PowerBook 1GHz 15" (Al) and OS 10.5

Discussion in 'Buying Tips, Advice and Discussion (archive)' started by EJBasile, Dec 4, 2004.

  1. EJBasile macrumors 65816


    Apr 20, 2004
    Quick Question,

    Is the PowerBook 1ghz 15" Aluminum fully compadible with OS 10.5? (like supposidly the iBook is not)
  2. stoid macrumors 601


    Feb 17, 2002
    So long, and thanks for all the fish!
    When 10.5 is released, sometime in 2007 (probably still before Longhorn), I'd imagine that the 1 Ghz PowerBook will be able to run it.

    If you meant to ask if the 1 Ghz PowerBook can handle the full extent of Core Graphic and Core Video functions of 10.4 (Tiger) due out in the next 6 months, I think that it might not. It should have a Radeon Mobility 9000 card @ 32 or 64 MB. That card is not on the list at the bottom of this page. Whether that means that it will only run some of the Core features, or none, I don't know, but I believe that there are many threads on this topic already.

    However, the PowerBook should still be able to handle the new iChat as well as Spotlight, Safari RSS, Dashboard, and Automator.
  3. yoda13 macrumors 65816


    Sep 26, 2003
    I thought that all of the aluminum fifteens had at least a radeon 9600 mobility which is supported is it not? Wasn't it the tibook that had the radeon 9000 mobility which isn't fully supported?
  4. quagmire macrumors 603


    Apr 19, 2004
    Yeah, that 15" Aluminum Powerbook does come with the 9600 mobile. Today's 15" come with the 9700 mobile.
  5. EJBasile thread starter macrumors 65816


    Apr 20, 2004
    So the 1ghz 15" AL video card supports Core Image?

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