What will the specs be of the next PowerBook?

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  1. ebally macrumors regular

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    If someone was give an educated guess, what specs do you think the next PowerBook might have?
     
  2. EGT macrumors 68000

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    Your guess is as good as anyone else.

    I'm hoping for something along the lines of dual core and more RAM capacity. This is very do-able I think. I think a G5 powerbook would just be plagued with problems across the board. Best just to keep it as simple as possible.

    Dual core G4!!!
     
  3. Demon Hunter macrumors 68020

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    Dual dual-core G6 processors @3.0 GHz
    4 GB XDR RAM
    32x DL Superdrive
    250GB 10k rpm hard drive
    2x 6800Go (Apple SLI)

    Featuring a futuristic, backlit keyboard -- now as bright as the sun! :D
     
  4. Demon Hunter macrumors 68020

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    Dual dual-core G6 processors @3.0 GHz
    4 GB XDR RAM
    32x DL Superdrive
    250GB 10k rpm hard drive
    2x 6800Go (Apple SLI)

    Featuring a futuristic, backlit keyboard -- now as bright as the sun! :D
     
  5. lem0nayde macrumors regular

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    Don't you think you're forgetting something?

    1.) HVD (Holographic Versatile Disc) drive
    2.) 20" HD OLED monitor
    3.) Case will only be 1/8" thick when closed.

     
  6. EGT macrumors 68000

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    The quote, "The right to be heard does not automatically include the right to be taken seriously" springs to mind for some reason.

    Let's be realistic about this.... It'll help ease the pain. We know nowt about the future powerbooks but if they release anything remotely close to the specs you just listed, I will eat my own arm.
     
  7. Lacero macrumors 604

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    Top end - PowerBook
    1.75GHz G4
    100GB HD
    512 MB RAM
    ATI 9600 Mobility

    That's about it. The rest of the line would fight for the chicken scraps.
     
  8. auxplage macrumors 6502

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    I think that we will see a 1.8 ghz dual core G4 w/a 200mhz fsb in the high end.
     
  9. Jaffa Cake macrumors Core

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    I'm going to go out on a limb here and speculate it won't have a G5 processor. But hey, I've been wrong before so you never know.
     
  10. calyxman macrumors 6502a

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    Whatever it is don't hold your breath for it.
     
  11. Electric Monk macrumors member

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    You're probably confusing the 7448 (1.8+ GHz with 200 MHz FSB) which is sampling/in production with the upcoming e600 model (1.8+ GHz, 667 MHz bus, various other features - do a search) which is sampling in the second half of this year with production next year. It has single or dual core models.

    And yes, 1.8 GHz with a 200 MHz FSB via the new 7448 is the most likely update for the Powerbooks.
     
  12. ColoJohnBoy macrumors 65816

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    Hopefully it won't be the 9600 Mobility, seeing as how the current lineup has 9700 Mobility. :)
     
  13. Macky-Mac macrumors 68030

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    ya know, that's NOT very far out on a limb..........you want out on a limb??? how about;

    no G5 PowerBooks......ever
     
  14. homerjward macrumors 68030

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    i was just thinking about this earlier today. this would be imo an incredible portable lineup for apple
    12" ibook $999 1.33ghz g4, fx5200go 32mb, bluetooth2 and ap standard, 512 ram, 40gb hard drive, combo
    no 14" ibook
    12" pb $1499 [current 12"sd pb w/ 128mb 5200]
    15" pb $1999 [current 15" pb sd + 128mb 9700 dl and 100gb hard drive and optical audio (same specs as 17"er right now)
    17" pbG5 $3299 2.0ghz g5 400mhz fsb, 6600go 256mb, bluetooth2 and ap, 1gb ddr2 533 ram (1 dimm) w/ 4 dimm slots, 100gb 7200rpm drive standard or optional 120gb 5400rpm, 8x, dual layer capable slot-loading drive, 1.5" thick, 1920x1200 screen
    ^^last one is sort of fantasy^^
     
  15. auxplage macrumors 6502

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    Yeah, I read through the FreeScale stuff one day a little too fast. You are correct and here is the proof: http://www.freescale.com/webapp/sps/site/overview.jsp?nodeId=018rH3bTdG7249
    :)
     
  16. Jaffa Cake macrumors Core

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    Ah, but you've not seen how long my limbs are...

    The last update to the PowerBooks introduced various new bits of technology to the range – Bluetooth 2, the Sudden Motion Sensor, trackpad scrolling... I wouldn't expect the next revision to give anything much beyond a slight speed bump and maybe larger hard drives.
     

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