it's so cute...yet so DEADLY!

Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by G3-Pwnz-G4, Sep 16, 2003.

  1. G3-Pwnz-G4 macrumors regular

    Jun 5, 2003
    just seed da new powerbook lineup, and i, for one, am impressed.

    jus a quick quesiton tho: i've heard the old 12" pb's are fire-hazards, in the sense they got REALLY hot during use. does the same hold for the new ones?
  2. Powerbook G5 macrumors 68040

    Powerbook G5

    Jun 23, 2003
    St Augustine, FL
    Well besides the reduced power/heat from the processor and the slightly thicker case, there could be a slight reduction in heat, but then again, it is running faster and the heat might not be any less to cause a significant difference. Only time will tell, it seems.
  3. cb911 macrumors 601


    Mar 12, 2002
    BrisVegas, Australia
    if anything i would say it would be cooler, at least a little bit. but keep your fire extinguisher with you at all times! :p
  4. Eniregnat macrumors 68000


    Jan 22, 2003
    In your head.
    I would chalk up the "fire hazard" risk to both hyperbole and urban myth. If you go back in time and read the posts from the first iBooks (people complained about gonads being cooked) to the Wallstreet PBs- people complained that the computers ran hot. From what I understand the newer Al and Ti books do run hotter than any other models, but I really don't think it's dangerous. Even a few burnt down houses would warrent a product recall.
  5. patrick0brien macrumors 68040


    Oct 24, 2002
    The West Loop

    Nothing against you, but I'm so tired of this.

    It's about 115 deg Farenheight - not life-threatening.
  6. G3-Pwnz-G4 thread starter macrumors regular

    Jun 5, 2003
    did i ask if you were tired of it? no. and, if you were tired of it, you didn't have to reply. and i never said it was "life threatening", you just need to lighten up.
  7. Macmaniac macrumors 68040


    Well if you really wanted to start a fire sprinkle some Sodium on your legs and use the PB until you start to sweat, thus the water from your legs ignites the sodium and the laptop, now there's a fire hazard ;)
  8. pyrotoaster macrumors 65816


    Dec 28, 2002
    Oak Park, IL
    Oh please! :rolleyes:
    Apple hasn't made explosive laptops since the G3-era! :D
  9. applemacdude macrumors 68040


    Mar 26, 2001
    Over The Rainbow
    you mean since the 5300ce era...those were teh days
  10. King Cobra macrumors 603

    Mar 2, 2002
    Macintosh Portable:
    Thick, light-colored, 16 pounds, nice small screen

    Only $6000!
  11. G3-Pwnz-G4 thread starter macrumors regular

    Jun 5, 2003

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