Joswiak: no PB G5 anytime soon

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by Ambrose Chapel, Apr 19, 2004.

  1. Ambrose Chapel macrumors 65816

    Ambrose Chapel

    Jul 24, 2002
  2. iBunny macrumors 65816

    Apr 15, 2004
    I called apple today to ask how long a custom ibook would take to ship to me (cuz im in the Marines and move alot) and when i inquired about a G5 Powerbook, the guy said not this year...

    take it for what its worth....
  3. Lancetx macrumors 68000


    Aug 11, 2003
    Well all indications have been pointing to MWSF 2005 at the earliest anyway, maybe even WWDC 2005 at this rate.
  4. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

    Jan 6, 2004
    its no surprise really. i mean the current PMs have what nine fans? and to put that into a powerbook case would just fry the poor thing.....either IBM has to produce chips that produce less heat or liquid cooling or some other new technology is going to be needed in order to allow the G5 in PBs
  5. Bear macrumors G3

    Jul 23, 2002
    Sol III - Terra
    I am not surprised at the news. Or why I ordered a new PB first thing this morning.
  6. ZildjianKX macrumors 68000


    May 18, 2003
    Jeez, I sure as heck don't want a Powerbook G5, I want a Powerbook G5-mobile. I want a processor that is as strong as the G5, but designed from the ground up for mobility. It's about time Apple used a true mobility processor.

    If IBM would spend half as much time as intel did on R&D on the Pentium-M... (and yes, we all know it is based on the P4 architecture)
  7. patrick0brien macrumors 68040


    Oct 24, 2002
    The West Loop

    Actually, the Pentium-M, the processor in the Centrino type notebooks is based on the Pentium-III, which is why it gets the same performance out of less clock speed. I tip my hat to Intel for proving AMD and Apple's "Megahertz Myth" true to Joe Public.
  8. ZildjianKX macrumors 68000


    May 18, 2003
    Yes, you're right. I always confuse it since the Pentium-M has the same pin layout as the P4... well, except for 1 pin that keeps it from being able to plug into a P4 motherboard.

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