Powerbook revised???

Discussion in 'Hardware Rumors' started by keithcobbett, Jan 31, 2002.

  1. keithcobbett macrumors member

    Jan 6, 2002
    Hillsborough, NH
    Did some research on www.apple-history.com and it would seem reasonable to me that Apple will also make a huge upgrade to the Powerbook in July. The current model was released in October, before that it was originally brought out in January. 10 month span. Which will lead us to right around the same time as Macworld in NY.

    This is what I expect.

    2 models

    867 MHz G4
    256 or 512 MB RAM
    ATA 133
    133 MHz system bus

    1GZ MHz G4
    512 or 1GB RAM
    ATA 133
    133 MHz system bus

    Unsure of disk sizes, but I don't forsee the G5 going to laptops just yet. It should take about a year, maybe longer. Hopefully not, but it was a good amount of. I believe it took Apple over a year to incorporate the G4 into a laptop. Any thoughts????
  2. OSeXy! macrumors regular

    Jan 17, 2002
    London (or virtually here)
    But I really don't think we'll see 1GHz in PBook for a while. I expect 800MHz to be the new top model.

    Because that will be based on an Apollo G4 which consumes less power than the current 667, I think there will then be scope to -- for instance -- improve the graphics card and display resolution to (finally) do justice to its 15.2" size. (1600 x 1067? or 1410 x 940? I've seen PC laptops that can do this, why not Apple?)

    Another simple, but good possibility would be to increase the RAM slots to 3 -- memory is cheapest way to increase system performance...
  3. kidtronix macrumors regular

    Jan 10, 2002
    Brooklyn, NY
    and for the love of god, two firewire outputs
  4. StealthRider macrumors 65816


    Jan 23, 2002
    Yokosuka, Japan
    Re: Powerbook revised???

    ATA/133 in a one-inch thin laptop? Are you nuts? Also, all of you hoping for a SuperDrive in a G4 PowerBook, good luck....?
  5. keithcobbett thread starter macrumors member

    Jan 6, 2002
    Hillsborough, NH
    Re: Re: Powerbook revised???

    Nope!! Just "Thinking Different". 5 years ago Gigabit Ethernet was just a "myth". ATA 133 is the same size as the ATA 66 connections, just on a faster bus. This is more than feasabile on a laptop. And, yes, it will appear on a 1 inch laptop also. Would you suggest to increase the size on the laptop? Just waste more space? No reason to.
  6. menoinjun macrumors 6502a


    Jul 7, 2001
    yeah, but are any laptop harddrives ata 133 anyway? I was under the assumption that they were all ata 100 at most. I wouldn't expect ata 133.

  7. tcolling macrumors member

    Dec 19, 2001
    Re: Powerbook revised???

    G5 in laptops "just yet"? Does anyone really believe G5's in ANYTHING just yet?
  8. crassusad44 macrumors 6502a

    Nov 30, 2001
    I also have a dream...

    Maybe 2xGigawire???? :p
  9. PyroTurtle macrumors regular

    Jul 27, 2001
    10 Minutes from Disneyland
    well, who honostly has a powerbook Ti in this forum/
    battrery life is another consideration....
    of everything right now, i want a new battery to fit in my Ti 400 that will last longer and be more secure.....speed would be nice, but sometimes the little things do matter...i'd do video editing on the road if it was fast enough blah blah blah....but the majority of the time i just need to do simple stuff and have a tower at home for "big" stuff....so little things, like a better battery and a more secure casing would be nice as well as some speed bums...i'll even be able to get one if gets here in like summer time, so yay! And this also sounds weird, but the Ti's need to be able to withstand some more beating, or get better shock absorbers in the computer itself...
    just my litle humble opinion

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