLPraxis macrumors 604

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    I think they're probably switching to Intel just for the Centrino/Pentium M.


    PowerBooks will get Pentium M. iBooks will get Pentium M or e600 G4's, maybe the G4's then the P-M, dunno.

    IBM has been unable to come out with a good mobile processor.
     
  13. x_Viper_x macrumors newbie

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    So I should just get a 17 in G4 Powerbook now? and then If needed get a new one in 2 years.?
     
  14. James Philp macrumors 65816

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    Unless you didn' thear the keynote, or didn't listen, Apple are going to make a COMPLETE transition to intel in the next 2 years.
     
  15. njmac macrumors 68000

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    It's all psychological but I hope they call the new pentium powerbook a G5. It just seems like if they don't its such a let down. I know it's just a name but it has a big meaning for a lot of people.
     
  16. Sun Baked macrumors G5

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    Still can happen, apple probably did develop all the nifty new stuff.

    Big hints for an architecture update in Tiger, somebody dropped the ball big time -- and Steve does tend to flush multi million $ bills down the toilet when that happens.

    And 18-months to 2-years does fit into Apple's minimum for architecture updates.

    However the odds are more likely that the PowerMac g5 will be another MDD machine -- and stick around unchanged far longer than it should.

    If it was a GX/MP or P5UL we should know soon ... Apple basically EOLd further PPC970 development today, but there most likely is stuff that may still show in the next couple years as Steve calms down.

    Since the R&D is most likely done, since Apple has been working with IBM on the U3's (or new U4) and may just dump the bill in IBMs lap for the updated unit if they don't use it.
     
  17. x_Viper_x macrumors newbie

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    I just watched some of the keynote, Steve Jobs says that he couldnt get a G5 Powerbook with the PPC. So Intel is what it looks like. Ordering Powerbook G4 now.
     
  18. GFLPraxis macrumors 604

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    The transition starts within a year and completes in 2. That's over a full year where part of the lineup will be PowerPC and part will be Intel.
     
  19. Mr. Anderson Moderator emeritus

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    If you want to be sure, wait until after WWDC is officially over, then if you need a new machine, buy it. You'll just waste all that time not having a fast machine. I'm in the same boat and I'll wait and see what happens.

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