Interesting article at Business week....
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Originally posted by jamdr
Well, March would be a lot better than summer, or during the WWDC at the end of June. As nice as the current line of PowerBooks is, they still aren't very fast. Certainly, their other features make up for that (in my opinion, which is why I bought one), but I'm really looking forward to a G5 PowerBook. I probably wouldn't buy a Rev. A, but once the technology is out there, I'm sure we will see it advance as nicely as the Desktop G5s.
Ever since last summer when the PowerMac G5 was released, I have been hoping that the PowerBook would be released during MWSF, but I guess that is becoming less and less likely. If they can ship one by March, though, I would be happy. I can't wait to see what it looks like...
The simple solution to all of these problems is to introduce a low-power, slower-speed chip specifically for laptops. That's what Apple and Motorola have done in the past with G4 laptop chips.
no you're correct. there's only one chip for both desktop and laptop. BUT the G4 was designed from the get-go to be used as an embedded processor, meaning lower power consumption. The 970, on the other hand, is an adaptation of a server chip, which is at the opposite spectrum.Originally posted by mactastic
Is that true? I was under the impression that the G4 was the same chip whether laptop or desktop.
Originally posted by RedMacMan
I feel sorry for all those poor bastards holding out for a PBG5... My PBG4 15" 1.25GHz+airport+superdrive+80GB@5400RPM+Panther is purrrrrrrrrrfect.
A speed bump like this isn't worth the expense of changing the spec sheets. There's no reason to bother. All you would get is a little more heat and a little less battery. In normal use, you'd never even notice an 80 MHz clock increase (15", 17"), and there's a reason the 12" is at 1 GHz: Heat. Just my take.Originally posted by ITR 81
I believe Apple will speed bump the entire PB lineup once again giving these #'s
17 = 1.42
15 = 1.33
12 = 1.25
Before the G5 PB is released. So if a speed bump happens in Jan. I expect the G5 PB 3-4 months from the day the speed bump PB's ship.
A speed bump like this isn't worth the expense of changing the spec sheets. There's no reason to bother. All you would get is a little more heat and a little less battery. In normal use, you'd never even notice an 80 MHz clock increase (15", 17"), and there's a reason the 12" is at 1 GHz: Heat. Just my take.