I would most definitely not hold my breath for a dual processor powerbook. In laptops power usage is of incredible importance and is an area that adding a second processor would just make no sense.Originally posted by Xapplimatic
Dual Processor PowerBook G4 for Mac World New York?? !
this is so trueOriginally posted by blakespot
I would most definitely not hold my breath for a dual processor powerbook. In laptops power usage is of incredible importance and is an area that adding a second processor would just make no sense.
hey eye,Originally posted by eyelikeart
I doubt it...
The Ti heats up too, too, too much to be able to handle dual processors. Unless motorola developed a heat-resistant, low-power-drainage processor (and we all know Motorola's track record in chip development these days!)....this just seems like an idea more than a reality...
is that what they mean when they say "Multi-tasking?"Originally posted by jefhatfield
... or at least anybody with a 98/99 era k6-II could turn it over after a couple or hours and cook lunch on it...hey, a real dual usage machine...i should patent it
correct me if i seem wrong, but i think it actually possible for a dual g4 tibook AFTER a g5 desktop, and sometime in very late 2002 or more likely in 2003...any dual g4 tibook now is out of the question unfortunatelyOriginally posted by AlphaTech
Unless they utilize some kind of active cooling system in the laptop, there is no way it can work. With the size/form factor of the TiBook, that is not all that practical. Have you seen what they did to the heat sink and such on the dual G4 500 desktop's??? Granted the chips use less power now, but I can't see them producing all that much less heat, if any.
You can forget about wearing shorts with the TiBook on your lap for any length of time. It gets hot enough to singe hair, and I have the proof of that. Even jeans are not enough sometimes, or after an hour or so.
I would like to know what the people that put these messages up on the web are smoking (the original site, not the post here) so that I can get some. Maybe that would do some other reality warping in my area... like make peecee's actually easy to use... I won't hold my breathe.
Thats just messed up. Nothing worse than a handicapped tibook because of heat issues.Originally posted by exbox
I really don't think apple will release a dual g4 powerbook. The current powerbooks already run very hot. The heat given off two chips would probably be enough to heat my house! My G4 powerbook right now burnt out its speakers because I left it on for two long!