Think secret Powerbook G5

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  2. Plymouthbreezer macrumors 601

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    That would be lackluster... If true (which it probably is).
     
  3. joetronic macrumors 6502

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    If it was real don't you think ThinkSecret would have a link on its main page. Some things are just to good to be true
     
  4. edesignuk Moderator emeritus

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    YA THINK!?

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  5. buryyourbrideau macrumors 65816

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    there would definetly be a link on the front page if this poop was real.

    and im glad it isnt, those specs are nothing to clap about haha

    :p
     
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    Noticed. Anyone want to share what the specs were? (albeit they were probably fake) I'm really curious.
     
  8. buryyourbrideau macrumors 65816

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    1.5 and 1.6 g5 with 512 ram standard, dual dvi output, i dont really remember much else, i just really glanced at it since we all know its BS
     
  9. wordmunger macrumors 603

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    Basically 1.6 GHz on the high end. That's about all I can remember.
     
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    Maybe Think Secret thought someone was publishing their (trade) secrets. ;)
     
  12. 36183 thread starter Guest

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    HAHAHAHAHAH :D

    that is great
     
  13. MongoTheGeek macrumors 68040

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    NSLookup suggests that the IP belongs to a home machine on dialup.
     
  14. Eevee macrumors 6502a

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    Good laugh for the day. :D

    It would be great if it's true...But nah...
     
  15. wdlove macrumors P6

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    Apple Legal must really be on the ball. Just squelch the story at the out set.
     
  16. joecool85 macrumors 65816

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    If 1.5/1.6ghz G5 PBs were going to be coming out it wouldn't even be as good as the current G4s...just more heat. What's the point?

    EDIT: I don't see the PB lineup getting G5s unless they can run the 12" with something around 1.7 and the high end around 2.0ghz or better.
     
  17. Abstract macrumors Penryn

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    Actually, if the specs were too high, THAT is when I would disbelieve it. :p

    Low end specs are more believable to me in a Powerbook.
     
  18. danamania macrumors member

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    ADSL
     
  19. killuminati macrumors 68020

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    I don't think so. There would be no advantage to having one of those powerbooks than one of the current one. and there would be a lot of disadvantages.
     
  20. dejo Moderator

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    It's back. But in case it disappears again:

     
  21. Eevee macrumors 6502a

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    Killuminati, good point. The current PBs are great. And you're correct that there would be a lot of disadvantages. The biggest one is the amount of heat released!
     
  22. witness macrumors 6502

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    My understanding is that if you have a G4 and G5 of equivalent speed, the G4 will beat the G5. I don't know if this takes into account the FSB, but if it does then these machines would all be slower (especially with crippled cache) than the current line-up.

    I don't think that it would release these.
     
  23. Abstract macrumors Penryn

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    Now that I've seen the specs, I'd believe that Apple could release something like that, crippled or not, possible performance hit or not. I'm sure it would speed up some applications, and feel slower for other applications.

    Anyway, I'm sure Apple just wants to move the PB into the world of 64-bit. Maybe it won't speed things up right now, but its better than sticking with G4s. The only downside to this is that they won't be using the dual-core G4s that max out at 2.2 GHz. That would be better for now while the G5 Powerbook design and heat problems get sorted properly. :)
     
  24. Mord macrumors G4

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    ok thats total BS, first off why the hell would they reduce the ram in the 12"? wtf is up with that, second of all you cant have half speed on die L2 cache, this has a complete lack of credibility, dude who posted this where did you find it?

    my predictions for the powerbook G5:

    1.8GHz 17" HD screen
    900MHz bus
    1GB ram standard
    radeon 9800 mobility 128MB 256MB option

    same for high end 15"

    1.6GHz 15" higher res screen
    800MHz bus
    512MB ram
    radeon 9800 128MB

    1.6GHz 12" still 1024x768
    533MHz bus
    512MB ram
    radeon 9700 128MB

    i have no credibility but thats what i expect.
     
  25. joecool85 macrumors 65816

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    My prediction is that we will see dual core G4s first, or at least faster versions of the current G4s. Odds are the 17" will see a 2.0ghz G4 within the next 6 months or so. I don't see the G5 hitting the PB lineup quite yet as they consume too much power and are too hot at this point. Maybe if apple designs a watercooled laptop (which I would definetly buy if it worked well) then it could happen. Only thing is, it'd be real hard to keep it 1" thick.
     

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